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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2400 on: January 17, 2020, 11:36:09 AM »
Does the sign pointing at the camera that we can't read indicate Pendon ?

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2401 on: January 17, 2020, 11:56:28 AM »
Does the sign pointing at the camera that we can't read indicate Pendon ?

 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost: No, it just says 'station'! But I needed a magnifying glass to check.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2402 on: January 19, 2020, 09:35:46 PM »
I've had another hunt through some older photos looking for candidates for tighter crops. This view is from the south end of the layout.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2403 on: January 20, 2020, 08:45:49 PM »
It's Eire's turn to bring the coals south.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2404 on: January 20, 2020, 11:42:00 PM »
I really like this pic. Can't lay me finger on why, just something about it I like!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2405 on: January 21, 2020, 08:08:49 AM »
I really like this pic. Can't lay me finger on why, just something about it I like!  :thumbsup:

I agree completely, George.

Apart from Roger's exquisite modelling and wonderful photographic technique; what is it?

I think it might be appearance of the wagons on the very slight curve...

It's a shame that a '5XP' is relegated to working a coal train; a sign of the times I suppose.

Brilliant photograph - thank you very much.

Best wishes.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2406 on: January 21, 2020, 11:12:05 AM »
I really like this pic. Can't lay me finger on why, just something about it I like!  :thumbsup:

I agree completely, George.
Apart from Roger's exquisite modelling and wonderful photographic technique; what is it?
I think it might be appearance of the wagons on the very slight curve...

Thanks chaps. One  thing is different from most of my pics - I played with the tones (but not, directly, the colours) resulting in the ballast, for example, appearing darker than usual. Maybe that's a factor?

It's made me think about trying to get a gloomy weather look - softer lighting to eliminate shadows and a cloudy sky. Probably need a photo of the real sky for that. The sky has been bright blue and cloudless the last few days so no progress possible at present!

It's a shame that a '5XP' is relegated to working a coal train; a sign of the times I suppose.

Probably more of a sign of me getting desperate for new combinations of loco and train given my relatively limited collection of stock!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2407 on: January 21, 2020, 08:21:33 PM »
The camera has moved a little southwards and another freight train passes by, this time heading north and with a more fitting choice of motive power.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2408 on: January 21, 2020, 10:14:40 PM »
Looks real to me!

Renton should be featured in one of the modelling magazines.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2409 on: January 21, 2020, 10:37:36 PM »
Renton should be featured in one of the modelling magazines.

Thanks Paddy. It already has:



RM December 2018 and April 2019. Also the NGS Journal 4/2018, 6/2018 and 3/2019.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2410 on: January 22, 2020, 08:21:15 PM »
I must say, from this angle, the join looks like one of those joins in the tarmac that one sees sometimes in the road.

Indeed - maybe it could be disguised a touch more with a strip of darker grey either side (or possibly only one side) so that it looks like a trench has been dug across the road and, when filled, was topped with a darker tarmac.

How about this?



(following up from https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38682.msg611945#msg611945)


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2411 on: January 22, 2020, 09:19:06 PM »
I must say, from this angle, the join looks like one of those joins in the tarmac that one sees sometimes in the road.

Indeed - maybe it could be disguised a touch more with a strip of darker grey either side (or possibly only one side) so that it looks like a trench has been dug across the road and, when filled, was topped with a darker tarmac.

How about this?



(following up from https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38682.msg611945#msg611945)

That works for me  :thumbsup:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2412 on: January 24, 2020, 08:35:55 PM »
Another browse through earlier photos led me to this shot of the SECR C Class. It seemed to be the ideal candidate for monochrome, sepia, film grain and vignette effects.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2413 on: January 24, 2020, 09:47:18 PM »
What an amazing photograph, Roger!  You have recreated a picture postcard from 1924-ish.  Probably still on sale in the Wrenton Post Office in 1954.

Simply wonderful.

Best wishes.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2414 on: January 25, 2020, 06:30:16 PM »
Thanks for the updates and superb photos., Roger. That pair of brake vans do look very good, apart from the roofs which really need a wash of matt black to tome them down and smoke stains around the chimney. I'm looking forward to seeing your next developments.

 

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