The sad little engine

By mrswoolybill
An engine cab in the elephants' graveyard at Tanfield Railway.
I was pleased to note that most of our U3A Photography group found their way to this subject in the course of our visit.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Transport Specialist and abstract Silly sunday Humour and fun

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Comments


bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 8:14AM
Sad as it maybe but its got wonderful colour and textures .Smile
Rob

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nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
18 Nov 2012 8:21AM
Good compo, colours and shapes.
franken Plus
13 3.8k 4 Wales
18 Nov 2012 8:25AM
Poor thing, I wonder if there's plans to renovate it?

I confess to being a steam train enthusiast
in my youth! Smile

Ken
18 Nov 2012 8:30AM
Lovely detail and texture.

I confess to still being a steam train enthusiast
Jim
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
18 Nov 2012 8:35AM
A happy hunting ground for abstracts, rust, grot etc. Great shot which fits the theme of the day because it doesn't take a lot of imagination to see a face in there.

Albert
mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1373 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 8:52AM

Quote: it doesn't take a lot of imagination to see a face in there.

I reckoned that this one should be pretty obvious! I do wish the paint drips were under the eyes though...

Quote:A happy hunting ground for abstracts, rust, grot etc.

For anyone in the North East, I've shown the Map location and I can thoroughly recommend a visit. There's no entry charge, you can just wander around, including inside the engine shed where volunteers will be working on restoring locomotives; and there are trains running on the line on Sundays.
Cheers everyone. And a Very Silly Sunday to you.
Moira
saltireblue Plus
5 5.4k 31 Norway
18 Nov 2012 9:12AM
I think he needs the Fat Controller to take charge and send him off to Thomas and friends for some much needed TLC, Moira. He needs cheering up.

Malc
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
18 Nov 2012 9:16AM
made me smile....
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 9:29AM
What a sad end it certainly needs some TLC.
frz67 6 10 32 Italy
18 Nov 2012 9:38AM
not an easy job to freeze in a picture an expression like that! GrinWink
well seen

francesco
mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1373 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 9:59AM
Thanks again everyone. Our next U3A group meeting is just before Christmas and we have asked everyone to bring along silly/humorous pictures. A sort of extended Silly Sunday...
Moira
18 Nov 2012 10:11AM
The empty eye sockets and the dreams of so many, gone with the rest of the important and recyclable items for filthy lucre.

Dougie
cats_123 Plus
12 4.4k 25 Northern Ireland
18 Nov 2012 10:18AM
finely cropped Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1373 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 10:20AM

Quote:finely cropped

Thanks for noticing, Jeff. Plus a wee bit of skewing...
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
18 Nov 2012 10:59AM
The 'pupils' in the eyes are a masterstroke, Moira.

Dave
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
18 Nov 2012 11:20AM
He does look sad! But maybe a spell in the Sunday EPZ limelight will cheer him up Smile
Lovely textures and nicely framed.
Rende
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
18 Nov 2012 11:29AM
"Elephants'", looking at this you can actually visualize an elephant staring back at you, or is that just me.Grin
I like the mix of colours and textures in this.

Andy
mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1373 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 11:43AM

Quote:The 'pupils' in the eyes are a masterstroke

Entirely serendipitous, due to the angle of the sun (and the fact that there was some that day... ) Thanks for noticing. I'm a bit worried about his astigmatism though.
Moira
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
18 Nov 2012 12:05PM

Quote:He does look sad! But maybe a spell in the Sunday EPZ limelight will cheer him up Smile
Lovely textures and nicely framed.
Rende




That must be right. - gary
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
18 Nov 2012 12:07PM
Sad indeed. The entire demise of the railways is sad.
A fabulous shot, though, well thought out. Love the eyes as well.
Tibetan 3 3 England
18 Nov 2012 12:19PM
Nice one well presented the eyes have it as always! toot toot! love it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
AnneWorner Plus
8 620 43 United States
18 Nov 2012 1:14PM
This face needs no cosmetic surgery - perfectly aligned in every way.

Anne

I've not had my coffee yet........... Wink
18 Nov 2012 1:47PM
He does look rather sad, doesn't he? Sad A very well seen shot, Moira, excellent for Silly Sunday! Grin
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 2:09PM
That's a great find Moira! Love it!
Ann
carper123 Plus
4 745 8 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 3:08PM
Super composition, Moira, and i just luv that dripping paint, well spotted as usual.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile x
18 Nov 2012 4:51PM
sad indeed
1881 3 India
18 Nov 2012 4:58PM
Sad as it maybe but its got wonderful colour and textures . I AGREESad
SANJEEV
Never seen an engine cry but I have seen a elephant fly lol. there's a song there somewhere. good capture Moira colours and textures are spot on.

John
RockArea Plus
9 18 3 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 8:25PM
The faded green and the intricate lining looks good. If they have shabby chic in engine sheds this is it!

David
18 Nov 2012 8:40PM
tooted its last toot then :-(

GarethSmile
annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
18 Nov 2012 10:59PM
your crop really suggests a face.. well done.
18 Nov 2012 11:04PM
Old monkey business here, Moira!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
AniaWink
mikbee 8 3 8 Scotland
19 Nov 2012 12:30AM
Good to hear that you were not the only one that found this interesting Moira !!
A fine grot shot.
Mick.
pamelajean Plus
10 949 1785 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 9:21PM
You'd look sad, too, if you were relegated to the graveyard. Your only chance is to become a magnet for photographers, then your fame could be far greater than it ever was before.
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
22 Nov 2012 5:38PM
What a great find Moira
22 Nov 2012 8:16PM
Bostin', as they say in The Black Country!!
DicksPics
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 12:52PM
Not sure how I missed this metalic "face"... Grin
Good image... IB

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