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Hands That Do Dishes

By Coast
This was part of a triptych I uploaded from the series of pictures taken on an EPZ meeting day that started in Whitby, rolled on to Grosmont and finished at Nelly Ayre Foss near Goathland.

I appreciate all the comments and critique and there appeared to be a lot of interest in the hands picture from the previous upload so I thought I would let you have it in all its glory! Love to hear what you think and your C&C is very welcome. Always nice and good for the confidence to see positive comments but equally if you think it could be improved or you just don't like it then this is always helpful.

For those not aware this is one of the Engineers who work on the Sir Nigel Gresley which is a most fantastic steam train cared for and run by Roger Barker and his team at Grosmont.

Steam trains are not really my thing but you cannot help but be in awe of these fabulous feats of engineering and the classic beauty so if you haven't already I would suggest a day out on the North Yorkshire Moors and be sure to take in some time at Grosmont.

Enough waffle. Thanks for getting this far and taking a look. Large has a lot of detail if you have time.


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Benas 8 1 Poland
3 Nov 2009 10:26AM
Good work,


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Richsr 11 91 223 England
3 Nov 2009 10:39AM
Lovely texture and detail in this one - good mono work.
Regards Richard.
colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
3 Nov 2009 12:08PM
Grand mono image taken and presented well large is certainly worth the viewing thanks for sharing Colin
markey075 9 93 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2009 1:42PM
lovely detail
Les_G 10 148 4 Scotland
3 Nov 2009 1:50PM
great detail, framing is spot on. Good to see this in mono!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
3 Nov 2009 2:09PM
Amazing detail in those hard working hands. Excellent image........Sandy
borrower 8 4 England
3 Nov 2009 2:29PM
TheWanderer 8 20 2 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2009 4:01PM
As said, great detail.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
3 Nov 2009 4:56PM
Fab punchy tones. An excellent mono.
MNPHOTO 9 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2009 5:39PM
amazing detailed image fantastic mono and idea it just bounces out at u
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
3 Nov 2009 5:45PM
Muck and brass, rich image Paul. Ron.
GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2009 9:17PM
Wonderful detail & a very different type of image it works well as a mono too.

We go to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway a lot as visitors as well as volunteers there, on Sunday we were pulled by Sir Nigel Gresley which was been driven by Rodger Barker one of favorite locos
great detailed mono
wyatturp 12 2 England
4 Nov 2009 4:14PM
Fab PictureSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2009 4:29PM
I love close-ups of hands, they can be so revealing of life and character. This needs nothing further, absoltely superb.
martin.w 16 522 22 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2009 6:35PM
Glad to see this up on it's own, it certainly deserved an airing. For me one of the best shots from the meet Smile
foggytwo 15 36 1 Scotland
4 Nov 2009 7:53PM
Makes a great image on it`s own Paul, just wonderful.
Coast 10 1.6k 292 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2009 9:57PM
Thanks to all for the comments - keeps me going to know that I might be doing something right! Pleased I uploaded this as following on from comments on the triptych it seemed the hands were attracting the attention.

pdove 8 22 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2009 1:16AM
Absolutely cracking image on its own. I knew when I saw you take it that you had seen a winner. Well spotted and even better exposed and presented.
I wish this was in my pf!

HPalin 10 30 Finland
16 Nov 2009 1:44PM
Nice tones and details!
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2009 2:58PM
wow! fab detailed close up
7 Jan 2010 1:56AM
Thankyou very much for the comment, you got it spot on with each image.

This is a fantastic shot, mono works perfect.
5 Mar 2013 1:23PM
can almost smell the soot on him
31 May 2014 5:48AM
Impressive, and I love the title.
Had to be B&W.

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