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Ratliff Ferry Abandoned Railroad Bridge Piers
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Posted By: Larrymc, 11-11-2020, 06:10 PM

Took a little road trip Monday and the light was the pits, forecast said mostly sunny on arrival, As it turned out the light was flat so this is about the best I could get, it might look better as a BW monochrome. The area is Ratliff Ferry Located just off the Natchez Trace Parkway on the Pearl River in Rankin County, MS


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Why don’t you post this in b&w as a comparison? I know I’d like to see that side by side.
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Why don’t you post this in b&w as a comparison? I know I’d like to see that side by side.
Here you go. Processed with DXO Film Pack5 Elite Rollei Retro 100 Tonal with a bit of film grain added.

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Here you go. Processed with DXO Film Pack5 Elite Rollei Retro 100 Tonal with a bit of film grain added.

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Nice. I like the b&w version better. The photo has more interest due to the positive and negative spaces created by the trees and sky. My eye is drawn to the sky then trails down to the piers to the water with its light and sank texturing. But more importantly, what do you think?

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Nice. I like the b&w version better. The photo has more interest due to the positive and negative spaces created by the trees and sky. My eye is drawn to the sky then trails down to the piers to the water with its light and sank texturing. But more importantly, what do you think?
Thanks, I thought about BW after I processed the DNG last night but set it aside, then when you suggested the BW I went ahead and processed a virtual copy and exported it to Flickr. The DXO Film Pack has a bunch of nice film emulations that do pretty well. I think the BW looks decent, glad you liked it and I appreciate your analysis of the image.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Larrymc Quote
Took a little road trip Monday and the light was the pits, forecast said mostly sunny on arrival, As it turned out the light was flat so this is about the best I could get, it might look better as a BW monochrome. The area is Ratliff Ferry Located just off the Natchez Trace Parkway on the Pearl River in Rankin County, MS


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Many thanks, i appreciate the comment!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Larrymc Quote
Took a little road trip Monday and the light was the pits, forecast said mostly sunny on arrival, As it turned out the light was flat so this is about the best I could get, it might look better as a BW monochrome. The area is Ratliff Ferry Located just off the Natchez Trace Parkway on the Pearl River in Rankin County, MS


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I like the lighting . Fits the mood of a fall day.
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I like the lighting . Fits the mood of a fall day.
Many thanks, I really appreciate the comment!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Larrymc Quote
Took a little road trip Monday and the light was the pits, forecast said mostly sunny on arrival, As it turned out the light was flat so this is about the best I could get, it might look better as a BW monochrome. The area is Ratliff Ferry Located just off the Natchez Trace Parkway on the Pearl River in Rankin County, MS


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I study rivers and it's really incredible how many of these old bridge piers are left behind! I think they look interesting and tell about our history. Nice shot Larrymc!
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I study rivers and it's really incredible how many of these old bridge piers are left behind! I think they look interesting and tell about our history. Nice shot Larrymc!
Thanks, Stephen, for the comment. The rail road bridge that was on the piers was dismantled in 1961 due to the construction of the Ross Barnett Reservoir that is a 50 square mile freshwater reservoir about 20 miles down stream from these piers. They remain as they do not pose a hazard to small boat river traffic on the Pearl river which is mostly a commercial fishing and recreation river nowadays. They are definitely very interesting. Thanks for viewing!
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