Another Saturday, Another A4


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Ex LNER 4-6-2 No. 60009 'Union of South Africa' is shown hurrying past Ilkeston (Derbys) en-route from London Victoria to York with a day trip on 21st December 2013.

Logic suggested a view-point from a footbridge on the opposite side of the line, but the wind direction risked the steam obscuring the view of the train.

Instead I went wrong-side as far as the sun was concerned (top right of shot) but I think I managed to rescue something with PhotoShop and got the advantage of the glint off the carriages.

A nod to JohnWhit as this sort of low viewpoint at track-side is, I think, in his style.

Note: I should add that I was on the correct side of the fence when taking this shot.
21/12/2013 - 16:58pgweber
CategoryTransport
Shutter Speed1/1000
Aperturef/6.7
LensN/A
ISO800
Focal Length50mm
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johnwhit

Link Posted 21/12/2013 - 17:55
Cracking shot Peter and yes very much in my style. Not had many opportunities to capture steam specials in the North West this year, in fact it's been a dead loss

John
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In LBA hiatus.

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 21/12/2013 - 19:12
Great timing and super detail.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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alfpics

Link Posted 21/12/2013 - 22:35
bwlchmawr wrote:
Great timing and super detail.

+1 from me!
Andy

pauljay

Link Posted 22/12/2013 - 07:44
Nice to see an A4 without side valances these days!
Paul.

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pgweber

Link Posted 22/12/2013 - 11:26
Thank you John, Andrew, Andy & Paul for your kind comments.

Andrew & Andy, I used my FA50 which always performs well and pre-focussed to what I thought would be the best spot. This was the last frame of a continuous burst.

Paul, with the angle of the sun, much colour is lost, so it almost may as well be LNER wartime black. That would be consistent with no side valences.

John, I hadn't noticed the shortage of NW steam, but has it been affected by electrification work on your patch?
Peter

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Last Edited by pgweber on 22/12/2013 - 11:31

Rees

Link Posted 23/12/2013 - 10:24
A good capture - well taken.
Not everything in life is Black & White, If only it were!
Kind Regards,
Rees

pixelshot

Link Posted 23/12/2013 - 15:42
Lovely shot and angle,l like the lighting...Best Wishes Alan

pgweber

Link Posted 24/12/2013 - 08:20
Thank you, Rees and Alan for your appreciation too.

Happy Christmas to all (steam & non-steam fans )
Peter

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pgweber

Link Posted 01/05/2014 - 13:56
This loco will be running between Edinburgh and York on Sunday 4th May 2014 (where it hands over to a different engine onward to London).

The link below gives passing times at stations (with 3 letter abbrieviations in brackets) and other railway locations along the route.

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U55017/2014/05/04/advanced
Peter

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Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f/1.4, M 50 f/1.7
Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm
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