Pike's Peak Railroad C&C!

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  1. ucfjag

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    I LOVED how this one came out. What do you guys think? I apologize for the cropping, I don't have the original version with me at the moment, this is merely the 8x10 cropping I used to print it out for framing.


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    Love it. I love the monochrome look. The whole image looks "cold."

    I love how the clouds seem to provide a secondary mountain range. I love the reflection of the rocks in the train windows.

    Rule of Thirds was used nicely.

    All in all, great shot!
     
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    I like the composition of the photo, but not liking the B&W. It looks very flat because there aren't enough contrasts to set the mountains apart from the foreground.
     
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    agreed, I think this photo could use more contrast. it just looks a little flat.
     
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    Thanks guys! Here's the color version, albeit a small one (I just grabbed it from my Facebook). It's also the original dimensions, not the 8x10 cropped one.


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    Great capture.. Both look good considering that you do get slightly lower res on the 'net...

    I'm not a real fan of 8x10 crops except in vertical... the eye sees more and it's more pleasing that way..

    Why not try 9x12 on those landscapes.........:D

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    I like the color better than he B&W. And, +1 on the 9x12.
     
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    Wow, Larry, that looks awesome!! That size seems like it really works with the landscapes. I'll have to look into that! Thanks so much!


    As for color vs. B&W, I think the B&W is cooler simply because it seems...moodier....idk how to describe it. But I do like how the train pops out of the picture with the candy apple red. I currently have a framed B&W 8x10...Might have to do a color 9x12 now!



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