Ok, more or less out of curiosity i shot below image while spending
my vacation in the Scottish highlands.
"Steam Train on Glenfinnan Viaduct", most prominent because it was used
in a Harry Potter movie. In fact it is difficult to photograph because most of
the time you see kids with their compacts lining up on the opposite side of
the hill where one stands.
Anyway, just my contribution to this thread.
Didn't see this thread until now, since it's so well hidden among all the MF stuff. Here's my humble contribution anyway, from Had Yai in the south of Thailand.
E-1 with OM 200mm f/5.0 @ f/5.0
Thank you, Jorgen - and yours is pretty darn good too! Love the foreshortened perspective.
Well, this thread has been dormant for a while, but I'm still running after locomotives from time to time! This is from Banff National Park yesterday. Unfortunately low clouds have completely obscured the soaring mountains behind. P65+ and 55 mm hand held - didn't have time to set up the Gitzo!
Terrific shot Bill! I love the colors and the winding line of the train. I have a fascination with trains as well....but almost all of my images have been taken with 35mm film/digital and medium or large format film....so I've got nothing to share here from my MFDB (CFV-16II). Guess I'd better get out there this weekend and re-shoot a few favorites with the 503CWD.
Until then, maybe you wouldn't mind if I shared this non-MFDB image. I really like the blue and yellow colors of the Alaska Railroad engines.
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My partner and I are steam buffs from way back, when we lived in Canberra we were members of the Australian Railway Historical Society (ACT) and used to work on the trains as conductors and waiters n the restaurant trains. They are currently restoring the big articulated 60 class Beyer Garrett engine, a long term project gor them.
I don't have any shorts taken with med format but there are some train pics on my Flickr under my collection called Trains & Steam. I do have some 6x6 transparencies but no scanner to convert them to digital as yet.
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Glad to know I am not the only one! Steam railway photography is my speciality - it just makes such a great subject.
You can see loads of my stuff here:
The password to most of the collections is steamphoto
There is loads of steam in the UK (all of it 'preserved', much of it operating special excursion trains on the national rail network, loads of it on volunteer-run private railways).
If you happen to be in the UK...
The only railway line left in my home town is a Steam railway
There is a steam service for most of the year.
Some great picture opportunities
This is a fun shot of a restored Death Valley Railway Car. The car was running (means vibrating) while we took the HDR sequence. Some volunteers rebuilt it over some years of work.
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TopGear's race to the north
From a recent holiday trip to Wales, one of many steam trains over there (Brecon Mountain Railway):
and 100% crop
Top two are Leaf, bottom one is Nikon