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Sometimes it’s just black & white

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01/11/2014 at 9:48 pm

Trains

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Finally got to work more on the train photos. And discovered the essence of the steampunk thing. I’d never paid more than a passing bit of notice to it – just didn’t get it. Until I started working on these photos – the colour palette, the endless bits and pieces and detail, the drama. Suddenly it makes more sense… I have to say these photos are some of my favourites ever and working on them has been a real joy.

I’m planning on a return visit to the Bush Tramway Club in a couple of months – hopefully with some steampunk models in tow to do a bit of posing with the trains…

So here are some actual train shots (and one building – whatcha gonna do?) Some steampunk bits tomorrow…Trains-train

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10/07/2013 at 12:00 am

Train minutiae

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Spent the day out at the Bush Tramway Club in Huntly, an hour and a bit south of Auckland. Very impressive club restoring, preserving and having fun with old trains. Their website is a bit dated (the guy who built it is also a locomotive driver and the club secretary – with no time to redo…) but there is lots of good info here. http://www.bushtramwayclub.com/

These are some details I came across. I’ll post some pictures of actual trains when I finally get through all my photos – but I just love these bits and pieces.

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08/07/2013 at 10:09 am

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