Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful

Colourful Transport

Lee's Fairground in Finchley
Lee's Fairground in Finchley
Silverlink At Richmond
Silverlink At Richmond


    1. Well, the HDR process has enhanced the colours, but purple and green were the colours of Silverlink at the time and the yellow on the front was a standard requirement for all trains running on the mainline railways. Sadly, the service is now part of London Overground and the colours are similar to the district line trains on the right of the photo.

    1. Thanks Julia – Colour is enhanced by the HDR process, but Purple and Green were the standard colours for Silverlink following rail privatisation. I personally prefer some of the less Jazzie liveries πŸ˜‰

    1. Hi Isabelle – now isn’t that a coincidence (I note you live in Paris) – I was considering a few other photographs for a montage and a couple of these were of des trains dans Perpignan avec les couleurs rouges et jaunes glorieuses utilisΓ©es par la SNCF(la SociΓ©tΓ© Nationale des Chemins de Fer) pour faire de la publicitΓ© pour cette rΓ©gion de la France – I need to practice my French also! I also liked the Purple shirts that the station staff were wearing – tres chic! πŸ˜‰

  1. Hi! If I had to ride those colorful trains I would be smiling all the time! I showed my 4-1/2 year old the trains and he went nuts! OUr trains in Connecticut are more muted in color. Thanks for sharing!


    1. Thanks Liouse – I think my Son was not much older when we took this trip. We found a nice Pizza restaurant for lunch on the high street in Richmond. Kids! – the same the world over πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Glenn – It’s very much horses for courses. I don’t use it very often and it’s still just a toy to play with for me. Glad you appreciated the shots. thanks for the comment. P.S. – It can be a good way of adding false grain to a B&W conversion πŸ™‚

    1. I wonder if they will morph into butterflies πŸ˜‰ Burlington Northern, Santa Fe and Union Pacific have quite colourful liveries on some of their locomotives πŸ™‚

    1. It is / was South West London. But the liveries have changed since Silverlink became London Overground – Now they’re boring 😦 ps, thanks πŸ™‚

  2. Great images, the grey sky brings out the enhanced colours of the trais even more –
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment – appreciated πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks for stopping by too – I chose to HDR that shot because I wanted to bring out the clouds in the sky. In the forum I was aiming for I then desaturated the colours a bit but for this one I’ve let them sing πŸ™‚

  3. Better late than never. I wish I could have discovered ths stunning, bright and beautiful picture sooner. Those photos are remarkable. The second picture of the train was stunning. The neon color was perfect. thank you.

    1. Thanks – Those ones have moved elswhere and been replaced with newer ones since this photo was taken. Unfortunately the purple and green colours are gone too.

  4. There is a lot of pink on that truck 😦
    I was thinking that there might be some
    of those Monster Trucks on this one…
    Have a great evening 2e0mca πŸ™‚


    1. LoL Androgoth – Pink and Trucks not quite macho enough then πŸ˜‰ Barnet council would have an aneurism if someone suggested monster trucks in the park! Sadly even the ghost train couldn’t provide a great looking truck – this was the best that they had 😦

    1. I agree Gilly – over used. I pick very carefully when I want to use it and then produce either what I want (artistic wise) or what is required for the intended use. A toned down version of the trains at Richmond went to the Geograph site but the Lee’s truck didn’t πŸ™‚

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