Which Photo Shall I Choose?

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  1. E_Reeves

    E_Reeves Established Member

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    Hi everyone,

    For Christmas I was looking at getting my Grandad a photo of an IET when we visited Reading recently, but I'm undecided between these two photos... I like the first one because it shows the 800 in its full form and is generally a nice photo to look at, but the second one is also good because it has the HST in too, so is a mixture of the old and new...

    I might end up getting both printed, but which do you think I should choose?

    Thanks :)
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  3. Ash Bridge

    Ash Bridge Established Member

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    They are both good, but for me I think the second shot would be my choice simply because it illustrates both the outgoing trains and their incoming replacements side by side, a sight that will probably soon never be seen again at places such as Reading etc.
     
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    The second one is much more nicely composed.
     
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    Definitely the second one; I agree with both comments above.
     
  6. E_Reeves

    E_Reeves Established Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions :) I think he'd prefer the second one too!
     
  7. Mag_seven

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    It really depends on what you want - do you want just the IET or the mixture of old and new? I'd get them both done personally.
     
  8. E_Reeves

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    Yeah, I'll give him which ever looks best in the frame, and I'll keep the other for myself I think. I think he'd much more prefer the one with the HST...
     
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    Definitely the second one and I agree with all past comments. It's Christmas after all!
     
  10. E_Reeves

    E_Reeves Established Member

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    Just had them printed and the HST definitely looks better :D
     
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    Sorry for being late to the party but #2 definitely, a pleasing juxtaposition between old and new :D
     
  12. Cowley

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    Second one for me n'all. :smile:
     

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