Virginia Fall in Mono

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (74)

SALCHEE on July 14, 2009

Bravo, Tom! This one is really a brilliant work! Like a scenery from a drama: thoughtful, strong contrasts, of a bit eerie mood! Congratualtion! Returning back to your question regarding IR: Yes, i take photos with one of my spare cams (eos350D) which has been modified to IR/720nm. Autofocus works with no problem as before, you can take pics handheld at the same dialling as you'd take color photos. That explains why the depth of field is as such and the pic is smooth (you can dial iso 100 with no problem, as well ). Am positive you'd make a good decision if you're thinking of getting you cam modified... Well, i have not regreted it... Hope i cld help you to make a decision :) Btw, it's very important to shoot IR in RAW !!! (Sorry for my poor english.) Best wishes from Hungary, Micky

Tom Lussier on July 15, 2009

Thank you very much Micky. Much appreciated. :)

And thanks for the information about your IR shooting. Very helpful for my decision making. :)

All the best, Tom

P.S. Your english is fine my friend. :)

SALCHEE on July 15, 2009

You are welcome, Tom! Hope i can see wonderful ir shots in your fine gallery soon! With best wishes, Micky

steandeb on December 29, 2009

i have only just stumbled upon your gallery tom like so often happens on panoramio,i will return to study in detail all your photos what a collection!best wishes steve ,liverpool,england!

Tom Lussier on December 29, 2009

Very happy that you have "stumbled upon" my gallery Steve. Please feel free to browse as much as you like. :) And thanks very much for the kind words mate.

All the best to the UK from the USA,


Herb Riddle on January 7, 2010

Wow! this is unbelievable!

Your use of HDR and monochrome combined gives this picture a BO and YS from me. It has everything; fantastic clouds, angles, lighting. I cannot praise it enough. I bow to the master Congratulations.


Tom Lussier on January 7, 2010

Herb, my friend, I am speechless. Thank you seems all too thin in response to such comments. I am truly flattered and by no means a "master" but thanks for the kind sentiment. :) You have found what may be my personal favourite black and white image. Most appreciated.

Best regards to the UK from Virginia,


Ján Mesároš on May 12, 2010

Very nice B&W ! Super photo ! Greetings from Slovakia. Ján

Tom Lussier on May 13, 2010

Many thanks Ján for your appreciation of this mono image. It's a favorite of mine as well. :)

Best regards to Slovakia from America,


dziwnowik on November 27, 2010

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ✰ YS ✰ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ✰ LIKE ✰ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Barbara-LAKE- on April 2, 2011


♦♣ powell ♠♥ on May 17, 2011

great picture! well done. ~like~ best wishes - paul

liyuhanrenll on March 27, 2013


Great B&w landscape!
Cheers, Miro :-)

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Tom Lussier
Lovettsville, Virginia USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 10, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tom Lussier
    • Camera: NIKON D300
    • Taken on 2008/10/18 06:34:27
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/19.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO640