Link Posted 24/09/2019 - 16:37
Trains are outside my photographic comfort zone, but being in Llangollen with a ticket in one hand and camera in the other ... it would have been rude not to have pressed the shutter button a few times. 6430 is hardly one of the big, fast, belching, romantic locos that people drool over. However, it (she? he?) was doing tourist duty that day so here are some pictures for lovers of coal, steam, evocative smells and train doors that you have to open and slam shut yourself. All with K3 + 16-85mm.

Comments welcome as usual.

1. Switching tracks

2. Reversing to the coaches

3. Coupled up

4. Shifting coal

5. Carrog station - lunchtime for the crew

6. Coupling up for the return journey

7. Be careful where you put your bag



Link Posted 24/09/2019 - 19:19
Like the last image. Well spotted. 😁


Link Posted 25/09/2019 - 07:18
Great images.. Not much of a train fan myself but can appreciate the images...
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses



Link Posted 25/09/2019 - 22:16
Last but one for me with his facial expression
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My outfit: K1 gripped - K3ii - two Z-1P - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm - Sigma EX 20mm - FA 28-70mm f4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II


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Link Posted 27/09/2019 - 19:17
Lovely series and storytelling. The last two work best for me.


Link Posted 27/09/2019 - 23:03
Thanks folks.

The close encounter with a steam train has definitely given me tremendous respect for those forum members who produce superb shots of trains and the people who work with them.

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