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Author Topic: Wrenton  (Read 84014 times)

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1620 on: April 09, 2019, 10:30:55 PM »
Thanks Roger.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1621 on: April 10, 2019, 01:07:32 AM »
With the camera still on the boom it seems appropriate that Bittern puts in an appearance.

There's no limit to the interests in this photo, but I suppose there's always one thing the eye keeps returning to; for me, it was the car.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1622 on: April 10, 2019, 12:47:26 PM »
There's no limit to the interests in this photo, but I suppose there's always one thing the eye keeps returning to; for me, it was the car.

I actually wondered if I should include the car! But there's no other obvious focal point, certainly nothing in the classic positions where the golden sections of width and height intersect. So, as you suggest Leon, best to let the eyes wander around!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1623 on: April 11, 2019, 09:34:31 PM »
One last shot of Bittern before its recent withdrawal from service. The boom wasn't far over the layout for this one.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1624 on: April 11, 2019, 11:05:52 PM »
I like the grubby signal post and ladder! ;)

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1625 on: April 12, 2019, 11:39:41 AM »
I like the grubby signal post and ladder!

I did have a go at the one by the signal box. I'll photograph it when I next get out the camera and lights.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1626 on: April 12, 2019, 12:01:19 PM »
It's definitely sweeping through.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1627 on: April 13, 2019, 02:46:02 PM »
A different view of the southern end of the village with just a hint of railway beyond.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1628 on: April 13, 2019, 02:57:18 PM »
All excellent photos. One small advantage of monochrome is that you cannot tell that one parcels vehicle (CCT) is, although very nicely weathered, is in BR Blue which only came in around 1965 so too late for Wrenton?

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1629 on: April 13, 2019, 03:04:06 PM »
A different view of the southern end of the village with just a hint of railway beyond.



Fabulous picture. Brilliant modelling. I raise my hat to you sir!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1630 on: April 13, 2019, 04:59:28 PM »
So much to admire, but once again an automobile steals the show!  :D Of course, that's because of Roger's sense of balance. Not only with his modelling but in his photography. A feast for the eyes!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1631 on: April 13, 2019, 07:18:50 PM »
long ago we had pendon / madder / john ahearne, then the late allan downes. now we have our very own roger beckwith !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on this very forum
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1632 on: April 14, 2019, 12:46:34 PM »
Thanks for the comments!

One small advantage of monochrome is that you cannot tell that one parcels vehicle (CCT) is, although very nicely weathered, is in BR Blue which only came in around 1965 so too late for Wrenton?

I'm sure you're right about the colour of the CCT, Chris, I'm no railway expert, but Rule One applies to Wrenton. I find that when non-railway fans look at the layout they quite enjoy the various liveries - that is when they stop looking at the village. Some visitors say don't bother to run any trains. I still hanker after a Castle and a train of chocolate and cream and only the cost deters me, not the fact that it would be hard to justify its presence in East Anglia.

So much to admire, but once again an automobile steals the show!  :D Of course, that's because of Roger's sense of balance. Not only with his modelling but in his photography. A feast for the eyes!

The ice cream van almost stole the show. It was in its usual spot further down the road and although quite distant the bright blue was too eye-catching. So I Photoshopped it out.

long ago we had pendon / madder / john ahearne, then the late allan downes. now we have our very own roger beckwith !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on this very forum

I don't think I'm in their class! But kind of you to suggest so. I've still got a couple of Ahern's books, bought about 1970 for the princely sum of 12/6d each. Full of good ideas and tips and probably better value for money than more recent books about scenic and building modelling.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1633 on: April 15, 2019, 09:54:38 PM »
I chanced to look at the photographic items on offer in the Amazon sale at about 9.15pm yesterday. And there was an Olympus telephoto lens at about 60 less than when I last looked at it - and less than the price of many locos. So temptation won and I ordered it. It arrived late morning (thanks to Prime) so this afternoon I gave it a try. Naturally the first subject had to be the village! This shot of the south end of the layout was taken with the camera peering over the back (side really) scene at the north end. I've just done the focus stacking of that shot while watching coverage of the awful fire in Paris and here it is.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1634 on: April 16, 2019, 12:09:07 AM »
Nice pic there Roger, wondering which lens you are using. I need to experiment with my camera and lenses, but at the moment my layout is on its side having some wirring attended too. That village looks idylic, superb modeling.
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