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Buachaille Etive Mor
Buachaille Etive Mor
Tallbloke


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Duotones II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Glencoe
Date: Feb 18, 2006
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2006

The Buachaille Etive Mor stands at the top of Glencoe and its craggy pinnacle of Stob Dearg can be seen towering over Rannoch Moor. (yes i was back there again, near the location of my first ribbon)

The name translates from the Gaelic as the big shepherd of Etive and reaches a height of 3345 ft.

Shot in RAW, converted to 16 bit TIFF. Crop to squarer format, Channel mixer conversion to B&W, 80% red, 20% green, Slight curves tweak, flatten to 8 bit greyscale, tried a few coloured duotones...they all killed the image so left it B&W

The colour version is sooo much better. Maybe I should keep the shot for another day?

Steve


Statistics
Place: 6 out of 631
Avg (all users): 6.7645
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.8371
Avg (non-participants): 6.6522
Views since voting: 2016
Views during voting: 424
Votes: 293
Comments: 35
Favorites: 10 (view)


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03/05/2006 09:04:18 PM
Congratulations on top 5. Great capture and conversion!
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03/02/2006 03:28:50 PM
Great stuff Steve....probably the most photographed peak in Scotland but one I`ve never had the chance to capture.

You`ve made a really good job of it.
Congrats on your high placing.
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03/01/2006 01:21:22 PM
Congratulations on your top 5 finish. Great b/w study with great foreground detail and tones.
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03/01/2006 10:53:20 AM
Colour version is much nicer

Thanks to all who voted and commented

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Steve

Message edited by author 2006-03-01 10:53:45.
03/01/2006 07:42:58 AM
This was one of my picks for top 3! Congratulations on 5th place!!! It is a beautiful photo!!!!!
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03/01/2006 06:28:00 AM
Very,very nicely done.Again.you're getting quite good at this photography lark aren't you ?(lol)
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03/01/2006 04:23:49 AM
Congrats Steve.

Looks like I'll have to get out there sometime...
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03/01/2006 02:22:59 AM
Well done on your top 5
It's a great shot
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2006 04:33:21 PM
My third 10 so far. Really powerful, perfect contrast.
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02/28/2006 01:32:59 PM
Ansel, where art thou?
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02/28/2006 12:48:32 PM
Great Shot!!
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02/28/2006 12:43:03 PM
This is rather stunning. Well done!
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02/28/2006 06:56:40 AM
The shapes of the mountains are mimicked in the rocks and clouds. One of my favorites in the less than 50% I've voted on.
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02/28/2006 01:13:08 AM
Wow. Great detail everywhere. I'm guessing this could ribbon.
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02/27/2006 01:24:07 AM
great light for this shot.. difines the shapes very well
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02/26/2006 08:34:58 PM
great composition - awesome mountain and sky... well photographed
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02/26/2006 08:26:55 PM
Nice rich capture. 7 returning for another bump.
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02/25/2006 03:36:55 PM
How can you go wrong with a shot like this? Nice.
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02/25/2006 05:21:34 AM
The background overwhelms the rest of the frame. 5
02/24/2006 07:46:45 PM
Very Nice.
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02/24/2006 02:24:02 PM
C'est magnifique!
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02/24/2006 11:06:45 AM
Wow, that is a stunning photo.
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02/24/2006 01:04:30 AM
Great landscape picture!
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02/24/2006 12:57:31 AM
Great job on capturing the detail in both the highlight and shadow!!
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02/23/2006 10:30:19 PM
Great Shot! Meets the challenge and then some.
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02/23/2006 12:55:39 PM
Excellent shot with foreground and sharp and clear background, 10
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02/23/2006 12:54:39 PM
Awesome detail. So sharp in focus. Wonderful contrast and tones.
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02/23/2006 06:53:57 AM
wow...stunning...your name isn't Ansel is it? great work...hope this does really well for you this is true to the challenge 9
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02/23/2006 04:48:50 AM
Best landscape in the challenge, no doubt. The beautiful toning and other processing have made the very best of what must have already been a very fine photograph. And the composition, with the range of alps "in miniature" in the foreground, is really outstanding. 9.
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02/22/2006 05:19:31 PM
WOW!!! What can you say but WOW! Ansel Adams has NOTHING on you!!!!! Congratulations!
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02/22/2006 02:38:49 PM
in general, I like the picture but I wonder how it would look if you pulled back a bit from the mountain.
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02/22/2006 11:38:14 AM
very good composition and exposure.
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02/22/2006 10:27:32 AM
Nicely done.. lots to look at here with the shapes and textures, but overall a simple idea.
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02/22/2006 03:05:34 AM
excellent composition. nice execution. great subject. and gorgeous lighting. well done
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02/22/2006 12:46:27 AM
I wish there was a little more definition in the shadows, that would be pretty easy to bring out with advanced rules. Other than that, a great job.
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