Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Saturday, May 19, 2007
the atmosphere thing
I hope the above four shots have a certain timeless feel about them. As the line extends I think there will be endless opportunities to capture the incredible variety of atmospheres that we can get on the S&D. What helps in these shots are the lack of people and, in all but one, the lack of cars. This makes it harder to pin down the year they were taken. They were of course all taken in the last year, and there are clues in all of them.
The first shot is ideal except for the state of the mark one coach, which hasn't yet been fully restored. The second is almost there, perhaps a wrong line engineers' working? Shot three has a tell tale car and buffer stops where the bridge should be. And I should kick myself for not moving the 'customers [sic] parking' sign from in front of the station and the boards off the window. Otherwise the illusion would have been complete!