Old 10-29-2007, 07:21 PM   #1
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Which of these photos is correctly oriented?
Rio Grande in the Royal Gorge.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:14 PM   #2
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Interesting! Haven't been there. But, let's see, the water looks to be flowing away from the photographer.

Take a look at the RP shots - put "royal gorge" in as a keyword.

Here is a cool shot:
Image © Cascade Bruce
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Hmm, water in the shot is flowing down, it looks like, so if it were flowing away from the photographer, that means the photographer would be at the top of the scene, pointing toward the bottom, which would put the rail on the left side of the gorge.

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Old 10-29-2007, 08:26 PM   #3
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Well, seeing as how the Rio Grande wording is backwards one the one with the train on the right, that means the one on the left is the correct one.

Oh, here's another cool shot from the Royal Gorge Bridge:

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Old 10-29-2007, 08:27 PM   #4
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I believe it's the left one. Compare the horns on to this shot... when looking at the locomotive the forward facing one should be on the left:

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Also, if you look closely, you can barely make out that the 'Rio Grande' is correct on the left shot, and mirrored on the right

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Old 10-30-2007, 08:54 AM   #5
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I believe it's the left one. Compare the horns on to this shot... when looking at the locomotive the forward facing one should be on the left:

Image © David W. DeVault
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Also, if you look closely, you can barely make out that the 'Rio Grande' is correct on the left shot, and mirrored on the right

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I believe your right, I hadn`t noticed the Rio Grande lettering untill seeing the other photo. I recently aquired this from a store bought pack of Colorado scenery slides from the 60s. The slide casing didn`t designate the frontal view.
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