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Down at the station

By TrevBatWCC    
My last upload before I go off on holiday to Lake Como in Italy… SmileSmile
To quote Monty Python, 'And now for something completely different!' Inspired by a technique in the latest edition of Digital Photo magazine for creating montages, I came up with this montage of 5 images taken at the railway station at Beamish Museum. Whilst stood on the platform waiting for the train to pull in, which like Puffing Billy up at the Pockerley area in my previous upload, runs short trips along the line, Bill pointed out the chap sat on the seat in V2 and said 'Poirot'. He does look rather like him! Grin I believe he's part of the fixtures and fittings of the museum. Added a touch of Orton effect to this shot, and de-saturated the colour a little to give it more of a period feel. The observant ones amongst you may remember seeing him in my Beamish Trams upload, to the right in V2 Smile
I feel honoured that my Beamish Museum uploads have inspired many to want to visit there, it certainly is a great place for photography, and if you haven't been before I can highly recommend it.
And finally, many thanks again to Bob (cabbie) for his UA on my Puffing Billy upload Smile

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Montage Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Railway station Businessman Portraits and people Beamish museum

Voters: Chinga, GeorgePlatis, sable and 32 more

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sable 12 9 7 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 12:46PM
Fab montage and character shot and an interesting narrative - beautiful processing as usual - have a good holiday - look forward to seeing your photos - Elizabeth xx
cabbie Plus
13 31 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 1:18PM
As soon as I saw this I thought you've been reading dp well done I like it have a good break

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
21 Sep 2014 2:16PM
I love the effect in V2. Well done, both are excellent images. Have a great holiday.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
21 Sep 2014 2:30PM
Two excellent images, Trev, especially V.1. Have a great holiday and come back with plenty of images to share with us Smile Carol
21 Sep 2014 3:03PM
Two superb images, Trev!
V1 is most impressive and a technique I'd love to learn about!
WH Smith is beckoning!!
Have a great holiday in Italy!

mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
21 Sep 2014 3:15PM
Good work with V1 Trev.
Dunno about Poirot though.
He looks more like a leering Benny Hill
spying on the girls here !!
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 3:29PM
Wonderful montage Trev, make a great postcard for Beamish to sale. You collect the royalties of course. Have a great holiday.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.4k 2295 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 3:44PM
The arrangement in V1 is superb. But V2 grabs my attention. I have my own favourite picture of this character at V3 here...
woolybill1 Plus
14 34 76 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 3:59PM
Super montage, Trev, a good set of details from the station.
I may have been slightly 'off' in my designation of the role-player as Poirot because the real Poirot will have worn spats Smile
Have a great trip to Lake Como!
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
21 Sep 2014 4:01PM
Looking back again at your upload, Moira, I think he's put on a pound or two since you captured him! I think it's scoffing all those sarnies he has stashed away in his case... Smile
Trev Smile
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 4:06PM
Excellent montage Trev, but I do like the way you have processed V2 tooGrin
Enjoy your holiday in Italy.
Sezz 15 619 15 England
21 Sep 2014 4:30PM
Really effective Trev, I like both images equally - have a wonderful time in Italy!

SArah *
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 4:52PM
Oh YES....
V 1 is inspirational
Fabulous work by you
Enjoy the food and wine whilst away
They also used to make great umbrellas when I was last there...
In the 70's......Wink
SlowSong Plus
12 9.3k 30 England
21 Sep 2014 5:09PM
What an excellent montage. Top work.
And a great character shot in V2.
Have a super duper holiday, and see you soon. Smile
saltireblue Plus
10 11.2k 69 Norway
21 Sep 2014 6:20PM
I am missing a photo of Bill imitating The Fat Controller, otherwise a very fine montage, Trev...enjoy Italia!
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 6:32PM
Wonderful work!

pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2168 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 6:37PM
The montage works really well, Trev, and must have taken you some time to put together.
V2 shows a great character, and I had a look at Moira's picture of him, too...............oooh, missus!
PhilT2 Plus
10 531 31 England
21 Sep 2014 7:52PM
Well Trev you have put DP to shame............a really good montage. Haven't found the right images yet but it does look like a fun way of spending an evening. V2 is also a great image. Hope you enjoy your holiday
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 9:41PM
Lovely work in v1 Trev - something I must try SmileSmileSmile
Enjoy your holiday
Tish1 Plus
7 32 5 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 11:19PM
Now, this really is showing off Grin Admittedly, very cleverly showing off................ So you are off on your jollies, have a great time, bring me a stick of rock back, or, alternatively an Italian designer something GrinGrinGrin

22 Sep 2014 10:21PM
Two excellent images.
Fefe Plus
9 54 34 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2014 2:01PM
V2 is my fave Trev...terrific portrait!
Enjoy your holidaySmile

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