The Fireman by George Petrovsky


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(This picture should have come before “Ready to Roll”!)

Engine 3526 getting a shovel or two of coal before setting off on a journey from Thirlmere Railway Station, in the Southern Highlands of NSW Australia.

Technical Stuff: Nikon D80, Sigma 10-20mm lens @ 10mm, hand held. Normal Program, 1/80 sec, f4.5, ISO 200, Pattern metering, Auto Exp & WB.
Then, changing the image to sepia-ish tones and doing some selective colours, all in Photoshop Elements 3.


australia, nsw, stoker, fireman, train, steam, engine 3526, thirlmere station, journey, southern highlands, george petrovsky

An old photographer and his dog trying to find what turns a photograph into a worthwhile picture. Perhaps try to take a worthwhile photograph in the first place? The digital darkroom is a creative, fascinating place. If only I could learn to use it and the cameras I have to best effect… I love “mucking around”, as you can see!

Now, you know all my stuff is Copyright If you try and pinch any of it, I’ll jump through your screen and rip your bloody arms off!

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  • Philip Golan
    Philip Golanalmost 6 years ago

    Selective colouring works very well here with the sepia.

  • Gilberte
    Gilbertealmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful processing…I remember using the same shovel to load coal on my parents first central heating kettel.

  • Philip Golan
    Philip Golanalmost 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured on the Trains group George.

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Dalealmost 6 years ago

    Certainly worthy of the feature! Well done.

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossover 2 years ago

    Congratulations in making the TOP 10 in Tickets Please

    From your hosts Melissa and Bevlea

  • Thank you very much Melissa and Bevlea – Happy to finish amongst the other great pictures in this challenge. We must have the most varied and talented people in our Group! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

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