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D Man's picture

Railroad tracks in the fog...you need to open up to see full effects...tell me what you think

I took this photo down at Titlow Park in Tacoma last year and when I transferred it to my computer and opened it up wide...I was surprised to what I had seen...I like this shot. Tell me what you think.

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Chris Jablonski's picture

It's great! I love the effect. I thought it was a monochrome. Very subdued colour can work really well. There's lots of subtle detail here, like the birds. And those lights! Less is more for sure here. Good work, D Man.

Ruth Carll's picture

I'd write this all as well but instead I'll just say "ditto"! Well done!

darin gabbert's picture

I too, first thought that it was a BW shot. Very interesting the desaturation caused by the setting. I find the shot just a little bit creepy and menacing, it looks like a film shot in a horror movie, perhaps not what you were after, but cool effect nonetheless.

Chris Jablonski's picture

I think the colours may be accurate, Darin, and not due to a setting. We get pretty used to juiced-up colours on screens. My RAWs often look pretty damn drab! Nature doesn't have a Saturation slider.

D Man's picture

The colors were not adjusted...just a straight photo.

darin gabbert's picture

Sorry, poor choice of words. I should have said that the picture looked BW because of the conditions.

D Man's picture

you didn't say anything wrong...

krohenzo's picture

Hey D Man, I think with a little post processing and crop it actual is a good shot. With your permission I will give you a example. It's your capture and I respect that.

D Man's picture

let's see what you come up with

krohenzo's picture

Tnx D man. This is what I would had done. Maybe it's not 100 percent processed but it gives more mystery to the shot.Now the birds makes more sense and it's not creepy anymore. The stop sign on the left is telling more story now.

D Man's picture

how did you do to get the fog darker with the bright spot in it?

krohenzo's picture

5 minutes in Lightroom. But the million dollar question is; Do you like better. Just be honest. I saw potential in it but the original was to flat in my opinion so maybe you should finish it.

dave l's picture

Reminds me of some I took in Kentucky one morning on these tracks that cross a ravine and where the tracks disappear they are about 90 ft above the road below.

I can tell you this for certain.. ppl LOVE that kind of stuff. I sell the crap outta mine, never less than probably 50 a year, this year I sold a couple hundred of it, so I’m not complaining 🤪. Sorry about watermark but lots of thieves in these places.

Speaking of that, I saw a Ig profile of an art studio in ky and their main pic shows a few rows of prints, I immediately saw this one then blew their main pic up and all the pix on there were mine 🤬

D Man's picture

did you ask them where they got them from?

dave l's picture

Yeah and they blocked me but I’m sure it was from another gallery there that had my stuff. Next time I drive thru there I’ll pop in and if they are selling any then I’ll get attorney there.

This pic just got me a huge deal for tourist season here (by Yellowstone), the first months order is 750 8.5x11 prints, refill as needed... split sales 50/50 but I’ll get the cash up front, so I’ll probably forget about the other place.

I took in my leftover prints from the year and told him to just take one since they have my info on them and this is the one he wanted 😜.

D Man's picture

I have taken some pretty good photos with fog...I got one with ships sitting at anchor and the fog all around them..looks like they are in the sky...I will post it

krohenzo's picture

That sucks if someone steals your work.