It would appear that my friends here are now all dedicating pictures to other TE members, so this time I'm uploading this one for Rosemary (SnapRJW) who recently told me that she had come to visit the new Riverside Museum of Transport in Glasgow last year during her visit to Britain but unfortunately the museum was closed that day and she got dreadfully soaked in heavy rain outside it.
So this is a little part of what she missed - a reconstructed street scene of how Glasgow might have looked in the 1920s. Old shops (which you can enter and browse around) and, if Marion (jester5) is looking, there's a nice blue 1920s' Austin 12/4 fabric bodied saloon behind that lamppost - similar to the one she posted here.
Once again, I never cease to be amazed by the low light capabilities of my lovely Canon 5D MkII - I wonder if the new Mk III will be such a wonderful improvement? This was taken at ISO 6400 - maybe one day we shall all be taking pictures in the pitch dark.
I might try to upload some other pictures from this museum later though I realise that although old cars and steam trains interest me, many find them a bit boring!
P.S. Some have commented upon the blue/purple light in the foreground. This picture was taken entirely indoors - inside the museum - and the area you see in the distance was lit by daylight coming in through a large window. The nearest part was lit by lights high in the roof of the museum above the reconstructed street scene and those lights were mainly blue, hence the blue light on the roadway and the back of the truck on the left.
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mikebottomley (449) 2012-04-28 19:41
G'day, John, it has been a wee while since we last spoke, but I logged in this morning to find this absolutely fantastic shot, thought at first glance it was York in UK, but then noticed it was your photo. Wow I had forgot you bought the 5D, what a photo, even on my new I-pad it is so sharp and clear, with the lighting and colour so nice, combined with the 17-40 it a perfect match. Good grief what was this ASA..... I seem to remember a long time ago you questioned my high ISO at 200-400, this is showing no grain at all. I love the angle you have taken on this, great composition. Glasgow has not changed one bit, since I was last there!!!
All the best mate, keep up the good work,
Mike n Gail.
jadesgran (4892) 2012-04-28 22:41
A lovely old car in the picture, which,can let the mind wander and I see ladies in flowing long skirts,tiny waists and outrageous large hats alighting from the vehicle!
Dreaming of better things with the rain beating on the window and the wind howling and blowing a gale.Hope you are safe and sound up there.
Best Wishes Gladys.
emka (72344) 2012-04-28 23:36
Great title, with this car it looks really like a photo made in old times. Fantastic shot. I like old cars and trains and they are never boring to me. When I was in York, there were some reconstructed scenes also, I made some photos of them, but then i lost all my photos from the afternoon - I haven't put them to the computer and deleted when i used the memory card.
lousat (71485) 2012-04-29 1:25
Hi John,great capture,it seems really to be in 1920..ehehe...very rich composition and excellents details,the colors are a little stranges,the floor is a bit purple,why? Maybe a purple light from a shop? Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
ourania (25618) 2012-04-29 1:59
a lovely scenery, a wonderfully composed photo from a great angle. There's superb perspective and clarity. The lovely car seems to be coming into the street from around the corner giving dynamism to the picture and offering a great opportunity to appreciate the exquisite lighting. I love the contrast in lighting, the reflections and the colours, especially those in the shade. Well done and thank you!
Although I don't drive and just go around on my bicycle, I absolutely love old cars and would be very happy to see more of them.
All the best, have a great week,
CLODO (28662) 2012-04-29 2:29
Back in the twenties with the live view of the city. I am amazed by the purple light on the pavement. The 2 persons on the image, and the plastic bucket do not seem to belong the the beginning of the XXth century.
jhm (134540) 2012-04-29 2:50
I know a lot people are sometimes rare of mind, but I love old cars, after WAR II was this the cars here in Belgium, old American cars left by the army.
The blue colors in the foreground of the street are perhaps through the filter created.
This is almost a picture out of the 19 century.
