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    WIMBLEBURY steaming up the hill at the Foxfield Railway.

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    Re: steaming up the hill.

    I like this shot, Glenn. The portrait orientation really helps to show off all the steam generated by the powerful engine chugging along.

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    Re: steaming up the hill.

    I like this as well. Hard to find an old steam engine around here these days. I would think it might be a nice image to convert to B&W.


    After I suggested B&W, I had a quick play and I like the results. I would post it if you would like to see my interpretation, Glenn.
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    Re: steaming up the hill.

    Very nice shot, Glenn. I must say the composition is very good. I love the texture in the smoke. Have you considered trying it in black and white?

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    Re: steaming up the hill.

    I agree with Serge, this is a great example of when a Portriat orientation works well with a 'landsacpe' image.

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    Re: steaming up the hill.

    Hi Jeeperman feel free to post it I have posted a different photo in the Monochrome Mini Competition #674

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    Re: steaming up the hill.

    Will do Glenn. Actually I have it two ways. I got the B&W done and thought because of the age of this engine a sepia would fit well. I will keep an eye out to see what you have posted in the comp.

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    Re: steaming up the hill.

    Another shot but a landscape shot.

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    Re: steaming up the hill.

    Hi, Glenn,

    Very nice images, and they convert beautifully to monochrome. I like the industrial feel of your last one, including the equally industrial buildings you included, but the engine is getting a bit swallowed up by the other elements. Perhaps a crop of the foreground and a little off the left will bring the engine forward more prominently?

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    Re: steaming up the hill.

    I just love billows of steam regardless of what is producing them. It's for that reason that I'd like to see separation between the tree and the steam in the first version. I wonder if you can revisit the same spot and shoot from a different position to make that happen.

    Also consider bringing out more detail in the train, especially the front of the engine. Notice that both of Paul's monochrome versions do that but I think there's even more detail to be enhanced.

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    Re: steaming up the hill.

    Steam trains are not easy subjects to portray but these have come out quite nicely.

    I really like the nostalgic feel.

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