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The Station Master

By Mike Gray  
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Well a few people like KeithH are posting railway images and whilst out with Maddie on Sunday, we popped to Swanage railway. Here is the Station Master doing his job and wearing his poppy with pride, the guy was very old and was more than happy to pose for people, but this shot was a grab shot and i like the soft colour from the afternoon sun across his face that has made the rest of the image dark.
Image pretty well as it came out of the camera.

Thanks for looking


Tags: Railway Transport Station Dorset Master Swanage Portraits and people

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dionne 17 29 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 10:34AM
What a happy little soul!!! Great portrait though with nice light.
Phoebecat 15 1 Italy
15 Nov 2006 10:40AM
Super portrait

Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 11:01AM
Great portrait.....full of character!

ChrisOs 16 2 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 11:07AM

Quote:more than happy

Well he fooled me! What does he look like when he's not happy?
A super capture, even a super portrait. The ray of sunshine in this picture is falling on him, not shining from him. Good work, it made me smile.
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 11:15AM
Great character study, love the expression lol !
nothsafoto 16 170 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 11:22AM
Very good portrait Mike. The lighting is good and you've captured him nicely. Small nit is the light patch in the righthand BG. Not too much though.

Mike Gray 17 382 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 11:30AM
@ChrisOs, yes mine was a grab shot which i feel showed the chap as he really was, he did like to show he was the grumpy station master and he did smile when he was asked to pose.

@nothsafoto i cant be perfect all the time, but as my description says image allmost as it came out of the camera and i wanted a natural picture.

carriebugg 17 65 England
15 Nov 2006 11:49AM
What a lovely photo of a lovely old man
Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 1:22PM
i knew this one would be good mike, wish i had taken it, well done.
NevP 16 853 13 Canada
15 Nov 2006 2:27PM
Great light fro this portrait Mike, he looks as though he takes his job seriously.
jonny250 15 60 Guernsey
15 Nov 2006 2:36PM
Very nice portrait, well taken.
hayleyk 16 56 England
15 Nov 2006 5:36PM
Full of character Mike,glad to be #30.

love mum : )
Mari 18 1.8k United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 6:19PM
Wonderful character portrait, Mike

Mari Smile
Kris_Dutson 19 8.2k 1 England
15 Nov 2006 7:07PM
Spot on Mike, excellent natural light portrait.

owp 17 168
15 Nov 2006 7:14PM
. . a place I've never been yet? . . but will be going now! Smile . . well done on a fine portrait . . . gona look really good in mono as well ? . . .

chase Plus
16 2.2k 583 England
1 Dec 2006 8:30AM
A great face to photograph Mike,full of stories to tell I guess.
paulcr Plus
16 1.5k 9 Ireland
1 Dec 2006 9:37AM
Very expressive, great light and colour, lovely shot. PAul
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
3 Dec 2006 4:44PM
Now this chap looks like he has done his job for awhile and with authority! Nice shot, Spot on! Click!!!

15 13 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2006 8:52PM
Great quality image Mike.
Stunning portrait !!
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
15 Dec 2006 8:30PM
A grab shot? Yeah right. It almost looks like you used a studio!

Dotrob 15 Wales
12 Jan 2007 7:39PM
Great portrait.
achimd 14 1
13 Jan 2007 11:36AM
Just perfect. Love it. Smile
chris-p Plus
16 75 England
16 Jan 2007 8:21AM
Missed this one...fine shot
jaspernina 14 1.0k Wales
24 May 2007 8:41AM
Great image, wonder what he's thinking?

User_Removed 17 16 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2007 8:20PM
great face....


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