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Old 01-21-2019, 02:00 PM   #3
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Agreed. Catch low-angle sun and some rails at just the right angle and the rails will appear to glow. I first noticed the phenomenon while climbing down from Mt. Washington over a decade ago. Check out the rails near the depot in this moldy-oldie shot:
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I also agree that effects such as this one can be exaggerated very easily in post, without even trying too hard. Sunrise and sunset effects are also often exaggerated. There are a lot of sunrises on RP that look more like nuclear tests. It doesn't take a lot of excess saturation, vibrance, contrast, highlights, etc. to go from reality to candyland....or armageddon, as the case may be.

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