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    Playin with B&W

    Comments are always welcome, that is how I learn the most.
    These sleepers just caught my eye today, I had to play along.
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    These were taken awhile ago. I am at this cabin every 6 months, I just looked at it differently.
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    Jon, the last two shots, I like the angle of the third shot it adds interest to a plain scene, which is emphasized in the 4th photo. The metal roof is very powerful perhaps blown out? I think colors would tell more of a story, the pine slats turning from nice ambers to gray/black. Perhaps some early spring colors in the grass on the original? Ok not that I hit those, back to the first two. I am having a hard time grasping what you were trying to capture. I like the textures of the ends of the ???Railroad ties??? I was looking them over since you posted, I like the details with the stamps and the mill cuts, and how they have split in different ways, but it does seem a bit much to take in. You have also added elements that distract me, the log with the tacked brace LRC, and the other with the anti splitter C which make interesting subjects, are only parts of the photo. IMHO

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    Re: Playin with B&W

    Ryo, here is the color version. Roof is blown out, but with my very limited PP ability, there is not much I can do about that. Except shoot again next time I am up there.Playin with B&W

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    Jon, the series on the house made me laugh. I guess I just enjoy seeing series of photos that tell a story - with a little help from text. I like your black and white photos better than the color one.

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    Re: Playin with B&W

    Quote Originally Posted by Teton Chuck View Post
    Jon, the series on the house made me laugh. I guess I just enjoy seeing series of photos that tell a story - with a little help from text. I like your black and white photos better than the color one.
    Chuck, Thanks, I like the B&W also. When these were taken, there is not much color in the area at all.

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    Re: Playin with B&W

    The color version has nice, saturated colors that are pleasing; however, the color AND the angled shot together are overkill. The angled B&W is very good; I like it a lot.

    I, too, am confused about the railroad ties. The bottom one has a tie that is sticking out farther than the others, over at the right edge of the frame. That one could potentially add some interest in a recomposed shot.

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    Re: Playin with B&W

    Quote Originally Posted by Bev View Post
    The color version has nice, saturated colors that are pleasing; however, the color AND the angled shot together are overkill. The angled B&W is very good; I like it a lot.

    I, too, am confused about the railroad ties. The bottom one has a tie that is sticking out farther than the others, over at the right edge of the frame. That one could potentially add some interest in a recomposed shot.
    Thanks Bev, the color shot of the cabin does nothing for me, as I also prefer the B & W.
    As far as the railroad ties go...well, sometimes it works, and sometimes (like this time) it doesn't. I have to admit that the end result was nothing like my mind had pictured. Maybe it was the rain, or maybe it was the fact that I had not slept for 2+ days and my mind was playing tricks on me.

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    Re: Playin with B&W

    Quote Originally Posted by plumcrak View Post
    ... I have to admit that the end result was nothing like my mind had pictured.
    Cheers
    I can guarantee you are not alone in that respect!

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