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Old Oct 23, 2007, 3:07 PM   #1
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2007 postcard ( A Choice )

I am trying to choose between these two photos for this years new postcard. My wife is telling me maybe we should do both.




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Old Oct 23, 2007, 3:25 PM   #2
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if you don't do both then the 2nd one

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if you don't do both then the 2nd one

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This is on purpose, when they get back from the printer they should be right.


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Old Oct 23, 2007, 4:30 PM   #4
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#1 portrays the "vastness" or "openness" of your area but if I had to pick one, I would go with #2. I like the smoke. I can smell and taste it in #2.

Would they both print to a postcard equally well?
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#1 portrays the "vastness" or "openness" of your area but if I had to pick one, I would go with #2. I like the smoke. I can smell and taste it in #2.

Would they both print to a postcard equally well?
Hi sqarthee, YUP!!!! I believe they both would turn out well.


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Hi Roger,

If I were to choose one, it would be the first. I do, however feel that #2 is the better train pic.

#1 conveys to me wide open spaces and clean air, with the train a minor intrusion of man's presence in a whole lot of nature. If you want to feature the "country" aspect of your location in addition to the train,this is the better pic,IMO.

#2 emphasizes the intrusion and blocks out the nature. The sense I get is noisy, smokey, and dirty, despite the pristine condition of the train itself. You can almost hear the chugging, smell the smoke, and feel it sting your eyes. This is why I think it's a better train pic. If you want to emphasize the experience of the steam locomotive, this would be my choice.

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HI Rodger

If you should decide Not to Print both. My choice would be #1.


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Both are good pnotographs, but are very different. I guess it would depend on what it is that you are intending to convey. #1 is much better as a scenic, with the train in context as a part of the scene. #2emphasizes the train, which for my taste is a bit crowded up against the trees, and as Scott has implied, much too smoky (the smoke actually draws attention away from the train). #1 I should think would appeal to a wider audience.
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As above I'm not sure what your intentions are for the annual p-card, but personally I'd take #1. the wide open spaces, a lazy day with a steamie trucking by.. very pleasant.



#2 is an awesome image and it definitely belongs on the wall, but as a postcard it might need a catchphrase like "We're Comin' and You Can't Stop Us!" It's a noisy, rumbling, powerful image.
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#1 for me. Unless you are marketing the postcards to the company that owns the train, I would say that #1 captures the beautiful area in which you live (and that you have shared through your photographs) much better than the second shot. Now, if you want to sell postcards at the train station, #2 might be better, but #1 would server there also.

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