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and yes the punch line of the title should be A train Driver, just couldn't resist.

(Thanks Brian for pointing outh the typo)

First off thanks for the support on the recent images and a big thanks Pete for the HC on the last image.

Another from the recent trip to Grosmont. When you've had enough of them shout STOP as theres loads more ...

I must rediscover what colour is Wink

As with all my black and whites please have a look at the large version (the small version does compress the tones).

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 100-300 f4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:When I Grow up I want to be ... A Pole Dancer
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:18 Jun 2010 - 11:02 AM
Tags:Black & white, Grosmont, Nymr, Photo journalism, Railway people, Street photography, Trains, Transport
Votes:75

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dharker
dharker e2 Member 8dharker vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 11:13 AM

Top class image Nick... love the mono treatment - it adds hugely!
Dave

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PauloNascimentoPhotography

excellent!!!!, great shot!
Paulo

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DOGSBODY
DOGSBODY e2 Member 51432 forum postsDOGSBODY vcard England30 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 11:22 AM

A great character and good atmosphere. Nice one that's ideal for mono. Andy

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wrinkles
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18 Jun 2010 - 11:33 AM

Brilliant picture, well done.

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Brian_Scott
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18 Jun 2010 - 11:41 AM

Superb

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LeighRebecca
18 Jun 2010 - 11:49 AM

Really comes to life in the large version. Wonderful tones.

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digital_boi
18 Jun 2010 - 12:04 PM

excellent click

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LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 12:24 PM

Not bad not bad at all Nick specially large, badge time again me thinks

LesF

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 12:28 PM

Well worth view large Nick - great tones and details - well captured and processed.
Regards Richard

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7332 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom890 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 1:48 PM

Still living the dream...
Bill once had a student's mother turn up to a parents' evening announcing, 'Wor Renee's going to do Performing Arts A Level because she wants to be a pole dancer'.
Moira

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 3:13 PM

Thanks everyone. Quite an amusing tale Moira, so did Renee ever make her chosen vocation?

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weescottie
18 Jun 2010 - 4:33 PM

Absolutely love the tones in this black and white image. Would be interested in the techniques you used in Photoshop/Lightroom to get these lovely black/white/grey tones?
Great Shot.
Paul

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martinproe
18 Jun 2010 - 4:47 PM

Lovely gritty image, I can almost smell that steam.

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 4:50 PM

Paul thanks for the comments I use Lightroom and Photoshop CS2. No real secrets I always have an idea in my minds eye how I want the monos to look. The one piece of advice I would give is don't be affraid of pure Black and White, otherwise it can look flat. I use different techniques for different images.

Cheers

Nick

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TrevBatWCC
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18 Jun 2010 - 5:46 PM

Definitely should be viewed large for the lovely tones. Excellent capture, Nick, beautifully processed... like the title, too!
TrevB Smile

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chase Critique Team 81104 forum postschase vcard England231 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 5:59 PM

His thoughts look far away Nick,a good capture.Nicely converted...I'm rubbish with B&W Sad
The pole is well placed on the LHS third,at first I thought a small crop from that side would be in order,to get rid of that lighter oblong at the edge of the frame... but having another good look...it's good where it is.
I like the bit of steam over his hat,places him right at the scene.

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 6:07 PM

Thanks everyone. Big thanks Janet, strange, great minds etc Wink I tried with that exact same crop, kept going backwards and forwards. In the end I went with this as the dark tones seemed to get lost in the corner.

Thanks Nick

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18 Jun 2010 - 6:19 PM

This is an exceptional portrait showing a mad at his work---well defined, appearing to be casual yet highly detailed and complete!

Excellent in the dark mono and an inspiration as I view!
Jennnnn

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cassiecat
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18 Jun 2010 - 6:41 PM

thats a cracker and great mono tones.lesley

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18 Jun 2010 - 10:26 PM

well done, Nick

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2010 - 10:34 PM

Thanks Pete made my day Smile

I wish I had Les's crustal ball Wink. Thanks Cole

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18 Jun 2010 - 10:35 PM

congrats on the EC.lesley

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18 Jun 2010 - 10:37 PM

Thanks Lesley

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18 Jun 2010 - 11:36 PM

Congrats Nick..

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MartinAgius
19 Jun 2010 - 5:58 AM

Lovely Shot

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19 Jun 2010 - 7:36 AM

Well done Nick ! Smile

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19 Jun 2010 - 7:49 AM

Told you, congrats Nick on the EC, just had to be.

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19 Jun 2010 - 8:19 AM

Thanks Chris, Martin, Janet and Les
Cheers

Nick

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DiegoDesigns
19 Jun 2010 - 9:32 AM

Many congratulations on the award, well-deserved on such a fine portrait... Dave

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19 Jun 2010 - 10:59 AM

I'm a big fan of your mono work Nick - many congrat's for the badge Smile

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19 Jun 2010 - 7:03 PM

Congrats Nick, wish I had Les' 'vision' too Grin

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19 Jun 2010 - 7:12 PM

Thanks Sarah & Paul Smile

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19 Jun 2010 - 7:56 PM

Super shot of Gerry Carter I am sure he would appoved of it

Congrats on the EC
Glynnis

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19 Jun 2010 - 9:55 PM

Thanks Glynnis

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ovi
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20 Jun 2010 - 3:39 PM

Excellent portrait!Love it!

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22 Jun 2010 - 9:51 PM

Congrats on the EC

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Mos8
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7 Jan 2011 - 5:03 PM

As human as real

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