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Copyright: John Winder (RhythmThief) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 186 W: 5 N: 215] (1739)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-10
Categories: Transportation
Camera: Nikon D200., Tamron 70-300mm AF 4-5.6 LD Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Steam Railways [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-12 17:29
Viewed: 1669
Points: 14
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Hi everyone,
another one from my visit to the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway the other day. This is the cab of rusty Great Western Railway 2-8-0 heavy freight engine no. 3855, rescued from Barry scrapyard some time ago. I've always been fascinated by steam engines and I like the detail and the colours of this one enough to overlook the slight lack of sharpness. I'd have liked to get more of the engine in shot, but there was a big yellow Portakabin immediately to the left of this PoV so this was the best I could do!
Contrast increased.
Brightness decreased.
Cheers, John.

EDIT: I think this might be the very loco in Barry scrapyard some years ago.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2008-02-12 20:09]

Title fits the image well John,will they bring this one back to life? Great detail I like the different levels of deteriation.TFS


You know, if you hadn't mentioned a lack of sharpness, I wouldn't have noticed it. This looks great to me!

I share your fascination with old steam engines, and I love this detail. Good bokeh and metering. Well done!


Hi John,

Actually the slight lack of sharpness works quite well on this, it makes it seem to almost be trying to blend in with the background, which I suppose, if left, it eventually will. Good colours and I like the crop too.


Hello John! Wonderful objects. Amazing lightness and sharpness. Good colors. Very good capture. Mysterious effect. Good luck!

Trains here even in the rust belt around the Great Lakes seem to have survived much better in dock...yet weathered or not it gives the image a real abstract appearance..Nice image John!

  • pdp Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 39 N: 123] (538)
  • [2008-02-13 16:30]
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Hi John, some lovely rust there. I think i would have liked to see more of the train, especially the wheels just to give it some firm identity. I bet you could get some really interesting abstracts with all those rusty rivets. Nice shot.

Nice textures and muted colours, shame to see it like this but I like the shot!
Cheers, Dad

Very interesting motif, beautiful in all its rustyness! Clear and sharp photo, and a good idea to choose such a motif! Well done!
Monica (the rustyness is something we have in common in our very tepid and rainy part of the world - I live in Sweden.)

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