I've hardly visited TE recently and I am so rusty as far as taking photos is concerned.But today I took my camera long with me when we drove to Langholm to walk through part of the Buccleugh Estate along a wooded track.It has been a beautiful, sunny day. Not like february at all.
Apologies to my TE friends who I have neglected shamelessly.However, I have decided to retire at Easter and so hope to catch up with you all then as well as have the time to take more pictures.
I have cked Google Earth andfound the approx. spot where this was taken so will included co-ordinates. Not that it will be much use as all you will see is trees!
PS Converted to B & W due to washed out sky.
PSS I had swithched longitude & latitude co-ordinates when I inputted the date in Te and have now corrected this. However, I have pinpointed the river bridge we had walked to, just a mmile or so away.This was the bridge that on a previous visit we had spotted five salmn basking in the shadows.The path through the wood can be seen slightly to the right of the arrow.
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saxo042 (31800) 2013-02-17 12:51
It looks very grey and wet here, so I guess that B&W was the obvious choice for you. The lonely tree is perfectly placed in the picture where the wet road curves down to it. An impressive view of the mountains here. I always appreciate a map reference to pictures here on TE, but some figures must be wrong as I found this to be somewhere outside Somalia;). But still a very attractive photo!
tyro (13073) 2013-02-17 13:30
It's good to see you back! And I'm sure that after Easter we shall see much more of you here too - except that I can assure you that once you retire you'll still not have enough time to do all things you want to do!
An interesting black and white shot which works well with strong contrasts and the composition is excellent, the curve of the road leading the eye well into the picture and with the lone tree perfectly placed. And, despite the sunny weather, some snow still clings to the upper parts of the distant hill.
But, oops, you must have made a wee mistake with your co-ordinates here - your map shows a point in the Indian Ocean just north of the Seychelles. It's very easy to make a mistake in copying down and uploading co-ordinates. I find that the easiest thing to do is to find the place on Google Earth then hover your mouse pointer over it and write down the co-ordinates which appear at the bottom of the screen. But what you must do first is to set Google Earth so that is reads in decimal degrees and not degrees, minutes and seconds - just go into "Tools" then "Options" and, on the left side of that box you will see "Show Lat/Long" - then click the top button which says "Decimal Degrees" and then click "Apply".
By my reckoning, the centre of Langolm lies at 55.151465, -3.001770 if that's any help!
weetrees (599) 2013-02-17 14:22
Like John i think the contrasts are very strong which might not normally work well with this type of landscape but it works well here.
good lead in the Pine? tree on the right works really well as does the dead one behind it.
Noel_Byrne (7352) 2013-02-18 9:00
Very nice to see your post :)
This is a great shot for back and white, it suits the whole image really well. Strangely it doesnt look like a warm day, the B&W effect makes the image quite cold to me, and almost looks like rain! Love the path leading into the image too. Really nice, cheers for sharing.
Royaldevon (17791) 2013-02-19 6:36
It is good to see you back on TE.
The thought of retiement must be like a diamond in the distance BUT, believe me, in retirement time seems to evaporate like dew on a warm morning!
It was a good idea to convert to b&w, snowy days lend themselves to the treatment. You have a fine composition, the road guiding nicely and that small, singular tree, perfectly on the thirds line.
I might have been tempted to dodge the streaks of snow on the b/g hills but, I suppose it's a matter of taste.
Have a lovely day,
holmertz (26932) 2013-02-19 12:28
The grey weather cannot hide the fact that this is a magnificent scenery. You probably did well to make this in b&w. Dull colours may have distracted from the nice composition of the curving road, well placed trees and the distant mountainside. Langholm is an interesting name, very Scandinavian. There is an island in central Stockholm called Långholmen (Long islet). It used to have the largest and most feared prison in the country, now converted to a hotel, and most of the island is a popular recreational area.
I left my old job more than two years ago and retired formally last summer. Now I seem to be busier than ever, working mostly 7 days a week. Not full time though.
mesutilgim (67960) 2013-02-20 11:49
Very nice b&w capture of this beautiful landscape with great artisanal effect. Very good layout.
TFS and best regards