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This is Peter the porter at Bluebell railway standing beside Eddystone which he very proudly told me partly belongs to him as, over the years, he has donated a total of 3500 toward its restoration and upkeep.

Comments welcome of course.


Tags: Transport Bluebell railway Steam train Porter Eddystone Portraits and people

Voters: Briwooly, mrswoolybill, looboss and 15 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1695 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2007 8:07PM
That's some pair of whiskers!!
Great to see a happy, natural portrait of someone who is obviously 'comfortable in his skin' as the French say.

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15 Apr 2007 8:10PM
Thanks Moira, he was very OK with lens pointing at him, probably used to it, but I still asked first. And yes a great moustache.

looboss 10 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2007 8:11PM
This is a great shot, so sharp and clear, Old Peter looks the part too! Smile
15 Apr 2007 8:13PM
Hi Luis, he really was the part, got a couple more to come.
Thanks, John.
robway 12 318 Wales
15 Apr 2007 8:19PM
Beautifully composed shot. Great detail and character.
ESP 10 26 England
15 Apr 2007 8:32PM
Superb shot.......he looks a great charecter !!!!!!!

bricurtis Plus
12 2.1k 49 England
15 Apr 2007 8:38PM
Superb image.You are right he does look proud. Great shot of the porter and the train detail.
forestrich 10 2 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2007 9:49PM
Superbly sharp image. Great work.

TyChee 12 275 1 United States
15 Apr 2007 11:49PM
Excellent character shot!

looboss 10 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2007 6:21AM
Hi John,
Looking at mi fav PF I found this one, in my haste I dint look at who had taken it when I commented, I see it is very different from your usual type of shot, which makes this twice as good now, shame I cant vote again LOL
Regarding Old Pete, people just don't polish the shoes like that anymore Smile
RobinF 10 83 1 England
17 Apr 2007 6:01PM
I would have been so tempted to tone this sepia or convert to mono! Glad you didn't!

Excellent shot John.


17 Apr 2007 10:51PM
Thanks everyone.
Sarah. He was a great character he very kindly let me take a few shots on two separate occasions during the day.
Luis. I do the same thing mate, thanks for popping back.
Robin. I was tempted but I really liked the splashes of red against the green.

Regards, John.

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