A For Effort (C- for execution)

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Oh, I do like to steam beside the sea!

Ex LNER No. 60009 accelerates through Llanfairfechan, with the return trip from Holyhead, a few Sundays ago.

I was shooting too much towards the sun, so some gratuitous p/p in PSE10 was used to try and put a bit of colour back. It was a good location in lunchtime sun the next day, but no steamers were passing.
06/09/2012 - 21:33pgweber
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Link Posted 06/09/2012 - 22:52
I think you have over done the green. Did you try the image in B&W



Link Posted 07/09/2012 - 09:46
The colour is a bit vivid but what a magnificent sight! We're very fond of this stretch of coast.
I remember an old English punctuation book attempting to explain one of the uses of the colon: "She was in love with LLanfairfechan: he couldn't even spell it." (

Actually that sentence illustrates two uses of the colon. The things one can learn from this forum!)
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Last Edited by bwlchmawr on 07/09/2012 - 09:49


Link Posted 07/09/2012 - 10:21
The colour is too vivid Peter, it makes No. 9 look blue not green (I actually think the A4s should always be blue). The angle shows the A4's beautiful lines off to perfection.
As Andrew says: its a magnificent location. There's another colon for you.

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Link Posted 07/09/2012 - 11:57



Link Posted 07/09/2012 - 14:26
Thanks all for your comments. Glad you enjoyed the view, if not the colour rendition.

The colours do look different on my desktop at work (shhh, don't tell the boss), the greens are strong but there is a purple tinge elsewhere too.

Colourwise the original was very flat but I clearly overdid the Saturation in PSE10.

I think Llanfairfechan station is just beyond the houses and the photo location was on the sea-end of a footbridge over the A55 express-way, which was just out of shot to the left.

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Last Edited by pgweber on 07/09/2012 - 14:28


Link Posted 07/09/2012 - 17:09
I am intrigued about the colours being vivid as on my screen, a MAc they are very flat. The blue in the image is a reflection from the sky which is blue believe it or not!
To get the picture looking more vibrant try opening it in camera raw and clicking on one of the white running lights with the white balance tool. This will make the engine green and the sky blue.
The picture has the potential to be something special.



Link Posted 08/09/2012 - 07:54
Coming from Axel's photo purple hit me, on my iMac screen! Lovely shot though. (Sorry about the Mactalk Andrew!)

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