Working Class Hero

Jonathan Newton

Wantirna South, Australia

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Artist's Description

Being a railway enthusiast I have known about this place for years and years, however on Mon 1st March 2010 I found myself walking through here suddenly thinking that one day it might not exist any more.

Even though I am only 28, I am very much an old world person with a deep appreciation for this period in time. It truly amazes me and I constantly wish that I had been able to experience places such as this one when they were alive and in their prime. So a few days later I went back to capture the scene. (luckily it helps knowing people to get access here)

This is also one of my 1st attempts at a digital panorama – shooting vertically and then stitching the 6 or so shots together later then cropping to 4:1.

My aim was to capture the scene as a whole. I really wanted to see the roof detail, the depth and the clutter of items on the floor. I also wanted to highlight the size of this location, and even though this is only a small part of it all, I still think I have achieved what I set out to do.

For those of you who are railway buffs, the locomotive on the left is a Victorian Railways K Class 2-8-0, K151. The other loco is a Victorian Railways D3 Class 4-6-0, D3 677. The carriage is a BW.

The size of this print is 60 × 15inches.

Featured in Digital Photography, Railway Art and Photography and Inanimate Emotions

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