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Imminent Departure

Imminent Departure
Photo Information
Copyright: Robert Blackmore (falcon53) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 55 W: 0 N: 176] (1119)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-07
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Experimental, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Nikon D300s, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-12 2:42
Viewed: 1252
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Crew of a preserved "Black Five" awaiting departure time during a recent steam gala on the West Somerset Railway. This locomotive was double-headed with the only surviving Ivatt 4MT (just visible in this shot).
This image was tone mapped from three copies of the same RAW file.

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  • Great 
  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2012-10-12 2:54]

A stunning image Robert, lovely tonal range, nice details on the near locomotive.
I do like the locos number being visible between the two men.
Takes me back to my boyhood years watching the trains getting up steam on a wonters morning.
My dad was a railway signal maintainer.

Cheers and TFS,

this is a good photo. the composition, the light, the colors, the fod...so many things.
um abraço

Fantastic shot captured with superb mood in it, Robert!
Great details and well caught drama into the scene, caught with amazing light and exposure.
Good clarity and nice DOF too.
Well done!

Have a nice weekend.


Hi Robert...beautiful shot...very nice tones and light...excellent.


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-10-12 9:26]

Hi Rob.

I like the depth created with the steam wafting across the platform. You kept the driver and fireman in good detail and in focus. Great angle adopted too. tfs

stv ;o))

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2012-11-05 23:52]

Hi Robert,

Lovely moody shot of this engine and drivers, lovely fifties iconic look to it and excellent atmosphere, on a personal note I think, if you could have, came out a bit so the foot was not chopped and also giving a little bit more of the reflection of the driver in the paintwork. That's just my opinion tho - excellent shot.

Best wishes


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