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Bewdley Station

The day after meeting Bill at the Clent Hills in April we called in at Bewdley Station on the Severn Valley Railway.  No trains were running and I had the place almost to myself and my Olympus.

I'm probably not the first but I quickly noticed this view of the platform through the side of the footbridge over the track.  To me it shows that one can take a passable railway photo without any trains running.

Bewdley Station

The day after meeting Bill at the Clent Hills in April we called in at Bewdley Station on the Severn Valley Railway.  No trains were running and I had the place almost to myself and my Olympus.

I'm probably not the first but I quickly noticed this view of the platform through the side of the footbridge over the track.  To me it shows that one can take a passable railway photo without any trains running.

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Oct 2009, 00:21
Sure can, if you are blessed with an eye like Brian.

The framing is wonderful, and the peep-show perspective makes it feel dynamic.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ray.
excellent framing
love it
Cheers
Rob

"Trains"
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Rob.
Because of the angle and the framing I think this is probably better than the convention railway platform view. Well spotted and well done.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila, I might put this in a competition at my camera club some time.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Oct 2009, 07:08
Of course you can Briann: there's so much going on here detail wise
Brian Walbey: My feelings exactly Chris, it didn't need a "live" train.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 27 Oct 2009, 07:14
Love the framing Brian, very well done
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tony.
Fine shot of Bewdley. We went down to Toddington to the GWR on Sunday and some old diesel 37248 was on duty. Horrible smelly old thing. Took a few pictures anyway!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. Sorry you only got a diesel on Sunday, did you take a ride, it is a very nice journey?
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Oct 2009, 09:07
Surely the fact that it is a railway photo is beside the point - it's whether it works as a photograph or not. For those of us who are not particularly into trains as examples of 'heritage', this sort of picture is much more interesting. I like the framing device here - it's like peeking into the past.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, my feelings entirely although I know someone who would totally disagree, he just dislikes anything remotely connected to railways whatever.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 27 Oct 2009, 09:15
Great work Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
You spotted this well Brian, very nicely framed.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Linda.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 27 Oct 2009, 11:24
Great use of the their frame.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Aussie.
Love the old stations Brian. Excellent shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Janet.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Oct 2009, 12:27
Very true, Brian; it's the atmosphere you create and you've done that well. The DMU reminds me of my first model train (no idea why I did not get a steam engine, though!)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. Perhaps you were brought up in the diesel, rather than the steam, generation.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Oct 2009, 14:13
Yes, this an attractive motive and perspective/composition! We can observe some things although you cannot any soul!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Philine.
It's all been said Brian.

Well done. richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
Nice framing..Its a winner for me Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron.
Interesting angle on Bewdley Station Brian, quite like the DMU in the background if that is not heresy.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Les, I just happened to notice this crossing the bridge, fortunately it worked well for me. It isn't heresy to like the DMU, this one looks to be in good shape.
Good composition Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Albert.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 27 Oct 2009, 22:56
I think this is more than a "passable" photo. Jolly good idea.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ellie.

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