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GWR Halls

GWR Halls
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Copyright: Robert Blackmore (falcon53) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 55 W: 0 N: 176] (1119)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2012-10-04
Categories: Transportation, Event, Experimental, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Nikon D300s, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-05 8:44
Viewed: 1153
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Two preserved examples of the highly successful mixed traffic “Hall Class” steam locomotive built by the Great Western Railway. Picture taken at an Autumn Steam Gala on the West Somerset Railway last year.

Image tone mapped from four copies of the same RAW file post capture, then converted to sepia in a vain attempt of trying to give the impression of having taken the picture back in the 1930’s. Modern cars and a certain fast-food restaurant in the far distance have prevented me from achieving this.

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  • Great 
  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-01-05 9:16]

Hi Rob.

Great tones to draw us back a few years to when travel was exciting and memorable, and not a chore. Attractive wisps of steam emitting from the engine, great image.

stv ;o))

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2013-01-05 10:19]


I would say your PP successfully rendered an antique plate, sepia-toned image. The angular POV of the two train engines adds a dynamic element to your composition.

Nicely Done


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2013-01-05 13:09]

Hi Robert,
I like the PP work you adapted to these lovely old locomotives. Nice sepia toning rendering the exact era of the vehicles.
A very sharp and neat image.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hi Robert, I dont know, it wasnt until I read your note that I took any notice of the bg, I was too busy checking out the details in the engines. Fiona

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