Peter Clark, APSA, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, FRPS  

Storm over Glencoe by Peter Clark, APSA, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, FRPS

November 2020 - Storm over Glencoe

About the Image(s)

Last month’s image ‘Remote Church at Rif in Winter’ was my 100th submission to the Group and I follow that with one of the very first digital mono images that I produced more years ago than I care to remember! I was lucky to be standing at the Ballachulish end of Glencoe when a storm rolled through accompanied by some very dramatic light. Both the colour and mono versions were very successful in International exhibitions culminating in the award of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Gold Medal in the Interfederation Competition in 2002.

Captured on slide film, probably Fuji 100 and scanned to digital the scan was converted to mono in Photoshop 6.0 using the Black & White Adjustment layer and refined on a series of masked Levels (Curves were a mystery to me in those days!). Recently further refined with a Topaz Denoise A1 layer in CS6 and as usual this jpeg was sharpened using the High Pass filter in Soft Light mode and sharpening halos removed where necessary.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
9 comments posted

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
(Groups 47 & 66)
It's breathtaking, Peter. Wonderful use of light!   Posted: 11/03/2020 15:52:39

Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Definitely very dramatic light that draws the eye in. The scale of the mountains and valley is immense as compared to the buildings built by man. A very impressive photo Peter.   Posted: 11/06/2020 11:50:23

Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
HI Peter: What great light! Lucky you! Beautiful composition!   Posted: 11/06/2020 13:59:01

Ed Ries
Magical light Peter. Quite amazing actually. The image has a supernatural feel for me. Can you share the color version?   Posted: 11/12/2020 14:08:38
Peter Clark   Peter Clark
With pleasure Ed!   Posted: 11/13/2020 04:10:51
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Ed Ries
Both versions work very well for me. Thanks   Posted: 11/13/2020 10:59:39

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Peter
Wow that is quite some storm both images are so strong in their own rights.
The mono image is so atmospheric the lighting superbly controlled the tones are spot on and the crop perfect but many a judge around the world have already told you that before I did.
Many congratulations on your 100th upload and since I have been a member of the Group every one of them have been of the highest standard.   Posted: 11/13/2020 14:56:36

John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
Quite a bright day for Glencoe!
Seriously though another magical image with every aspect just as it should be.
An object lesson for us all.   Posted: 11/14/2020 02:42:43

Paul Roth   Paul Roth
Very striking light Peter! Well captured and processed.   Posted: 11/16/2020 18:15:02