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ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
9 May 2013 1:35PM
The starkness of the scene is the sky

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Great mono, sky is amazing, the whole scene looks bitterly cold. i love the black and white treatment, it really works. phil
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
9 May 2013 1:42PM
As they say "it's grim up North" Smile Cheers you two Wink
johnke 5 223 15
9 May 2013 1:56PM
Super image Rod and very well processed, love your sky and the almost Baron wilderness of your scene...John
9 May 2013 2:06PM
Wonderful image
ErictheViking 5 124 102 Scotland
9 May 2013 2:30PM
Reminds me o sum o ma infra red's a took a while a go wi the dark sky and white grasses. Nice image man

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
9 May 2013 2:34PM
Cheers Erik , Maurice and John thanks for the comments Smile
JawDborn Plus
6 1.2k 1 England
9 May 2013 2:42PM
Wild and attractive. (They said that about me 50 years ago.)
I liked the delicate toning and the 'treatment' of the sky.

9 May 2013 2:47PM
bleak dreich drab grim gritty and cauld gets the message across well Rod works for me

capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 3:03PM
The processing emphasises the starkness of the scene, like it.Smile

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
9 May 2013 3:27PM
These war veterans are tougher than one think Smile A great image Rod ! Smile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 3:36PM

Quote:The starkness of the scene is the sky

I agree,

9 May 2013 3:39PM
Nice one Rod. That sky is scary in a sneak-up-behind-you-with a cheese-wire kind of way.
Love the toning, it contributes massively.

footloose 7 1 England
9 May 2013 6:08PM
I love a lonely tree,great shot Rod,great processing as well,one of your best.
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
9 May 2013 6:53PM
Awwwww thanks Graham most unexpected UA . Iam well chuffed with that GrinGrinGrin

Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 7:16PM
Great image and well chosen title.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 8:54PM
Super Rod, well worked, love the toneingSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Hi Roddy, "grimly" is good as it's getting close to the "brutal" that I see. Hard, brittle tree against soft but threatening clouds. Do you think you could just pop out & shoot this again in HP5, develope it to death, print it on the hardest paper for max grain, then wash in ice cold water to reticulate. "Only a ten minute job" as my manage would say, but you would turn a great image into a Masterpeice! Best regards, Si
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
10 May 2013 12:08AM
Cheers Si , brutal it is my man its a brutal place Smile As for all that teccie stuff iv'e nae got a clue whit your talkin aboot ! Is that Landan speak TongueSmile

Suehh 11 39 6 England
10 May 2013 3:39AM
Poor little tree.....but you have brought bleak beauty to life. Love this wonderful image and processing.
jackyp 7 United Kingdom
10 May 2013 8:32AM
Amazing capture Roddy, love the bleak atmosphere, works so well in mono Smile
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
10 May 2013 8:45AM
Cheers Jacky Smile
10 May 2013 10:08AM
Rod, great image, what a great curve in the tree...........have to agree dose look bleak. 3 weeks to go mate and I can get all this plastic casing off my hand and arm........miss using my camera so much. Have a great weekend mate............

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
10 May 2013 10:58AM
Cheers Paul thats great news about your arm , hope everything goes well for you. Before you know it you will be taking pictures again. Take it easy my friend GrinGrin

UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 9:09AM
Brilliant Rod..... very stark & atmprpheric (if you can have both :-p ).

Well done on the awards. have another!!

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
11 May 2013 9:16AM
Gareth ! Thats so much appreciated. Cheers bud GrinGrinGrinGrin
11 May 2013 3:01PM
ye did well here Laddie there will be nae livin wae ye now.... will yer heed get through that door blood sports I just set ye up wae Kate lol

good work knew it would get the votes and the awards

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
12 May 2013 2:18PM
Very bleak Smile
wynn469 9 157 Wales
14 May 2013 11:05PM
Nice lonely tree

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