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Alaska - Turnagain Arm

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Feb 26, 2015 12:26 |  #1

Here's an image from a few years ago. It was shot with borrowed D60 (not a 60D). This was my first digital outing and convinced me I was wrong about digital. I retired my Pentax 67 soon after.

I'm going back over these files looking for ones that I can do more with now than I could at the time. This shot across the Turnagain Arm on the Kenai Peninsula. Here's the question: should I leave the RR tracks in or clone them out? I'm very interested in your opinions. Thanks.

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Feb 26, 2015 16:46 |  #2

The railroad tracks don't particularly bother me. But, if you do try to clone them out, do it on a duplicate file (or layer) so it is non destructive. I would definitely recommend darkening the clouds (and water) to add more drama.

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Feb 27, 2015 10:19 |  #3

I like it. If you do want to eliminate the tracks, an easier way than cloning is to dupe the brush in front of the track as a separate layer, move it up to cover the tracks, and then feather/erase the edges to blend it into the background.

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Feb 27, 2015 11:10 |  #4

Classic Alaska scenery! Thanks for sharing!

I don't mind the tracks at all. I think it's honest to show them there.

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Feb 27, 2015 11:15 |  #5

Did not even notice the track until I read you post!

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Feb 27, 2015 16:54 |  #6
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If it's a documentary shot, the tracks must remain.

If it's fine art, it'd look worse without the tracks: just three bands of different hues and brightness. The tracks add interest and maybe even a smidgen of mystery to the whole.

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Feb 27, 2015 23:23 |  #7

I like it as is.... unless their would of been a early era locomotive on that track. :-) You did great I like this.

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