Janine is a dirty girl; she's always covered with soot and dust.
So every now and then, someone has to take over and clean her behind every nut and bolt.
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tyro (25884) 2014-06-26 0:56
I love old steam railway locomotives and you have captured this one in the throes of being cleaned. Not only do we see the massive old locomotive in its engine shed but we also wee the man cleaning her, giving even more insight into the griminess of these wonderful machines and also adding human interest too.
The light here is simply sublime and you have dealt with it very well. I imagine the light was coming in through the front of the engine shed and that has lit the front of the boiler beautifully against the dark interior of the building.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure (in difficult conditions), fine composition and exquisite details and sharpness.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-06-26 1:20
Il fait tout ce qu'il peut pour rendre sa Janine la plus belle possible. Bonne photo dans des conditions de lumière pas faciles.
CLODO (34862) 2014-06-26 1:20
l'homme semble prendre plaisir à donner les soins à la vieille dame, l'éclairage rasant met bien en valeur ses formes et les superstrucures de son atelier; de plus on distingue un peu de fumée blanche en arrière plan, ce qui nous met dans l'ambiance.
Allez Janine, ta vie n'est pas encore finie, tu as encore de beaux jours devant toi, un peu de lifting te fera du bien.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-06-26 2:43
Hi Andre - The first thing that strikes me about this shot is the colour palette and light. The dark hues and tones are harmonious and the light picks out some attractive graphic details. Together these make a super framework against which the man is engrossed with the task of giving Janine a rub down. I like this type of 'situational' portrait.
daddo (26986) 2014-06-26 4:34
Hi Andre. Lovely shot of a man devoted to the machine a she lovingly cleans and polishes. Superb use of light. Somehow the photo reminds me of the old Life magazines of the sixties and their quality photos. Best wishes. Klaudio.
holmertz (54895) 2014-06-26 7:04
For some strange reason this makes me think of a "mahout" cleaning his elephant, but I guess that could never be seen in Afrca, only in Asia. I like the fine light and how it gives the engine and its details a kind of 3D effect.
romanaa (7984) 2014-06-27 12:05
wonderful picture that brings me atmosphere of old movies. I love the limited colours and shades and the effect of lights and shades.
BennyV (18047) 2014-06-28 13:01
Terrific light and shadow, resulting in a finely defined shot. Great picture with a lovely old time feel to it.
ktanska (28134) 2014-07-13 8:34
Excellent portrait on the man cleaning classic old mainline steam locomotive. Direction of light is just right for showing details on the dark surfaces.
- Copyright: Andre Roberge (InasiaJones) (31566)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-13
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM
- Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-25 22:10