This time a simple, quiet monochrome landscape. County Cork has some cracking places: I was there to take part in Cork Week (sailing) and had a day or so after the racing before bringing the boat back to the Solent, so went for a little tour around. Rineen River in West Cork was beautiful and empty. We drove along the country lane for miles and barely saw a soul until we got to Skibbereen.
Shot on Ilford b/w film (probably FP4) and developed/printed at work in my college's darkroom. Neg scanned @ 3200dpi on a Nikon dedicated film scanner.
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fabianoleite (9020) 2013-01-31 12:46
Fantastic black and white. The location was very well selected, highlighting the lines around the river and giving good emphasis to the trees. Also great clouds, all very appropriate for B&W, very rich in different shades. Excellent work, congratulations!
siudzi (23969) 2013-01-31 12:58
Beautiful landscape post taken with a great sense of perspective. The b&w version looks very well with a good contrast. Well done.
ACL1978 (5821) 2013-01-31 16:48
We've both posted in B&W today, Will. This is a nice choice for it, with criss-crossing layers of land pointing out into brightly lit water. The textured clouds are well rendered in monochrome as well. Beautiful scene with excellent framing and presentation. Thanks!
SnapRJW (18816) 2013-01-31 22:39
Hello Will - The nice thing about B&W is that it has a tenancy to remove distractions and highlight shape, form and texture. Here the shapes created by the 'v' shaped valley and the winding river are attractively punctuated by the silhouetted trees. I like the sweep of the curves in the FG very much, nice how the bank and stream echo each others lines. Very attractive work. Warm regards Rosemary
CLODO (24734) 2013-02-01 1:55
So you've decided to post B&W picture, even if it's not the TE mood! I like the delicate hues of it, and the perspective following the river bends!. The pine tree is ideally placed.
abmdsudi (26339) 2013-02-01 5:28
I find that while I love colors, black and white gives us a sharp-cleaner image. It's rather quite interesting landscape despite the sickening grey day but still there is something to focus on and drawing the eye about the frame with the trees being the most prominents to create attention as influencial focal. This is a well organized look, simple but effective enhanced by diagonal orientaton and much details on the fg & mid fg. But It seems that wherever you hover around, there's is a pulling power eventually to these two effective elements that really makes the shot so attractive. Excellent pp treatment, Well done.
rbassin (11173) 2013-02-01 6:20
Bel essai de paysage en N&B;
lumière et contrastes sont bien gérés.
Une image bien structurée par la rivière(claire), traversant ce paysage de végétation (foncé).
Miguel82 (7908) 2013-02-01 8:31
So nice b&w landscape
excellent combination, river, hills, forest
everything is there
jhm (122508) 2013-02-02 1:06
I don't know not why you chose for black and white, maybe was then the picture in black and white, long time ago.
Nevertheless is your scanning very well successful.
Excellent composition nice presentation.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture very attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
GiovanniG (1619) 2013-02-02 17:53
Splendid capture. Your chosen pov is most excellent and I love the b&w format. The capture is wonderfully exposed and shows off the river so well. Congratulations!
fabbs99 (5571) 2013-02-04 9:31
Lovely scene.Great shot.
annjackman (13233) 2013-02-05 0:37
The b/W treatment helps to concentrate on the natural contours of this gentle landscape. The two trees are of course a very important part of the composition and the wispy gery cloud scudding across the sky is super. A serene and lovely part of the world.
Kind Regards, Ann
delpeoples (45022) 2013-03-01 15:20
Gidday dear Will
Now this shot takes me back! I spent half a year in this beautiful part of Ireland, after falling in love with a lad from West Cork. So Skibbereen, Inniskeen and Ballineen were my stomping grounds, or scenes of crime, so to speak. This photo has such beautiful light and what makes it even more enchanting is your choice of B&W, which enhances those lovely silver tones on the water. I probably would have ramped up the contrast, which on my monitor looks a little too ladylike. But you and I have different tastes in this respect, so I acknowledge that it's probably a matter of opinion rather than a technical flaw.
Thanks for sharing, and for the memories :)
Enjoy your weekend