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Say cheese!

By TrevBatWCC    
Had a wander down to Haworth's railway station, and came across this set of characters on the platform. Now, I often find that having a DSLR hung around your neck gives people the impression that you look like you know what you're doing with a camera, and whether it be here or on holiday abroad, have often been asked to take people's photos. One of these asked me if I minded taking a shot on a little compact they had, so willingly obliged, and was then asked to take another on a Smartphone. They were about to wander off, so I said 'Hang on a minute, I want a shot myself!'. I rather like it in colour, but included a mono version as V2, so you can takes your pick as to which you prefer Wink
The woman on the extreme right wasn't part of the group!

Techie stuff: see Exif
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Elements 6

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Trev Smile

Tags: Black and white Railway station Haworth 1940s weekend Portraits and people

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jdinne 15 16 England
6 Jun 2012 2:12PM
Wonderful, love the mono. Excellent.


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It works well, particularly the HDR.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
6 Jun 2012 3:38PM
Nice work on this - love the processing as usual, and though I like the mono best, the colour is very nice too.

Everyone is being a good sport except the lady in the back - she just wasn't having it, was she?

Anne Smile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
6 Jun 2012 3:39PM
I go with the mono this time around Trev. The colours can look rather too modern sometimes but b/w is timeless.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 3:40PM
Wonderful .... and you got the station name in as well ....
Kinda think colour ,,,, but not 100% sure, keep going between the two
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
6 Jun 2012 3:52PM
Did they wear these shorty skirts during the 40's Trev ?
Not that I am complaining mind you !!
Good shot,and colour for me.
LesF 11 182 9
6 Jun 2012 4:02PM
Looks good in mono Trev

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 4:02PM
Don't get if you don't ask...Trev the image is brilliant
has to be the colour for me too, good find this group
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Jun 2012 4:14PM
Has to be V.2 for me, Trev, a very 'oldy-worldy' feel to it Smile Carol
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
6 Jun 2012 4:21PM
An interesting scenario leading to your shot, Trev, and having switched back and forth between the two versions, I am still loathe to declare a favourite. Both have their special charms and attractiveness, although I suppose the mono version is more characteristic of the period being portrayed.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
6 Jun 2012 4:22PM
Mono for me also Trev, great capture and processing.


Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 4:49PM
A very well worked image.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
6 Jun 2012 5:07PM
Colour for me Trev, the colours are slightly desaturated which complements the period. Asking to take photos using screens is awkward when you haven't got your reading glasses with you Sad

moiral 8 12 Scotland
6 Jun 2012 5:15PM
I prefer V1 for this shot Trev. A good happy looking crowd and that guy in the front (middle) looks like Jim Davidson. Moira
6 Jun 2012 5:33PM
Two excellent images. Difficult to choose between the two. The mono I feel portrays the period better
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 5:45PM
Mono for this I think.
charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 5:51PM
If it wasn't for the Coke bottle on the left....V2 could be straight out of the forties! Nice work Trev.

GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 7:35PM
V2 for me it's timeless image
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 7:50PM
I could go with either colour or mono - unusally not a fan of mono but have to admit oft times it works beautifully as in this case
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 8:24PM
Good shot Trev I think V2 gets the edge for me .
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 8:26PM
Mono for me too.

Sue Smile
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 9:14PM
Are those authentic 40s legs? Never mind a great pic! The BW looks good but I prefer your colour version.

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 9:19PM
I ike both but I'm greedy and would like to see a sepia toned one with an old fashioned photo edge. In fact I have done one, just to see whether it works, and to does. If you want to see it, message me with your e-mail address and I'll send it to you.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
6 Jun 2012 11:00PM
Good mono version Trev.
Regards Richard.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 12:55AM
Like them both, Trev. This is just the sort of posed lineup that you would expect from that period. Perfect.
Didn't notice the Coke bottle until it was mentioned.
The lady on the right has to go!
Cor 9 Belgium
7 Jun 2012 8:58AM
2 great images - Fine processing *****
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
7 Jun 2012 9:27AM
the colour version for me.lesley
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 1:36PM
A nice group portrait - only.... the coke and at least the digicam of that lady in the back should disappear. Tongue
V2 for me today - goes well with the theme.
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 9:13PM
soon be time for the first of two 40's weekends on the Severn Valley - I can,t wait, to get the type of candid shots you give us.
bill33 Plus
7 36 1 Scotland
7 Jun 2012 10:34PM
Very nicely done Trev, I must admit I prefer the mono conversion for this wonderful image, well done, Bill.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
7 Jun 2012 10:44PM
Lovely grouping Trev, like them both but the colour version just takes it for me Smile

Sarah *
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2012 2:27PM
Both work really well Trev but my preference is for v1 SmileSmile

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