Novice grade open........" St Bathans " by Linda Ferrier........Merit.
I love the monochrome, you have a good range of blacks and whites without losing the detail in the whites. The panorama format suits this scene. I like the way you cropped this so that the bottom part is greater than the top. Having spent many hours at St Bathans, over the years, I know how difficult it is to decide which part of the lake to include in your image. I wonder if the RH scree intrudes on the rest of this image. The more I look at it , the more I see two images. Perhaps it is the heavy black hill and shadow on the RH side that take up ¼ of the image where as all the rest of the cliffs are light. The balance of this, just stops it from being an honours.