Smoke Screen

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Some days, just one element is missing or wrong in a picture.

Location, light, exposure, lens all optimised but the wind went and spoiled everything! It blew the steam across the view obscuring the back of the train.

Ex LMS 4-6-2 No 46233 'Duchess of Sutherland' was making her 'annual' trip to Scarborough when I snapped her near Ilkeston this morning.

As there was no nice rake of maroon coaches to be seen behind, I have cropped closer round the locomotive to show here.
11/05/2013 - 15:32pgweber
Shutter Speed1/500
Focal Length50mm


Link Posted 11/05/2013 - 16:29
And it worked a treat.

Not what you expected.

Maybe better.
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.


Link Posted 11/05/2013 - 19:05
Still a cracking shot Peter.

PPG link

In LBA hiatus.


Link Posted 11/05/2013 - 21:41
Thanks to Mac & John for their encouraging words.

I shot this with my FA 50/1.4

This afternoon I worked through my lenses, calibrating them by shooting a white ruler on the desk with camera on tripod at 45 degrees. My FA50 was the only lens requiring no adjustment; no surprise as I have always thought it looked the sharpest of my kit. My 16-45 required +3, DA35 +10 (more if I could and ex Amazon).

Pentax K5
Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, 55-300 Mk1, 35 f/2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f/1.4, M 50 f/1.7
Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm
Last Edited by pgweber on 11/05/2013 - 21:42


Link Posted 12/05/2013 - 12:41
Worked well, despite!

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
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