Andrew Hersom, PPSA  

Steam Engine Cab by Andrew Hersom, PPSA

June 2020 - Steam Engine Cab

About the Image(s)

The inside of a steam engine cab at the National Railway Museum in York. I was attracted by the mass of polished copper tubing and the lighting. I have done very little to this image apart from straightening and cropping.

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9 comments posted

Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Very interesting image! I also love the warm, gold tones, especially against the cooler background colors. I think the square crop works well with this composition. It must have been an interesting place to visit. I have many photos from the southeast railway in Duluth, Georgia. Old, rusty, train cars are fascinating. Nice job   Posted: 06/07/2020 13:16:03

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Thanks. We only had time for a very brief visit to the railroad museum in Savannah when we visited Georgia.   Posted: 06/07/2020 16:07:28

Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Hi Andrew, An interesting image! I love the colours and if I printed it, I definitely would use metallic paper to enhance the metallic elements in the image. Have you thought about cropping off a bit on the left and then cropping it to a panorama just above the wheel. I think this would bring the eye to those delicious metallic colours with all that wonderful detail.   Posted: 06/08/2020 05:45:59
Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I've thought about it but feel I want to keep the context of the cab and the outside of it.   Posted: 06/25/2020 09:39:18

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Andrew, this is a nice record shot with the copper tubing glowing. Would making the image lighter and adding contrast make this more dramatic?   Posted: 06/15/2020 09:53:13
Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I'll have a look and see. Thanks   Posted: 06/25/2020 10:06:32

Alison McMahan   Alison McMahan
Hi Andrew,
I think this picture is definitely about the tubing. You have an eye for anything steampunk-like, and this is a wonderful capture. I would suggest cropping out window on the left-it's so bright, it draws my eye even when I want to study the tubing.Then you might want to mask the tubes and the half-wheel that remains and put it agains a black backdrop or go further and create a fantasy backdrop.
I love that blue tint on the floor, but it, also, distracts from the tubing, so I would suggest a bottom crop as well.
This image, to me, is all about the texture of the tubes and so on. But we can't appreciate the textures at this level: need to zoom in, focus on specific parts, and for that you need the highest quality image you have.
I could see this as a great wall picture, with the main image in the center and close ups of particular bits placed around it.

  Posted: 06/15/2020 13:08:16
Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I could darken the window down a touch, perhaps, but I don't want to lose it.
Thanks   Posted: 06/25/2020 09:40:38

Catherine Honigsberg   Catherine Honigsberg
Love the processed look of the gleaming decrepitude. That window that draws your eye out is really good.
  Posted: 06/25/2020 15:34:52