By-Gone Romance & Modern Utility, Rosslare Strand Station, Co Wexford, Ireland.

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Luca Salieri on August 27, 2008

forgot 2c...of course VOTED cheers, Luka

2c on August 28, 2008

Hi Jim, Luka,

Hope your all well!

Jim early summer wasn't bad here but the last month has been pretty grey! This pic was taken on what i think was one of the best days we had, so i was lucky, a grey day wouldn't have helped the drama or the steam for that matter!

Luka! thought you like this, I think we all seem to have (steam) trains in our blood! The sheds link is great! I think the steam buffs on panoramio should organise a visit! Really appreciate the vote on this as i really cherish this image!

Warmest regards from Dublin h

Victor de Lara on September 9, 2008

Stunning!! h you are a master of B&W..your shots are pure jewels, do you make them direcly in monochrome or use some software to convert? I like B&W a lot but I´d like to know the difference between a pure one and a converted by software.

Best regards and a G*

2c on September 10, 2008

Hi victor, delighted you like this, one of my favs..

I usually shoot raw files in digital with a polariser on the lens to cut the glare. Raw files give you all the possible info available on the exposure. For b/w, i generally shoot on b/w preview on the camera because i think you shoot colour and B/w in different ways. I love high contrast b/w , i learnt how to print these in my darkroom days, (red filter, grade 5!). The best digital photo software i think to give you the control & results of the Darkroom is Abobe photoshop, The b/w depth is achieved by using levels wisely, deep blacks ,clear midtones and avoid flaring out your whites!

On the difference between film and digital now, I think digital has finally moved ahead in it's tonal range for general use. The problem has always been make a great print & then try and scan it, Even the best drum scanners lose something in the translation, On the gallery here the pics with the tag 'film' are all darkroom prints, ones without are from digital.

My best advice is for a conversion, shoot raw files, convert a good clear contrasted shot in photoshop, use photoshop levels to get your desired result, don't be afraid to push the blacks, keep the detail in the midtones and don't flare out the detail in your crisp whites. hope this helps, ask anytime victor, i hope i can be of help!

Warmest regards from Dublin h

kwalit@ on September 23, 2008

I can´t believe it. All these photos are wonderful!!!!!!!!! Kind regards from Austria, Michael

2c on September 24, 2008

Hi Micheal,

I am delighted you enjoyed the images & gallery. Come back soon!

Best regards from Dublin h

2c on January 7, 2009

Hi Bruce, though you might like this! It's one (if not my) fav pic from last year! As always luck plays a big part, here the DMU pulled in (unexpected) at the right angle to the Stream train. The lower angle gives a little more drama to the scene & even makes the DMU a little more attractive in the pic, i think! Thanks very much for the G* , even if i have preyed upon your weakness for the left Subject!!!

Warmest regards from Dublin h

Hazel Coetzee on August 21, 2009

OOOH that is indeed a beauty, h - you really took a stunning shot, here. The other shot is excellent, but this one FEELS the essence of the locomotive, doesn't it!! You certainly know your stuff with photography and photoshop!!

The only time we were in Rosslare was for the ferry to France - I wish we could have spent some time exploring and looking at the trains. Maybe another time, I hope...

Warmest wishes from wintery Cape Town, Hazel

2c on August 21, 2009

Hi Hazel! Glad you like it! As i was taking No4, the DMU pulled in & i thought it was going to ruin the shot, but as luck (we always need that) would have it , it lined up perfectly! I think this was one of my favs from last year!

Further up the coast from Rosslare there is some great beaches, it's where the D-day landing openings were shot for Saving Private Ryan!!!!

Warmest wishes from sunny struggling to shine Dublin, Have a great weekend! h

Grey-Eagle Ray on September 13, 2009

Hi h......'?

Your gallery with its amazing collection of B&W Pictures of excellent quality, well deserve a G*


2c on September 13, 2009

Hi Ray! hope your well, delighted you like the gallery, thanks for putting into that app, appreciate it! i work off a mac so a lot of apps don't work across, thanks for the GS really appreciate my friend!

warmest regards from sunny Ireland! h

Ronen Saraf on February 6, 2011


2c on February 8, 2011

Thanks Rowen, Delighted you like this!!

Warmest regards from Dublin h

motorhand on April 10, 2012

Creative work !

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  • Uploaded on July 17, 2008
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    by 2c
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2008/07/13 13:57:35
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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