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 http://www.ephotozine.com/user/scottishlandscapes-23846/gallery/photo/the-day-the-rain-came----35236408

Tags: Scotland Highlands Sutherland Tongue Caithness Landscape and travel

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NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 6:05PM
Dramatic and stunning Dougie…

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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DorisD 2 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 colour...no, the B&W... I mean colour...or...oh bugger it, have an Award!

Alan
Gary_Macleod 11 159 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
11 567 16
18 Dec 2013 7:07PM
A wee beauty. Top notch Dougie.
AnneWorner Plus
8 620 43 United States
18 Dec 2013 7:10PM
The mono seems to enhance the feeling of an impending storm. A finely converted image.

Anne
kenwil 4 230 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 7:17PM
very dramatic landscape very well captured. all the best kenwil
mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1372 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!
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 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.
"

Regards
Bill
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

Dougie
Niknut Plus
5 1.1k 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

Peter
18 Dec 2013 8:16PM
A wonderfully dramatic sky that works so well in mono.
Cliff
Nigeve1 Plus
2 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 8:18PM
Really superb, amazing sky, cannot decide between mono and colour.
Nigel
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 8:44PM
mono for me dougie a stunner Wink
andy
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
18 Dec 2013 10:00PM
Dramatic and dark Dougie A very Merry Christmas to you and Happy Hogmany !!!
Ron
mikbee 8 3 8 Scotland
18 Dec 2013 11:35PM
Had a quick shufty at the colour Dougie,
and surprised myself that I prefer the mono !!
Mick.
19 Dec 2013 12:22AM
A super stunning mono.
derekhansen Plus
7 210 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.
Derek
19 Dec 2013 6:59AM
Wonderful and dramatic sky Dougie, I do love mono Smile
Jan
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.

Dougie
termite53 2 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
8 90 219 England
19 Dec 2013 8:43AM
Like the big sky and mood here Dougie, well worth the conversion
Regards Richard
AnnChown Plus
6 197 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 11 740 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
5 5.4k 31 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.

Malc
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.
Alun
MalcolmM Plus
10 379 4 Scotland
19 Dec 2013 10:24PM
Superb, dramatic sky. Lovely mono - deserving of awards.
Regards
Malcolm
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 12:16PM
Wonderful and very dramatic
lillian
viscostatic 9 33 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.

Phil.
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.
Rende
30 Dec 2013 4:55PM
Fantastic drama to this sky and I can almost feel that rain approaching.
Erica
31 Dec 2013 10:15AM
Dark 'n moody - that's my Scotland, masterfully captured.
Johanna

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