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    rob marshall

    Time to abandon all hope.

    My bridge tooth fell out this morning. I can't be a***d to wipe the dribble off my 'One foot in the grave' T-shirt. The cat next-door shuns me because he thinks I'm not cool. I dropped my barbell weights on the garage floor this morning - they fell through into the cavity underneath, thus exposing the cache of The Loafer magazines I had previously secreted. Girlies at supermarket check-outs laugh (possibly at my pathetic attempts to chat them up). I visited the GP last week and after five minutes (you are only supposed to get 4.5) he started measuring me up for a 'good friend who works on that side of the business - oak is popular this year'. My Panasonic G1's tilt out screen stops working when it's more than half out - which reminds me of something else... but as senility is setting in, I can't recall what exactly it is.

    As I'm reverting to childhood, doing the Lady Gaga, I thought a shot to reflect that.

    Don't laugh. It ain't funny. Where did I leave my train-set?

    Anyone else gaga? Gaga shots?

    Time to abandon all hope.
    Choo choo! by rob marshall images, on Flickr

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    Re: Time to abandon all hope.

    Excellent shot. Worth framing.

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    Re: Time to abandon all hope.

    I love it...beautiful capture.

    I have just taken a wee tour through your flckr and really like your creativity.
    Sorry to hear about your day!

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    Re: Time to abandon all hope.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
    I love it...beautiful capture.

    I have just taken a wee tour through your flckr and really like your creativity.
    Sorry to hear about your day!
    Thanks, Daisy. When you get to 159 (or is that 59?) all days are like this...

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    Re: Time to abandon all hope.

    Very nice B&W conversion. Very sharp indeed. I like it

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    Re: Time to abandon all hope.

    Beautiful train pic. Frame it.

    But.... I like the story a bit better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockNGoalStar View Post
    Very nice B&W conversion. Very sharp indeed. I like it
    Thanks, Tommy. This was the original RAW SOOC with no edits.

    Time to abandon all hope.

    I used Silver Efex Pro2 for the conversion and used the soft sepia filter. It's such a great plugin - making everything so vibrant. I also doged the highlights a little. The train (and the station/line) are local to where I live. I need to go up there again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Beautiful train pic. Frame it.

    But.... I like the story a bit better.
    Thank you, Bobo. The story, alas, is true, not fiction. I'm getting old, past it, over the hill, twilight years...zzzzzzzzzzzzzz....

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    Rob,

    The B&W conversion is definitely the way to go on this one. The color one is too busy.

    But I agree with you that you need to get back up there, and this time shoot the engine about 20 feet further back on the tracks to eliminate the convergence you have with the engine and the signal pole behind it.

    - Bill

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    Re: Time to abandon all hope.

    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    Thank you, Bobo. The story, alas, is true, not fiction. I'm getting old, past it, over the hill, twilight years...zzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
    Think young my friend, think young. More so do not dress like a senior but not like a teen either.

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    Re: Time to abandon all hope.

    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    Thank you, Bobo. The story, alas, is true, not fiction. I'm getting old, past it, over the hill, twilight years...zzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
    Gee Rob! I wish I was that young again! Every day above ground is a GOOD day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    More so do not dress like a senior but not like a teen either.
    That is the best piece of advice I have heard on here for a long time

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    Re: Time to abandon all hope.

    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    The story, alas, is true, not fiction. I'm getting old, past it, over the hill, twilight years...zzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
    Not yet Rob, it was just a bad day - you're fine and so is the train photo. I like both colour and B & W.

    But, when you open the back of your G1 and can't figure out how to load the film.....

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    Re: Time to abandon all hope.

    Great train pic Rob, I really like the black and white.
    My bridge tooth fell out this morning.
    Pictures?

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    A great steam engine shot. The quality of the image is good and sharp and the mono conversion is also good. Nice one Rob.

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    Re: Time to abandon all hope.

    ...59, pfft, what's that, just another station on the line. Get out and walk around or just watch it whip by, life is great.

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    Re: Time to abandon all hope.

    Thanks for posting that Rob. I am thinking of getting Silver Efex Pro2 and this is a very good real-world example.

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    Re: Time to abandon all hope.

    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    Girlies at supermarket check-outs laugh (possibly at my pathetic attempts to chat them up).
    You just need a "Benny Hill" refresher course. Nice image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrB View Post
    But, when you open the back of your G1 and can't figure out how to load the film.....
    Maybe that's why the viewfinder screen isn't working properly. I damaged it when I tried to ram the film home!

    This forum is so useful

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    rob marshall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    You just need a "Benny Hill" refresher course. Nice image.
    John,

    I have two objections to this remark. One, you are probably far too young to remember Benny Hill. Two, you are American and are not supposed to know anything about Brit 'culture'.

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