Night time at the station.....


StephenHampshire

Link Posted 24/11/2015 - 20:13
Still trying to perfect my technique for night time steam photos. This was take at Alresofrd station, 850 Lord Nelson was waiting to depart light engine. K3 and Sigma 18-35mm f1.8, Handheld 1/10th second, f1.8, ISO 6400. Lighting - station gas lights plus a portable 30w LED flood with 1/2 CTO gel


Nightime Nelson by Arle Images, on Flickr
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RobL

Link Posted 24/11/2015 - 20:34
Nicely composed, and I like the illuminated steam defining the top of the loco. It looks as if the lighting was really tricky and is flaring a bit - could the highlights be toned down in processing? Also, being hand-held at that speed means there is lack of sharpness; I would have thought a tripod would be essential for any night-time shot but is there a restriction on using one here?

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 24/11/2015 - 20:47
Very dramatic although the colours are understandably a bit odd. I'd have chucked in the towel and converted it to B/W...
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Andrew

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davidtrout

Link Posted 24/11/2015 - 20:51
I like it. Handheld at 10sec is very praiseworthy. What the picture lacks in critical sharpness it makes up for in atmosphere.
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wvbarnes

Link Posted 24/11/2015 - 21:35
I just enjoyed the larger Flickr version (shame we can't have that size on this forum directly). Excellent and very atmospheric. Well done.

McGregNi

Link Posted 24/11/2015 - 22:43
A great steamy nightime scene! Your LED lighting seems to have done the trick .... I'm guessing the CTO warms it up, which has given a tungsten tinge. Is that battery operated?
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bforbes

Link Posted 24/11/2015 - 23:27
I like it.
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 27/11/2015 - 21:49
Looks good to me, all ready to "go to work"
Regards
Stan

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StephenHampshire

Link Posted 22/12/2015 - 20:41
McGregNi wrote:
A great steamy nightime scene! Your LED lighting seems to have done the trick .... I'm guessing the CTO warms it up, which has given a tungsten tinge. Is that battery operated?

Sorry, been a bit slow to reply, but yes these are battery operated lamps, the CTO is to warm it up.....Alresford has a mix of tungsten and gas lighting, Ropley the same with a bit of Mercury arc thrown in.....

Ropley Sojourn by Arle Images, on Flickr

Alresford again...

9F Power by Arle Images, on Flickr
..and an attempt at a panned shot at Ropley


9f at night (panned) by Arle Images, on Flickr

Some more mixed lighting at Ropley, but I deliberately went for a colder colour balance on this one...


Bittern in the Light by Arle Images, on Flickr

....and a warmer balance on this one, despite the mercury lighting....

On Shed by Arle Images, on Flickr
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RobL

Link Posted 22/12/2015 - 21:38
These are great!

davidwozhere

Link Posted 22/12/2015 - 23:22
Fantastic loco collection there! Personally, I would be very pleased with any of those images
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McGregNi

Link Posted 23/12/2015 - 03:42
It's a nice mix of tones and the night adds it's sense of mystery.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 23/12/2015 - 07:38
What a wonderful set. Great and memorable shoot for you.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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Chrism8

Link Posted 23/12/2015 - 08:43
Very impressive set, especially the first one handheld and at F1.8
Chris

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alfpics

Link Posted 23/12/2015 - 09:19
This is a great set of images - great atmosphere to them
Andy
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