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By BEVZED
The catch: single line operation the snatch here is perfect. The surrender of one token releases the line for further movement over the rails in the 'section', the receiving catch by the fireman here gives him 'possession' of the line ahead of him. Don't know if I have explained that one properly but I know what I mean even if nobody else does! Useless aren't I...... I really would welcome suggestions and advice, maybe a modification to show me what can be done with adjustments? I hope so, thank you all for looking
bev

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JohnEW 15 3
13 Mar 2007 12:46AM
I think I know the single line system, been on the Boot to Ravenglass "Ratty". Not a bad photo. If pushed, I would lighten up the left third a little. There are many ways of doing this in PS. Overlay gradients, dodging, selective levels adjust.... Suggest you subscribe to Digital Photo magazine, their CD tutorials taught me most of what I know & practice in PS {I'm not on commission ;>}.
John
spikemoz 15 2
13 Mar 2007 1:41AM
Hi Bev,
I read your bio, but as I've not been a member for a month, I can't send you a personal reply. If you look at the bio's of many of the people who send in railway pic's, they like me, are rediscovering railway photography because of new technology. Frankly I use photography as a means to an end and not an end in itself and it simply got boring. So as one of the contributors said,"all I know about cameras is the round glass bit points to the front and the square glass bit is at the back !" I'm very much in that mould.
Whils't critisism is welcome and very helpful, I hope you will interpret it in the context of what YOU think is a good picture, otherwise you'll just be reproducing yet another railway pic' that we've seen thousands of times before.

I strongly believe that the new technolgy has blown the percieved wisdom of what is a good picture completely out of the water. So we desperately need a new approach to reinvigorate our hobby, that's why I think it's great you're submitting your pictures, and hope the other ladies who have contributed also carry on, particularly our American cousins. In the USA there are still many of the world's most spectacular opportunities to get great railway pictures !
iansamuel 18 271 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 9:17AM
I think you did well with this. You have framed them well, a little soft on the his face, but I'm guessing he was moving.
BEVZED 15 1.1k United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 9:51PM
Owner of this photo wants to improve and uploaded it to our critique gallery. Please be constructive with your comments
BEVZED 15 1.1k United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 9:55PM
Thankyou John,
I have been at this one now for more than 2 hours using the tools you mention... not had much luck with it though! the moment I enlarged the pic you could see where I'd been. I will keep at it though, it won't get the better of me!
BEVZED 15 1.1k United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 9:55PM
Hi iansamuel,
thankyou for looking, yes the train was moving still, worse than that though the signal man & the fireman were both moving too but in opposite directions! Better luck next time maybe....
Peteward 15 6 England
18 Mar 2007 1:34PM
Nothing wrong with this,You have captured that miserable driver look,We practise looking miserable its part of the job.

Cheers Pete x
clur 15 12 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2007 8:35PM
good shot,shame roger the dodger was'nt smiling,
BEVZED 15 1.1k United Kingdom
3 Apr 2007 9:11PM
Yup right shame ! Welcome dear, get some piccies up and see how we go, a nice red car on Friday?
Smile
Bev

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