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The Hadrian passing through Wylam, Northumberland.

By Gordonsimpson
I don't normally photography trains, but couldn't pass up this opportunity.
I positioned myself on the bridge above the tracks.
I would love some feedback on this.
The photo was taken on a Sony a65 using a Sony 50mm Prime.
ISO 100, F9 Shutter speed 1/200


Tags: Train Transport Hadrian Steam train Wylam

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luap 16 2 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2015 8:13PM
Nice POV and processing
Squirrel 15 471 7 England
24 May 2015 12:29AM
Hello Gordon

I like the framing. The black and white conversion is well done. How about adding a sepia tone?

regards Jacq
PranavMishra 10 52 18 India
24 May 2015 6:23AM
lovely capture..
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
24 May 2015 11:53AM
First off, I like the choice of lens! A 50mm on an Alpha 65 would do around 75% of all pictures I take...

The conversion's lovely, and highly appropriate for a steam train: I suspect Nik or maybe Perfect Effects?

My only query is with the format - I'd suggest cropping at the bottom, for a less elongated format, and with the engine more-or-less on a third. I've done a mod, surprising myself by managing to move the frame edge up!

Nice work, Gordon.
24 May 2015 4:25PM
Thanks for the feedback people.
Love the two modifications.
Dudler, it was the nik software I used.
Will take this feedback on board and edit the photo a little more and repost.

Thanks again.
TanyaH Plus
19 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
31 May 2015 11:13AM
I'm another one who doesn't photograph trains - however, I can definitely see why you wanted to get this one, and your processing has given the image a lovely sense of olde-worlde charm.

In addition to Dudler's suggested crop from the bottom up, can I also suggest a slight crop from the top down, in order to remove that little light patch in the top left corner? It's small, but that little gap in between the tree branches unbalances those two top corners for me.

I also think that a slight clock-wise rotation may be needed (and I do mean really slight ...), just to bring the lamp post on the right into true vertical alignment?

Other than that, though, good job! Smile

1 Jun 2015 7:29AM
Thanks all,
I've uploaded another version of this following your feedback.
Thanks again, you've been really helpful.


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