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    Mt Rainier

    Here are a few snaps from the Camp Muir day hike on Mt Rainier. The hike gains 5000 feet from the parking lot to the camp, which sits at just below 10,200 feet. We had generally decent weather, but it can be unpredictable (thus dangerous) as the last photo shows.

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    Patrick...love the feel B&W gives those images....

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    Thanks. I recently caught another airing of the Ken Burns National Parks documentary and was inspired by all of the old photos .

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    I did my yearly visit to the Buckley Old Engine Show. It is one of my favorite things to do, and look forward to it every year (sad life, aye). I tried to make everything look vintage, but baseball hats kind of messes that up.

    Here are a few from last week (if anyone has any comments on how to improve the B&W antique picture look, please comment... I have LR3 to process, but I do not have PS):

    Edit: After posting, I see #2 could use some cropping... the horizon is too centered.


    Steam Train-5462 by westmichigan, on Flickr


    Steam Tractor Plowing-5577 by westmichigan, on Flickr


    Old Town -5496 by westmichigan, on Flickr



    Buckley Old Engine Show-5406 by westmichigan, on Flickr


    Old Town Scene-5479 by westmichigan, on Flickr
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    Pat, for me 2 & 3 are particularly great. The dust, steam, and smoke combine for a terrific effect.

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    Thanks Patrick. I like the ones with the smoke. When the steam engines use a lot of power, they really belch out a lot of smoke. So it seems more realistic. I had some of the train with a lot of black smoke, but the foreground was not as nice - so I weeded those out.
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    I don't think I've ever submitted a picture to this particular thread, I figure this one is good enough to be my first. Another shot of my friend Matt performing in his band.


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    I converted some of the pics I took during the Summer to Black & White lately. Here are three examples, all taken more or less at the same place (but not on the same day).


    Dent de Fenestral by Tounis_9, on Flickr


    Dents du Midi by Tounis_9, on Flickr


    Tour Salière by Tounis_9, on Flickr

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    I like the last picture best. I like the contrast and the sky. It looks very dramatic. The first image could perhaps benefit from some more contrast? But it is matter of taste, I guess. It would be interesting to see image 2 in colours. I suspect that there is a brilliant blue sky...

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    Thanks for your constructive criticism Lars. I'm still learning how to use black and white, so it's really useful to get some advice.

    You suspect well for the second image, but somehow the other colors weren't so great. I prefer the B&W version by far.

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