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photoblog image (North Wales Notebook)  The Other Train 4/5

(North Wales Notebook) The Other Train 4/5

We had a weeks holiday in Porthmadog, North Wales in early September and so for the next few weeks I will be featuring a variety of images and collages, and a mix of subjects, which I hope you find entertaining.

 

Following on from last weeks theme of Welsh Narrow Gauge Railways this weeks images were all taken from the same place, an open carriage window in a train on the other side of the platform at Tan-y-Bwlch on the Ffestiniog Railway.

 

I don't know why, it must be the shirt and cap, but something makes me think this gentleman might be an American visitor to the railway.  If I was him I would have the loop round my wrist for safety's sake.  I reckon he is further out the window than the chap from yesterday.

 

 

(North Wales Notebook) The Other Train 4/5

We had a weeks holiday in Porthmadog, North Wales in early September and so for the next few weeks I will be featuring a variety of images and collages, and a mix of subjects, which I hope you find entertaining.

 

Following on from last weeks theme of Welsh Narrow Gauge Railways this weeks images were all taken from the same place, an open carriage window in a train on the other side of the platform at Tan-y-Bwlch on the Ffestiniog Railway.

 

I don't know why, it must be the shirt and cap, but something makes me think this gentleman might be an American visitor to the railway.  If I was him I would have the loop round my wrist for safety's sake.  I reckon he is further out the window than the chap from yesterday.

 

 

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Feb 2011, 01:25
He's yer genuine thrill-seeker, Brian...doesn't even use his camera safety strap!
Brian Walbey: I wouldn't personally take that risk myself.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Feb 2011, 05:57
I think you're right about him Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your support Chris.
gawd ... this is making me embarressed to be a snapper

[grin]
Brian Walbey: I was enjoying myself taking these.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 3 Feb 2011, 08:05
getting closer and closer
Brian Walbey: Yes but I don't know what to Chantal.
The guy with the beard seems to have spotted you, Brian!
Brian Walbey: He kept glancing over all the time, I just took it in my stride and hid behind Maureen smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 3 Feb 2011, 10:14
Hope there is no poles on the platform
Brian Walbey: I think he was safe on that score vintage.
Hi Brian . Love your series of photographs, can't wait for the guy in the red shirt and hat and beard hang out and snap away with his camera.... This guy seems like he is going to fall out, beter hold onto his camera. Seems like all of them is getting a chance to snap away from the same window . Well captured !!!!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Laurette. The guy in red stayed put in his seat.
With a hat like that jumping from the train is probably the honourable thing to do.
Brian Walbey: The hat is what made me think American Graeme.
Now his picture has no chance at all of being straightgrin
Brian Walbey: No chance at all Bill.
It looks as if he is sporting a money belt around his waist, Brian, so your deduction that he may be an American tourist could be correct. It is hard to tell but if that is one of those disposable cameras he is holding, perhaps he doesn't care if he drops it or not.
Brian Walbey: Whatever the camera he doesn't seem to worry about dropping it.
No sense of danger, at least wearing specs keeps grit and cinders at bay
Brian Walbey: I think he ducked back inside when the train pulled off.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 3 Feb 2011, 15:53
He's going to fall out in a minute.
Brian Walbey: No such luck Chad, that would have made a good photo smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Feb 2011, 17:43
I'd be very interested to see what they all all photographing. If h e was an American, I think he would have a name badge on; they all seem to like doing that!
Brian Walbey: I wish I'd looked up the platform Alan. It was the cap that made me think he is american.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Feb 2011, 17:44
...the guy in the red shirt seems to be interested in what you're doing!
Brian Walbey: Yes but he couldn't get out the train, and anyway I hid behind Maureensmile
I think you are missing something Brian or is this another location from yesterday
Brian Walbey: Same location, same window, different guy Janet. I have no idea what was going on up the platform.
You've caught another one..I bet it was fun Brian.
Brian Walbey: I got quite a few shots Ron, the final one on Friday.
He looks a very happy snapper, he is also leaning out a bit further than the other guy smile
Brian Walbey: He almost seems bigger than the train carriage Linda.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Feb 2011, 22:57
Makes you wonder what they're all risking life and limb to photograph!
Brian Walbey: I wish I'd had a look for myself Ingrid.
In the next frame he's looking alarmed at the lack of camera (dropped) and in the next frame he's found the camera, bouncing along next to his head?

nice one
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob, I would have found your imagined scenario quite amusing, fancy doing that without the strap round the wrist.
Nice capture of expressions
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.

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