Spring Steam Service


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GWR 2-6-2T no. 5553 leaves Watchet Station with the up 14.38 to Bishop's Lydeard on Saturday 6th March.
K 100D Super with Kenlock 28mm mf lens.
10/03/2010 - 10:34bwlchmawr
CategoryBlack & White
Shutter Speed1/800
ApertureN/A
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length28mm
Views/Likes66/0

sam-joseph

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 10:49
If this is anything like the Aussie trains, it's probably running late. I'd even crop out the houses on the left, The train itself makes a great photo. Nice B & W.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 12:04
Thanks Sam,

Some buildings on the left have already gone: I wanted a bit of space for the train to run into, so to speak.

Regards,

Andrew
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Cliff-P

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 14:36
Nice image but a little noisy though Andrew!
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 14:38
Yes, Cliff,

I think I over-did the grain: I was trying to get on old HP5 feel!

Thanks for commenting,

Andrew
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davidtrout

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 18:17
Black and white certainly suits steam train photos - perhaps its a nostalgia thing. I think I could live without the grain in this shot but its highly enjoyable, so 1950s.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 19:09
Yes, you're right David. It actually looks worse in the gallery but I won't do it again. The original colour version's a bit gloomy (poor light 400 ASA) but a simpler conversion would have sufficed.

Still, live and learn!

Regards,

Andrew
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pgweber

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 20:31
Nice shot Andrew, with a good range of tones and a sense of movement.

The exposure looks optimum as there seems to be quite a contrast between the front of the smokebox and the side of the side-tank, so I would not want to go either way.

Always nice to see a good exhaust picked out against the sky.

Regards
Peter
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 11/03/2010 - 09:05
Thanks Peter,

Good to start the steam season again...getting withdrawal symptoms!

Regards,

Andrew
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ems82

Link Posted 20/03/2010 - 20:55
Excellent shot Andrew
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