Well New Year, new start and i'm not happy. I can't believe that the first theme has made me leave the house (as some you you will know from most of my photos, that i mainly do stuff that doesn't involve going out). Anyway, i took a trip into town this morning to see what i could find. Where i live, Bridgnorth Shropshire is only really known for two things, the Severn Valley railway and the Cliff railway. So here they are.
It's not easy to get a photo of a train while its in the station, so i've gone a bit abstract.
The Cliff railway is (as far as i can remember) the steepest inland one in the country. It wasn't running this morning, they don't start until 12 on a Sunday. But i did get a shot of the man giving it a wash.
Welcome back, Dominic, and that's a good selection of local scenes. The one of the man washing the cliff railway is interesting and unusual but the pick is definitely the first one. It's atmospheric with all the steam, and the muted colours give it a timeless feel that really suits the subject; I like it a lot
The 1st Image is a cracker, lots of atmosphere to it and the tight crop works so well.
Other 2 shots are nice and sharp and having that chap cleaning the car of the cliff railway is a nice bit of extra interest.
Fantastic set of images to start your 52 off with Dominic!
#1 is terrific, and is my favourite also, though all are excellent.
Such a great atmosphere with the steam, and his pose really does suit the image so well.
Very well captured!
#2 and #3 are also very good...the bell tower is excellent...it's the Church of St. Mary Magdalene isn't?
I thought it rang a bell!! (Oooo, blimey...that was a bit much wasn't it?!)
This is Ruby and her most favorite toy in the whole wide world, a hard rubber ball, with a rope running through it. Shes had it for about 7yrs. She gets very excited whenever i pick it off of it's hook in the garden, but sadly she's not really allowed to play with it anymore, her joints just aren't good enough. I know she would run and run after it all day, even if she was in pain, which is one reason she can't have it. Today she was allowed it for this photo shoot.
I like all three photos and they suit the theme. I love the snowdrops in No. 1. I don't think I could choose a favourite
I wouldn't have noticed the highlights on the ball if you hadn't mentioned it. You could probably clone some of the yellow colour over it, but I don't think it's noticeable as you're drawn to look at Ruby's face. She's a beauty.
These are lovely images Dominic!
Your posted image is terrific - Ruby's expression is excellent, she looks so pleased and proud to have her favourite toy, and the framing with the snowdrops is a great decision.
#2 is great too, those wonderful eyes are so bright and sharp.
#3 well...what can be said about a mad, upside down moggy? Fun and lively, with great sharpness on the eyes...lovely stuff!
Well here it is, Tools. Unusually for me, i've used natural light for this, i'm normally a flash man (i know what you're thinking and no, not in that kind of way). I like to have control over the light, but today where i had set this up, the light just worked.
I've gone for the vintage look on this to match the old items