Steam and smoke


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Met up with Cliff-P and John 941 for a day of photography at the East Lancashire Railway at Bury last Sunday.
South of the station we were shooting straight into the sun but a road overbridge gave good shade for the lens and provided some fine smoke and steam effects. This is a train doubled headed by a Standard 4MT tank engine and the historic London and North Western freight Super D engine.
David

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27/01/2012 - 17:05davidtrout
CategoryTransport
Shutter Speed1/800
Aperturef/7.1
LensN/A
ISO320
Focal Length103mm
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alfpics

Link Posted 27/01/2012 - 17:16
Fantastic shot - atmosphere/ composition/ b&w suits it perfectly. Nice one David!
Andy
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sandinista

Link Posted 27/01/2012 - 17:16
Well this is officially a WOW from me. Exceptional mood and drama and superb light, first rate, as you can guess I like it.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 27/01/2012 - 17:24
A wonderful shot, David. Could have been taken in 1956!
Best wishes,

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Northgrain

Link Posted 27/01/2012 - 17:43
Really fantastic image. Looks fabulous large. Excellent smoke effects and I love the light picking out the the rails.
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 27/01/2012 - 18:08
Wonderful. This BW really works well, IMHO. Good back-lit and nice contrast
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carmagw

Link Posted 27/01/2012 - 18:49
Have to agree with the other comments, this really caught my eye.

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George

davidtrout

Link Posted 27/01/2012 - 18:55
Thanks for the comments guys. Cliff, John and I put some in a thread in The Forum a few days ago. There's a couple of Class Fives in there specially for you Andrew in case you've missed them.
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Last Edited by davidtrout on 27/01/2012 - 18:55

fritzthedog

Link Posted 27/01/2012 - 19:14
Splendid shot David - extremely evocative - very well done

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john941

Link Posted 27/01/2012 - 19:25
And a good day it was too David,another good shot.

Frankie

Link Posted 27/01/2012 - 20:12
Very atmospheric. I like it a lot.
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Cliff-P

Link Posted 27/01/2012 - 21:25
I thought you might have something special up your sleeve!, well worth the wait David and I would imagine this will end up on your wall Top marks from me.
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Dodge69

Link Posted 27/01/2012 - 21:26
Yeah I liked the strong monos from that day, good image
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szgabor

Link Posted 27/01/2012 - 22:46
Unusual shot, but really effective and well taken.
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pauljay

Link Posted 28/01/2012 - 09:16
So atmospheric - love it!
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DaveHolmes

Link Posted 28/01/2012 - 11:02
Tend not to like 'train photography'

That said... Normal 'train photography' does not tend to be as exceptionally fantastic as this!

Brilliant shot! Love it...

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Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 28/01/2012 - 21:37
If this were mine, i'd frame it large & hang it to be seen!!!!!
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pgweber

Link Posted 29/01/2012 - 17:41
An excellent mono treatment, made to look slightly surreal by the bridge being out of shot- very atmospheric.
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morpheus71

Link Posted 29/01/2012 - 23:51
A wonderful tribute to the halcyon days of steam - the composition, drama and atmosphere it envokes create a vision that is charming and engaging
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nonur

Link Posted 22/02/2012 - 09:03
Superb compo and use of light. So powerful and impressive, David!
Regards,
Nezih
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