I tried various different effects of colouring and playing with contrast and saturation whilst editing and couldn't really find one I particularly liked and so, they're all a little bit different actually...
The girl in the image above and the one below, I believe were twins.
They looked awesome.
They looked awesome.
Mother and daughter. How lovely.
This guy actually reminds me of Jack Dawkins. The Artful Dodger. :D
Lovely lady here aswell. I initially got her partner in the image but unfotunately he blinked in both photos. Tsk. Men.
This one, as you can see, I went for a black and white but I really like it actually.
And these two looked lovely as well.
Outside the train...
... and when we got to Alton... we came straight back to Alresford again!
Not before I got this shot though:
... which I liked rather a lot. :D
For this one (as I think it was my favourite edit/effect) I brought the saturation right down and then upped the red by about 20 and the yellow by about 40 with the 'Colour Balance' tool. May re edit some others as I liked the effect a lot.
Back at Alresford, we had a walk round and a little explore.
I snapped these sisters again:
And then I spotted this of all things:
This may not look like much, but this happens to be the top of a set of Avery scales.
Now then, (prepare to be potentially bored to death) as the Industrial Revolution 'gathered momentum' in 1813, a smallish scales/weighing company was passed to two brothers, William and Thomas Avery, who renamed the company W&T Avery. From this point, the company grew tremendously and Avery scales soon became the highest selling scales in the world (I think).
The reason I'm bothering to tell you this (as I know most of you will think that it's incredibly unimportant), is that it turns out, Thomas Avery is in fact my great, great, great, great Grandfather. W00t. :D
Well done Great (x4) Grandaddy Thomas! Your ancient scales are still testing time!
The company has since been adopted and is now called Avery-Weightronix. It sounds like the scales could now potentially transform into robots. Avery-Weightronix, form up! Just me?
Anyway, sorry about that. Back to the train station:
Ol' Winston was there of course:
... and just chatting.
There were cars...
(now that's what I'm talking about)
Kids with guns...
... wait... what?
Everyone was having a great time.
However, later on, I got some images of it coming back up the line to turn around, or to shuffle across the line. I'm not sure of the term for it switching lines and reversing, which is what it does, but I am sure Stephen will me kind enough to swiftly educate me, lest I embarrass myself any further.
(In fact, he's probably told me already and will tell me off for not listening. :s )
So here's the other:
And then a little later, I got another from the platform.
(Odd colouring. Not sure on this one yet...)
This time, because I am in fact, a girl (benefits and special priviledges!) I got to have a little look inside the engine at the furnace. It was one of those 'woah, what does this lever do!?' moments.
I would have felt a bit guilty about being let on the engine my first time on a steam train when all these enthusiasts come here constantly and are never invited up due to being the wrong gender...
... but when I was trying to peep over and get a picture with my camera from the platform, one of these enthusiasts, literally shoved me out of the way to get his own picture!
So I hopped on board and took some pictures up close. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
We then boarded the train one last time (or, technically, this train for the first time as we initially went on the other engine running that day) and made the journey to Alton and back before going back home.