Peter Elliston  

Danger on the railway line by Peter Elliston

December 2019 - Danger on the railway line

About the Image(s)

This was taken earlier this year at a steampunk event I went to and from which I’ve already shown a couple of images to this group. I’d completely overlooked this shot until I was reviewing images and decided it was worth upgrading to an image that might be appealing and eye-catching. I decided on mono as the the silhouette image worked best that way and kind of helped the ‘period style’ of the image. Taken on my Fuji XT1 1/50 at f16 with ISO 400

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6 comments posted

Dick Perkins   Dick Perkins
Spooky and fun, Peter. Halloween just past, this has throw-back feelings to all the events of then. Well caught, composed, presented. "The Ghost of Diesels Past."   Posted: 12/03/2019 15:54:28

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Peter, I really need to tag along on your next Steampunk shoot. You have shown some very interesting and different takes on the gathering. This is another one that has so much going on in it - in a positive way. The woman on the track could carry this image on her own as well as the train being a separate one as well. However, they both compliment each other in this scene. A very minor point, could you open up the shadows on the wheel area of the train? I think there is a lot there.

So when should I book my flight?   Posted: 12/04/2019 09:24:45

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
I like the composition, and the mood created by the high contrast monochrome "low key" toning. I even like that the horizon isn't level.   Posted: 12/08/2019 12:06:31
Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Thanks for the comments. Strangely
I think the horizon in this is level as I made sure the upright posts and pole were vertical. I think the effect of a tilt may be caused by the fact that the crane is on an angle.   Posted: 12/08/2019 15:04:40

John Hackett   John Hackett
Very moody and mono suits the subject.I like the steam bottom right but I am intrigued as to its source.I think the breakdown crane makes a more interesting foil to the person than would a locomotive. I have to agree over the dark wheels.   Posted: 12/12/2019 05:30:23

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
An interesting and mysterious composition with the steam, shadows, and silhouette of women with gun. I like the mono treatment but agree with the others that lightening up the shadows might improve the visual impact.   Posted: 12/12/2019 11:06:42