The Split Stone...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...on Rannoch Moor, taken back in 2007 just found and processed in LR. The Black Mount was invisible in the mist which the processing cut through.

Tags: Highlands Black mount Black and white Landscape and travel


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Comments


Suzicoo Plus
4 480 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 11:49AM
looks great in monoSmile

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Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
2 Feb 2014 11:58AM
Beautiful mono landscape. I'll bet there are some legends attached to that stone.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
2 Feb 2014 12:08PM
How delighted I'd be if I came across such a forgotten shot on my hard drive, Dougie: amazing how sympathetic processing can reveal details that were not apparent at the time of shooting.
These large erratic boulders make such an interesting f/g and remind me of similar large chunks of rock that were dislodged by a landslide in Italy and one tore through a barn, and left an enormous scar in the fields.
These ones would have been carried and deposited here by glaciation.
Nice how white markings on them echo the snow covered mounts in the b/g.
R.
2 Feb 2014 12:31PM
Beautifully composed and processed, the distance revealed as almost Himalayan.


Alan
mrswoolybill Plus
9 836 1368 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 12:45PM
Beautifully composed, indeed. But I'm hearing 'Ha, show off! Size isn't everything, you know!' From the rock on the left, which seems to have its mouth open.
I have had nothing stronger than tea so far today...
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 1:14PM
Wonderful composition. "Himalayan" is not too far-fetched.
Regards
Bill
2 Feb 2014 1:14PM
Well processed to find the mountain. Like the split stone. It reminds me of a frog with a feather on it's head.
MalcolmM Plus
10 374 4 Scotland
2 Feb 2014 1:36PM
Well done with the processing. Like the composition too.
Malcolm
saltireblue Plus
5 5.4k 31 Norway
2 Feb 2014 1:43PM
The (presumably) yellow lichen on the fg boulder transforms perfectly to b&w, Dougie, adding a tonal contrast to add extra lift to the image.
Perhaps my imagination is running a bit wild, but the furthest rock looks like the head of a giant frog or toad...

Malc
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
2 Feb 2014 3:18PM
Good mono Dougie, thought that winter had arrived Wink
Ron
mikbee Plus
8 3 8 Scotland
2 Feb 2014 3:19PM
Nice tones Dougie.
I am sure it would be splendid in colour,
but it does translate to the tones very well !!
Mick.
2 Feb 2014 3:25PM

Quote: the furthest rock looks like the head of a giant frog or toad...


Agreed, Malc. And one that's suffering from clinical depression.
Wish I was there; the sun is shining today but no prospect of snow at all in London! A beautiful Dougie!

Maggie
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 4:50PM
A very strong composition Dougie leading the eye and giving the image depth. Works extremely well in B&W.
Derek
NDODS Plus
5 4.8k 125 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 4:53PM
A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured landscape image with spectacular light and incredible depth "Superb Dougie"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Niknut Plus
5 1.1k 68 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 5:03PM
Great shot !!......love the ethereal quality of the distant hills !!!
2 Feb 2014 5:20PM
Love everything about this one.
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
2 Feb 2014 5:46PM
Good processing here Dougie.
R.
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 7:22PM
what a cracker to have hidden away on your hard drive dougie brilliant detail wonderful tones and textures a stunner nice one Wink
andy
3 Feb 2014 4:41PM
It looks cold. Which it probably was.
Lots of detail in those rocks, nice layer of mist at the back.
Brrrrr.... cracking image of a cracking cold scene. Smile
Johanna
IanFlindt Plus
11 740 21 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 9:36PM
The faintness of the distant hills adds great depth and dimension to the scene, supplementing a fine study of classic Scottish geology.
Rende Plus
8 38 4 Netherlands
4 Feb 2014 1:14PM
Lovely composition Dougie. Love the mist around those moutntains.
Rende
5 Feb 2014 1:49PM
Lovely view and can almost feel the cold. Moira
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2014 3:29PM
Lovely and like the mono
sure glad most have already commented as....
Dougie, that set of 'rocks' is smiling at you...
go on look again! fancy putting a tree out of the top!!
Lillian
well I have not been feeling too good
is that enough of a excuse?
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2014 4:44PM
It does look like a giant frog! I'd have never noticed... Love the composition and the mountains through the mist. I can't imagine this in colour as the mono works so well.
6 Feb 2014 6:58AM
A wonderful mono image Dougie, I like it a lot Smile
Jan
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 9:54AM
Great composition Dougie.

Phil.

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