#52 – adding a bit of atmosphere 2

Following on from my last post, here’s another from the East Lancs Railway. Same idea, as before, although the engine is now a much larger part of the overall scene. However, I chose to compose it with the mill, water tower and signal box all in the scene, to help add a bit more visual interest. And again, in post processing I added some grain, as even though the image was taken at ISO2500, there wasn’t much noise. This time the grain is more visible, especially in the sky.

I was considering a crop but then thought otherwise. Someone had pointed out that the water tower is on a third and so is quite prominent, and to crop the signal box off.  I know what they’re saying, but I like the fact that there’s a lot going on and a lot to look at, plus the background makes this a difficult image to date – is it 2010 or 1960?

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