Good Morning Everyone,
This is the pathway that leads from the Devil's Bridge parking area to the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale town.
As you can see, it passes through fields and is edged by fencing and trees. These features become very attractive on sunny days, particularly in winter and early spring, when there is no leaf coverage, as they cast lovely shadows on the path.
I decided to convert the shot to b&w as this enhanced the pattern of the shadows. I hope you like it, too.
Have a great Monday, Bev :-)
I feel I must apologise, my photograph seems to have lost a little sharpness when being uploaded. It is perfectly sharp in my folder, but not so in the gallery!
I have entered the co-ordinates, which I hope are right. Although you cannot travel up the path via the yellow man, you can see the pathway's opening.
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snunney (90798) 2014-04-07 2:07
I like the black and white treatment; it creates just the right mood and as you say it enhances the long shadows. I also like the long deep perspective and the lacy patterns of the leafless branches against the pale sky. I wish you a pleasant week.
photographer_sg (4412) 2014-04-07 2:16
This is superbly done! Perfect black and white treatment that brings out the shadow patterns along with the exquisite details of the trees. The composition is spot on with the fenced pathway providing excellent depth. The slight loss of sharpness (that you mention) does not affect in any way the great visual appeal of the beautiful picture.
Thanks for sharing and have a great new week ahead.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-07 2:53
do not see many monochrome shots from you and this is a nicely converted addition to your gallery. I agree the B&W tones add to the irresistibility and patterns cast by the side lighting. Lots of wonderful shapes too that add to the effect. Love the trees here.
Enjoy a good week - B.
tyro (22404) 2014-04-07 2:54
Excuses, excuses. Oh, my. Actually, this picture looks pretty jolly sharp on my monitor so I don't know what you're complaining about.
A lovely "welcoming" photograph which just entices us to follow the fenced pathway between the trees and head toward the centre of town where, you never know, we might just find a nice friendly pub for some refreshment.
I think that black and white works well here, the shadows on the pathway are delightful, the contrasts and tones excellent and, despite your misgivings, the sharpness appears good.
And Wow! Brilliant that you've added map co-ordinates too - I could see (with the aid of the yellow man) exactly the beginnings of this path, even with its little signpost (though I couldn't actually read that because the writing is too small).
jadesgran (5369) 2014-04-07 3:14
I don`t normally like Back / white ( Les does )
but this image shows me how you can create shapes and shadows
I will try when the rain stops!
Sergiom (68708) 2014-04-07 4:53
Le regard suit naturellement le petit sentier dans l'image, ce qui donne un ensemble très profond. Le noir et blanc donne un côté documentaire des plus intéressant.
SnapRJW (31627) 2014-04-07 5:08
Hello Bev - I do like strong contrasting shadows and I can see why you chose to present this in B&W; I think that this is the first I have seen from you. The stark, leafless trees, the fence and its shadows make a strong statement against the greys of the fields and my eye is immediately drawn towards the group of figures processing along the path.
A successful shot and I salute you for presenting it in B&W. BTW.... it looks perfectly sharp to me.
Have good week ahead.
carlo62 (39741) 2014-04-07 5:32
un recinto molto originale, ma che ti ha permesso di ottenere una grande profondità, arricchita dall'ombra.
Mi piace la scelta del b&w, crea un effetto retro molto bello ed efficace.
jhm (145204) 2014-04-07 6:00
Not usual of you black and white pictures, but the photographer makes his choice.
But maybe through the path to the Devil ,( Divel as real Divel, black and white! )
Perspective and depth together with your composition makes the picture pleasant.
Lovely rural picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
mjw364 (2) 2014-04-07 6:21
Nice linear perspective provided by the path and the lines of shadows that take your eye deep into the centre of the shot. The trees create a frame for the whole thing. Choosing black and white was a must for this given the lines and textures with lots of contrasts between light and shade in the image.
Well done. Hope you are well.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-07 6:43
Ciao cara Beverley
mi hai sorpreso oggi con un bianco e nero, ma il risultato appare eccellente e la mancanza del colore non si fa sentire.
Ottima come tuo solito la composizionee bella la successione di grigi in un insieme contrastato nella giusta maniera.
