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Gods Wonderful Railway .. #?

I had an awful 'white' sky shooting directly into the sun on the wrong settings, duh, so have tried to add a bit of sky from the standard pallette in PS. Made a right fist of it too - where did I go wrong!
At least I tried even if not successfulSmile I will practise more I promise.

A very photogenic character here, 'Topol' always springs to mind - 'if I were a rich man ...' or Genesis as C_Daniels mentioned on a previous picture of him!

The token exchange here was spot on, the train picking up the single line token for Blue Anchor to Williton having surrendered the token for Minehead to Blue Anchor to the signalman.

Tags: General Train Transport Steam Digitally manipulated West somerset railway

Voters: AlanBW, KBan, jason_e and 45 more

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AlanBW 16 20 England
19 Sep 2007 8:41AM
Brilliant candid - what a character, the members of ZZ Top came to mind
glyndwr 15 103 10 Wales
19 Sep 2007 8:46AM
That beard is frightening.
Great detail.
Don't know about the sky from standard pallete, I normally nick one from another shot.
Good luck.

19 Sep 2007 8:53AM
Excellent candid,
DiegoDesigns 16 117 6 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2007 9:28AM
Along with the beard, the detail you've managed to achieve is also impressive. He deserves a close-up portrait doesn't he...

brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2007 9:40AM
God's wonderful railway workers! Superb image Beverley, again a cracker!
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
19 Sep 2007 10:51AM
What a character !! Wonderful timing on the exchange.
clur 15 12 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2007 11:33AM
Great shot mum,
Captured the main man.
(like my train ? )
GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2007 1:18PM
Great capture - barmymarny x
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
19 Sep 2007 1:21PM
Stay with this model for fantastic portraits-- and I love how ever you got it, the reflective color on the train!

TyChee 17 275 1 United States
19 Sep 2007 2:55PM
Awesome candid shot! He makes a great subject.
bunbeam 16 2 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2007 3:17PM
brillaint shot, nice timing... bet it goes faster than my snail train went lol
BEVZED 15 1.1k United Kingdom
19 Sep 2007 4:43PM
Thanks very much folks! Didn't know if it would bomb or take off with me messing up the sky like that.
Great character, once that cap with the GWR goes on it is timeless! Just wish I could do him justice with my snaps ..
cantona43 16 928 4 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2007 8:22PM
Brilliant capture what a beard the chap is sporting I thought it was uncle albert have a word with him for modeling
casson 16 3 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2007 8:45PM
Superb candid shot , he looks a real character, just what you need for a good candid shot
nickyv32 14 135 England
19 Sep 2007 8:54PM
Father Christmas in his spare time, Great shot.
imagio 15 12 1 England
19 Sep 2007 10:39PM
Excellent capture good detail too.

pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2007 11:02PM
I think I might have spotlighted the bearded character, cropped out the other person but included the side of the train, leaving me much less of a problem sky to deal with at the same time. I still like the image very much.

Haven't done a mod for ages, but did one for you !!!
phototime 16 8 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2007 11:39PM
Fantastic candid shot,he looks great character.

fentiger 20 920 24 England
20 Sep 2007 8:37AM
Excellent photography Beverley. Lots of impact and activity. Very well done!

Rock 20 10 2 England
20 Sep 2007 9:23AM
You have produced a shot full of interest.
It more than deserves the 30.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 26 Wales
20 Sep 2007 11:29AM
That is some beard Beverley.A real character.Lovely shot.
una 18 10 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2007 11:23PM
Excellent shot, lovely detail.
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
23 Sep 2007 6:36PM
An excellent candid capture, he looks a real character
TonyFrith 15 3 6 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2007 7:24AM
Super shot ,try the dodge tool to darken the sky

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