Early morning steam


Link Posted 16/10/2011 - 17:05

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K5+DA*50-135mm lens


K5+DA* 50-135mm lens
After what seemed like weeks of flat dull lighting in the North East Saturday was bright but very chilly. Ideal for photographing the steam train The Weardale which ran from Newcastle, did a tour round South East Northumberland and then ran south through Durham to the Weardale Railway.
I caught it setting off from Newcastle and a couple of hours later as it galloped through Durham at about 60mph. The loco was restored Class 5 no. 45305
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Link Posted 16/10/2011 - 20:35
What great light, and composition. They make me want to travel.


Link Posted 16/10/2011 - 20:44
The golden light and the brilliant contrast in colours really top notch.
The colour of the smoke on the first one makes it for me, absolutely stunning image. This would make a fantastic canvas on a wall in a living room
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Link Posted 16/10/2011 - 22:09
Oh David, what a super set. Wish I'd known. I so nearly went to Newcastle on Saturday, then agsin it came to SE Northumberland



Link Posted 17/10/2011 - 06:36
What lovely light and smoke effects! And a perfect Black Five too.
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Link Posted 17/10/2011 - 09:18
You caught them just right, great shots.


Link Posted 17/10/2011 - 11:35
What a great set of pictures.
I really like No:4 it gives a great sense of the speed.
Thank you for sharing these.


Link Posted 17/10/2011 - 11:40
Lovely set of images David, it's been a year of Black 5's for me and 45305 keeps standing in for other locos.

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Link Posted 17/10/2011 - 12:09
If it wasn't for the Black Fives the steam heritage business would be sorely pressed to find sufficient locomotives to work all the special trains that are now using the main lines. As you say John the Fives are often used to stand in for other engines, some of them bigger and more powerful. But then what's new? The old LMS and British Railways discovered years ago that this was a really useful class of engine.
Thanks for all the comments on these pictures.
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Link Posted 17/10/2011 - 20:48
#2 is perfect. It just fills everything in. Thanks for sharing a wonderful set.

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Link Posted 17/10/2011 - 20:52
A wonderful set of images David!...hard to pick the best!....but if I was pushed,it would have to be No3!
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Link Posted 20/10/2011 - 20:24
Very nice! I'm impressed with the images.
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Link Posted 20/10/2011 - 22:27
I like these
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