Winter Western


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Ex GWR Castle Class 4-6-0 no 5043 'Earl of Mount Edgcumbe' makes a spirited departure from Langley Mill (near the Derby/Nottinghamshire border).

It was shot on 12th December 2009 en-route from Birmingham to York for the Christmas market.

Shot as a PEF then shadows/highlights tweaked.
15/09/2010 - 23:49pgweber
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szgabor

Link Posted 16/09/2010 - 05:50
Nice shot Peter. The composition is perfect. I like the smoke effect, it is beautiful.
Regards,
Gábor
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johnwhit

Link Posted 16/09/2010 - 06:52
Lovely shot Peter, love the carriages trailing into the distance, nice composition.

John
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nonur

Link Posted 16/09/2010 - 09:12
Very good viewpoint that enabled the inclusion of the whole train and the rails. Lovely composition!
Regards,
Nezih
Last Edited by nonur on 16/09/2010 - 09:12

john941

Link Posted 16/09/2010 - 09:26
Super shot.

Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 16/09/2010 - 10:20
Glorious!
Have you tried making this one sepia? I bet it would look superb.
Best Regards, Larry.

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davidtrout

Link Posted 16/09/2010 - 10:31
Nice one Peter, the detail in the steam is particularly good. I see the signal is green for a train going the opposite way. I bet you were anxious in case it came at the wrong time and blocked your view.
David
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jeff0000

Link Posted 16/09/2010 - 15:59
seen one seen them all
playing firm but fair all the way

pgweber

Link Posted 16/09/2010 - 21:20
Thank you gentlemen for your kind comments.

A crisp cold day helped with the steam, Gabor and David, not forgetting a good blast from the locomotive.

You were spot on about the signal, David. The last carriage of the steamer crossed with a diesel unit no more than a couple of carriage lengths behind my viewpoint.

Larry, I did think of sepia for this one as the colours were quite flat. A bit of work in PS was needed to darken the highlights to keep detail in the steam, to lighten the shadows and to increase the saturation to bring up the colours a little. I am getting better with PS as time goes on.

Regards
Peter

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puma

Link Posted 16/09/2010 - 22:13
love the steam great photo PGWeber
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