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Glenbrook Station

Glenbrook Station
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Copyright: Rew Shearer (rewshearer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5496 W: 444 N: 4351] (24649)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-17
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Transportation, Architecture, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS 400D/Rebel XTi, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f3.5-5.6, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-20 20:22
Viewed: 3750
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Forty minutes out of Auckland is the Glenbrook Vintage Railway - a station and 12km track staffed by volunteers and enthusiasts.

Last summer I went with friends on a trip - and used the occasion to try some non-portrait photography.

This shot taken with the Canon's kit lens. I used PP to correct some perspective distortion and straighten the verticals.


Forgive my lack of posting for a while. There has been a lot going on ... :(

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  • wieyos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 43 N: 2059] (9118)
  • [2010-04-20 20:49]

i like the gradient of light and shadow from the shade to the floor.

nice shot, mate!


If it wasn't for the coffee cup in the middle gentlemans hand I would have thought this might have been from a bygone era.

It would look with a sepia treatment.


i love this one rew!!! i love the way you took this one!!! you caught that big boys facial expression...love the composition here!!!may i suggest? love to see this in black & white!!!



G'day Rew... Great photo. Simply put this follows a classic 1/3rds compo both horizontally and vertically.. I like Alex's suggestion too about doing this in B&W..


hi REW this is a very nice image the details are sharp the shadow work very good you hav realy captured the monment well
tfs regards bryan

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-04-21 1:56]

I like this a lot !
A great trio, a great graphic compo and some wonderful matching tones.
A monochrome would be timeless but I love the colors too much here so I vote for colored version


Hi Rew,
Well the composition is good as it should be while the subjects are alert waiting for your shutter click,the smiling faces and big boy's getting ready for shot is a little late as he was busy with his lip work,a good decisive shot,the gradients colors which is due to light and shades works very well here,for me only the FG wooden pillar is a little distracting.
Best Wishes

Now this is a trick photo isn't Rew :) where's she hiding ? nice capture, natural warm colours

Hellow Rew,
Beautiful daily life shot and clear details..
Lightinibg and presantation are ecellent.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-04-21 4:34]

Hi Rew,
This looks like a classic old photograph converted into an artistic presentation. The colors tends more to a monochromatic shot, actually a sepia toned presentation.
The minimal colors in this presentation are giving impact to the composition.
Very neat presentation!
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hellow Rew,very good snapshot, perfectly composed.
Regards Rose

Hello Rew,

Three different postures. Same uniform. The background, colour and everything comes together to form this wonderfully humane photo. TFS.


Hi Rew!
It's nice to see you post some shots again. Hehehe! (^-^)
This is a nice shot. The geometrical lines and figures of the woods are straight so they look nice. The 3 people sitting are kinda funny. Hahaha! It's nice to see some shots like this since I haven't seen these kind of sceneries here.
The light and colors are nice too.



Bonjour Rew,
C'est une magnifique photo très originale. Les sujets principaux étant cadrés vers la gauche est une très bonne idée. Il y a trois générations dans cette photo..
Merci du partage.

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 815 W: 26 N: 803] (9058)
  • [2010-04-21 13:21]

Hi Rew,
interesting shot of the old station, its nice and sharp and I like how you can see the detail inside the windows

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2010-04-21 20:00]

Very nicely captured Rew.

As Ralph pointed out (the Coffee cup), and the fluorescent light tells us it is not a photo from the 30's.
Still you have simulated the style and ambience of the era very well.

Nicely done,

Lovely detail and timeless shot with a twist of modern touches! I love the blend of colours here and the image conveys your viewpoint perfectly- commendable distortion correction and well written notes. TFS and welcome back!



Hola Rew
Buena imagen con un encuadre muy compensado entre los tres elementos de la izquierda y el soporte del techo en el otro extremo que complementa el equilibrio y divide la imagen , nitidez sobresaliente , luz muy acertada dejando ver tanto las zonas claras como las mas oscuras muy compensadas y un color natural y agradable , que hacen en mi opinion que esta sea una composicion muy buena

Buen dia
Un saludo

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-04-22 4:54]

Hi Rew,

The train photo you posted today reminded me that I wanted to get back to you on this one. I sometimes look through the gallery without commenting, and return for comments later in the day, and often forget what it is I wanted to get back to. Old age???

Anyway, I agree that this is a timeless shot. The lighting and shade from the roof give this a nice, warm feeling. The look on the young fellow's face is funny, but the scene itself speaks of human nature. Two older guys sitting close together, with a good space between them and the younger one. That's the nature of things, he hasn't paid his dues just yet.

Dot recently posted a photo where she applied aging in her pp work, and I can't recall seeing anyone do it better. I would like to see how that effect would work on this, I think it would be an ideal candidate.

Best regards,

Boa tarde Rew
Love this.
Interesting subject, well composed with all the elements in harmonious place, love the graphism of lines of wood. As you know , I love b/w , so I believe it will be an interesting b/w photo.
a photo full of mood and harmony.
um abraço

Hi Rew,
I always love visit your gallery.
This one, i love the composition, and the tone.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-04-23 7:12]

Hello Rew! I love this, I can clearly see it im a NGM article. I like the very square pov and the 'old style' color scheme that you caught very well. A fine job in ppwork for correcting the lens distortion. Well done.


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  • isa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 62 N: 139] (1593)
  • [2010-04-27 11:42]

Hi Rew,
Wonderful moment, icredible sharp and light. Good focus for the interesting moment. Well Done Rew,

Have a nice days,

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  • mark25 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 412 W: 7 N: 1012] (5621)
  • [2010-04-27 12:41]

without the shadow of doubt, one of your best and most interesting photos.

this shows that great photo opportunities can be cashed even with kit lenses, provided the camera is in 'able hands' :)

there is a lot to like... the expression on each person's face are amazing :) then there is this beauty in the straight lines, which i think offers a wonderful contrast to the photo :)

wonderful stuff, clean, well shot and very inspiring :)

muhammad muhsin

I really liked this classic shot Rew.The colors, tone and mood of the pic are completely excellent.The expressions of the man in middle are too good.
Loved this vintage shot!

hi rew
nice touch of nostalgia,very good lighting and detail,a pity about one of the volunteers with the wrong hat,(it could be fixed we have the technology),even the activity in the b/g seems authentic,

  • Ejtaan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 902 W: 10 N: 98] (475)
  • [2010-05-06 22:37]

:-) this is the kind of shot that you can really work with Rew! Make it look really old!
Of course, that is not what you were aiming for, but it certainly is the right place and the right setting.

Lovely colors, sharpness and even in the darkest parts there are details showing.
Very good!!! but then, I would not expect any different from you!!! :-)

Greetzzz, Anneke

I love it a very good composition.

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