Stills V3

June 26, 2009


Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 18:20

Alresford Watercress Line



  1. Intriguing image — my first thought was of a mystery, either film or novel. (and you left room for the title in the lower left).

    Comment by Christina — June 27, 2009 @ 20:54

  2. This does rather look like a still from a tv drama, doesn’t it.

    I liked this more on first viewing than on subsequent ones. The whatever-it-is behind the head distracts, and the carriage end top left spoils the effect of depth.

    I do still like that expression though.

    Comment by Colin — June 28, 2009 @ 16:42

  3. I’m not so worried about the “whatever-it-is behind the head” but (in that annoying use of the personal pronoun) I would have tried to keep inside the carriage end: both to give more depth and because it gives an odd impression about the carriage length: a sort of optical illusion. Which, as Colin says, is a pity because I very much like the effect of steam across the second passenger while the ‘cross’ woman is a nice study.

    To pick up on Chrintina’s point, this could be Agatha Christie departing from Kingswear station!

    Very Olympus colour!

    Comment by John Ellis — June 29, 2009 @ 06:42

  4. “The whatever-it-is behind the head” is the whatever-it-is that was used for the crime…given the Agatha Christie-ish nature of this shot. I too dwell much on the end of the carriage. First viewing I wanted the crop just behind the second window. Each repeat viewing has me moving it further back until I pretty much like where you have it. But that aside, there is plenty in the two windows to keep the little gray cells active for many an hour.

    Comment by akikana — July 3, 2009 @ 06:33

  5. I like the sense of mystery, the figures through the steam. Can’t get a handle on that expression, doesn’t quite fit for me.

    Comment by doonster — July 3, 2009 @ 20:35

  6. I am drawn to story photographs and this one is a dandy. I would like it without the steam, but I’m delighted that I get that extra to top it off. The woman on the right has me intersted in her story.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — July 12, 2009 @ 00:24

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