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A Smile For the Tourists

A Smile For the Tourists
Copyright ©2008, Chris Cooke HoF ¤1

I was going to call this "Miserable Weather", but you can't really see the rain on this version.

Perhaps I should have posted my other version first.

Photographer: Chris Cooke HoF ¤1
Folder: ChrisCooke
Uploaded: 2008-Jul-01 19:09 EDT
Current Rating: 9.50/6 (Weighted rating: 8.90)
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Camera: Olympus E-3
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 640
Aperture: f5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Focal Length: 28mm
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
Critique Level: Dead Honest Critique

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One of those cases where caption and image elevate each other.

Ferd Berfle Win ¤ $ at 20:38 EDT on 2008-Jul-01 [Reply]


I counter Ferd's comment with the belief that (as Ansel said) images can not be contained in words. This is worth a thousand words. I always love your exploration of steam power, and this is yet another (and a very good one at that) to convey the glory of the past. Thanls again for sharing this one.


E. Edwin Ennor ~ (E³) HoF Win ¤ $ at 23:20 EDT on 2008-Jul-01 [Reply]


Great picture and the caption, cheers :-)) Well done framing also ...

best wishes

Igor Tarasenko ¤ at 00:14 EDT on 2008-Jul-02 [Reply]

A good


Rex Waygood HoF ¤1 $ at 07:41 EDT on 2008-Jul-02 [Reply]


This picture does speak a thousand words and I have met grumpy old men like this before. Very nicely done Chris. I think the title does enhance the image so maybe this is a thousand and five words.

adrian tear HoF Win ¤ $ at 10:43 EDT on 2008-Jul-02 [Reply]


your comment makes me smile too! he's not amused but he looks good ...cheers ;-))

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 12:50 EDT on 2008-Jul-02 [Reply]


Looks like he needs to let off steam... maybe he can ask the train driver if he can pull the whistle!

Nigel Armes HoF Win ¤1 at 15:26 EDT on 2008-Jul-02 [Reply]


by the look on his face he looks over worked. nice capture tho.

Rina Kupfer Win ¤ at 16:07 EDT on 2008-Jul-02 [Reply]


The title says it all... Don't you just love all these smiling people in the world ;)... A well thought out and well framed image that looks really good....

Daniel Källmalm ¤ at 16:48 EDT on 2008-Jul-02 [Reply]

Must be ...

a very british smile ... :-) Can only agree with Ferd and E. Edwin.

Best wishes,

Horst Schmier HoF Win ¤ $ at 18:06 EDT on 2008-Jul-02 [Reply]


Hardly a smile. Miserable sod. Nice shot though and well framed.

Malcolm Cousins ¤ ¤ at 18:07 EDT on 2008-Jul-02 [Reply]


Thanks for the kind words guys I'm pleased it amuses you.

Actually Horst, since this was taken in Fort William Scotland I think he's what's known as a "dour Scot". Out current Primeminister is often described as such!

Chris Cooke HoF ¤1 at 19:00 EDT on 2008-Jul-02 [Reply]

Oh, I see ...

and if this is a typical scot, I do now understand the article of Andy McLean about "Photo Essays?" :-)))))

Best wishes,

Horst Schmier HoF Win ¤ $1 at 12:30 EDT on 2008-Jul-03 [Reply]


Great capture...

Robert Melnyk HoF ¤ $1 at 16:50 EDT on 2008-Jul-04 [Reply]


I have come back to this one several times and every time it causes me to chuckle. Now this is quite an achievement if this works again and again.

Klaus Er HoF Win ¤1 at 16:56 EDT on 2008-Jul-04 [Reply]

turists (always too many of them)

look says, one more round to go than finish (tomorow is my day off lucky me

David Atrakchi ¤1 at 05:15 EDT on 2008-Jul-05 [Reply]


This came up while I was still under the impression I couldn't log on to MFT I liked this the moment I saw it. The expression is priceless especially matched with that title. Very well seen and taken. Love it!!!

Marianne Decker Win ¤ at 14:02 EDT on 2008-Jul-06 [Reply]


Robert, Klaus, David & Marianne, I'm pleased you all like it to, thank you for letting me know.

Chris Cooke HoF ¤1 at 17:22 EDT on 2008-Jul-06 [Reply]