Keeping out of the lady's way

By mrswoolybill
The gentleman on the left knew that I was focusing on the First Class sign, so he was very careful to sit back out of my way.
I love it when that happens...
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism Transport People Black and white Portraits and people

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bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
5 Nov 2012 7:55AM
super in mono....great double portrait well converted

love the title

have a super day


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tony64 14 204 9 England
5 Nov 2012 7:59AM
Brilliant!!! Grin
I'm off to work now, so giving you my UA now! (why wait?!)Wink
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
5 Nov 2012 8:01AM
This is so good Moira absolutely perfect in every way.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 8:01AM
Wow! Thanks Ollie, and thanks Tony, that must be the fastest UA on record!
I had been fiddling with the b&w conversion for a while and last night decided to rework it from scratch. I'm quietly pleased with the result.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 8:03AM
And thank you Albert too for your UA, this has only been up for less than 10 minutes! I guess the rest of the day is all downhill from here...
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
5 Nov 2012 8:16AM
Great B&W tones, Moira.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
5 Nov 2012 8:19AM

Quote:I was focusing on the First Class sign

that's your story...and you're sticking to it GrinGrin

isn't there an offence of photographing mature gentlemen??????GrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 8:27AM

Quote:isn't there an offence of photographing mature gentlemen?????
It's an old railway carriage with no corridor - they were mine, all mine... Wink
Thanks everyone, I'm delighted with the response this is receiving.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 8:29AM
Wonderful image, great composition, textures and tones.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 8:34AM
Wonderful work Moira! Smile

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 8:36AM
Thank you so much for your UA Ken! And thanks to everyone who has called in here. I think I need some breakfast, this has been quite a start to the day!
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
5 Nov 2012 8:51AM
Well done Moira. A cracker.
And it keeps on coming Moira, love them tones great capture with a title to match.

frz67 8 10 32 Italy
5 Nov 2012 8:57AM
love the symmetric pose of the two men.
only the POTW is now missing Wink

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
5 Nov 2012 9:04AM
What a thoughtful gentleman, Moira, the older generation's manners coming to the fore Wink Carol
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
5 Nov 2012 9:22AM
Excellent Moira, nostalgic in many ways. And a mono !!!!! Deserving of the awards.
Wow you're off without a shove this morning Moira. 4 awards and just half nine. Are these two brothers by any chance? they do look quite alike? It's a relaxed image which seems to have fallen into your lap in the enclosed carriage. Great vanishing act by the guy on the left.

Well done you,

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 10:57AM
Thanks again folks, and particularly to John for adding his UA - this is quite a morning!
Dougie, no I don't think they were related. They were out for the day with their wives who were sitting to my right and fortunately were keeping their legs in tidily.
This was the third of four shots that I took, by this time the gentleman on the left was quite fascinated by what I was doing. His friend was in a world of his own.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
5 Nov 2012 11:14AM
the expressions are wonderful, so is your treatment
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
5 Nov 2012 11:49AM
Such lovely gentlemen. Smile I love how you've processed this. It's as clear as a bell - wonderful tones. Excellent content.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
5 Nov 2012 12:03PM
A classic only you could have accomplished.....wonderfully toned.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
5 Nov 2012 2:06PM
Love it! The men look like twin brothers, the same expressions. Excellent conversion, love the tonal quality........Sandy
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 2:06PM
The men looks very relaxed, very nice feel to this image and really made me feel like travelling back in time. one more UA to add to your impressive collection of awards.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
5 Nov 2012 2:14PM
The power of the image. At first it looks like a grab shot/candid, but there's so much detail in the scene and unanswered questions about the gents that it keeps your attention for far longer than usual.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
5 Nov 2012 3:26PM
Certainly more comfy seats here Moira than my railway days.
I would have found it easier to have a sleep on these ones on the nightshift !!
A first class shot.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 3:34PM
This is special Moira - I'm sure they would love a copy of this too! Congrats on all the well deserved awards - it really is super.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
5 Nov 2012 3:37PM
I agree with Ann, special Moira and beautifully done - my congrats's for your well deserved awards! Smile

Sarah *
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 3:43PM
Just got back indoors from steadying a ladder for Bill and this is on six UAs - I've never had anything like that before! I treasure UAs, because they are democratic. Thanks to Yung and Sandy for adding theirs, and thanks to everyone who has called in here today, it's been an amazing start to the week!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
5 Nov 2012 3:57PM
What a super capture, Moira, and a great title, too Smile That's a very nice looking railway carriage (looks very comfy!), and the mono processing is spot-on - wish my monos looked this good! Wink
I decided when I saw this it was going to have my UA, even before I saw all the others listed below, so you've 7 of 'em now! Wink
Trev Smile
5 Nov 2012 4:21PM
I think he is very suspicious of your actions Moira.
Great shot.

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 4:22PM
A delightful image well done.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 5:21PM
Hi, Moira, one word, FIRST CLASS, well two words if you no what i mean, excellent.
Well done.
Darryl. xxSmileSmileSmile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 5:27PM
Glad you explained the scenario as I thought the two men had an argument or somethingGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 5:34PM
Thank you Trev, and thanks again everyone else! This is proving to be quite a day!
Trev, I processed the b&w conversion using Silver Efex Pro 2, the High Structure (smooth) filter, but with Brightness and Contrast both reduced a bit and some further work afterwards particularly on the midtones. I had already done quite a bit on the RAW file, because the light balance between the two sides was very tricky.
5 Nov 2012 6:03PM
A first class image Moira, and a must for Mono. (No, not Mono Rail) Wink

John Smile
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 6:30PM
Marvellous capture.

superb just superb,well captured.ray
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
5 Nov 2012 8:52PM
A beaut! One wants to keep looking. Wonderful compo Moira, and excellent rich tones in this one.

pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 9:44PM
Lovely mono Moira of a couple of old timers, you had a ticket to ride and caught this beauty, Peter..
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 9:48PM
Thanks again folks and thanks to Nick for his UA - that rounds off an amazing day just perfectly!
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 7:57AM
Like it a great shot with lots of atmosphere.

A first class carriage for a first class image, well done with all these awards Moira, quite a collection.GrinGrinGrin
Richsr 11 91 223 England
6 Nov 2012 8:52AM
A fine capture Moria, like the details and good mono tones, sorry I missed it yesterday.
Congrats on all the UA
Regards Richard
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 8:15AM
A superb capture Moira - many congratulations on its many awards SmileSmile
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
7 Nov 2012 11:48AM
The eye of him,,lol.

Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
10 Nov 2012 10:17AM

Quote:isn't there an offence of photographing mature gentlemen?????It's an old railway carriage with no corridor - they were mine, all mine... Wink
Thanks everyone, I'm delighted with the response this is receiving.

Ha ha Moira , how to catch a man! Never thought of this sort of carriage. Looks great in mono . You have such Nerve Winkxxx
Tibetan 6 3 England
11 Nov 2012 11:13AM
There you go I have been missing out that's what you get for falling behind, nice photo exceedingly good, pleased for you, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
12 Nov 2012 5:26PM
One of your very best Moira, this one fully deserves all the accolades it has received
24 Nov 2012 9:40PM
Two things I love, Black and White and a candid moment .. Love it
A most lovely street shot ! I like how they look alike physically and in their expression and at the same time looking at opposite ways.

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