Icy Morning with CSX Q022—Variations on a Location

It was a bitterly cold morning just after sunrise when I made these views looking across a field off Route 67 east of Palmer, Massachusetts (near CP79, the control point 79 miles west of South Station, Boston, that controls the switch at the east-end of the control siding at Palmer.)

All were made from the same vantage point.

I was working with two cameras. My FujiFilm XT1 with 90mm telephoto, and my Canon EOS 7D with 40mm pancake.

The exposure, color profiles and color temperature of the cameras were set up differently, which explains the slight difference in overall density and tint.

Do you have a favorite? And why?

Digitally exposed with a FujiFilm XT1 fitted with a 90mm telephoto.
Digitally exposed with a Canon EOS 7D with 40mm pancake lens.
Digitally exposed with a Canon EOS 7D with 40mm pancake lens.

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5 comments on “Icy Morning with CSX Q022—Variations on a Location

  1. Michael Walsh on said:

    I’d prefer the lesser level of blue in the first picture. But as others have said, it does make it seem less cold.

  2. Anonymous on said:

    The middle one shows the sky and tells the full story of the cold day

  3. 2 and 3 might be better for train “watching” but
    the first one is the better “picture.”

  4. Tom Rochford on said:

    Brian, being very near sighted I prefer the first picture as much more detail is visible. Also the building in the middle of the picture, nestled amongst the trees, makes me think of shelter from the wind and ice and perhaps someone is making tea-hopefully Barrys.

    • Tom Warger on said:

      Agreed! To me, the zoomed view says, “Hey, here’s a good reason to be outside on such a winter day!” The wider views say, “OK, it’s cold out here. What can I find to make this worthwhile?”