Chuffing ‘eck!

I was looking through some older photos tonight and I saw this one, taken in the summer of 2009 while walking to the summit of Snowdon. I love the lines of the track every time I open the image so I thought it was worthy of sharing.

The original image was in colour but I thought the subject would suit a bit of the gritty mono treatment.

Snowdon Train

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11 comments on “Chuffing ‘eck!

  1. krikitarts says:

    Monochrome works really well for this.

  2. skuk2 says:

    Thanks Gary 🙂

  3. Adrian Lewis says:

    Hi Steve! Yes, I agree with Gary, mono is definitely the medium for this. I can understand why it hits you every time you see it. The sinuous railway line clinging to the steep hillside is great – and I also like the similarity in angles between the barren, stoney hillside and the white steam – super picture! Adrian

    • skuk2 says:

      Thanks Adrian, maybe I’ll check out some more older photos to see what can be converted.

      • Adrian Lewis says:

        Yes, you definitely should – I’m a little surprised that I seem to be the only one in the blogs I follow who posts 10+ years old photos – maybe that’s because I’m an oldie! Go to it, man! A

  4. Meanderer says:

    Super! Love the composition and the grittiness of the monochrome conversion. Reminds me of an old BFI movie still!

  5. Dave Lewis says:

    You always told me you were too young to remember the age of steam! Great photo.

  6. icastel says:

    Stunning shot! Very nicely executed and the mono conversion works wonders in this case. It definitely adds to the whole scene 🙂

  7. skuk2 says:

    Thanks for looking, and replying, appreciated 🙂

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