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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 12th February, 2016)

Tan Pit Cottages


Tan Pit Cottages
Tan Pit Cottages - Jan 2016

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-T1 - Fujinon 10-24mm F4 OIS)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 12th February 2016 at 07:29

Another good one. Why is it that monochrome shows up features that colour doesn't?

Comment by: Garry on 12th February 2016 at 08:09

I think B/W is okay in winter shots, but colour for summer with the plants in flower and trees in leave.

Comment by: MarieM on 12th February 2016 at 09:35

Interesting photo, Dave. Where is this?

Comment by: Vb on 12th February 2016 at 09:37

The lightest lights and the darkest darks and the mid tones always show up better Helen. This "Sleepy Hollows" picture would make a a very good subject for a pen and ink drawing. I don't know what David's answer would be. It would be interesting to know from the photographer's point of view.

Comment by: A.W. on 12th February 2016 at 09:52

I agree Helen, I think sometimes that colour can draw attention to one feature, say a nice blue sky or something like that. Monochrome needs to be thought over a bit so you see more of the whole things. Very good Dave.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 12th February 2016 at 10:42

To me this is lifeless without colour.
I see that Garry is still making a blunder.

Comment by: Cyril cpa on 12th February 2016 at 10:49

It's at the top of highfield grange
left then second on the right
good photo.

Comment by: christine on 12th February 2016 at 10:50

love monochrome ,but sometimes colourdraws attention to detail

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th February 2016 at 13:08

I like this very much but don't see how Garry is making a "blunder". He has a valid point about Summer flowers looking lovely in all their colour.

Comment by: Beryl on 12th February 2016 at 14:57

This photo certainly demonstrates that monochrome still has a place in photography. I quite like monochrome for portraits

Comment by: Neil Cain on 12th February 2016 at 15:01

I have got left behind by digital photography Dave. Back in the day a red filter might have produced a similar feel. Does that still apply? Come on Irene, you usually spot errors, but leave Garry be...Garry is innocent, free Garry!

Comment by: Dave on 12th February 2016 at 15:06

Perhaps people with negative comments
could turn over a new "leaf" and "leave" others content. We should accept others as they are.

Comment by: Roy on 12th February 2016 at 15:16

Irene, the blunder is Garrys spelling mistake, i would think that is what Ernest is referring to.

Comment by: Garry on 12th February 2016 at 15:16

Thank you Irene x.

Comment by: Vb on 12th February 2016 at 15:24

I also agree with Garry- life would be depressing without colour. You can find beauty in most things in nature.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 12th February 2016 at 16:31

You are right, Roy. He doesn`t check anything and not only spelling.

Comment by: Ken R on 12th February 2016 at 16:35

Ernest, please leaf it alone.

Comment by: Garry on 12th February 2016 at 17:39

I'm not the best at spelling! but hope you know what i'm saying! thanks.

Comment by: Kas on 12th February 2016 at 17:55

I personally greatly admire the Dave Oy,s or anyone, (Rachel, is another ) who ask/ suggest that we look at pictures, , things , from another angle. Our brains want sunshine but there is also great and equal beauty from the dark skies . Maybe I have vampire tendancies within my dna but I prefer to call it balance. Just my opinion. Thanks Dave,

Comment by: old bob on 12th February 2016 at 19:15

Some verry bad spelling mistkes on hear Earnest.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 12th February 2016 at 19:46

I chose mono for this as it was a very dull, overcast day, and there wasn't much co,our to be had anyway.
Neil - I still use orange and red filters on my cameras when shooting black and white film, and digitally when processing some digital files.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 12th February 2016 at 19:52

Creating a monochrome image lets you focus on form, texture, shape and composition.

Taken from:
http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/how-to/shooting/why-choose-b-and-w.html#.Vr43gLSLTMo

Comment by: Alan on 12th February 2016 at 20:01

No for me....Goths may like it.
Earnest give Gary a break.

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th February 2016 at 21:13

Roy, I hadn't realised Ernest meant spelling mistakes in Garry's "blunder", and yes, Garry, we do know what you're saying, correct spelling or not! I pride myself on spelling and punctuation but can't add two numbers together!.....We all have our strengths and our weaknesses. We are Human Beings, not Computers.

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