John Hackett  

Test of strength by John Hackett

June 2021 - Test of strength

About the Image(s)

Taken at the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway in the Cumbria area of England.The narrow gauge locomotive is actually being turned round on a manually operated turntable. I just found this moment ammusing.

5 comments posted

Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
I like this photo. Reminds of the the old days of railroad I have read about and seen photos that it was all labor intense to move around on different tracks. Photo of the train is very detailed. Nice work on this photo.   Posted: 06/10/2021 15:06:40

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
An amusing image even if the camera maybe lies on this one?! It could be that he had just fallen over or he is just about to make a repair. Whatever, the title fits this well. I think quite a strong crop to take out the gate which would place more of the focus on the railway guy.   Posted: 06/11/2021 08:18:56

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
A very colorful shot here, John, but also very busy. I think an angle of the man working on the engine would have provided more interest for me (this would have eliminated Peter's concern over the gate). His face and what he's actually doing are both unavailable because of the angle you chose.   Posted: 06/14/2021 05:57:02

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
I think this image, accompanied with a caption explanation, would work very well as part of a news article about the narrow gauge railway.As a stand alone, I don't think it does as well. For a stand alone image, perhaps a close up showing more detail of the locomotive machinery, or the effort required to turn the wrench would be interesting.   Posted: 06/14/2021 14:19:33

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
I like the detail in the train and the story-telling element with the engineer. However, the gate is distracting and I would like to see more of the mans face.   Posted: 06/17/2021 19:14:31


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