Ciao e buona giornata
mvdisco (17784) 2014-04-07 7:16
Bonjour Beverley, hi,
Very nice composition in B & W ,
Great perpective of the fence and tree,
Excellent contrast and light,
A well done capture..I like it..
Nicou (131494) 2014-04-07 7:20
quelle compo sueprbe perspective et iamge uqel jue d'ombres et lumières quelles basrrières de bois et ces tons splendide.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (28983) 2014-04-07 9:12
Veyr nice shot, the BW version enhances the play of light and shadows, great idea and very good result
holmertz (45936) 2014-04-07 9:14
This is a very pleasant conversion to B&W and I don't see any problems with the sharpness. Just for fun I tried to sharpen it, to see what happened, but then it looked clearly oversharpened, and I don't like that at all. This composition has very good depth, underscored by the fences and their shadows. This looks like a perfectly nice area for long walks.
patpatch (1601) 2014-04-07 9:47
That's a very nice composition.The black and white works very well here.
I fancy following this lane in the country.
willperrett (8775) 2014-04-07 10:43
This is a real classic. Your decision to go with monochrome has worked a treat, for the reasons you give yourself (mind you, I would say that as a fan of b&w). The composition, with strong lead lines, and nice tight framing are spot on, and if you hadn't mentioned the softness, I wouldn't have noticed it! I wonder how that happened.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-04-07 11:13
This is a lovely monochrome study in depth and perspective. Like the crooked shadows striping the long narrow path. Good choice of B&W to accentuate it. As for the sharpness as many have already said I do not find it unsharp, may be the maze of barren branches has a sort of muddling effect :-) Excellent one, thanks for sharing.
Noel_Byrne (27752) 2014-04-07 11:53
A lovely idea to present this in B&W, it emphasizes the shadows well and makes the trees look like zombies reaching out to grab passers by. A really pleasant selection of light and dark tones too. Very nicely done!
All the best
jcpix (13820) 2014-04-07 16:56
You have nothing to worry about regarding the sharpness, looks fine on my end. Maybe I should be wearing my glasses to pick up on more detail, but it would still be lost on me when viewing the entirety of this wonderful shot!
I'm loving this misshapen pattern of the fence as it weaves its way into the distance. Without even knowing a color version, I believe your intuition to go with the black & white scheme is ideal. As you mention, it enhances the shadows. The tangled web of barren branches is actually quite a fascinating element in its own right. All in all, this is a beauty! The pathway to the Devils bridge...sounds kind of ominous though. :) Enjoy the new day. All the best.
kathryn_weir (2056) 2014-04-07 19:51
I really like the black and white treatment and I agree that it works well to emphasise the shadows and highlights. I love the way the shadows on the path lead us right through to the centre of the image. It looks a lovely crisp winter day :)
ChrisJ (105551) 2014-04-08 10:32
Excellent use of diminishing linear perspective and lead in lines in this superb b&w image with good sharpness and tonal range. I like the shadow play from the sidelight from the left. Good textural details and the bg people are well positioned at the vanishing point. Tfs!
COSTANTINO (60621) 2014-04-11 1:04
Hello my dear friend
here we have this worthseeing postcard in sepia
I liked the pathway that leads from this area
to the centre of the town
black and white works very well
what could I say for those beautiful
shapes and designs
my feeling is that here is hidden a mystery
annjackman (21053) 2014-04-11 1:31
I like the viewpoint very much as it has made the most of the perspective and shadows. I don't think that the very slight softness matters as it is a delightful scene. Out of interest do you sharpen before uploading to websites as it is recommended to prevent loss of clarity.
Best wishes, Ann
ikeharel (63925) 2014-04-11 6:12
Good evening Beverly,
Yes, there was a good reason for a B&W format, with those shadows dominating the scene.
I like the way you managed to show the path going uphill's and diminishing view onto the far side.
DOF and clarity superbly rendered.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
ourania (37398) 2014-05-02 13:29
this picture is a treat, the theme is simple but your perspective and b&w treatment have really exalted it and brought out fascinating features that would, perhaps, lie dormant in a colour version. I like very much the way you filled the deep vertical frame with twisted patterns and shadows. They provide great dynamism while the path and the neat landscape offer balance and reference. There's a superb range of grey tones that create a rewarding effect. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (33837)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-03-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-07 1:02