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Gods Wonderful Railway - take 2

How do I follow the success of the first - an amazing response and I thank you all very much indeed, much appreciated.
Tried this one with a tighter crop and conversion, I know what I want but can't achieve it and I can't explain it either - a bit of 'punch' is missing somehow.
Anyway, see what you think and what I could do to improve it!

Tags: General Train Transport Steam West somerset railway

Voters: Badgerfred, MrsS, michael366 and 27 more

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It's an excellent image as it is,

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MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
7 Jun 2007 1:49PM
Oh bu@@er! It's that song again!! Can't help on the technical front tho' Smile


Fran x

..... wanders off into the distance . . . dabba dabba dabba dabba dabba dabba dabba doo!!!
Hi Beverley
Try lightening slightly using levels, sharpening slightly and clone out the mark on the nose,
7 Jun 2007 2:06PM
To be honest,there's not a lot more you can do with this.Great photo.

jimthistle73 12 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 2:30PM
Agree with the above post - great, unusual angle and all round cracking documentary portrait.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
7 Jun 2007 4:37PM
A wonderful image/candid-- No need to do anything with it!

woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 5:55PM
I think this is pretty great as it is. I'm just wondering how an Old Testament Prophet has got himself into this situation!
yemtrav 10 9 England
7 Jun 2007 7:18PM
This is a much stronger shot than the colour version. Excellent.
GeorgeRusky 10 1 4
7 Jun 2007 8:11PM
Top Class B & W picture!
Thank you for your comments
clur 9 12 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 6:54AM
what mark on his nose, i must be blinddddddddddddd
inkarts Plus
12 61 2
8 Jun 2007 2:53PM
Very well done, super detail. Kind regards John
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 6:52PM
Love this shot too but haven't got a preference as they are really totally different..this one is timeless!
17 Jun 2007 11:17AM
Like it in Black & white
annefromleo 11 11 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 10:50PM
This is wonderful, fantastic journal, love it.
deserves more attention IMHO
Adds another dimension, excellent
meadowman 9 1
7 Jul 2007 12:30PM
nearly there! great work..deserves a rc


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