Excellent composition, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
timecapturer (44525) 2012-04-29 3:12
this is such an accomplished image. The light and detailing are superb. Perfectly composed and full of such fascinating and wonderful sharp elements. It has certainly captured a real sense of the age. Irresistable and at ISO 6400 a marvel! Love it!
Enjoy your Sunday - regards Brian.
SnapRJW (28921) 2012-04-29 9:12
Hello John - What a fine shot. I am more than impressed by the quality and delighted to see something of the interior of the museum! It looks as if the exhibit is of very good quality and it was a pity we missed it. I really appreciate your thoughtful post. Top class and such wonderful detail. Warm regards rosemary
bartekp (4746) 2012-04-29 10:17
What a scene! And that is great museum,with exibition like this.
Very good picture, i like colors and composition.
Have a nice evening
macjake (51476) 2012-04-29 10:24
yes, it seems i've been apart of that dedication process too lately :)
looking at this scene John, i can completely see why people are enjoying this one.
Not only does the car appear to be retro, the signage also does, especially with the 'pawn broker' sign.
its a great looking indoor/outdoor scene.
and because you mentioned it in your note, i won't comment on the purple :) love the splash of colors.
enjoy your day
Royaldevon (25934) 2012-04-29 12:04
This looks like something from an old gangster film. I love it! I thought, at first, that it was something from Beamish but was pleasantly surprised that there is another museum that I still have to visit!
Fine composition uses the street as a textured guide towards the appearing blue Austin.
Yes, I have to admit, your Cannon deals exceptionally well with low light situations.
My warm regards,
jester5 (1930) 2012-04-30 3:30
I rather like the effect the blue light creates John. Quite mysterious as though we really are going through a time warp.Cracking photograph and a beautiful car too.Interesting notes as well and old cars are never boring.
Silvio1953 (115213) 2012-05-01 0:28
Ciao John, beautiful composition with lovely old car, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend,
saxo042 (36728) 2012-05-01 12:48
I like the contrast between the lower dark part of the picture and the lighter upper part. There are som nice converging lines and some eye-catching colours. There is a very pleasant atmosphere here, the scene makes me think of the Woody Allen movie "Midnight In Paris"...
agjika (3616) 2012-05-01 14:51
Lovely and crip photo and the atmosphere is great too. I see you have done some work on the verticals and it looks excellent. There is a strange but interesting purple light in the bottom half of the photo, I wonder where it comes from? The whole thing looks very authentic too.
Thanks for sharing
PS. The Scottish photographer I mentioned in my last photo is Duncan McEwan, he had some photos that make you want to go to Scotland tomorrow!
delpeoples (52309) 2012-05-01 18:15
Wow, this is indeed a wonderful scene. And lucky Rosemary to have such a great dedication. Jeez you did well with the light here. The extremes of light and shade looked really tricky. The foreground is a little dark for my liking, but considering the photographic hoops you had to jump through to get an image of this quality, you should be congratulated. I'm glad you posted this and thoroughly enjoyed seeing a little bit of the Glasga of auld.
willperrett (5648) 2012-05-02 1:49
An interesting photograph, and as ever a detailed and informative note. Your shot is well composed and remarkably lacking in noise considering the ISO speed used. I'm guessing you didn't have a tripod with you which would have enabled you to use a more "normal" ISO! Regarding the violet cobbles, I think I'd have been tempted to select them in P'shop and use maybe Colour Balance to bring them back to a more neutral tone. You see, despite my whinges about over-use of post-processing, I actually do it all the time!
brianmcc (6005) 2012-05-03 10:51
your camera really has produced wonderful results here with this picture. the detail and sharpness are perfect, and the bright colours of the shop fronts catches the eye immediately. the light illuminating part of the scene works very well to give the impression of the sun being just around the corner.
your picture reminds me that i took some pictures at the transport museum in belfast the last time i visited, so i must review them again.
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (18344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-26
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-28 17:38