Question about a picture

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  1. Chewbecca

    Chewbecca TPF Noob!

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    I wasn't sure where to put this, so I thought I'd put it here since I'm a beginner. I didn't take this picture, though. My husband took it.
    It's of the inside of an old caboose that our city picked up and kind of put on display at an old train depot. The display consists of one train car and one caboose and they sit outside, and not neatly outside. But the point is to look at the outside, as no one is allowed inside. The "staff" doesn't even go inside of it. So, it sits as is, as they received it.

    Anyway, he got this shot by pressing the camera up against the old, dirty window of the caboose door.

    I find it rather it neat.
    It did pick up a lot of glare from the window, but I'm unsure if I should crop that out or leave it. I also did a B&W version of it, as I know I want to have a B&W version of it (or sepia, but I think B&W fits it better).
    I B&Wed it in gimp through monochroming it. I messed with the reds, greens, and blues, and then went in and messed with the hues a bit.
    Not sure if it looks ok, so please let me know.
    Also, if you could let me know if I should crop that glare out or not.
    Or how you all would mess with it. It would help me a lot.
    Thanks!

    Color version:
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    My black and white version:
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    i like them like that
     
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    It would be ideal if the glare wasn't there, but cropping it out would lose to much of the picture in my opinion. Interesting photo.
     
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    its interesting to me, because the glare almost looks ethereal, almost ghostly....which is kind of cool because it's old. So, personally, I'd leave it!
     
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    I concur with previous posts. It works very well as is. If you had the option sure you could pull back exposure. But both the color and the B&W work very well. I dig them both very muchly.

    Tyj
     
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    Thanks!
    Which is better, black and white, or color?
     
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    I say black and white.
     
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    The over EXP washes a little color so my vote would be B&W
     

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