Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue and Yellow

In May 1982, brand new HST power car 43191 stands in Crewe Works after a proving run – hence the flies on the fresh paint 😉 Originally destined for the Eastern Region, it bears set number 254033. But it actually went to the Western Region so the set number had to be changed to 253055 before it actually entered service! Set numbers slowly became obsolete as the realities of changing power cars around for maintenance took effect.

The Blue used on British Railways locomotives was called Rail Blue but was also known as Monastral Blue and used the synthetic pigment Phthalocyanine Blue BN. It was chosen for its light fastness, tinting strength, covering power and resistance to the effects of alkalis and acids – information from Wikipedia.

Blue vs Yellow – Rob Laney and Mark Kirby clash during a recent match between Wingate & Finchley and Haringey Borough…

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pairs

Placing the emphasis on the ‘Fun’, here’s my entry for Pairs – Pairs of spectacles…

Store display in Selfridges, London. Effect achieved by abusing the curves function in photo processing to give a faux-solarised appearance to the image.

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A Photo a Week: On the Horizon

A little late with this entry for Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge as I see there is a new post with a different challenge 🙂 However, here is my take with very congested subject matter on the Horizon…
This image is taken from the top of Muswell Hill looking roughly south-east. A 144 bus grinds its way up the steep climb towards the terminus of the route at Muswell Hill Broadway. The houses of Hornsey Vale, Stroud Green and Harringay form a backdrop with the buildings of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at Stratford just visible on the far horizon.