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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2550 on: April 06, 2020, 09:49:21 PM »
Sorry, Roger this is all my fault - I blame me!  May I please make things even worse by asking if I might be allowed a name-drop of, hitherto, absolutely no relevance to Wrenton?

Go on John - makes things worse!

Meanwhile a monochrome version of a photo I used a few months ago. I think black and white works especially well with goods trains.



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« Reply #2551 on: April 06, 2020, 09:52:40 PM »
I think black and white works especially well with goods trains.


Never thought of that before, but you may have something there.  :hmmm:
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« Reply #2552 on: April 07, 2020, 08:35:06 AM »
Sorry, Roger this is all my fault - I blame me!  May I please make things even worse by asking if I might be allowed a name-drop of, hitherto, absolutely no relevance to Wrenton?

Go on John - makes things worse!

Meanwhile a monochrome version of a photo I used a few months ago. I think black and white works especially well with goods trains.

Thank you very much for your kind indulgence, Roger.  Well, with regard to Mick's amusing comment...

I will admit to having a penchant for Trollops

...Joanna Trollope, whom I have had the very great pleasure of meeting on a couple of occasions, refers to her Great (times four I think) Uncle as, "The real Trollope!"

Yes, I agree that black and white appears to be particularly kind to goods trains.  It seems to enhance the 'texture' of the wagons.  Your excellent photograph is evidence of this phenomenon.

Thanks again and all best wishes.

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« Reply #2553 on: April 07, 2020, 08:24:12 PM »
Yes, I agree that black and white appears to be particularly kind to goods trains.  It seems to enhance the 'texture' of the wagons.

How about this one then...


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« Reply #2554 on: April 07, 2020, 08:28:40 PM »
Amazing photo, Roger :goggleeyes:

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« Reply #2555 on: April 07, 2020, 08:41:10 PM »
Yes, I agree that black and white appears to be particularly kind to goods trains.  It seems to enhance the 'texture' of the wagons.

How about this one then...

Spectacularly spiffing, Roger!  If one can look beyond Mr Ivatt's pretty little 'Mogul', the wagons are whispering gently, "This was the steam railway."

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« Reply #2556 on: April 07, 2020, 09:31:14 PM »
My view is that we are perhaps used to it.... so many photos of freight trains of the period (and just about all of them before) were black and white.
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« Reply #2557 on: April 08, 2020, 08:04:26 PM »
My view is that we are perhaps used to it.... so many photos of freight trains of the period (and just about all of them before) were black and white.

So I guess this one should really be black and white...



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« Reply #2558 on: April 08, 2020, 09:48:19 PM »
Nah, Roger.... that's much too pretty for black and white!   :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: April 08, 2020, 11:50:56 PM by Bealman »
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« Reply #2559 on: April 08, 2020, 11:40:23 PM »
Nah, Roger.... that's much too pretty for black and white!   :thumbsup:

I did try it and it certainly looks better in colour!
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« Reply #2560 on: April 09, 2020, 12:06:40 AM »
Nah, Roger.... that's much too pretty for black and white!   :thumbsup:

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« Reply #2561 on: April 09, 2020, 12:21:39 AM »
i just love your photos, both colour and monochrome.

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« Reply #2562 on: April 09, 2020, 08:57:29 PM »
The blast from the past continues its journey and has now reached the platform. Like the previous shot this was taken with the camera on a tripod squeezed into the space between the baseboard and the wall and I think this is an angle I've not used before, at least with the telephoto lens. Can't be many more angles to find...


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« Reply #2563 on: April 09, 2020, 09:04:38 PM »
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2564 on: April 09, 2020, 10:40:24 PM »
Drone photography... a new hobby, Roger!
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