It’s mid-month and time to once again join in Clare’s Share Your Desktop Challenge. Another real world shot for me this month depicting a train passing through Hither Green in south-east London…

Hither Green forms a junction for lines connecting to the north and south Kent coasts as well as East Sussex. Trains taking the tracks leaving the right of the photo will be heading towards Dartford. It’s quite a busy freight line with a lot of aggregates traffic. The 4 tracks sweeping to the left take the passenger towards Orpington and Sevenoaks. The train in the photo, formed of two Bombardier Electrostar units with 375706 leading, is operating a Charing Cross to Hastings service. The photo was taken on November 18th last year when the leaves on the trees were only just turning gold. In the hazy distance you can see the tower blocks of Lewisham.

The photo was taken with my Fujifilm X-Pro2 using the 55-200mm lens at 200mm – a 300mm equivalent zoom that has accentuated the curve of the tracks. ISO1600, 1/850th and f8 complete the techie info.

I’m going to slot this in quickly now because I have a busy 3 days ahead and otherwise I might not get to do the challenge. As you might expect, R is a common letter to start place names but I’m going to do my best to avoid that πŸ˜‰ Ooops – Here’s a shot taken in Rome..

…Taken in the Forum, this mural is to be found in the Temple of Romulus.

Nothing contentious about this shot – Railings…

…To be found outside ‘Buck House’ πŸ˜‰

River is a good one, so here’s the River Thames…

…coming upstream with Refuse containers, and having just passed Rotherhithe, is the tug ‘Recruit’.

Closer to home, this is Brent Reservoir – always home to a lot of wild fowl; mainly Swans in this view…

By this time, Cee is probably wondering where all the trains are πŸ˜‰ Sorry Cee, no Rails this time but I do have a coach for you…

…Always smartly turned out, Richmond’s of Royston πŸ™‚

Catch up with Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge here.

Late entry for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge. I have two colours that might be considered favourites. Conveniently, both are represented by the kit worn by Wingate & Finchley FC this season…

…Blue is the home kit and Red is for away matches. My love of Blue probably stems from my love of trains and the many years of trainspotting in the British Railways era. Here’s 45062 in Rail Blue livery at Newport…

…I guess London’s buses are the reason behind the Red. Here’s Metroline’s TE939 parked in the turn-around at East Finchley station…

These preferred colours are reflected in my choice of liveries in the Truck Simulator games. In Euro Truck Martin Transport et Logistique vehicles wear Blue…

…while in American Truck, Republik Plant trucks wear Red…

Catch up with Cee’s Midweek madness Challenge here.