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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 August 2019 at 10:37
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

That's a great shot Mathieu

Almost looks like a model railroad
Isn't it the shadow of his head at the bottom?
But I agree, good picture.

BTW, 750m/min is 45kph.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 August 2019 at 10:44
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

BTW, 750m/min is 45kph.
Yup, I think pretty fast for such a small old lady

But if you look at the gauges there's no speedometer in the cab
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 August 2019 at 11:34
Hmmm, people knew that back then, they just looked at the sky
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 August 2019 at 03:24
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Isn't it the shadow of his head at the bottom?
But I agree, good picture.


Haha, no, my head is not quite that big. It's a building's shadow.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 August 2019 at 14:32
Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:

Had to get up very early for a distant view of the Harringworth viaduct where the Flying Scotsman was due to cross last month. After parking the car and walking (with many others!) across fields I found a spot but knew it was too far away for my FE 70-200 f4, the longest lens I currently have for the a7ii. Still, it was great to actually see it and I share my humble efforts with you:


Very nice photos and a nice spot for train watching and photography. Yes, as mentioned there is a loss of contrast caused by the angel of the sun. This is the challenge of railroad photography that we all face: having a train in a beautiful and interesting environment and great lighting, all at once! Not an easy task. I love that viaduct!
Its not always necessary to zoom in tight. Better to get the whole train in the frame with a wider focal length or by closing the angle of view. Some lenses handle back lighting better than others. Smoke actually looks better when back-lit, as in these photos I don't know how fast the Flying Scotsman was traveling, but I would keep the shutter speed at least 1/500 and open the aperture (since you are far enough away) to keep the ISO as low as possible (I use auto ISO) to avoid having to open the shadows too much, and causing noise, though these sensors have good dynamic range and always surprise me how much shadow detail one can recover.

As usual, I'm envious of all the steam railroading you have in the UK and of these beautiful landscapes! Thank you for sharing, Brian!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 August 2019 at 14:36
Pieter,

More great photos of a beautiful little engine! Love the the detail shops inside the cab of the gauges! Thanks for sharing!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 August 2019 at 14:42
Mathieu,

Super Chicago composition! Nice to have you posting here again!

I have been following you on Flicker and as usual you have been posting some great railroad photographs. Looks like you have an interesting adventure into the US Midwest! And you got to photograph UP 4014 after all!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 August 2019 at 16:47
Originally posted by AudioDoc AudioDoc wrote:

Mathieu,

Super Chicago composition! Nice to have you posting here again!

I have been following you on Flicker and as usual you have been posting some great railroad photographs. Looks like you have an interesting adventure into the US Midwest! And you got to photograph UP 4014 after all!

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Thanks Kelly! It was a bit of a coincidence -- my wife had a medicine conference in Glenview, IL. We booked our stuff before I knew 4014 was running from Milkwaukee to Chicago that same Friday, I could see the track it took from my hotel room so... no excuse not to shoot it, really. It was quite a sight, although I wouldn't mind shooting it where they actually ran in the 50's like you did
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 August 2019 at 03:14
Here's another one from an iconic railfanning location in Rochester, NY


CSXT 533 East @ Rochester, NY by Mathieu Tremblay, on Flickr
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 August 2019 at 09:43
The biggest engine of the Museum Buurtspoorweg in Haaksbergen, and also the only one they have with a superheater

#5, an Elna built by Henchel in 1927


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 August 2019 at 15:04
Originally posted by magicman841 magicman841 wrote:

Here's another one from an iconic railfanning location in Rochester, NY Flickr


Great shot and beautiful setting for railroad photography, Mathieu! And with rainbow!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 August 2019 at 15:07
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

The biggest engine of the Museum Buurtspoorweg in Haaksbergen, and also the only one they have with a superheater

#5, an Elna built by Henchel in 1927


Another beautiful steam engine, Pieter! Its amazing how clean and shiny they keep her!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 August 2019 at 15:25
Originally posted by AudioDoc AudioDoc wrote:

Another beautiful steam engine, Pieter! Its amazing how clean and shiny they keep her!
It's part of the tradition (like in many places in the UK as well). And during firing up (from cold to start of service is usually ~5 hours) there's a lot of time to clean the paint and drive mechanism and polish the brass.
   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 August 2019 at 15:37
Thank you, Pieter!
And they do a very good job of it! They keep the 2 engines at Promontory clean and polished like that. Most of the museum railways here with steam engines don't have much shiny paint and brass to polish.
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