Monochrome in the woods


Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 19:37
Taken on Brownsea Island with the K1 and FA31/1.8 or DA*60-250/4.0 and processed in LightRoom and Silver Efex Pro 2.0 (click on an image to see a larger version):

These are part of a larger set of photos taken in mid-September - if you want to see some of the variety of scenery and wildlife here's the set on Flickr:


Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 20:22
Sorry - forgot this one...



Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 21:04
Great set very nice
k5iis sigma 10-20 3,5 hsm sigma 15-30
pentax da 16-45 f4 tamron 17-50 2.8 pentax 17-70 f4 sigma 18-125 hsm sigma af 24 2.8 pentax f 35-70 pentax A 35-105 pentax F 35-105 pentax da 55-300 sigma 70-200 apo ex 2.8
kenko pz af 1.5 tele tamron pz af 2.0 tele and a flash


Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 21:50
Very nice ☺
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Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 23:13
I like these. The first has a magical feel to it. I think the third one looks better with the top third cropped out.

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Link Posted 21/09/2017 - 04:46
Great set, wonderful photocraft


Link Posted 21/09/2017 - 07:44
Excellent images!
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Link Posted 21/09/2017 - 09:28
really nice set, with number 1 and 4 the favourites for me


Link Posted 21/09/2017 - 12:16
1 and 2 are simply stunning. Fantastic conversions.
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Link Posted 21/09/2017 - 14:20
Picture 4 is the one that recalls to me the forests of the Baltics, excellent conversion


Link Posted 22/09/2017 - 10:24
Thanks for your comments - it's a lovely place to spend a few hours walking through the woods, along the beach, and "hunting" the red squirrels


Link Posted 22/09/2017 - 11:11
What a super set... particularly like 3 and 4... 4 is very beautiful indeed... really strong composition and magical light...




Link Posted 22/09/2017 - 17:18
All very fine photographs indeed that remind me to try harder at black and white photography!

Thank you for posting these.


Link Posted 22/09/2017 - 18:03
1, 2 and 4 stand out for me, as they contain superb contrast between the highlights shadows with very few midtones at all. I feel this works well, whereas those that have a more even spread of tones reveal perhaps too much complexity. But it's a great exploration through this beautiful place, and no doubt the mono approach solves some of the inevitable technical hurdles of this type of image .... Not the least the issue of how to reproduce glimpses of blue sky thought the canopy with correct exposure.
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Link Posted 23/09/2017 - 08:38
What a really fantastic set of pictures these are.

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