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Raveningham Hall

This looks so much better on my desktop

Raveningham Hall

This looks so much better on my desktop

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Well, it looks pretty good on my screen - I love the steam you've captured!
Bill Phillips: It loses something when compressed by Shutterchance
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Nov 2018, 04:26
Love those steem pompoms!
Bill Phillips: She put on a great show of letting off steam Ray
Good shot Bill, nice light. A handsome loco.
Bill Phillips: The Halls were great workhorses and looked good too
Magnifique locomotive.
Bill Phillips: She is Martine
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 26 Nov 2018, 06:25
My pictures always seem to look better on my desktop, Bill, but there is nowt wrong with this
Bill Phillips: They are bound to lose something when compressed List
It looks fab on my screen, Bill, and I can't think about how lucky the boys are that you're their g'pa! smile
Bill Phillips: They enjoyed their trip on the West Somerset railway Ginnie. Joseph seems to really enjoy going on a train
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Nov 2018, 07:04
Yes, that better look elsewhere. Currently, my thinking is leaning towards: soft pics are the ones I "did something to" before uploading. "Did something" excludes a straight crop and maybe (not sure yet) excludes resizing as well. Any other move seems to have a softening effect. What I have noticed is twiddelers like Astrid, sometimes have the secondary picture, shown with a link in the photographers comment area. It seems that a main pic in this case can be blurred while a same rendering of a sister pic in the comment are will be pin sharp.

I have also seen some SC'ers only have pin sharp pictures - most of the time not known twiddlers.
Bill Phillips: I have started putting some pictures on Flickr
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Nov 2018, 07:05

The decals on the tender are completely authentic but seldom utilised

The green is wrong, more apple than Brunswick
Bill Phillips: I suspect that is more my fault than theirs
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Nov 2018, 07:18
a grand lady, full in action! I hope to see such a steam locomotive.
Bill Phillips: They are a joy to both see and hear Philine
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 26 Nov 2018, 07:41
I think this is rather good Bill, great light and I like the two puffs out the front.
Bill Phillips: It pleases me that you do Chad. Early.....ish on an early November day
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Nov 2018, 11:22
I think it looks great Bill!
Bill Phillips: The original looks better Anne grin
Still a fine picture of this locomotive Bill, taken by the shed at Minehead I presume.
Bill Phillips: You presume correctly Brian
Lovely pic. Nice to see the ol' girl chugging along
Bill Phillips: She was putting on a steam display Rob!
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 26 Nov 2018, 13:56
Stunning steamy stuff ... Billiam
Bill Phillips: Simply sublime sentiment comrade
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Nov 2018, 14:23
This is fabulous, BILL.
Interesting comment from Louis. I can hardly be called a real "twiddler", maybe yes for Wednesday, but then I might use one day a picture straight from the camera and see the difference... I have to say my eyes are lousy and my new glasses are even more lousy... I am already glad that I see the difference between the back or the front of the laptop, let alone that I see my pictures sharp or "soft"...
Bill Phillips: Thank you Lady P. It is inevitable I suppose that having seen this picture virtually uncompressed it looks less good on Shutterchance. I am sorry you are suffering with your eyes. I have to go back to the optician next year as he thinks I may have the beginning of cataracts. Ange already has the early stages but thus far it is not causing her any problems
Awwww! Here we go!! Do they still work?
Bill Phillips: Oh yes indeed Paula. Heritage steam railways are big business in the UK. Luckily many locomotives were saved from scrap when we finally ended steam in 1968. There even new locomotives being built like Tornado
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Nov 2018, 17:20
It looks fine to be. Oh.. no..wait.. it doesn't; I see it's a Great Western locomotive smile When I went to the Didcot Railway Centre I said it would be nice to see some Southern locos; the looks I got from the anoraks!

Hahaha at Ray.
Bill Phillips: I was mainly brought up on Great Western locos as my train spotting days were in Exeter .
6960 i a beauty to behold Bill... huffing and puffing... smoke and steam....petersmile
Bill Phillips: The Hall class locos were great workhorses and like all Great Western designs lovely to behold!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 27 Nov 2018, 01:12
what a fine capture

i particularly like the smoke billowing in the forefront
Bill Phillips: Steam locomotives seem to be alive Sherri

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