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Mountain of Fate

Mountain of Fate
Photo Information
Copyright: Piotr Czechowski (regis) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 7 N: 100] (396)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-02-08
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-12 8:52
Viewed: 3717
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
-= Buachaille Etive Mor =-

I know it's a very typical view of one of the most recognisable mountains in UK, but even though I think that every scene here can be unique – and everything depends on the most crucial thing - light.

On my way to this place I encountered some snow flurries. The visibility was really poor, but I was hoping for some change. I had my lunch in my car and something like 1 hour later it cleared for a while and sun reflected the mountain top, covered with snow clouds.

I chose this split-tone conversion as in my opinion it represents the mood of that place much better than the colour version.

Technical information: the photo was made of 3 exposures (with 2EV step), as my tries with graduated filters simply didn’t look good enough. Finally - conversion to split-tone, sharpening and simple framing at the end.

Hope you’ll like it.


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  • Great 
  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-02-12 10:27]

Hi Piotr,
I liked the tones and the mood of the photo a lot. Composition and the light is very good. Well done.

Hi Piotr.
I love the contrast. Great point of view and composition. I like the warm tone you've used. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

Bonsoir Piotr,
C'est un très beau travail de traitement en noir et blanc, avec un rendu saisissant du ciel. La composition et le cadrage sont excellents.

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-02-13 3:25]

Hi Piotr,
Amazing picture with lot of atmosphere. Your B/W choice is excellent and adds to the mystery of this landscape. Excellent

  • Great 
  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-13 8:54]

Hi Piotr,
Once again you have impressed me with your talent of using the light available to enhance a capture. The posting is outstanding, thank you.

Hi Piotr,
This looks like a photo from middle earth. It has such a magical look to it. The single tree, the lonesome mountian with it peak covered in the clouds. It is all just awesome. Wonderful details and tonalrange with a perfect composition and clarity.

  • Great 
  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2007-02-13 15:58]

WOW - I thought I had the good weather for photography.... well good for camping and lots of photographs.

what a wonderfully moody light you caught there. The light was really worth the wait. I have just posted one from the saturday we missed each other, but it has nothing on this for atmosphere. I think the PP work has worked really well on it.


Very very beautiful indeed, excellent performance. Extraordinary good DOF and light.

Well done 2 points is not enough for this picture.

TFS Anders.

Yes Piotr, I love this sort of drama in the landscapes. Its a cracking shot and you made the most of this beautiful weather situation! The monochrome image was a good chose I think. Very well done.

  • Great 
  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2007-11-02 16:11]

This is a really great shot! I like it a lot!
It almost looks like a painting! It sure works excellent in b&w. The light is very good in this shot! This photo is going into my favourites for sure!


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