#147 – Shadows

Ok, so this seemed like a good idea at the time, but in retrospect, I don’t think it worked. I noticed that the sun was casting a perfect shadow of the locomotive that was pulling our train, so I went to the window to photograph it. I wasn’t sure what effect I was really after,…

#146 – Ribble Steam Railway on Film

A few from the Ribble Steam Railway charter in January 2010. I’d forgotten that I’d taken my F100 loaded with some Kodak BW400CN, until I got the film processed the other week. To be honest they’re broadly similar to the digital ones, but what the heck, you can’t beat a bit of real grain.  

#145 – Book Review – Shadows Of Change – Leigh Preston

I’ve been in and out of my local photographic society (or camera club as some call it) for several years. Unsurprisingly, the photos I enter into competitions are unlike anything anyone else puts in, and generally do quite well, although some judges just don’t get them. Fair enough, you either love or hate what I…

#144 – Book Review – Henk van Rensbergens Abandoned Places 2

After months waiting for the book to arrive (I ordered it in June), Amazon have finally delivered my copy of Henk van Rensbergens new book, Abandoned Places II. Ok, so the title lacks a bit of imagination, but in fairness Abandoned Places is the name of his website, and the photographs definitely don’t lack imagination, and…

#143 – A Photo From Hans Steeneken

A great thing about having websites (and the internet in general now I think about it), is how information and people have become more accessible. I wrote a blog article a few months back on Hans Steenekens All Trains To Stop, and a few weeks late, Hans contacted me via my blog, and we have exchanged…

#142 – East Lancashire Tornado (again)

Didn’t get chance to actually ride behind Tornado last week, partially due to other commitments, partially due to the fact that I knew it’d be packed. So I left it a week and headed to Ramsbottom on a rather nice day. Nikon D700, 16-35mm, ISO200, 1/500 @ F11 Now if on the off chance you read…