Virginia Fall in Mono

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Graham Hobbs on December 11, 2008

This has got everything you want from a B&W landscape - the evocative dreaminess and beautiful tonality - as I've said before, when the clouds work for you this well, you know you're doing what you're meant to be doing - so thanks for sharing it. Graham

D.R.Lamont on December 11, 2008

Lovely B&W Tom! I will add this one to my favorites, love the fence and the shadows.


Rafal Ociepka on December 11, 2008

Perfect composition and great conversion to BW, I love it!


Tom Lussier Photogra… on December 11, 2008

Many thanks Graham for those very kind words of praise and encouragement. It is greatly appreciated. Wasn't sure if I'd made this one too dark but I wanted to keep the drama intact. The sky was particularly amusing that evening. :)

Very nice of you to say Don. Thanks and for the favourites selection as well. The fence shadow is probably my favourite part of this one. :)

Many thanks Rafal for the vote of confidence. Very pleased you like it.

Best regards to all, Tom

laughingmackerel on December 11, 2008

beautiful work Tom ....a great B/W thats worthy of a little yellow in the top corner.. YS from me

Luud Old on December 11, 2008

Perfect strong and contrastful B/W Tom . Greetings Luud

molineli on December 11, 2008

Wow! Very, very beautiful indeed. Great B&W process. I really love this one, Tom.


Tom Lussier Photogra… on December 11, 2008

A Y* from one of the premier B&W artists on Panoramio is certainly an honor LM. Many thanks my friend. :)

Very appreciative of your words Luud. I need the encouragement to go mono. :) Thank you.

I am indeed flattered by your words and Y* molineli. Gracias my friend, gracias. :)

Best regards to you all, Tom

Samantha Lacy ღ on December 12, 2008

This is fantastic Tom! Yet another one of your shots going to my ever growing list of favourites! Warm wishes to you Sam

Tom Lussier Photogra… on December 12, 2008

Many thanks Sam for your kind words and for yet another Y. I greatly appreciate your steadfastness to visit each and every one of my images and leave great comments and select many for Y's. Thank you.

Warm wishes for the holidays, Tom

2c on December 12, 2008

Hi Tom, this is just super! It ticks all my boxes! YS, I think you won't need too much more encouragement after producing super images like this!

Warmest regards h

Tom Lussier Photogra… on December 12, 2008

Cheers h. Greatly appreciate the encouragement my friend. This one is a 3 shot HDR image that was..."nice" in colour but seems to sparkle in mono. Thanks again for the morale boost. :)

Bet regards, Tom

D.R.Lamont on December 12, 2008

I was sort of wondering if this was an HDR, it has the looks of one any how. do you use photoshop or photomatix for your HDR's? For some reason photomatix has been letting me down lately, just giving horrible noisy results. Here's hoping you have a great weekend.


Tom Lussier Photogra… on December 12, 2008

Morning Don. I use Photomatix. I have found that using RAW files is the way to go. The jpegs don't work near as well. What are you using?


2c on December 12, 2008

Hi Tom, Love that 4 bar fence! sure sign of horse country!


D.R.Lamont on December 12, 2008

I was using RAW in photomatix, but the result is just terrible. noise and distortion like you wouldn't believe, I tried upgrading to photomatix 3 but still can't get a good HDR out of it. not sure what is going on, but I miss the results that can be had from that program.

Tom Lussier Photogra… on December 12, 2008

Well spotted h. Smack dab in the middle of horse country. :) Actually this property is a famous horse breeding and training facility.


|W| |K|U|R|Y| on December 12, 2008

hi tom and don, i just saw your conversation on handling hdr. the best results i get with photomatix pro 3.0 (with fusion). don, with the fusion function you can get results that are not as noisy as done with tone mapping. you can try first to open your raw pics with photoshop and reduce the noise. then store it as tiff and make a fusion with photomatix pro.

now i've got an idea! each of us three should make a hdr from identical picts. then we load up the picts well reported. if you're interested, i will manage an ftp-account for our project.

i wait for your comments, koery

D.R.Lamont on December 12, 2008

That could be fun, I would like to give it a crack.


|W| |K|U|R|Y| on December 12, 2008

fine don.

each of us has to upload a series of 3 different exposed (-2/0/+2) pics. raw, tiff or jpg – it does'nt matter. now we all must create hdr picts from our own exposures and from the others one. so we can compare the results.

take any ftp-client for upload.

our ftp-server: / username: / login: Creat1on

our creations should be reported (word file) step by step.

let's start and enjoy the project. koery

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Photo details

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