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Engine Driver

By Gavin_Duxbury    
An image of a Steam Engine driver taken at Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Tags: Transport Black and white Portraits and people

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colmar 14 42 35 Scotland
17 Oct 2009 3:50PM
Timeless image thanks for sharing Colin
HectorRivera 14 17 1 United States
17 Oct 2009 5:49PM
Very well framed, sharp image
17 Oct 2009 8:42PM
Excellent image !

Chris
NEWMANP 13 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2009 8:58PM
hello and welcome to epz,
this is a nice first upload, the mono suits the subject and period of the subject which is nicely framed within the window opening, i like the slight diagonal on he arms and the position of the hands with the rag.
the only minor niggles i can see are the over harsh light on the cap peak, which possibly could have been controlled with a polariser and it would have been nice to have a had a small amount of space to the left for him to look into. maybe created with a slightly different camera angle to the left instead of direct on.

it is however a rather nicely taken and interesting shot with a mono conversion that is sympathetic to the skin tones
best regards,
Phil
monosodium 12 8 10 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2009 11:07PM
Hi Gavin,

I like the way you've captured the subject, and the look of concentration on what we assume to be a signal ahead works well as part of the storytelling in this image. Although the peak of his cap is blown out, I'm not finding it all that distracting. If you have this in RAW you might be able to claw a bit more detail out of that. The top of his cap will come up with a little burning.

I felt that the framing of the window was a little tight - if you have another version with a bit more breathing space around the window then I think it might convey the frame within a frame idea more effectively. Or, going the other way, a tight crop retaining the array of gauges, cap & cloth would give more weight to the context of the image.

I have a mod for you where I've cropped and done a little burning on his cap and arm (way too much on his arm to be honest)... It's quite a different image but I hope you like it.

~mono
20 Oct 2009 6:06PM

Quote:Hi Gavin,

I like the way you've captured the subject, and the look of concentration on what we assume to be a signal ahead works well as part of the storytelling in this image. Although the peak of his cap is blown out, I'm not finding it all that distracting. If you have this in RAW you might be able to claw a bit more detail out of that. The top of his cap will come up with a little burning.

I felt that the framing of the window was a little tight - if you have another version with a bit more breathing space around the window then I think it might convey the frame within a frame idea more effectively. Or, going the other way, a tight crop retaining the array of gauges, cap & cloth would give more weight to the context of the image.

I have a mod for you where I've cropped and done a little burning on his cap and arm (way too much on his arm to be honest)... It's quite a different image but I hope you like it.


Many Thanks for the Mod. I realy liked your take on the image. I was initially too shy to crop too much but yours worked. I am going to try shooting in RAW from now on.
~mono

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