Seaside Steam 2

by pgweber

I have just been away again and surprise surprise, steam trains were nearby.

The Dartmouth Steam Railway passes this picturesque location at Goodrington Sands south of Paignton.

Here I met another Pentaxian from Coventry (K5+18-55) on Saturday morning as I took this shot.

It features ex GWR 4-6-0 No. 7827 'Lydham Manor' passing with the 1030 Paignton to Kingswear train.

I had to use my DA35 f2.4 and stand further back, as I have bumped my 16-45 and jammed the focussing mechanism
Uploaded23/09/2012 - 12:51
Shutter Speed1/2000
Focal Length35mm

Posted 23/09/2012 - 14:35 Link
A most unusual and effective steam shot.
Best wishes,


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Posted 23/09/2012 - 16:58 Link
Thank you for your comments, Andrew.

Not an usual shot though, as I saw quite a few photographers trying to recreate it and the railway use a similar view in their publicity literature.

A clearer sky would have been nice to set the steam apart, but third week in September?

Pentax K5
Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, 55-300 Mk1, 35 f/2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f/1.4, M 50 f/1.7
Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm
Posted 23/09/2012 - 19:21 Link

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