The Day the rain came...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...I always meant to post this as monochrome, so here it is.

This is the colour version HERE

Tags: Scotland Highlands Sutherland Tongue Caithness Landscape and travel

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6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 6:05PM
Dramatic and stunning Dougie…

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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DorisD 3 England
18 Dec 2013 6:14PM
In a word---Excellent.
18 Dec 2013 6:26PM
yes!!! mono works so well
18 Dec 2013 6:42PM
That sure is a cracker, Dougie. Had a look at the colour version and I can't decide on a preference. Maybe the B&W...or the, the B&W... I mean colour...or...oh bugger it, have an Award!

Gary_Macleod 12 159 Scotland
18 Dec 2013 7:01PM
can't not love can ITongue
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
18 Dec 2013 7:03PM

Quote:Dramatic and stunning Dougie…

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

I totally agree!!
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
18 Dec 2013 7:07PM
A wee beauty. Top notch Dougie.
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
18 Dec 2013 7:10PM
The mono seems to enhance the feeling of an impending storm. A finely converted image.

kenwil 5 248 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 7:17PM
very dramatic landscape very well captured. all the best kenwil
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1500 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 7:19PM
I recognised this and hunted back. My comment on the original colour upload included

Quote:Looking at the power and weight of that cloud rushing in malevolently, it's easy to understand how the ancients saw gods in the elements. There's a strong character in that cloud and he's not friendly today.

And the colour looks positively benign by comparison!
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 7:41PM
The cloud scythes through the sky more dramatically in mono, Dougie.
Maybe a similar sight gave Burns that wonderful description - among my favourite lines in all poetry - of

"............................our sulky, sullen dame,
Gathering her brows like gathering storm,
Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.

Took me back to the old days in the darkroom when you dodged and burned images copied and redeveloped and sometimes toned.
I used to have brown fingernails as a lad in photography, and the soles of your shoes were always slippery when it rained, no problems now when you sit in front of a computer screen.

Thanks to all and in particular to Alan for his User Award

Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 7:47PM
Beautiful !!........lovely tonal range & foreboding mood !!
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
18 Dec 2013 8:03PM
Much more powerful in mono, a really strong composition

18 Dec 2013 8:16PM
A wonderfully dramatic sky that works so well in mono.
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 8:18PM
Really superb, amazing sky, cannot decide between mono and colour.
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 8:44PM
mono for me dougie a stunner Wink
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
18 Dec 2013 10:00PM
Dramatic and dark Dougie A very Merry Christmas to you and Happy Hogmany !!!
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
18 Dec 2013 11:35PM
Had a quick shufty at the colour Dougie,
and surprised myself that I prefer the mono !!
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
19 Dec 2013 12:22AM
A super stunning mono.
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 6:21AM
The sky gets Centre stage and rightly so Dougie. Mono really brings out the definition of the clouds. Its a superb image that really conveys a sense of grandeur. A truly classic landscape which gets my award today.
19 Dec 2013 6:59AM
Wonderful and dramatic sky Dougie, I do love mono Smile
Derek you have made my day and it's only 7am.
Many Thanks your user award is most welcome, I do like this image and was amazed at the time how dramatic that sky was.

termite53 3 8 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 7:13AM
Wow, what sky, stunning image
Many Thanks for your User Award Tony, thursday is getting better by the minute.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
19 Dec 2013 8:43AM
Like the big sky and mood here Dougie, well worth the conversion
Regards Richard
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 3:08PM
I liked the original, but I think this just caps it for me with the drama you've created Dougie. Just wonderful!
19 Dec 2013 3:45PM
Wonderfully dramatic, Dougie.
IanFlindt 12 740 21 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 4:28PM
This is fantastic, Dougie. For once, the superb Scottish landscape takes second place to a sublimely dramatic sky. But yet the distant, misted peaks remain a critical ingredient.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
19 Dec 2013 5:34PM
I haven't gone back to look at the colour version, Dougie. I know it cannot compete with the drama of this. I don't need to see this in colour.
I particularly like Bill's Burns connection - entirely appropriate.

19 Dec 2013 10:17PM
What a spectacular grand vista dramatically presented in mono making the most of that light. Expertly processed, Dougie and a standout image in every sense.
MalcolmM Plus
11 551 5 Scotland
19 Dec 2013 10:24PM
Superb, dramatic sky. Lovely mono - deserving of awards.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 12:16PM
Wonderful and very dramatic
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 7:04PM
Yes Dougie beautiful and dramatic. I remember the days, like you, when choosing the right grade of paper could make or break a mono photograph. Here you have judged the tones impeccably. A really excellent landscape image.

Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
22 Dec 2013 12:29PM
The light is truly magical Dougie, and what a fantastic sky! Perfect in B&W.
30 Dec 2013 4:55PM
Fantastic drama to this sky and I can almost feel that rain approaching.
31 Dec 2013 10:15AM
Dark 'n moody - that's my Scotland, masterfully captured.

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