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Tuesday, 4 December 2007

ABC Wednesday "T" Is For A Train, A Dark Tower, A Tree And A Tense Moment In A Spooky Graveyard

Once again a little bit of an assortment for the T Photographs. I wanted to do something a little different again so here are a few moments in time from the eye and perspective of this little old (not so old photographer).

The following photos have been taken over the past year at various venues in England. I thought I would leave the abroad theme alone for this one.

Here goes:


Well in fact an old steam train from the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. I wanted to create the illusion of the golden age of steam so the first one is in monochrome with the engine letting off steam. The second is in sepia, I tried here to portray the feeling of looking from the inside of the train at the empty railway station with bags outside ready to be loaded, a Brief Encounter moment.

Dark Tower:

Sort of a Stephen King theme based on the Dark Tower series of books.

The Dark Tower is a series of seven books by American writer Stephen King that tells the tale of lead character Roland Deschain's quest for the "Dark Tower." The Dark Tower is often described in the novels as a real structure, and also as a metaphor. Part of Roland's fictional quest lies in discovering the true nature of the Tower. The series incorporates themes from multiple genres, including fantasy fiction, science fantasy, horror, and western elements. King has described the series as his magnum opus; besides the seven novels that comprise the series proper, many of his other books are related to the story, introducing concepts and characters that come into play as the series progresses.

The series was mostly inspired by the poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" by Robert Browning, the full text of which was included in an appendix to the final volume. In the preface to the revised 2003 edition of The Gunslinger, King also identifies The Lord of the Rings, the Arthurian Legend, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly as inspirations. He identifies Clint Eastwood'sMan with No Name" character as one of the major inspirations for Roland. King's style of location names in the series, such as Mid-World, and his development of a unique language abstract to our own, are also influenced by J. R. R. Tolkien's work. "

Can anyone guess where my Tower is, it is quite famous and quite awe inspiring, I will publish a colour photo of it some other time and let you know where it is.

A Tree:

Well a Christmas tree to be exact, this is sitting in the middle of the River Windrush in Bourton On The Water. The village looks magical during the Cristmas period.

Lastly, A Tense Moment In A Graveyard:

Here is a photograph of a graveyard taken through a fence at Charlecote Park, well two views of the same photo to be exact, done a little differently with a little jiggery pokery. I wanted to give the sense of a sinister tense moment that someone is seeing from a distance through a fence. By the way in the original photo the fence has a real nice texture and colour.

So, there you have it my ABC Wednesday.


Oswegan said...

I'm liking the dark tower shots quite a bit. Very mysterious, and a great dramatic sky.

Thanks for sharing.


Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i too like the dark tower, i especially like the graveyard scene, now that is spooky

Mike said...

All are great photos. I like the one from inside the train carriage. A bit of HDR would work well on the towers.

Kate Isis said...

The top graveyard picture is brilliant and its a great angle.

mrsnesbitt said...

The top graveyard is Terrifying! LOL!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

All these are brilliant. What a nice collection of photos.
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

kml said...

I like the train - great capture with all that steam!

Andrea said...

I love them all. Great pictures.

hpy said...

The tower pictures are great.

photowannabe said...

Love your choices for ABC Wednesday. You have great passion in your photography. I really like the sepia shot in the train station. It tells a story.

happyone said...

Fantastic photos!!
I do use my all of my teacups. I have a whole collection of Fiestaware and use them all.
I have read all but the last of Stehpen King's Dark Tower series. Great books!

Peter M said...

Thank you all for the above comments.

Happy one you will enjoy the last one

Nicole said...

WOW! Peter they are all such fantastic photos.

Neva said...

I am not sure how I missed you last week...A great "T" representation(is that even a word?)

Andrea said...

Wonderful pictures. Great post.