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The Signal Box

By Stewy  
Another from my recent trip to Wolferton.

This was the Signal Box at Wolferton station, again, now a residence.

The old railway crossing gates have been retained and are now the gates to the property. You can just make out some of the old rails, that have also been retained, in the drive way.

They really have tried to preserve as much as possible of the old staion and buildings, which I think is highly commendable.

Thought I'd play about with this and try and make the lantern the focal point.

I hope you like it.


All comments appreciated.

Tags: Railway Transport Architecture Digitally manipulated 2007 Wolferton

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Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
19 Feb 2007 7:35PM
Brilliantly done.

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19 Feb 2007 7:35PM
Awesome perspective and composition! The colors are brilliant along with the texture of the sky!! Great Shot!!
zed 14 551 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2007 7:38PM
Looks great viewed large...Smile

liparig 13 233 United States
19 Feb 2007 7:40PM
great shot and use of color and B&W
ElmsArt 11 82 1 Scotland
19 Feb 2007 7:40PM
Love the pespective, and the selective colouring. Great shot.
19 Feb 2007 7:47PM
Works well!
BertC 11 29 Malta
19 Feb 2007 7:49PM
No ... works amazingly well I would say ... fantastic work Martyn.
Stewy Plus
11 103 2 England
19 Feb 2007 7:58PM
Ruddy Heck!! Only went away to make a cup of tea and I come back to this!

Going down much better than expected. Thanks all.

19 Feb 2007 8:00PM
Really like the viewpoint, nice use of selective colour
Lightreign 11 17 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2007 8:17PM
I love the low angle and the selective colouring
Cristian 13 950 1
19 Feb 2007 8:23PM
Great wide angle shot and nicely manipulated for the red lamp.

Graysta 13 1.1k England
19 Feb 2007 8:31PM
Nice image needs tracks and trains to complete the pic. if beeching knew that he would create a steam culture he would have been a hero. (to my mind he was) his destruction gave us the knowledge to save heritage rail for all.
Mounters 11 85 2 England
19 Feb 2007 8:41PM
Great shot
Stewy Plus
11 103 2 England
19 Feb 2007 8:52PM
Thanks again peeps. Way better response than expected.

No chance of any trains here Graham. The only bit of track for 10 miles is the couple of lengths in the driveway!

19 Feb 2007 8:57PM
Superb selective colouring, great image.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
19 Feb 2007 8:58PM
Very unique perspective and the selective coloring is perfect! nice one!
robway 13 318 Wales
19 Feb 2007 9:51PM
Very effective digitsl work, great composition.
muzzeyman 14 293 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2007 10:47PM
Does the job for me too.
Stewy Plus
11 103 2 England
20 Feb 2007 9:16AM
Thanks everyone. Your comments are always much appreciated.

Nick-T 12 45 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2007 11:18AM
Like this one stewy, looks as though the sun is behind the building creating the dredded halo BUT in this shot i think it adds to the composition well.

also like the selective colouring here

rossi 14 142 11 England
20 Feb 2007 1:52PM
Hi Martyn, I take it that this is an HDR?

I thinks its fabulous! the contrast between the red and the b/w is simply superb.

Wish I'd taken it!.


ps, I like the fact that the HDR images in your portfolio are at the opposite end of the 'range' to that of most peoples, they offer a different experience and appeal to the everyday picture.
Stewy Plus
11 103 2 England
20 Feb 2007 2:34PM
Thanks Ian, I appreciate you taking the time to look at the other images too, and I am glad you like them that way too.

Yes, this was done in Photomatix Pro first, three images combined then tone mapped as usual.

There were a lot of dark and light staight lines in the image so I thought desaturating but leaving the lantern as it was might work.

Looks like I was right for once!

26 Mar 2007 9:14PM
Fantastic! I love it.

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