#171 – Beamish Part 2 – Abstracts

I’ve recently been re-re-reading ‘How To Take Your Photography To The Next Level’ by George Barr. It’s an enjoyable book that I dip into every now and again, and while I’d describe the author as an accomplished rather than an inspirational photographer, I do enjoy his abstracts, particularly of mechanical stuff. With that in mind,…

#163 – Silhouette

Burrs is known as a great location for sunrise and sunsets, but we didn’t really get much co-operation from the weather. So, I’ve cheated and adjusted the white balance to give this rather nice effect!

#162 – On The Footplate

I’d never been on the footplate of a loco before (well, certainly not a moving one anyway), so when I was offered the opportunity, I really couldn’t turn it down!! “Get your super wide angle on and see what you can do!” was the suggestion from Nigel, who had helped put the charter together. Now…

#161 – 73129 at Burrs

After being forwarded an invite from charter organiser Richard Newton, I signed up and attended my first steam photo charter. This is where a train is hired for a day and shuttles up and down the line for the exclusive convenience of railway photographers. These are not publicised (so that free-loaders can’t join in without paying)…

#160 – Tunnel Vision

OK, first of an umpteen part series of some photos I took at a recent photo charter on the East Lancs Railway. I’ve probably been in railway tunnels before, but probably not legally, and definitely not when there’s a steam train going through it. So this was a first and we were allowed into Brooksbottom…

#156 – Nokia N8 vs DSLR

Yes it’s a stupid comparison, a cameraphone vs a professional SLR and lens. Or is it? The N8 is in no way a replacement for an SLR, but it is a useful supplement, as it is massively portable, and capable (in the right circumstances) of producing good results. What I’m doing here is not so much…

#155 – The Duke Of Lancaster 3

OK, final bunch of snaps from the Duke Of Lancaster for the meantime. There is a public footpath that runs along the west side of the dock where the ship is moored. Between the path and the ship is a bramble hedge and a fence with razor wire on top, but I wasn’t interested in getting…

#154 – The Duke Of Lancaster 2

A few more from Mostyn of the Duke Of Lancaster. The ship has been here since 1979, which means that it’s been at Mostyn longer than it was in revenue earning passenger service. Wikipedia states that the original plans were for her to be used as a static leisure centre and market. Marketed as the…

#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,…

#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…