Tanfield Railway 7 – Pure grit

By mrswoolybill
I like the colour version . But I just love the wet sheen on that right hand shovel in this one, and I think the drip comes across better in b&w.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

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CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
6 Feb 2013 8:15AM
I too love the colour version, Moira, but it has converted to b&w very well. Carol

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
6 Feb 2013 8:19AM
Excellent !!!
platzy 3 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 8:23AM
Nicely detailed well structured mono, great work.
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
6 Feb 2013 8:26AM
A somewhat different image in black 'n white which gives greater emphasis to the wet sheen. It is a very fine mono image with a full range of tones and the more I look at it the more I prefer it to the colour version.

Albert
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
6 Feb 2013 8:40AM
I think the mono is much more in keeping with the subject Moira. - gary
Richsr Plus
9 90 222 England
6 Feb 2013 8:40AM
Though this one was yours agree that the water drip comes out more in the mono version
Regards Richard
capto Plus
4 3.9k 8 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 8:47AM
A very good conversion.

ivor
mrswoolybill Plus
9 927 1463 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 8:55AM
Wow! I've been busy looking through the Gallery, this has taken off like a rocket! Thanks so much everyone, and particularly Albert for the UA which is a real surprise.
I started off preferring colour for the green tones, but this one is taking over for me.
Moira
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
6 Feb 2013 8:58AM
Fantastic Moira B/W presentation is so good for the subject , the highlights on the fork and shovel are so good Smile Pure Grit (and coke)

Rod
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 9:17AM
Superb shot Moira, great textures and tones, I think i prefer this version, it some how seems grittier

Hugh
6 Feb 2013 9:24AM
A great work Moira. I prefer this version. The mono works very well
Effrossini
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 9:25AM

Quote:A somewhat different image in black 'n white which gives greater emphasis to the wet sheen. It is a very fine mono image with a full range of tones and the more I look at it the more I prefer it to the colour version.

Albert

my thoughts exactly, well done
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
6 Feb 2013 9:57AM
I liked the colour version and I find the tones it this to be more satisfying Moira.

Ken
There is something about mono that some shots work well and some don't, this works well excellent detail with cracking tones, I liked the colour but for me mono is king today.

John
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
6 Feb 2013 10:03AM
It's coal... it has to be black and white! Smile Definitely has a more oily sheen than the wet of the colour.

Dave
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
6 Feb 2013 10:04AM
Now you really have to wipe the coal dust off your computer screen Wink
Works well in B&W Moira; grittier.
Rende
ChrisOs 11 2 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 10:21AM
Of course this works better in b/w, the whole world was b/w in those days; apart from girls‘ knickers, which were navy blue.
Very punchy in this version.
Chris
boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 10:25AM
Grit,dirt and hard work = B/W simple...... Great shot
Brings back memories of lighting fires and twisting newspapers into firelighters, and sadly clearing out the ashes the next morning before starting all over again.
Modern life has it's advantages, till the brown envelope thuds on the mat ahint the door.

Dougie
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
6 Feb 2013 11:46AM
I think mono gives the image more feeling
mrswoolybill Plus
9 927 1463 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 12:06PM

Quote: the whole world was b/w in those days; apart from girls‘ knickers, which were navy blue.

A very dark navy blue as I recall...
Cheers everyone,
Moira
6 Feb 2013 12:46PM
yes ... this reallydoes work well
never seen such a fork though I must say
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
6 Feb 2013 12:52PM
Yes, I like the color version. Somehow it reflects the hard work these tools have seen better than the mono. The tones of the mono are nice, but the tools are much less personal in this image.
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 1:09PM
B and W for me as you can really see the grime.
6 Feb 2013 1:26PM
B/W. Love the sheen on all the tools. Super grit!........Sandy
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
6 Feb 2013 1:48PM
I agree with everything you say in your commentary Moira - I don't like to make choices; both mono and colour have their merits. But I do like a well converted mono Wink

Anne
Meheecho 3 275 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 2:13PM
I liked the colour one but this is even more effective with some lovely detail
Steve
Sezz 11 617 15 England
6 Feb 2013 2:28PM
I too liked the colour version but this one is more appealing I think, for the reasons you mention in your description. It's an excellent conversion Moira!

Sarah *
danbrann Plus
11 616 17
6 Feb 2013 2:58PM
Has to be in mono........ on a wet day. One of your best.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
6 Feb 2013 3:50PM
Excellent conversion-- both please, however!
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
6 Feb 2013 4:55PM
Looks good in colour....but looks even better in this gritty mono conversion, Moira Smile
Trev Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 37 10 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 5:45PM
Great mono image, I to like the colour version but this works so very well in mono.SmileSmileSmile

Cliff
6 Feb 2013 5:49PM
Agree with you all the way on this one Moira.

John Smile
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 6:26PM
I usually go for the colour.............. This time I prefer the mono, great detailGrin
Diane
gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
6 Feb 2013 7:45PM
Somehow I missed the color version the first time around. Anyway -- I think this is the first time that I can't decide between your color and your B&W versions. I like them both tremendously.
You are correct about the drip -- it does show up nicely in the B&W.
-=\Walter
RockArea Plus
9 18 3 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 8:10PM
A wonderful composition with great contrast and loads of nutty slack. Love it!

David
6 Feb 2013 10:07PM
Off duty, Moira!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
AniaWink
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 10:30PM
Fantastic detail Moira, love this in mono!

GarethSmile
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
7 Feb 2013 6:29AM
I like the wet of the colour and as Dave says, the oily sheen of this gritty mono. They both work well and I like the title as well.
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 8:03AM
Definitely mono Moira - the grimy textures are super.
Ann
frz67 6 10 32 Italy
9 Feb 2013 9:38PM

Quote:I started off preferring colour for the green tones,
Moira



exactly why I still prefer the color version, in addition I think the bnw version has less depth

francesco
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
17 Feb 2013 2:59PM
An even stronger composition with much greater impact in b&w

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