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Brief Encounter in Bassetlaw

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Things they don't tell you when they get you to change trains at Retford: 1. They're proud of their railway.
2. There's no one there.
3. Platform Three is down a long, deserted alley with only the moon for witness.
4. Ring for assistance.
5. There's something almost romantic about a night this cold. Almost.

Gael says:

love the top pic - want to watch the film again now!

10th Nov 2006, 10:03

OJ says:

Thanks Gael. I like to think the couple in the bottom pic were having a "moment".

Glad you like the top pic anyway, I'm aware that the rest of the pics get progressively more dark and grainy, but that's what it was like. Call it content over style.

10th Nov 2006, 10:45

Gael says:

Don't get me wrong, I like the whole series. I *heart* grainy, realist shots too - the couple look like they've stepped straight out of a Mike Skinner song : )

10th Nov 2006, 11:08

OJ says:

Oh I wasn't getting you wrong Gael :) Just being militantly grainy.... The couple, whoever they are, were quite sweet but he kept looking at me in a really puzzled way as I took random grainy pictures.

10th Nov 2006, 11:12

love that fourth picture for some reason - its really atmospheric

10th Nov 2006, 11:31

Viv says:

really caught the mood and I love the top shot too!

10th Nov 2006, 11:35

crickson says:

Excellent atmospheric lighting. I think the hoodie wants your phone thou...

10th Nov 2006, 12:09

OJ says:

Oh thanks. I wasn't really expecting many responses to this one.

Crickson, I refuse to believe you about the boy in the hoodie. Actually, I was just trying to take a lighting picture you might have liked when the train came. Clearly catching the train won out.

10th Nov 2006, 12:26

swamprose says:

love the feel of these. reminds me of a guy I met when I missed a train in amsterdam. He was from Ulan Bator, Mongolia, and noticed my riding boots. I like horses, riding. We sat and talked and he told me about mongolia, and learning to ride when he was tiny, and yes, he could stand in the saddle and shoot arrows. he got on his train and I got on mine.

10th Nov 2006, 14:29

OJ says:

That sounds like a fascinating encounter swamprose. I like airports for that reason - that sense that you're momentarily brushing shoulders with people from all over the world.

I guess on a cold dark night Bassetlaw may as well be Ulan Bator, but it's a stretch. :)

10th Nov 2006, 14:59

swamprose says:

I have no idea where Bassetlaw really is, but in my mind, your photos were taken in some train station, maybe in the 1950s, where lovers meet, and anything can happen, as long as it is brief. you take the photo, and I see something else. :)

10th Nov 2006, 15:21

OJ says:

"you take the photo, and I see something else. :)"

Which is how it should be.

I won't ruin the thought with any more detail about Bassetlaw.

10th Nov 2006, 15:24

crickson says:

The problem with brushing sholders with people from all over the world is that I generally pick up a new cold virus from whatever semi-civilised corner of the globe they call home.

10th Nov 2006, 16:16

Caine says:

Fab series. The top shot is ace. :)

10th Nov 2006, 20:35

Viv says:

oh you are going to be one grumpy old man Crickson!

11th Nov 2006, 00:46

MaggieD says:

Like the 'feel' of all of these shots .... but top one my favourite ....

12th Nov 2006, 14:27