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photoblog image The Train Now Standing....

The Train Now Standing....


... at Platform 4. Preston Station, is the 1308 to Manchester Airport via Leyland, Chorley and points South East., running slightly late.The Sevice is operated by First TransPenine Trains using Class 185 Desiro Diesel Multiple Units in a particularly glowing neon livery, introduced into service in 2006.

I had to go to Preston Station to pick up a visiter so thought I would try some modern traction photography. The image is an HDR from five versions of a single picture, each version created in Lightroom one stop apart and then combined in Photomatix with final processing in Photoshop CS3.

The Train Now Standing....


... at Platform 4. Preston Station, is the 1308 to Manchester Airport via Leyland, Chorley and points South East., running slightly late.The Sevice is operated by First TransPenine Trains using Class 185 Desiro Diesel Multiple Units in a particularly glowing neon livery, introduced into service in 2006.

I had to go to Preston Station to pick up a visiter so thought I would try some modern traction photography. The image is an HDR from five versions of a single picture, each version created in Lightroom one stop apart and then combined in Photomatix with final processing in Photoshop CS3.

comments (6)

These modern trains are certainly very colourful Les. Like the perspective in this shot and the man waiting on the right is just perfect.
Les Auld: The man waiting was the guard waiting for his relief, thanks for the comment Brian.
The quality of the picture is excellent Les. HDR without it looking unnatural. Will we ever feel nostalgic about trains like this? Mind you I never thought people would be preserving diesels
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, I must admit to not feeling any nostalgia over modern traction, they seem quite mundane when compared to the glories of steam.
Most impressive. I like the way the modern lines of the train contrast with the older design of the station.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Larry, there is a certain incongruity about it.
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle
  • 22 Mar 2008, 19:39
The PP has really brought out the colours. SAomehow it makes it look faster-than-fast, but I bet it isn't.
Les Auld: Thanks Ian, it was the colour of the train I wanted to bring out so desaturated the background slightly.
  • Alan
  • Southampton
  • 23 Mar 2008, 09:02
Beautiful colours to this and good editing from what I've read. It's interesting to compare this with your steam images; these things just don''t have the same appeal, do they? Look at that litter as well - appalling! What's up with people!!
Les Auld: I suppose it could be called a different type of appeal Alan, the liveries are quite colourful if nothing else. Thanks for the comment.
  • Dave Wilkins
  • in Bray, Co.Wicklow, Ireland.
  • 29 Mar 2008, 12:20
I've always noticed British and Irish railway stations are SO similar, unsurprising I know, but interesting. Yours have a bit more red trim, ours green smile
http://davidwilkins.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Connolly_Station,_Dublin_/
Les Auld: A common heritage Dave, thanks for the comment.

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