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Steam on the south coast line

Pete_W

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Really nice! #1 and #3 - great exposure/IQ with deep DOF. A classic steam locomotive right out of a storybook. The B&W - very fitting. #2 - that's excellent @ 300mm! Super vantage point. Serendipitous? Or did you plan things out in advance? Probably the latter! :) Were all of these shots taken on the same day? How much running around did you have to do? Regardless of the effort involved... this would be a FUN pursuit!
 
Steam Trains are fascinating pictures. I shot one recent too last year early December. I will dig it out and post maybe. Bloke at work preferred it over the deer shots I showed him taken the same day which was interesting because deer are well adored by most public.

Here it is with some PP on front of train. Apologies for that.




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  • RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. - PENTAX K-1
  • 300.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/90 sec
  • Center-Weighted Average
  • Manual exposure
  • ISO 100



Trains are great and steam trains are right up there with Red Deer.

Regards Dino26323
 
Really nice! #1 and #3 - great exposure/IQ with deep DOF. A classic steam locomotive right out of a storybook. The B&W - very fitting. #2 - that's excellent @ 300mm! Super vantage point. Serendipitous? Or did you plan things out in advance? Probably the latter! :) Were all of these shots taken on the same day? How much running around did you have to do? Regardless of the effort involved... this would be a FUN pursuit!
Thanks John.

Yes, I did do a bit of planning. The first shot was from a platform that I knew would be quiet and have a decent head-on view, albeit with the detriment I had to shoot towards the sun.

The train had a layover at its destination so I then had a few hours to do some other shooting and then drive to the lookout for the return trip. After that shot, I was able to take the freeway back to the third location with plenty of time as the train was going uphill most of the way to that point.
 
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