Adrian Binney, LRPS  

Driver Peering Through The  by Adrian Binney, LRPS

May 2021 - Driver Peering Through The

May 2021 - Adrian Binney, LRPS


About the Image(s)

itle: Driver peering through the steam

I was looking through my catalogue recently for a Steam Engine shot - I didn’t find one, but did find this, taken on a cold winter’s day in North Wales in 2015 at a volunteer run old steam railway event.

Equipment etc: Olympus E-M1 mk i with 12-40 2.8 lens - settings 1/80 at 3.2 ISO800 zoomed to 35 (FF 70).

After cropping, I just added texture to the driver and controlled the whites of the steam.

5 comments posted

Ed Ford   Ed Ford
Good evening Adrian. This is, to my eye, a really great portrait image in a wonderful context. I really get the feeling of the context and the impact of the setting. I really like how you toned down the whites so that there was more detail in the cloud of steam. I also really like the expression on the train man's face and the setting of the image.

All told I have no suggestions, nit picking or otherwise, to make concerning this wonderful (to my eye) portrait image. Great work sir!

Thanks for sharing it with us Adrian.   Posted: 05/10/2021 18:41:22

Colin Bradshaw   Colin Bradshaw
Hi Adrian a nice moody shot, a couple of points the white area in the cabin draws my eye, the top right and bottom left corners are a bit light, I have done an edit and removed the rivet top right and the two cut in half on the right edge, I then put a levels layer on it to give a tad more contrast see what you think   Posted: 05/11/2021 08:44:50
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Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Hi Adrian, I love the image, too. You have captured a perfect moment. The expression and posture of the driver show his complete absorption to his task, and the steam really gives the mood for the image. I think that Colins edits look great.   Posted: 05/11/2021 15:49:45

Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
Beautifully done, with a great reditions of tones. The man expression is just great.   Posted: 05/11/2021 17:58:18

Jen Carrick   Jen Carrick
Adrian, you have caught his expression beautifully. Adding train and steam you cant go wrong! Well done   Posted: 05/12/2021 21:19:02


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