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    Rolling stock retirement village

    We have a group of rabid rail enthusiasts in town who collect, restore and run as a tourist attraction, in conjunction with VicRail, old steam engines, carriages and rolling stock. I got access to their work shop/storage area. What a bonanza of interesting old stuff one never normally sees.
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    Rolling stock retirement village

    Rolling stock retirement village

    Rolling stock retirement village

    Rolling stock retirement village

    Rolling stock retirement village

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    Re: Rolling stock retirement village

    Hi Ken,

    Yes, these places can be a photographic goldmine, but rarely, in these days of protection from vandalism and health and safety, can one get unrestricted access. I visited a heritage line here on Sunday and would love to have been allowed free access, especially if I could have climbed on/in the vehicles (carefully, of course) and used a ladder for some shots.

    These are a good record of what's there, but some cloning to simplify compositions would benefit many of them to make more artistic shots.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Rolling stock retirement village

    As Dave writes, what a goldmine. You could spend weeks in there.

    What about looking at them and imagining B & W images? Can you get back in to do it again?

    I like the stuff where you're in closer and we are not distracted by too much in the way of background trees and scrub and don't have any sky getting in the way.

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    Re: Rolling stock retirement village

    All of the above; I would add in that the shot of the engine could be enhanced with a tighter crop and some colour saturation. I particularly like the rusty wheels. Very fascinating

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    Re: Rolling stock retirement village

    Thank you all for helpful comments. I intend to go back and see if I can do something about your suggestions. The area is not fenced off and one can wander in and out at will. At the moment anyway

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