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Cool Blue II

By uggyy    
Along the theme of the rest of this week for me, another Black and White photo.

This is also one I have put up in colour before. I just wanted to add this one in BW as an experiment to see how people felt about it.

Also been working on some new ones I will be putting up soon all going well Smile

I converted in PS, using channels and worked the curves a little. Also burned the sky in certain parts and added a bit of a gradient to the picture to give the sky more punch.

As usual comment and crits welcome.

Best looked at LARGE…

All the best, Tommy.

Tags: Scotland Winter Ice Clouds Loch Highlands Lochan na hachlaise Black and white Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel

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NevP 12 853 13 Canada
26 Jul 2006 3:05PM
This composition really works well, as does the burned in sky. Smile

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BenF 12 14 United States
26 Jul 2006 3:05PM
Interesting choice of title for this amazing B&W landscape. Well done.
Tandberg 15 1.2k 2 England
26 Jul 2006 3:07PM
Nice capture and conversion!

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
26 Jul 2006 3:08PM
Really good job you have done on this conversion.Love the tones and the water effect is beautiful.
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2006 3:13PM
It looks so different and much more dramatic in mono! Super work.

javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2006 3:15PM
Beautiful picture. Composition and details are spot on.
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
26 Jul 2006 3:22PM
Good conversion..
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2006 3:29PM
Excellent use of the close foreground interest of the rock, great exploitation of the portrait format to bring in the full upwards sweep of the cloud.
proberts 14 218 4 Wales
26 Jul 2006 3:45PM
Cracking shot,fabulous comp and tones.
26 Jul 2006 4:56PM
Excellent comp and converstion. Wonderful photograph.
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
26 Jul 2006 5:32PM
I don't know. I leave work, drive home, water the garden, pour a glass of very cold and very dry sherry, and in the meantime you've uploaded a crackin' good BW landscape and got an HC to boot.

Your timing is awful mate.

Nice one. Dave.
uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
26 Jul 2006 5:58PM
Hi Hi peeps, thanks for all your comments and crits...

Im never sure how a BW photo will be taken, I liked this conversation though and am happy to get a HC with it also Smile (thanks Pete)


I allways time things to the worst Smile sorry...

old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
26 Jul 2006 6:02PM
Great use of perspective, Tommy, with real punch in the B&W. Unusual to see this location other than in colour, but it certainly works!
silverwolf 16 7 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2006 6:19PM
Awesome b/w image.
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
26 Jul 2006 7:08PM
stunning work, Tommy!

Congrats on well deserved HC.

jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2006 7:47PM
Excellent capture and superbly done in b&w
Consulo 13 840 10 Scotland
26 Jul 2006 8:10PM
Superb composition - well deserved HC. Smile

debster 14 693 3 England
26 Jul 2006 9:37PM
Congratulations on a very well deserved HC - an excellent B&W conversion.

wamp 12 276 8 England
26 Jul 2006 9:38PM
Looks really good in b&w, the image as whole works well
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2006 9:43PM
For landscapes (inc portrait ones!), I'm not a big fan of B&W. However, this is a notable exception. You have retained the magic of the colour version here.

Robsterios 12 20 Australia
26 Jul 2006 11:13PM
Fantastic composition and detail. awesome in B&W. Rob.
tonymarq 12 1 United States
27 Jul 2006 1:46AM
Tommy this is perfect in every sense!! well done!

stay well
Keelo 14 18 Australia
27 Jul 2006 6:27AM
An absolute belter Tommy, beautiful tones and composition, Love the f/g.
roverfoxy9 14 278 Spain
27 Jul 2006 8:02AM
Amazing - well done.
Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
27 Jul 2006 8:32AM
An absolute stunner, and for once a shot that actually deserved a HC....

Cracking composition and the toning works very well and the PS work is spot-on. Cracking shot matey.

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
27 Jul 2006 3:04PM
awesome ..concrads on the HC!

uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
27 Jul 2006 3:23PM
Tanx peeps Smile

Im amazed this one got as much interest..

27 Jul 2006 6:11PM
well done, realy nice work...

andystark 12 9 Scotland
27 Jul 2006 7:06PM
Well deserved HC Tommy.
shannron 12 97 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2006 2:58PM
Yeh tommy its great x

super tommy super tommy
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
3 Aug 2006 10:11AM
All been said Tommy,Outstanding.Congratulations on you HC award,well deserved.Take care.AnnSmile
toonblade 13 27 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2006 3:14PM
Fantastic. I love the tones, and as above, great composition!
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2006 12:43PM
The rock in the foreground makes a great focal point and mimics the shape of the mountain in the distance. Clouds also provide a dramatic backdrop.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
13 Sep 2006 6:55PM
An amazing image impact galore. One of the alltime favorite locations, ( WITH THAT TREE). You have managed something totally new, superb foreground matched with the sky and backdrop. Ron.
22 Oct 2006 1:11PM
Great Black and white shot ....well framed good impact for sure
KingArthur 11 8 Malta
25 Oct 2006 10:15AM
Superb B&W image, crisp and punchy. Good eye too.

Grand b/w from one of my favourite haunts on the Glencoe Road. Nice crisp detailed contrasty image with loads of tones as well as punch.

All the very best
BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
24 Oct 2008 9:01AM
Better than the colour version, imo!

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