After Bev (Royaldevon) posted this picture, she has now started a theme on "Telephone Kiosks". So here's one for you today, Bev!
After a horrid wet morning, this afternoon in Scotland was absolutely beautiful so I took a trip to the Bo'ness & Kinniel Railway and even took a little trip on the steam train.
The Bo'ness depot is the headquarters of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society (S.R.P.S.). I have visited it several times but had forgotten, until I arrived, about this red telephone kiosk. So I took a couple of shots of it for Bev!
This particular model of British Telephone Box was the commonest of all models: it is the "K6" model and was designed by the famous architect, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, and went into production in 1935 - hence often also called the "Jubilee box" as it was introduced in the same year as King George V's Silver Jubilee. The K6 box continued in production until the K8 model was introduced in 1968 - a more modern but somewhat characterless box with large single panes of glass in its sides.
I have added a workshop picture which is really a photograph from the other direction. What it does also show, however, is the rather fine brick station building with its three chimneys. This building is not the original on this site as that was demolished when the Bo'ness line was initially closed. This structure is actually the original station building from Wormit, at the south end of the Tay Bridge. In the distance, you can also see the large canopies which were salvaged from Haymarket station in Edinburgh before the line there was subsequently extended to Waverley.
You can actually just see this telephone kiosk if you look at Map:view and you can certainly see it if you look at this map and drag the yellow man down to the red cross and pan around.
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Turkoglu (0) 2012-04-12 15:34
Güzel fotoğraf! teknik olarak birçok iyi ayrıntıya iye.selamlar
Sonata11 (33137) 2012-04-12 20:35
wonderful and very beautiful composition of this interesting architecture and the red telephone kiosk. Wonderfully executed with great management of light, colors, sharpness, clarity, fabuolus POV and DOF too. Marvellous job. Congratulation.
All the best,
macjake (51972) 2012-04-12 21:19
haha...i have to be honest, i think i actually enjoy the WS photo more! :)
I like it for its composition, the way the subjects are angled against the walls of the frame creating a very attractive perspective.
but hey, its only my opinion! and thats not to say i don't enjoy this one either.
The white fence competes with the telephone booth as the main subject, but the red booth wins out because of its more vibrant colors, and also because no other subject inside the frame competing against it with the same reds.
I'm very impressed with the overall clarity, color, exposure and sharpness of all the subjects. That makes is a winner in its own right.
Enjoy your day my friend...
RhodieIke (11512) 2012-04-12 22:54
Hi John, And what a fine photo of this station scene with the red Phone box, pin-sharp, great colours, super light, and so much to see and admire, like your WS, as well , was impressed with the three chimneys in the waiting rooms. Have a great weekend, Cheers Iain.
angel66 (1006) 2012-04-13 0:18
I like this photo! It looks like that even the phonebox has a little railtrack (and so the lady)! :) Very well taken
Have a nice day
lousat (72137) 2012-04-13 1:58
Hi John,the kiosk seems perfect to break the composition whit its bright red,beautiful and rich composition,a lot of details and colors,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
timecapturer (45095) 2012-04-13 2:53
great shot this, and I am sure Bev will love it too! A wonderful composition, full of enticing detail and all perfectly sharp. Love the contrast of the white lined fence and the red lines on the old phonebox. An excellent image and presentation.
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
delpeoples (52443) 2012-04-13 3:40
Ciao caro Giovanni
You Brits are on a roll with your phone boxes today, having just seen the excellent photo of Bev and now your two works of art. I agree with Craig, the WS is the better one, but in both the light is superb, as is the perspective. And of course your subject is both intriguing and endearing. A beautiful historical document shot imaginatively and skillfully. Noice work.
Un abbraccio e bel fine settimana
bayno (18342) 2012-04-13 7:15
what struck me immediately of this photo is the impressive definition, the eye is immediately drawn to the old red telephone box, and then immediately switches to the beautiful woman perfectly set in the framework , very nice even the prospect of the fence, a perfect exposure with great depth...
greetings from Rome...
annjackman (17747) 2012-04-13 12:46
This is a very smart red telephone box and quite different in situation to the one Bev posted. We still have one in our village so I hope it remains. Perhaps I should photograph it! I like the WS as well. The quality is outstanding - you take great care with your photography.
Best wishes, Ann
Royaldevon (26429) 2012-04-13 13:29
Well, I'm so pleased that you have found a telephone kiosk, so quickly. Despite the fact that it is not tartan, it is a fine shot! I am honoured that you have been so inspired!
I like how you have used the fence as a guide whilst the kiosk, because of its vivid colour and its strong position has a big impact.
The clarity is amazing, in both shots, but I am leaning to this one as the better of the two.
The light is well contolled on the white fencing and the soft shadows give a special interest to the paved path.
My warm regards,
agjika (3616) 2012-04-13 15:46
A very pretty scene. Lovely colours and composition. That lady walking ballanced the composition realy well.
ourania (26236) 2012-04-14 6:43
a lovely scene and picture with marvellous clarity and fine structure. There's superb depth and pepsective enhanced by the white fences and the paved pathway.I love the lighting and the colours as well as the pleasing peaceful atmosphere. The vivid red of the kiosk makes it stand out delightfully while the perspective of the pathway and the walking lady balance and enrich the composition. The kiosk seems to be welcoming the lady in its picture as she's turning to see it. Both this photo and the one in the WS are wonderful, though quite different. Well done and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
Silvio1953 (115815) 2012-04-15 8:53
Ciao John, great perspective on lovely station, beautiful composiotion with walking woman, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Glint (6163) 2012-04-15 9:05
this is a well balanced composition with the kiosk percetly placed on the thirds line.The path invites us to the coffee house,an invitation I would be sure to take up if I were there!
What a good idea of Bev to stat a telephone kiosk theme. I am sure I will have some in my files to post.
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (18556)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): GB Red Telephone kiosks., Telephone Kiosks [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-12 15:00