brianaw

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photoblog image Cor, look at that Dad!

Cor, look at that Dad!

When I walked past this scene the main elements of the picture just seemed to fall into place and I felt told a little story. Nothing is set up here and I feel the toned mono finish gives it an oldish feel despite the modern clothes of the boy. I would love a ride on the old motorcycle, a traditional British big single.

Cor, look at that Dad!

When I walked past this scene the main elements of the picture just seemed to fall into place and I felt told a little story. Nothing is set up here and I feel the toned mono finish gives it an oldish feel despite the modern clothes of the boy. I would love a ride on the old motorcycle, a traditional British big single.

comments (8)

Very fifties Brian, that looks just like my old Matchless 500 single, looks just right in monochrome, well seen.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Les, I'm pretty sure it is a Matchless, one of the good old bikes.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 4 Mar 2008, 03:55
I agree with Les, Brian, that this is timeless in B&W. It's delightfully nostalgic. All three men will never forget it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, I felt the old time look suited this shot.
Ginnie they aren't men ... they are all ''little boys'' dreaming of being a train driver when they grow up. richard
Brian Walbey: I think you have probably summed that up correctly Richard.
I like it Brian. The two admiring the vintage train and the train driver admiring the vintage bike!
Brian Walbey: I never thought of that idea Richard but yes, that's how it looks.
Harks back to the days when we waved to train drivers and they waved back. Nice picture Brian. What is the bike? I'm guessing BSA or Matchless
Brian Walbey: I said to Les that I am fairly certain it is a Matchless, it is certainly not a blue AJS badge.
  • Alan
  • Southampton
  • 4 Mar 2008, 17:33
A timeless image with the old motorbike and that lovely old locomotive (despite it being a Great Western!) work well together. If it was from the "good old days", the boy would have been in short trousers and not climbing on the fence!
Brian Walbey: I did remark on the boys clothes Alan, and yes, sadly it is a Great Western loco, but I'm glad you like the picture.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 11 Mar 2008, 12:07
Brilliant, I can just see the love of those people for the engine.
Brian Walbey: Astrid all of use men are just little boys at heart.
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 5 May 2008, 21:57
yes rightly so on the award Brian, quality imagesmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks for going back so far to look at trhis Tim, I'm very glad you like it.

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