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    Lone Pine

    A view from the Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail in north west Scotland taken in mid May this year when a large part of the Scottish Highlands had some excellent weather.


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    Re: Lone Pine

    Ah yes. 10:27am on 12th May - that was our summer. It's just rained the rest of the time!

    That's very much in the 'classical' drawer for me. No bad thing that. A very well composed and constructed image.

    I'm heading up to Ullapool for a week next week. Don't think we'll see much weather like this, but hopefully we get low cloud and some dramatic, heavily laden, dark skies looming over the mountains.
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    Re: Lone Pine

    A gorgeous environmental portrait, for sure.

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    Re: Lone Pine

    I'm wondering, Dave, if there is a bit too much sky at the top. But I wouldn't want to crop the sides. Not really sure if a square crop is feasible either.

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    Re: Lone Pine

    Outstanding.

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    Dave, you've got a very nice image here. I love the view of the mountains in the lower right.

    It looks as if the photo was taken mid day, because of where the shadow is, and something does not look natural in this image. I think it is the sky is so bright and saturated, and yet the tree and land below the tree, and its shadow, are not correspondingly bright and saturated. I could be very wrong of course. I was wondering if you possibly over adjusted some of the controls in Gimp.

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    Re: Lone Pine

    Would like to see this B&W and very contrasty....

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    Re: Lone Pine

    Thank you all for your comments.

    Here are a couple of versions based on the suggestions of Geoff and Mark.

    Yes, the sky colour is saturated but doesn't appear excessively so on my monitor, Ken. Though that could easily be due to my monitor(uncalibrated), or more likely my eyes(a bit wonky).

    I was in this area for 3 weeks plus in April and May and the weather was stunning, sometimes too hot to sit outside. Though have to say the day after this shot was taken had gales force winds and more than the average rainfall for the month within 24 hours.

    Hope you enjoy Ullapool, Donald and get some interesting weather and photos.

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    I think the BW wins by far
    The absence of colour makes it much more dramatic and gets rid of any saturation "issue"; it does work perfectly.

    10+

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    The B&W version rocks.

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    BW version is great. It has a lot more energy.

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    Re: Lone Pine

    I'm really happy to have views from the folks on here. They are always very considered and constructive. Even though I was sure my original shot was reasonable I can see the suggestions of others have improved it; thank you.

    Dave
    Last edited by Tringa; 4th October 2012 at 07:00 PM. Reason: poor grammar

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    Wow Dave, That is such a breath taking image! Beautiful! Love the rework and the B & W. If I was buying I would have to have one of each.

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