Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cadiz, CA (or Route 66, continued!)

Just southeast of Chambless, CA, on old Route 66, you see signs for Cadiz. The map also shows the town of Cadiz, but when you get there and check it out, you realize someone pulled a fast one! No town, not even remnants of a town, but lots of train activity. Desert trains make for good photos, so it was well worth stopping and exploring.
Here's the original photo... 3 exposure HDR shot
Here's the B&W version...
Added a texture to give it that gritty, desert feel...
So, which version do you prefer??
I like the sky in this photo, so linking to Skywatch Friday
Have a great weekend!!

32 comments:

  1. all super, but I'm going for the B&W on this one.

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  2. I like the first one with the real sky.

    You asked about my camera or lens. I just have a plain Nikon Coolpix L120. No special lens, on tripod just a good zoom and I try to be steady. Someday I'll grow up to a big camera, but I have to learn this one first. MB

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  3. Oh, I love that first shot! It's amazing and beautiful!

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  4. I've yet to embrace the "hyper reality" of HDR! So, I'll have to go with the black and white.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  5. I like the first one...but all are great.

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  6. Yes, nice pictures, excellent light.

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  7. wow, a perfect shot. Can´t be better. Great composition and great editing on all three versions. Love them all. :)

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  8. Beautiful shots, each one is great. But the first color shot is my favorite. Happy Skywatching!

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  9. I like the first one. Great shot.

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  10. I like the first one also. It reminds me of the other shots you took of the truck/cars. I love that kind of processing. This is a great shot.. wonderful job.

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  11. I love the first one, with the blue sky!

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  12. They're all great but the last one is my favorite.

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  13. oooh! i like that 3rd! nicely done!

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  14. Fantastic skies and wonderful, different versions! I like the B&W today! Terrific! Enjoy your weekend!!

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  15. That's a great shot! The depth of field is impressive. What f stop did you use? Being more of a traditionalist, I prefer the first one. Keep shooting.

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  16. My fave is the HDR shot, but they're all good! Your composition is really good, so with any of the edits, you can't go wrong. It's fun to experiment, isn't it?

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  17. number 1 gets my vote....love the colors

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  18. My fave is the first one, I like how the clouds, blue sky and mountains show up, and the other two are cool too!

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  19. The first one reminds me of an old post card. Great shot!

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  20. Amazing how each edit highlights a different aspect of your photo. I like the first best.

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  21. I definitely like the black and white look.
    Have a great weekend!

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  22. I don't always like HDR but this scene works well as does the textured shot.

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  23. I like the color one because of the gorgeous sky. Nice shot!

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  24. I am going to vote for the b/w! It just feels right...

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  25. Generally I like the colored ones best, but the last one is stunning.

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