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sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
31 Oct 2006 9:11AM
Noisy but this just adds to the grittiness of the shot, nice conversion too.

Paul

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angej 15 479 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 9:11AM
Very atmospheric KeithSmile
Ange
iansamuel 16 271 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 9:21AM
Fantastic atmosphere and the expression on his face is marvellous.
Westers 15 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
31 Oct 2006 9:23AM
Chief Engineer Scotty (recently promoted) applies the finishing touches to Keith's escape rocket.

;o)
MDaniel 13 3 3 Ghana
31 Oct 2006 9:25AM
Wonderful B&W
keithh 16 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
31 Oct 2006 9:26AM
and we're goin' for steam 'cos coal and water are cheap and affordable....

thanks guys - doesn't have EPZability this one, so it'll be interesting.
NeilM 13 England
31 Oct 2006 9:46AM
got that early 1960s feel to it, great.

Neil
Ian_Sweet 14 92 1 England
31 Oct 2006 9:48AM
Hi Keith, although not as good as the others, its still a superb shot that i wish i had took.

Regards

Ian
dazzaman 13 631 England
31 Oct 2006 9:55AM
wonderful reportage shot keith,
works well in mono
daz
JasonC 14
31 Oct 2006 9:58AM
Fantastic B&W shot. I really like it. It certainly looks like it was taken in the early 60's.
keithh 16 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
31 Oct 2006 10:14AM
cheers guys - whether it's not as good...not sure - it's different from them certainly.
Tandberg 16 1.2k 2 England
31 Oct 2006 10:17AM
Can see you now with that note book!

Writing down the numbers and getting all exited.. Like a kid in a candy shop...LOL

Dave
DaveU 13 1.4k 125 England
31 Oct 2006 10:32AM
Works for me Keith. I've really enjoyed looking at this series of railway shots.
katieb 15 255 4 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 10:44AM
Have just been looking at your railway series Keith - excellent and I particulary like this one.
Kate
keithh 16 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
31 Oct 2006 10:59AM
thanks guys...notebook, Dave?.....come on...Blackberry, mate.
Wink
wamp 13 276 8 England
31 Oct 2006 11:00AM
Excellent shot - great atmosphere

Sean
Ian_Sweet 14 92 1 England
31 Oct 2006 11:01AM
Technically it is as good as the others, but not as good is just a personal choice mate.

Ian
ljesmith 15 1.1k United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 11:01AM
Close, but, for me, not quite there. You need to get rid of the long lens and get in close with a wide angle to give this some dynamism.

Have you added grain or is it a very tight crop?
keithh 16 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
31 Oct 2006 11:10AM
Not always possible to get in close with a wide lens as it's an engine yard and when they say shift you shift...plus he's under the coal shuttle...not a great place to stand.

No crop at all on this, the noise is as is although I've found that the steam which also hangs in the air like a mist adds a grain, in fact the noise is very visible in those areas.
stix 15 924 87 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 11:15AM
I like everything about this photo, apart from the guys face, which seems badly lit and indistinct,unfortunitly in contrast to his overalls which have loads of detail.
Imho this is what stops it being a real wow.
martin
ljesmith 15 1.1k United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 11:16AM
Fair enough. I do love it when you get defensive though.

;)
keithh 16 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
31 Oct 2006 11:18AM
LOL...not defensive just talkative.

No light at all, Martin...but of course those bright orange overalls take on a light of their own in B&W.

I wanted to convey an atmosphere rather than any one particular figure in any detail.
TelStar 14 116 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 11:31AM
Atmosphere conveyed - beautifully!
Westers 15 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
31 Oct 2006 11:35AM
There's no atmosphere where you're heading...
;o)
keithh 16 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
31 Oct 2006 11:40AM
Hell?.......I bet there's a great atmosphere down there
Wink

cheers guys - something obscure for tommorrow....but colour.
Wink
POOCHIE Plus
13 21 6 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 12:07PM
Its always a problem if you dont spend enough time on foreplay, the friction can produce a lot of steam, but it saves the wife having to iron the front of your overalls lol. Great atmosphere in this shot and its times like these when that overides most of the technical stuff especially in a busy place such as this,I think you have captured something special here and the guy stands out so nicely against that cracking dof.

Pooch.
ChrisOs 14 2 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 12:31PM
Superb atmosphere. B/w conveys this so well. I hope his missus uses Persil.
Chris
keithh 16 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
31 Oct 2006 12:42PM
Arial.

cheers for the views and comments on this one....kind of faith reafirming in a way.
Wink
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
31 Oct 2006 12:51PM
This is in my opinion your best of the series.The facial expression wins it for me.Brilliant photography.
Tom.
31 Oct 2006 1:05PM
He looks like he doesn't get it lol.
But the photo is absolutely top class
beaniebabe 14 2.3k England
31 Oct 2006 1:22PM
Keith I like it but it doesn't have the same impact for me as this one

Angie x
Westers 15 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
31 Oct 2006 1:30PM
I dunno, I think it's just as dramatic as that one, Angie, but in a different way.

It is, as Keith says, a different beast altogether.
keithh 16 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
31 Oct 2006 2:07PM
More intimate.
Wink

thanks for looking in you lot
RipleyExile 16 1.6k 17 England
31 Oct 2006 2:21PM
Ddin't look much to me from the thumbnail, but it's a different story now I've opened it up. I partucularly like how the light shines through the steam and causes the engine to cast shadows in the steam. I like the weary expression on the engineer's face as well. Fits in with his posture and grubby overalls.
ian walker 15 717 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 2:48PM
oooh this is a nice one. perhaps its the conversion to mono, really nice feel.
keithh 16 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
31 Oct 2006 3:13PM
tank you both
RipleyExile 16 1.6k 17 England
31 Oct 2006 4:13PM
Pity my typing/spelling isn't up to scratch though. :-(
keithh 16 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
31 Oct 2006 4:22PM
I thought it was partucularly good.
Wink
PatrickSmith 14 1.2k 2 United States
31 Oct 2006 5:07PM
Yes, this is more gritty and real than Angie's example. I can really imagine what it is like to work there now. I wouldn't mind seeing a colour version though.

Patrick
kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
31 Oct 2006 5:41PM
a great expression the person has and as you say the shots full of atmosphere
keithh 16 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
31 Oct 2006 6:24PM
50 for a grainy black and white.....who'd have thought it?
Wink
sneazy 15 74 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 10:36PM
Love the use of the high ISO - gives it a real gritty appearance in more ways than one. Fantastic capture and I agree with others - this photograph almost has a feeling it belongs to another era.

Mark
funkeldink 15 1.6k 1 Australia
7 Nov 2006 10:10PM
stunning shot
SandyMiller 13 932 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2006 8:40AM
My favourite I think of an excellent series
4 May 2008 4:45AM
Very Atmospheric.

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