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An engine cab in the elephants' graveyard at Tanfield Railway.
I was pleased to note that most of our U3A Photography group found their way to this subject in the course of our visit.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Sep 2012 - 11:48 AM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.7
Aperture:f/20.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:The sad little engine
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:18 Nov 2012 - 8:04 AM
Tags:Humour / fun, Silly sunday, Specialist / abstract, Transport
Votes:56

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 8:14 AM

Sad as it maybe but its got wonderful colour and textures .Smile
Rob

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 8:21 AM

Good compo, colours and shapes.

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franken
franken e2 Member 112920 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 8:25 AM

Poor thing, I wonder if there's plans to renovate it?

I confess to being a steam train enthusiast
in my youth! Smile

Ken

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 - 8:30 AM

Lovely detail and texture.

I confess to still being a steam train enthusiast
Jim

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 8:35 AM

A happy hunting ground for abstracts, rust, grot etc. Great shot which fits the theme of the day because it doesn't take a lot of imagination to see a face in there.

Albert

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7329 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom885 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 8:52 AM


Quote: it doesn't take a lot of imagination to see a face in there.

I reckoned that this one should be pretty obvious! I do wish the paint drips were under the eyes though...

Quote: A happy hunting ground for abstracts, rust, grot etc.

For anyone in the North East, I've shown the Map location and I can thoroughly recommend a visit. There's no entry charge, you can just wander around, including inside the engine shed where volunteers will be working on restoring locomotives; and there are trains running on the line on Sundays.
Cheers everyone. And a Very Silly Sunday to you.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 18 Nov 2012 - 8:57 AM

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 33380 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 9:12 AM

I think he needs the Fat Controller to take charge and send him off to Thomas and friends for some much needed TLC, Moira. He needs cheering up.

Malc

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 9:16 AM

made me smile....

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 9:29 AM

What a sad end it certainly needs some TLC.

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frz67
frz67 e2 Member 4frz67 vcard Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 9:38 AM

not an easy job to freeze in a picture an expression like that! GrinWink
well seen

francesco

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7329 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom885 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 9:59 AM

Thanks again everyone. Our next U3A group meeting is just before Christmas and we have asked everyone to bring along silly/humorous pictures. A sort of extended Silly Sunday...
Moira

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 10:11 AM

The empty eye sockets and the dreams of so many, gone with the rest of the important and recyclable items for filthy lucre.

Dougie

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103958 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 10:18 AM

finely cropped Smile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7329 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom885 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 10:20 AM


Quote: finely cropped

Thanks for noticing, Jeff. Plus a wee bit of skewing...

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 10:59 AM

The 'pupils' in the eyes are a masterstroke, Moira.

Dave

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 11:20 AM

He does look sad! But maybe a spell in the Sunday EPZ limelight will cheer him up Smile
Lovely textures and nicely framed.
Rende

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Hop-A-Long
18 Nov 2012 - 11:29 AM

"Elephants'", looking at this you can actually visualize an elephant staring back at you, or is that just me.Grin
I like the mix of colours and textures in this.

Andy

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7329 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom885 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 11:43 AM


Quote: The 'pupils' in the eyes are a masterstroke

Entirely serendipitous, due to the angle of the sun (and the fact that there was some that day... ) Thanks for noticing. I'm a bit worried about his astigmatism though.
Moira

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 12:05 PM


Quote: He does look sad! But maybe a spell in the Sunday EPZ limelight will cheer him up Smile
Lovely textures and nicely framed.
Rende

That must be right. - gary

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 12:07 PM

Sad indeed. The entire demise of the railways is sad.
A fabulous shot, though, well thought out. Love the eyes as well.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
18 Nov 2012 - 12:19 PM

Nice one well presented the eyes have it as always! toot toot! love it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 1:14 PM

This face needs no cosmetic surgery - perfectly aligned in every way.

Anne

I've not had my coffee yet........... Wink

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 1:47 PM

He does look rather sad, doesn't he? Sad A very well seen shot, Moira, excellent for Silly Sunday! Grin
Trev Smile

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AnnChown
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18 Nov 2012 - 2:09 PM

That's a great find Moira! Love it!
Ann

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 277 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 3:08 PM

Super composition, Moira, and i just luv that dripping paint, well spotted as usual.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile x

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barbarahirst
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18 Nov 2012 - 4:51 PM

sad indeed

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1881
1881  2 India
18 Nov 2012 - 4:58 PM

Sad as it maybe but its got wonderful colour and textures . I AGREESad
SANJEEV

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JohnChambersPhotography

Never seen an engine cry but I have seen a elephant fly lol. there's a song there somewhere. good capture Moira colours and textures are spot on.

John

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RockArea
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18 Nov 2012 - 8:25 PM

The faded green and the intricate lining looks good. If they have shabby chic in engine sheds this is it!

David

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UrbaneMagick
18 Nov 2012 - 8:40 PM

tooted its last toot then :-(

GarethSmile

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18 Nov 2012 - 10:59 PM

your crop really suggests a face.. well done.

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aniamoore
aniamoore  1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 - 11:04 PM

Old monkey business here, Moira!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
AniaWink

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mikbee
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19 Nov 2012 - 12:30 AM

Good to hear that you were not the only one that found this interesting Moira !!
A fine grot shot.
Mick.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8688 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1531 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 9:21 PM

You'd look sad, too, if you were relegated to the graveyard. Your only chance is to become a magnet for photographers, then your fame could be far greater than it ever was before.

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22 Nov 2012 - 5:38 PM

What a great find Moira

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DicksPics
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22 Nov 2012 - 8:16 PM

Bostin', as they say in The Black Country!!
DicksPics

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23 Nov 2012 - 12:52 PM

Not sure how I missed this metalic "face"... Grin
Good image... IB

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