Brecon Beacons

Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by Mohain, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Mohain

    Mohain TPF Noob!

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    After a nudge from abraxas I thought I should post a thread. Starting to photograph a bit more now after a few weeks (which turned into months) off.

    This was from a recent trip to the Brecon Beacons in Wales. The light was good for photography for about 20 seconds and remained very flat after that for the rest of the day. Still black and white might have been my saving grace ;) This is the best of a bad bunch really.

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    And this is us up 'Pen Y Fan' the highest 'mountain' Brecon Beacons (probably not much of a mountain by most peoples standards but it's the first one I've climbed :mrgreen:). It was very misty (it was actually in the coulds!) hence the poor quality. That's me, second from the right! Seconds later my hat blew off over the side, never to be seen again.... I loved that hat :(
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    Cheers,

    Mohain.
     
  2. danir

    danir No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Love the second one.

    Dani.
     
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    Wow...really amazing shots. Reminds me of Ansel.

    Would you have shot in color if the sun was out?
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    long time no see!... well done mate these are superb. :thumbup:
     
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    nice series over all
     
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    A real man would have dived over the edge for his favourite hat!

    Great shots there, the detail is fantastic!
     
  7. Antarctican

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    Yayyy, Mohain is back posting pics! :boogie:

    Wonderful shots!!!!! Such detail and depth. They look great in b/w, and it's such starkly beautiful scenery. Thanks for sharing.

    (Shame about the hat though!)
     
  8. abraxas

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    Great series. I like the barren appearance although I imagine there's a good coating of slippery green? How cool, thanks for posting.

    BTW, hats I don't mind losing occasionally, but lens caps- Seeing one of them bouncing, spinning and otherwise sailing off into obscurity... I just can't let that go for some reason.
     
  9. SamGuss

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    #2 was my favorite as well.

    Do you happen to remember ISO of film, lens you used, ect. for that shot?

    Very dramatic in my newbish opinion.

    Sam
     
  10. Mohain

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    Hi, thanks for the replies! Good to see some old names :)

    white russian, thanks a lot :) I shot these in digital (in colour) and converted to B&W. The flat light wasn't really condusive to good colour shots. I did manage to get a shot off when the sun shone for 30 secs but I wasn't positioned well (I'll link to is as this is a B&W forum).

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mohain/2223962295/

    And here are a couple of other none mono ones.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mohain/2223962497/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mohain/2223962819/

    tempra and abraxas, it was a great hat but the side it rolled off was a sheer drop :sad anim: I've lost loads of stuff when out photographing. Grey cards, straps, hoods, filters! I can be such a numbnuts! (P.S. more of a slippery brown than green)!

    SamGuss, shot digital at 100iso in colour and converted to mono in Photoshop. Lenses used were sigma 24-70 F2.8 and Sigma 10-20. I think for shot two I used the 10-20 (camera 30D).

    Thanks for the positive replies :mrgreen:

    Mohain
     
  11. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Walter: thank you for the nudge!

    Mohain, thank you for letting Walter nudge you --- and thanks for coming back!

    Good to see you!
    Will I see you in Germany in May!!!??? Say yes, or else :spank: :whip: ;)

    Very, very good. I love Photo 2!!!
    And then 4.

    Nice crowd you were ... oooo, such wind?

    The only thing I lost and REALLY mourned was my first polariser! I hated to lose that one in the mud. It's become something for the archeologists of the future to find...
     
  12. Mohain

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    Hi LaFoto. Thanks for the comments :)

    I had every intention of coming to Germany in May but my circumstances have changed somewhat recently and I really don't think I'm going to be able to make it now. If I do, it will be a bit of a last minute thing :)
     

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