Continuing on with bright colours, I thought I would post a shot taken in Windhoek on Sunday. My husband was playing in a lawn bowls competition and rather than spend the whole morning by the side of the greens I took a wander to the train station just across the road.
There is a display of old engines and rolling stock outside the station and this strange yellow beast caught my eye. It is, as far as I can make out, a carriage used by railway maintenance teams as a home on wheels. I loved the strange, almost art-deco shape but have no idea when this carriage was produced.
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ifege (10367) 2013-05-06 23:13
Hi Rosemary - yes a strange but colourful beast! Well spotted and taken.
dkmurphys (55933) 2013-05-07 1:32
Attractive color of this old piece of tram. I like the contrasts and the high quality of your image. Good enjoyable catch!
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-05-07 2:20
looks like Namibian version of famous Lisbon"Electrico".
Great shot full of vivid and so nicely contrasting colors.The quality is superb.
Have a good day
snunney (94953) 2013-05-07 2:51
An unusual beast indeed. The tight framing works well, whilst still allowing us to see the context. Good saturated colours and excellent sharpness. Apt and witty title.
Nicou (136236) 2013-05-07 3:28
quel jaune sueprbe ce vieux wagon et sa forme très originale avec le marches pieds pour monter et ces tonalités claires merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (73496) 2013-05-07 5:07
Il ne faut surtout pas oublier le blanc vif de la maison en arrière plan. J'aime beaucoup ce jeu de couleurs sous un ciel très polarisé.
fabbs99 (17129) 2013-05-07 10:54
The railway carriage on display has a splendid color on it.Superb composition, colors and good POV. Very well captured.Thanks for sharing.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-05-07 11:16
hai detto tutto nel titolo. I colori di questa foto sono gran parte della sua bellezza. Colori netti, solari che nel tuo paese non mancano mai.
Un'altra delle tue splendide rappresentazioni, questa volta però senza l'esplosione della forza della natura, ma solo una rappresentazione di ciò che l'uomo ha fatto e utilizzato nella tua terra.
Complimenti - come al solito - per l'eccellente ripresa.
Ciao e buona serata
williewhistler (16193) 2013-05-07 12:08
Hello Rosemary,what a lovely quirky little carriage,complete with curtained windows.Being bright yellow it does make the fine photographic subject that suits your imaginative title perfectly.
Kind regards Les.
bukitgolfb301 (39676) 2013-05-07 18:29
Hi dear Rosemary, how are you?
Greatly sharp, vivid and bright color contarst image!
So appealing and stunning eye-catching image indeed!
Thanks for your sharing and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
ChrisJ (109584) 2013-05-08 23:09
A superb warm versus cold color contrast between the blue sky and the yellow facade of the old engine. Good sharpness and well composed leaving plenty of breathing space right around. Excellent density with punchy light contrasts. Tfs!
Cricri (115557) 2013-05-08 23:17
J'aime l'originalité de sa forme, sa couleur vive, les détails comme les poses pieds, les fenêtres garnie de tentures, un genre de petit tramway baignant sous une très belle lumière
Urs (14082) 2013-05-09 4:46
This bright yellow railway buggy is a real historical relict. It looks well maintained. Luckily the railway people are displaying what they were storing for decades. Well done
There are so many things of Laos. The population generally is poor and the the small elite is filthy rich. However most are very friendly despite the harsh life. The scenery is impressive, but the infrastructure is a nightmare. Food is very expensive, about double then in Thailand, what is generally nor affordable for the locals. We wanted to go back to Laos in February this year, but then I had this accident and broke my left wrist. I think we will go there in January 2014. Meanwhile I will upload more of my Laos shots and then change to the more current from Malaysia and Thailand.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-05-09 5:02
Great variety of colors.Nice contrasts and perfect amount of saturation.Very good job.
All the best
mesutilgim (92402) 2013-05-10 12:12
Good observed and captured ! Nice capture with perfect graphical effect and interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Silvio1953 (136797) 2013-05-11 6:17
Ciao Rosemary, lovely composition with beautiful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (29235) 2013-05-11 8:00
I am doubly glad for your note, as I could not for the life of me figure out what this was! The yellow is beautifully vivid, and it does look like whoever considers this home from home really has put thought in, windows on the curtains and everything. Very posh!! Beautifully seen shot, and the background building it very appealing too.
All the best
serp2000 (43110) 2013-05-12 11:01
Glad to see your photos again.
Amazing old tram, I have never see such strange shape.
Outstanding colors! I love the yellow-blue combination.
adores (43903) 2013-05-21 12:33
It's a really great idea to display them in the station, in such good conditions. Most part of the old ones we have here are in ruins.
This one is really unusual, but seems well preserved. I like the eye catching colour and the curtains inside.
A very good composition, light and colours!
- Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) (31629)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-05
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Nex 6, Sony E 16-55 mm
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-06 22:50