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photoblog image Great Central Winter Gala - 2/5

Great Central Winter Gala - 2/5

At the end of January a friend and I spent some time at Quorn on the Great Central Railway near Loughborough at the Winter Gala.  I took several shots but couldn't decide whether colour or B&W was best so I will leave you decide.

One of the most popular locomotives at the moment is the LMS Jubilee class No.5690 Leander. 

5690 was built at Crewe in March 1936 and named Leander after HMS Leander, which in turn was named after the Greek hero Leander. After nationalisation in 1948, she was renumbered 45690 by British Railways, and based at the former LMS engine shed at Bristol Barrow Road.

 

After being withdrawn in 1964, Leander was sold to Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales. Rescued by Brian Oliver in May 1972, she was restored by the Leander Locomotive Society at the Dinting Railway Centre, Glossop. After later purchase by and running on the Severn Valley Railway, she was again sold into private ownership and is now owned by the Beet family and based at the East Lancashire Railway.

The light on the day was almost directly overhead and was also very contrasty. I made two copies of the original JPEG at +2 and -2 EV in Raw Therapee.  I then took all three into Essential HDR Community Edition and Tone Mapped an HDR conversion.  This latter file was taken into CS3, cropped and given a small adjustment in Topaz to produce a final colour version and saved.  That file was then returned to base in the History palette and an Adjustment Layer was used to convert to B&W before a small adjustment was made in Topaz to that version also.


Great Central Winter Gala - 2/5

At the end of January a friend and I spent some time at Quorn on the Great Central Railway near Loughborough at the Winter Gala.  I took several shots but couldn't decide whether colour or B&W was best so I will leave you decide.

One of the most popular locomotives at the moment is the LMS Jubilee class No.5690 Leander. 

5690 was built at Crewe in March 1936 and named Leander after HMS Leander, which in turn was named after the Greek hero Leander. After nationalisation in 1948, she was renumbered 45690 by British Railways, and based at the former LMS engine shed at Bristol Barrow Road.

 

After being withdrawn in 1964, Leander was sold to Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales. Rescued by Brian Oliver in May 1972, she was restored by the Leander Locomotive Society at the Dinting Railway Centre, Glossop. After later purchase by and running on the Severn Valley Railway, she was again sold into private ownership and is now owned by the Beet family and based at the East Lancashire Railway.

The light on the day was almost directly overhead and was also very contrasty. I made two copies of the original JPEG at +2 and -2 EV in Raw Therapee.  I then took all three into Essential HDR Community Edition and Tone Mapped an HDR conversion.  This latter file was taken into CS3, cropped and given a small adjustment in Topaz to produce a final colour version and saved.  That file was then returned to base in the History palette and an Adjustment Layer was used to convert to B&W before a small adjustment was made in Topaz to that version also.


comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Jun 2010, 03:17
Very fine pics...both of them, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Jun 2010, 07:15
Very nice Brian: I think the b&w works better for me here. I well remember seeing this locomotive in service at Bristol in the early 60s on many occasions
Brian Walbey: I have seen this a few times in preservation but not in real times if you know what I mean.
These both stand up in their own right Brian I think the colour gets my vote though
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill.
Nice, equally as excellent!!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob.
I like the B/W for its age feel, but both really good Briansmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Linda.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 1 Jun 2010, 11:09
Colour for me
Brian Walbey: That's o.k.vintage, thanks.
Wow! Fantastic!! Both of them!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Marion.
I like the color version but the B/W enhances it a lot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Paul.
I like them both equally. The B/W is in keeping with the era though.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet.
The colour for me smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
My word Brian..you went to a lot of work on this..but its paid off..Colour for me though.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron, I enjoyed all the twiddling with this series.

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