Tanfield foxgloves

By mrswoolybill
John ( alsoppdigitalart ) inspired us to look at Tanfield Railway. Over forty years we've been in the North East, including several years just up the road from Tanfield, and we had never visited...
Anyway, walking round I recognised some very familiar 'faces' from John's uploads, but I wanted to do my own thing too. So I photographed the foxgloves, against the very photogenic backdrop of decaying rolling stock.
I took this with a view to square, see V2, but actually I think I prefer the landscape composition. The paintwork has been slightly desaturated, the original really is quite garish.
Thanks for looking,
Moira
Edit - Foxgloves choose some very inconvenient places to grow, see V3. It's not easy crawling under railway couplings carrying a rucksack!

Tags: Flowers Photo journalism Transport Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants

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Comments


paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 7:44AM
Nice dof.
Matt

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SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 7:49AM
Delightful shot.
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
8 Aug 2012 7:58AM
well composed and lovely flower colour Smile
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 8:01AM
An informative and rather interesting foreword, supported by a wonderful composition captured from a great point of view, depicting the stark contrast of this gorgeous delicate Foxglove, against the rough weatherbeaten railway carriage, simply brilliant.

Regards Nathan
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
8 Aug 2012 8:05AM
Very pretty Moira, the closer view in V2 for me. - gary
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
8 Aug 2012 8:12AM
What a lovely shot Smile I definitely prefer the composition in V1, Moira. The background frames the flowers more generously.

And I have to say I REALLY love that background.

Andrew
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
8 Aug 2012 8:19AM
An unusual composition but most enjoyable and No. 1 gets the vote.

Albert
KingBee Plus
10 504 2 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 8:19AM
Ah, the beautiful foxglove, a true survivor. Lovely. I agree that landscape orientation suits this better.

Regards.

Bob
vickyf 11 8 8 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 8:40AM
Manmade v nature - I knew this was one of yours, Moira, from the thumbnail. Creative as ever. Agree landscape works better.
Richsr 9 91 223 England
8 Aug 2012 8:42AM
Like the way you have made this stand out against the background Moria.
V1 for me today
Regards Richard
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
8 Aug 2012 8:43AM
A grand background for these beautiful foxgloves, Moira, landscape for me, too. Carol
Now that's devotion to duty, the places you get into, fortune favours the brave, good capture Moira, you did well good background well spotted I seem to be saying this a lot about you,

John
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 8:49AM
Super image Moira, well spotted and captured, for me I think it has to be V2 but it's a close run thing Smile

Hugh
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 8:51AM
Still torn between 1 and 2 - so is v3 going to be Bill's upload one day I wonder WinkWinkWink
Helen
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1515 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 8:52AM
Well thanks everyone, a lot has happened while I was having breakfast!
I'm interested that most people do favour V1, I was dithering up to the last moment.
I'm off this morning to photograph our youngest volunteer at the Community Allotment, I'll be back here later.
Moira
tony64 12 204 9 England
8 Aug 2012 9:03AM
Looking forward to seeing more from this location Moira.
Tony
8 Aug 2012 9:07AM
Three cracking shots, Moira, very well composed and captured, V1 for me.
Roy
8 Aug 2012 9:42AM
V1 for me too
V3 ......SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
8 Aug 2012 10:04AM
Version 1 for me Moira - lovely!

Ken
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
8 Aug 2012 10:57AM
Train was stationary I hope Wink Moira.
Ron.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1515 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 11:06AM

Quote:Train was stationary I hope
That train has been stationary for quite some time Ron!
Cheers everyone,
Moira
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
8 Aug 2012 12:12PM
Coincidentally, I am going today to collect some foxglove seeds. The foxgloves my grandmother grew in her garden chose to come up and bloom this year where the barn once stood. I hope they will continue to bloom in my garden.

You are much more agile than I am....if I had gotten down there, you'd have been pulling me out by my feet!!!!!
danbrann Plus
12 631 17
8 Aug 2012 12:18PM
A super place to visit and especially when these foxgloves are mingling with the woodwork and wheels of this old machinery.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
8 Aug 2012 12:52PM
Excellent capture, Moira, contrasts well against the woodwork Smile And seeing V3, well the positions one has to get into to get a photograph! Really made me chuckle Grin
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 1:33PM
v1 for me too Moira and I loved v3 of course!
Ann
BarryC123 8 43 25 Ireland
8 Aug 2012 1:45PM
Foxgloves always make for a fine subject, although try as I might, even with a load of them in my back garden, I've yet to take an image of them I'd be anywhere nears as happy with as this.
Lovely contrast with that backdrop, and as seems to be the general feeling, the landscape format suits this perfectly.

V3 is a gem of a different sort entirely - it's always great to see the lengths we're prepared to go to get that perfect shot.
Having read that the train was stationary does lessen the impact, admittedly, but still I am sure even were it moving, you'd have gone for it !
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 4:07PM
It is V1 for me too MoiraSmile
Carole
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 4:20PM
I know only too well about your difficulties Moira.
I have crawled into some awkward places to get my rust !!
Good flowery uploads and nice to see some rust at the end !!
Mick.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
8 Aug 2012 5:09PM
v1 looks better balanced for me. v3 could be a 'stock' photograph, or maybe just designed to make a laughing stock of you!! GrinGrin

Dave
8 Aug 2012 5:34PM
V3 made me smile Moira, you're so agile Smile

John Smile
V1 for composition, and lucky for both of you that Ernest Borgnine is no longer with us.

You really both go the extra mile.

Dougie
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1847 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 7:58PM
V2 for me, more foxglove, less rustGrin!
I agree with Dougie and admire your adventurous spirit.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 8:23PM
V3 is more like the Moira we have come to know so well and could be the winner here - one of my favourite flowers is the foxglove and V1/2 good to see what the lady is seekingSmile
Ray42 8 3 England
9 Aug 2012 7:25AM

Quote:Now that's devotion to duty, the places you get into, fortune favours the brave, good capture Moira, you did well good background well spotted I seem to be saying this a lot about you,

John


I quite agree


Quote:It's not easy crawling under railway couplings carrying a rucksack!
now that is devotion!!!
9 Aug 2012 4:30PM
#2... of course Wink
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
9 Aug 2012 6:08PM
LOL...excellent V3 Grin
LexEquine 10 19 United States
9 Aug 2012 10:14PM
'Great Set Of Images,' Moira~~ Smile

Ciao~ Peter
26 Aug 2012 5:49PM
Awwww, beautiful!
Johanna

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