A Pop Of Colour

Photography 101. Todays assignment: A Pop of Colour

I’m beginning to feel that the Weather Clerk is firmly cracking the whip on my efforts for this photography course; today, there was no sunshine yet again!

OK, so I’m getting a good mental workout in lateral thinking and it was a case of deja vu whilst I pondered what I could do.

Unfortunately I didn’t have much time to play around experimenting either, an uncooperative motor-gearbox unit occupied much of my time today, still it was better than sitting behind the desk!

Anyway, I had an idea and this is what I’ve come up with. I have a collection of various bits and bobs from my railway career and one thing certainly stands out, colour wise anyway! It’s a nameplate off one of my favourite locomotives, English Electric Deltic Class 55 007 “Pinza.” The engine was named after the thoroughbred racehorse which as a colt won the 1953 Epsom Derby and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. I can’t think of anything better to name a high-speed railway locomotive after than a racehorse!

Anyway, I dusted off the ‘plate and hung it on the outside wall of Dookes H.Q. The way that the red background stood out against the stone and aluminium letters looked pretty OK to me. Taking the shot on an angle helps, I think, to make the picture a bit more interesting.

A Pop of Colour.

A Pop of Colour.

I hope you like it!

“I’m going off the rails on a crazy train!”

10 thoughts on “A Pop Of Colour

  1. Great viewpoint, makes the composition much more interesting that straight on to the subject. The plate really stands out against the background too, a great use of light. It’s a ripper mate.


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