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photoblog image Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway 2/7

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway 2/7

I caught this image of the fireman on board the locomotive at Embsay before the train ran back to Bolton Abbey. I rather liked all the steam swirling about, but I think that very smart looking wristwatch might not be the most sensible thing to wear working a locomotive, and it spoils any chance of using this photo at my club, unless I turn it to black and white.

 

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway 2/7

I caught this image of the fireman on board the locomotive at Embsay before the train ran back to Bolton Abbey. I rather liked all the steam swirling about, but I think that very smart looking wristwatch might not be the most sensible thing to wear working a locomotive, and it spoils any chance of using this photo at my club, unless I turn it to black and white.

 

comments (15)

I like it with the green showing through.
Brian Walbey: Yes much better than a building.
Great shot of the steam!!
Brian Walbey: That's what caught my eye Elizabeth.
I picked up on the gold watch right through the smoke Brian... it is a great shot... don't change it....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. For a competition the modern shiny watch would spoil the apparent authenticity of the rest of the image. I have converted it to mono and toned the watch down somewhat, it looks better like that.
  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 4 Feb 2014, 05:43
A pox on your photo club, Brian...I think the image is brilliant!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. For a competition the modern shiny watch would spoil the apparent authenticity of the rest of the image. I have converted it to mono and toned the watch down somewhat, it looks better like that.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Feb 2014, 07:51
Love the steam Brian: it adds atmosphere. I am intrigued at the arcane & rather odd rules of your club. A wristwatch is only acceptable in b&w - hmmm...
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris. The club doesn't have arcane rules,for a competition the modern shiny watch would spoil the apparent authenticity of the rest of the image. I have converted it to mono and toned the watch down somewhat, it looks better like that.
Ugh Ugh, nasty cough
Great atmosphere Brian. It would make a good B&W regardless of the watch
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. For a competition the modern shiny watch would spoil the apparent authenticity of the rest of the image. I have converted it to mono and toned the watch down somewhat, it looks better like that.
Love that steam,Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes that's what caught my eye Frank. I see you have been cribbing your ladies comment this morning wink
I'm with Chris. Why in the world would a wristwatch in colour disqualify a brilliant image like this?
A nice smoky picture Brian!
Brian Walbey: It was the smoke and steam that drew me to this shot.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 4 Feb 2014, 15:39
I do like to see people working on your trains, Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes I was lucky to catch this guy at just the right moment.
Fine image Brian, the watch does look a bit dressy for the job in hand
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, I am posting the alternative version on Saturday.
A fabulous atmospheric shot with the steam Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
Footplate action, nice shot
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much John.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Feb 2014, 22:23
Very atmospheric, Brian. It really should be a fob watch, of course. smile don't worry about any competition ; just do it for pleasure.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. The watch would be important were it being judged anywhere really, the alternative (corrected) version is here on Saturday.

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