Dartmoor in mono part 1

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by grebeman, May 15, 2014.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    I'm getting rather fixated with portraying Dartmoor in mono, even to the extent of setting my Sigmas to b+w and using a yellow filter, So I thought I'd take the liberty of starting a thread to bring some of them together.

    On the slopes of Swelltor
    140514-DP1M0696 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr

    After extensive quarrying all that remains of Swelltor
    140514-DP1M0693 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr

    The mast of the North Hessary Tor transmitter seen from the ruins of the office block at Foggintor Quarry
    140514-DP1M0684 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr

    From Leedon Tor looking north to Swelltor and Foggintor quarries and beyond to Great Mis Tor
    140514-DP1M0682 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr

    Leedon Tor
    140514-DP1M0680 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr

    Approaching Leedon Tor
    140514-DP1M0679 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr

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  2. cherrywood

    cherrywood Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Barrie great image #4 Leedon tor.
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  3. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Is it because of the yellow filter that you're able to get a lot of detail in the sky? Did you use a graduated filter or polarising filter too?
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  4. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    James, nothing more than a yellow filter, although there was some post processing with Silver Efex. However I have a feeling that with the yellow filter the cloud structure is rendered somewhat better than it is by just running a colour image through Silver Efex, although as with all these things it might be subjective. It takes me back to my photographic roots in the early 1970's with a medium format 6 x 9 folding Voigtlander and a yellow filter, nothing more, although I have a lot more keepers now than I did in those days, and I'm enjoying it, which is what it's all about surely.

    The initiative to try this method came from a recent thread on the forum https://www.photographerslounge.org/showthread.php?t=28490&highlight=jip

  5. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    That is pretty good, a combination of the camera's technical ability with your creative input and the filter, looks very good.
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  6. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    I just read that article. Would've loved to see a before and after shot of his photos, with and without the filter.
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  7. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Stormy weather

    A G6 shot this time since my primary task was breeding bird monitoring, so I wasn't carrying my Sigmas, but I slightly overstayed my time. I knew bad weather was approaching, but I should have started back for the car at least 15 minutes earlier, oh well time to get wet!

    14338620932_9c75f14030_o.jpg 140602-1010213 by
    , on Flickr

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  8. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I just realised your Dartmoor landscapes remind me of Fay Godwin's work; except that I dislike her work and consider it overrated, while I think yours is superb and that it deserves a wider audience.
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  9. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Paul, thank you kindly for your comments, they are much appreciated. I'm hoping to catch more of the atmosphere of the moor, so more poor weather photography, particularly when summer is over and the tourists, and Wheatears, have gone!

  10. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    A beautiful set, Barrie!
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  11. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group