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Glencoe (1st true B&W) (17)
Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
I have to say that I am a little apprehensive about posting this picture for a number of reasons...

1. - it is the first true B&W photo I have uploaded.
2. - the small version does not show any of the detail visible in the larger post...
3. - at the back of my mind I have this distinct feeling the I could have done better....
4. - I am having one of those days... (my husband woke me up at 5:15am this morning, I am very tired and one of my servers at work has just failed and needs a new motherboard (yet again))...so it is not working out as a very good day yet and it is only 12:00pm

Anyhow... I have decided to upload in just as a learning curve and see what you all think about it.

It was taken shortly after I had dropped Niek (SunToucher) off at his campsite and was heading back to a wild camp my husband and I were at... I was late and the view in my rear view mirror made me even later... I just had to stop... I knew where I needed to get to for the picture, I just needed the patch of light to stay long enough for me to get there...

It went after 2 shots were taken... this was the 1st and the better one which I then converted to B&W in Canon Digital Professional Pro in the white balance area.
The RAW conversion then had an orange filter applied to 1 conversion to jpeg (lower half) and a red filter applied to the 2nd conversion for the upper half of the screen, the 2 pictures were pasted as layers and a layer mask used to get the red filter version for the sky (also converted at -1EV) and the orange filter version as the land.

The light across the land around the mountain (Am Buachaille) see here, here and here) is totally natural and was as the result of a light rain shower that I had just driven through. It also incorporated a wonderful rainbow which I drove under, but the area was not good for getting a photo at that point...

I'm not entirely happy with the photo becuase there are points that seem Overexposed when converted to B&W, infact they were actually pale blue sky in the original colour RAW file...

Anyhow... hopefully I have the dimensions right for larger post which is much better in my opinion.

Also for those who know the 'view'... it is a classic and has featured in many TN galleries. But the name can vary... Buachaille Etive Mor is the name of the 'ridge' which extends to the left from the main peak... the main peak being Stob Dearg...

Altered Image #1

Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
original colour
Edited by:Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)

Again a lot of detail has been lost for the 800 pixel size, but this is the original colour version....

Hence why I went to B&W