Monochrome Mountain

 

Newlands Horseshoe in the UK Lake District. Captured on a GX1 converted to shoot Infrared Light.
Newlands Horseshoe in the UK Lake District. Captured on a GX1 converted to shoot Infrared Light.
Norway in Winter. Captured on a GF1 with 14-45 lens. Colour and saturation adjustment in Nik Viveza followed by B&W conversion in Nik Silver Efex Pro.
Norway in Winter. Captured on a GF1 with 14-45 lens. Colour and saturation adjustment in Nik Viveza followed by B&W conversion in Nik Silver Efex Pro.
View from the Summit of Kidsty Pike
This is the view from the summit of Kidsty Pike in the Lake District. This is not a hard climb if you take light gear but I would avoid trying it with a DSLR and lenses. Shot on a Panasonic GX1 with Olympus 9-18 wide angle lens. A great pairing.
Somewhere in Switzerland the view from the Haute Route looks like this. I don’t know the name of this mountain but the vew was spectacular.
Not every mountain has to be rugged and extreme. This is the view from the ridge that runs between Kidsty Pike and High Street, looking down the vally to Haweswater in the English Lake District.
Blea Water Tarn is just below the High Street range in the North Eastern fells of the Lake District. A wonderfull place although the ridge can get a little tricky in high winds. I love the ominous clouds building as the next weather front rolls in. Captured with a GX1 and Olympus 9-18mm lens and 0.6 Neutral Density Graduated filter.
Shot on a Panasonic GX1 with Olympus 9-18mm lens set to 10mm. This is Yewbarrow in the English Lake District.
Mountains of the Norwegian Fjords


6 thoughts on “Monochrome Mountain

    Dave said:
    November 21, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Hi Robin – I’m in to black and white image processing at the moment and these are fantastic images showing what can be achieved using tonal contrast, texture, contrast and mood.
    Really like all of them thanks for sharing.
    Dave

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      November 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      Hi Dave, thanks for the positive feedback. How are you doing you black and white conversions? Do you have a preferred package?

    David Foster said:
    November 22, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Hi Robin – I started off by using Gorman’s B+W action in Photoshop but more recently have seen the error of my ways and how greatly an image can be improved by using NIK Silver EFEX Pro 2, but also I am a member of a monochrome specific website where various ways of Contrast Grading are recommended so using a combination of the two and getting far better results.
    Dave

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      November 22, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      It’s hard to beat Nik Seilver Efex. You might want to take a look at Topaz B&W and also Black and White Styler from PhotoWiz. I use all of these. I also like to use the Contrast Master filter from PhotoWiz. It can produce some super results once you have converted the image to Black and White. Just try the demo versions to see if they are to your taste.

    Wayne Fenton (@DukeSilas) said:
    April 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Great collection of images Robin. I’m surprised I haven’t found your site before now. Just gonna browse some more!!

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      April 28, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      Thanks. I’m pleased you like the images. I notice on your Twitter account you have my fave place in all the world – Torres del Paine and the Towers of Paine. I have been there a couple of times but never made it for sunrise. You have me wanting to go back now. I notice your in Bolivia at the moment – I hope it’s good. I’m over there later in the year for some high altitude trekking. Hopefully I will manage a few pics.

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