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The second in the calendar series - February. Still cold and grey, a longing for more colour as the year goes on. It is also the month of St Valentines. I hope this image portrays both. I would like to say the image was carefully composed and crafted the truth was it was shot by pure chance on 17 February 2007 on Dundas Aqueduct on the Kennet and Avon Canal, while waiting for Tangmere to approach on a Croydon - Bristol excursion, as it passed I turned around to take the 'going away' shot and the couple just happened to be standing on the opposite side of the canal (not seen) watching the train going off into the distance (you can just see the red light on the rear of the train and 34067 in lost under the cloud of steam). I would like to imagine they are recalling romantic train journeys they had in the past to far away places but today will just return home to their cottage and a warm fire.

Robin

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18 -200
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:February
Username:robincoombes robincoombes
Uploaded:28 Sep 2007 - 6:43 AM
Tags:Couple, February, Landscape / travel, Portraits / people, Steam, Tangmere, Transport
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NPHART
NPHART Plus Member 8NPHART vcard Canada
28 Sep 2007 - 6:54 AM

Great Shot, having the couple adds great FG interest. Love the tones & the steam is spot on.

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AlanBW
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28 Sep 2007 - 6:56 AM

Excellent image throughout

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CliveA
CliveA Plus Member 8CliveA vcard United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 - 7:00 AM

Will all these pages depart at 6.45 Robin ?
Great idea for a series. Looking good. Why no month or dates on the image. I was hoping to use these.
Clive

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doug_7
doug_7  9482 forum posts England
28 Sep 2007 - 7:05 AM

I live close to this spot and cycle past many times on my way to Bath. Never seen a steam train on this stretch before so well done you.
d.

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GalleryGirl
28 Sep 2007 - 7:06 AM

Super shot and scene. barmymarny x

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2007 - 7:17 AM

This is turning into a cracking calender Robin. Essence of steam and life. Ron.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
28 Sep 2007 - 8:13 AM

Excellent, really like February,
Fred.

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glyndwr
glyndwr Plus Member 766 forum postsglyndwr vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2007 - 8:24 AM

Superb.

Robert

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8581 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1120 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2007 - 8:33 AM

Love the spot of red in all that mono, it balances the image nicely.
Moira

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riprap007
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28 Sep 2007 - 8:44 AM

the calendar is progressing well, good image for another too often miserable month

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BEVZED
BEVZED Plus Member 81140 forum postsBEVZED vcard United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 - 8:50 AM

Superb. Thermal vest and long-john weather there!
Love it
Beverley

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clur
clur Plus Member 7clur vcard United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 - 9:24 AM

Nice shot Robin,
you can hear the rumble of the train here,
lovley scene,
well done.

claire

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User_Removed
28 Sep 2007 - 9:24 AM

wonderful shot and makes me think if the couple were in victorian costume what a great ART shot this would have been as well

Victor

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28 Sep 2007 - 9:47 AM

A lovely scene and very romantic arh !
Great capture showing the romance of steam.
Excellent. Annette

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daffydill56
daffydill56 Plus Member 11190 forum postsdaffydill56 vcard United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 - 9:51 AM

Love the couple in the f/g, they really add to the scene. I agree with Victor with regards to Victorian costumes too.

Fran

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28 Sep 2007 - 9:56 AM

really beautiful, so romantic
ian

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28 Sep 2007 - 10:51 AM

This is going to be a really good calendar, I can tell.

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28 Sep 2007 - 11:30 AM

Just beautiful, just love this.
Una

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom Plus Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2007 - 1:52 PM

A beauty Robin.
Tom.Hope the calender is a success.
Tom.

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bobalot
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28 Sep 2007 - 4:40 PM

you old romantic you. just a great shot.

Rgds Bob

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dianah
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28 Sep 2007 - 6:52 PM

Another really beautiful shot..I am sure you will do well with this calender.
Di

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28 Sep 2007 - 11:05 PM

Great shot m8,who said romance was dead.
Peely

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29 Sep 2007 - 9:07 AM

Brief encounter comes to mind, very romantic and timeless shot

Bernie

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29 Sep 2007 - 11:45 AM

Lovely Pic.

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30 Sep 2007 - 3:52 PM

Perfect - JudeC

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Andree_Borrel
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30 Sep 2007 - 4:31 PM

Your entitled to my last smarty for this one, great shot

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1 Oct 2007 - 7:15 PM

You big softy LOL a nice image for February
Glynnis

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