And now for something a little different. Whether you appreciate them or not, computers are an indispensible part of the electronic age in which we live. Among many other advocates, artists have embraced them with great enthusiasm and computer generated art is extremely well practised nowadays. Here are two railway examples and the original photograph to compare them with, directly. I am using them in today's post (26th July 2010) to introduce something new to the blog but also to encourage other members of our railway community to do likewise. There will always be a place on the blog for something a little different. The two images are the simplest that can be generated on a computer. Any comments please use the comments box below or email me directly.
The first pic, top, is the original of double-heading Colas (ex Hanson Traction) class 56, 56312 Artemis, and EWS (DBS) class 66, 66148. The date, was 22nd May 2010, the location was Red Bank and the railtour was Pathfinder Railtours' 'Scenic Settler.'
The second image, above right, is a straight pen and ink type derivative and the third, right, is a coloured illustration.
Left click on the image to enlarge.