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Still in York, but this time at the magnificent NRM (National Railway Museum).

A detail from a 1st Class carriage from the year dot. Taken through a closed and dirty window...

The leather strap is used to lift and lower the window. The stud is used to secure the strap via holes - like a vertical belt. The more mature members may well remember this arrangement from the days when the railway was steam-powered and went under the name of British Railways. Not Virgin, or whatever.

Many thanks for your comments on my previous upload, all are appreciated, especially those from Yorkshire membersSmile

Thanks for bothering

Malc

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Aug 2013 - 1:33 PM
Focal Length:82mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:8000
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The strap
Username:saltireblue saltireblue
Uploaded:22 Aug 2013 - 3:54 PM
Tags:1st Class, Leather, Nrm, Strap, Transport, Window, York
Votes:39
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widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 4:02 PM

Sure they aren't Lancashire BlushBlushBlush oops iam in trouble AGAIN . Nicely textured shot SmileSmile

Rod

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103956 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 4:12 PM

and it never stayed up!!!! WinkGrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 4:33 PM

Had me worried for a minute Malc.
I thought this was your Jock strap here.
So glad it isn't.
You would give us Scotsmen a bad name with it being so small !!
A nice textured shot.
Mick.

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RysiekJan
RysiekJan e2 Member 7109 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 - 4:38 PM

Portrait format works really well in this delightful image.

Richard

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1111 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 4:45 PM

Great textures, nicely captured and presentedGrinGrinGrin

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 4:48 PM

Beautifully photographed. I love the well worn look and can imagine the thousands of people that handled it. Top shot.
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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 5:10 PM

By 'eck sithee Malc, I can remember these on train carriages from when I were a lad! Wink Excellent close-up, with great tones and textures Smile
Trev the Yorkshireman! Smile

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franken
franken e2 Member 112913 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 5:33 PM

I thought it was part of an old suitcase from the thumbnail Malc.

Well composed and lovely textures.

Ken

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 6:11 PM

British Railway's?................. Never heard of it Malc GrinGrin
Now "The Strap"...... bet you copped for that a few times Wink

Yorksire lass.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 6:16 PM

A fascinating comp' Malc, nice textures. I've always liked Straps Wink

John Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4132 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 6:37 PM

Indeed, it brings back memories, Malc: the patina of dust on top of the general decay makes for an interesting study in detail, tones but especially textures.
Ronnie.

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9461 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 6:58 PM

Unfortunatly I'm old enough to remember this but what a good pic.

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Michaela_Solway
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22 Aug 2013 - 8:14 PM

Glad for the description. Or would have been a puzzler..like the comp tones & textures

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 8:19 PM

Pretty good for Iso 8000, you can almost feel the texture, Malc.

Yorkie Dave

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 8:43 PM

Beautifully composed detail Malc.
Rende

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8684 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1530 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 9:05 PM

Pity about the grotty window, but a fine composition nonetheless and, yes, it brings back memoriesTongue.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 9:38 PM

Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 9:57 PM

Great image Malc, great tones and texturesSmile


Cliff

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2013 - 8:09 AM

Oh I recall the leather strap and letting the window down to receive a face full of soot and cinders, especially if passing under a bridge.

Sounds like the "Railway Children".


Dougie

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2013 - 12:20 PM

Mature I am - I remember these so well! Smile You've captured years of wear Malc - great detail.

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