Leaving Loughborough

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Another shot of 'Tornado' leaving Loughborough last Spring, once the steam and smoke had cleared a little.
19/09/2010 - 22:02pgweber
Shutter Speed1/750
Focal Length115mm


Link Posted 19/09/2010 - 22:14
Great shot. Remarkable depth of field. Particularly liked nature-like aspect of colors.
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Last Edited by senn on 19/09/2010 - 22:17


Link Posted 19/09/2010 - 22:31
This was shot with a Samsung 50-200mm.

Although a relatively cheap telephoto lens, I love using it on sunny days because it absolutely sings!

It gives nice sharp results and pleasing colour rendition, leaving me thinking why bother with a 55-300?

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Link Posted 20/09/2010 - 08:50
Lovely capture.

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Link Posted 20/09/2010 - 08:50
Great result, Peter!


Link Posted 20/09/2010 - 09:16
well caught PG


Link Posted 20/09/2010 - 17:17
Good colour, great atmospheric effects with the exhaust Peter.
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Link Posted 20/09/2010 - 20:02
Another superb puff puff
Best Regards, Larry.

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Link Posted 20/09/2010 - 22:15
Thanks again gentlemen for the appreciative comments.

You certainly seem to like the sight of steam engines throwing out a thick exhaust.

But what about the draughting on this engine with that ugly little funnel. No wonder the steam/smoke rolls out of the chimney and over the boiler.

A few weeks ago whilst waiting for a steamer, I was talking to another railway photographer who said that in some circles, there were Health & Safety concerns regarding drivers view ahead with this engine due to drifting smoke.

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Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm


Link Posted 22/09/2010 - 22:55
The exhaust system of this engine and all the original A1 class along with the streamlined A4s is what made them so fast and efficient engines. The double blast pipe and chimney reduced back pressure in the cylinders and at the same time burned the fire more efficiently. The softer exhaust is why the A1s, and the similar A2s had smoke deflectors, something the streamliners didn't require because of the aerodynamic shape. The worst offenders of all the big express engines for drifting exhaust blocking the drivers' view were the Duchess class until they were fitted with smoke deflectors.
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