Coming back by train to see my mother in Troyes, I was surprised to discover when arriving in East station in Paris, the Orient Express train.
It looks so different, I only see it in the Agatha Christie TV films, and I don't think it was still existing - journey from London to Venice!. As usual I try to get a human picture, and so I was lucky enough meet the train chief onthe platform. In WS, some pictures of the coaches.
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Noel_Byrne (22106) 2014-08-01 13:11
What a cool image, I also would be surprised to find this train of legend standing in a station! The capture of this with the man chief included is brilliant, his vivid blue uniform is so clean and well kept, I guess he is really proud of the positn he holds, and who would not be if they were chief of the worlds most famous train! Beautiful moment to capture, thanks for sharing.
mesutilgim (81368) 2014-08-01 13:49
Hello dear Claude,
I had the chance to enjoy a four days trip in the sixties from İstanbul to Paris with this wonderfull andwellthought train.
It was also part in many movies of the fifties and sixties.
Your capture taken with correct pov and layout is a good and teachfull entry.
TFS and have a nice weekend
asajernigan (20898) 2014-08-01 14:06
This is a fine shot of this elegant train. I like the inclusion of the conductor which adds a human element to the shot. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness. The workshop photos give nice detail about the train cars.
Ninello52 (7542) 2014-08-01 14:13
Intramontabile fascino di questo straordinario treno reso celebre dai gialli di Agata Christie! Bello questo dettaglio con il vetturino nella sua classica divisa, fantastica!
COSTANTINO (52812) 2014-08-01 22:23
Hello my dear friend
fine shot of an elegant train with great lightness
and sharpness the lighting and colors are really
great and tis inclusion of the conducter is
the best detail here
thanks for sharing it with us
jjcordier (74526) 2014-08-01 23:08
Ce train mythique suscite encore bien des fantasmes. Il me semble qu'il y a une exposition le concernant actuellement à paris.
emka (75075) 2014-08-01 23:42
Hello Claude, Orient Express still going??? I saw an old locomotive in Istanbul, but I didn't know one can go by it. Must be expensive. But dangerous, as we know from Agatha Christie novel :). And from movies we know it can be very romantic journey. Excellent picture. Cool with the reflections and marvelous blue colour.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Royaldevon (27545) 2014-08-02 0:44
Yes, a great capture and very well angled to show the smart figure and the smart train. There is no doubting the shiny condition of the carriages; maybe the man's shoes need a little buffing to match!
There are more than one Orient Express. I have been on one which travelled from Manchester to London. We had breakfast and lunch on the train and evening meal on the way back.
The actual train is very sumptuous, everything matching and opulent. You can buy mementoes of the train but they are extremely expensive.
Certainly an experience worth having!
Have a lovely w/e,
tyro (19286) 2014-08-02 4:40
Who would not want to travel on the Orient Express, be pampered and eat the most wonderful food and drink the best wines while travelling in luxury to Venice?
Yes, it might be reminiscent of Hercule Poirot, but you have captured the luxury of this means of transport beautifully in your three pictures, especially in your "main" picture which includes the smartly dressed and slightly unctuous looking "train chief". I just wonder about the look he is giving you - does that look mean that he thinks that you perhaps don't have enough money to afford to travel on this train? :)
Three lovely pictures, very well taken and all of excellent technical quality too.
kabel (1615) 2014-08-02 6:18
Hello, a bit of nostalgia but what a way to travel. Service and atmosphere.
Good pov and superb color and composition,
ktanska (24408) 2014-08-02 11:19
I certainly would like to see the Orient Express some day myself. There so much old work charm involved. Shiny blue colours look great and the conductor is well placed.
macjake (54028) 2014-08-02 15:50
this one stood out for me in your gallery.
i think it was the color that attracted me at first glance.
in a funny way it doesn't even seem real!
this train is so sleek and shiney, so new looking.
nice to have the man in the suit included too.
SnapRJW (30058) 2014-08-04 0:53
Hello Claude - The Orient Express conjures up images of plush luxury and refinement.... murder too! I would love to take a trip on a train like this. How shiny and clean the paintwork is reflecting that around it. The conductor is captured on the vertical third and adds a little movement to the subject. I love his uniform ... the coordination is excellent.
wolf38 (31048) 2014-08-07 22:56
Hello Claude. An interesting photo with excellent composition and strong colors. Superbly presented.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
swapankumarroy (2073) 2014-08-11 8:36
Hello dear Claude,
It is really unbelievable to me, color combination specially this blue is really beautiful, good time recording and POV. Composition and clarity are superb.
best of all and thanks for sharing this beautiful moment.
ourania (28330) 2014-08-12 9:15
I like this picture very much, it is spontaneous and excellently composed at the same time. The perspective is well considered, the placement and eye contact of the train chief are superb. His movement is wonderfully combined with the perspective, colours and textures are natural and appealing, the scene looks so vivid. Reflections and shadows enrich the overall impression effectively. I also like the strong perspective and the eloquent details of the workshop photos. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
fritzi007 (3487) 2014-08-22 11:20
Very clean snapshot, good comment, congratulations!
gildasjan (41212) 2014-08-30 11:15
je fais également un passage ici tellement il est beau ce train.J'aimerais voyager dans ce train mais faute de moyens cela pour moi restera un rêve.
delpeoples (52777) 2014-09-01 2:59
Salut cher Clodo
I'm a big fan of Poirot so this photo is my cup of tisan. David Suchet recently did a documentary on the Orient Express. It was fantastic. I love your photo, the tight framing and the excellent light control.
- Copyright: Claude SIMONIN (CLODO) (29740)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-24
- Categories: Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D 90, NIKKOR AF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 G ED
- Exposure: f/4.2, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Trains 'Old and New" [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-01 12:51