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Old May 15, 2006, 9:15 AM   #1
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Old May 15, 2006, 12:14 PM   #2
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Nice shot! I think you positioned yourself well capturing the track switch as well. The exposure is good but you lost detail throughout the entire image (perhaps due to compression/re-sizing).
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Old May 15, 2006, 1:56 PM   #3
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Very nice post. The dual vanishing ponts is most attractive. As Tullio pointed out, the inclusion of the side track adds that extra touch. Most of us think primarily about only parallel tracks and never even think about a looping side track also.

There is some loss of detail in the darker areas as pointed out by Tullio. Is this a crop of a larger picture? then that might explain some of the loss of detail. Tullio's hypothesis is also a viable one.

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Old May 15, 2006, 3:15 PM   #4
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A nice track shot! Certainly does show off vanishing points.

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Nice shot, like the whole thing. (thinking to oneself, I wonder if doing it in B&W would improve this?) I like the simplisity of the subject. Good work.
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Old May 16, 2006, 7:44 PM   #6
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Here's my version of it in B&W (hope you don't mind, jbarrick). I think I like the original better.
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Old May 16, 2006, 7:59 PM   #7
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Another good RR shot but there is only one vanishing point. Yes, there are two tracks but they are parallel. All four rails are parallel. If I were to draw in my yellow lines, you would see that all four rails lead to the same vanishing point. I think our minds tend to fool us. We are acustomed to seeing one pair rails leading off to parts unknown. Now, here we have two pairs of rails and our minds want to see two vanishing points, but I assure you there is just one.

Now, having said that, I like railroad shots. I have had a great interest in railroading for much of my life. I used to be into model railroading but now my railroading is "virtual". I run my trains on the computer with MS Train Simulator. Anyway, I like to see any kind of railroading scene.

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