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Old Jun 27, 2007, 4:32 PM   #1
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Help pick a flyer photo (please)

I was asked to do a photo with a Osprey & the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad train for the Osprey Express. This is a special train for the folks that come to the Osprey Fest 2007. My two attempts at combining two photos to show the train and a Osprey.




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Old Jun 27, 2007, 4:39 PM   #2
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Without hesitation I pick #2.

# 1 is a very nice picture of a steam locomotive and an osprey.

# 2 makes me dream about vast plains and mountain ranges, and a romantic steam express train to take me across it to get to Ospreyland.

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Old Jun 27, 2007, 4:58 PM   #3
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Hi Roger

#2 for me too.

But IMHO scale the osprey down just a little bit.

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Old Jun 27, 2007, 5:14 PM   #4
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Hi Rodger

I agree, #2. But i also agree with Ayreon. scale Down the Osprey


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Old Jun 27, 2007, 6:21 PM   #5
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Hi Roger,

I agree with #2, and also with the scaling down of the osprey, but I'd take it a little further -- I'd also cut the contrast on the bird a bit, maybe soften it a tad with very low level gaussian blur, and maybe even apply a softening brush with low opacity to the edges of the bird after applying it to make it blend a little better. I realize that you're not trying to make this a believable single shot, but I always thought that making it subtle actually brings more attention to it.

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Old Jun 27, 2007, 6:26 PM   #6
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My vote is #2...looks like he's guiding the train..
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 7:43 PM   #7
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Number 2 for sure!
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I'm with the others here. Number 2 for sure Roger. Definitely scale it down a little.

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Old Jun 28, 2007, 12:05 AM   #9
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Definitely #2 for me, too. While I'd scale it down some, I wouldn't scale it down too much - I like the fantasy type of effect having it oversized gives to the picture, and the bird's "pose" is perfect for the picture.
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I don't agree with the suggestion to downscale the osprey – I think it's the main subject and should be a bit dominating. This is The Osprey Express – not a picture of a train with an osprey in the corner.

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