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A rather unusual visitor to our local railway museum.
Sorry but I havent been able to find out anything about it.

Weekend yet again . Boy time is flying too quickly.
Have a good weekend everyone.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Jun 2012 - 11:29 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Middleton Light Railway
Username:barbarahirst barbarahirst
Uploaded:21 Sep 2012 - 8:03 AM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel.Middleton Light, Photo journalism, Transport
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43436 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 8:14 AM

An image of a time gone by, crammed packed with charm and nostalgia.

Regards Nathan

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gingerdelight
21 Sep 2012 - 8:26 AM

It looks a little like Stephenson's Rocket - possibly a replica or something along those lines (no pun intended!!).
Great shot that works well in Portrait.
Carol

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 8:27 AM

A well-composed image. The rails make a fine lead-in to this most unusual engine. Hope you find out something of its history.

Lavina

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morpheus1955
21 Sep 2012 - 8:54 AM

Wonderful image, great composition, love it Smile

Hugh

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 8:56 AM

Probably not that useable on the open line with that high smoke stack so possibly used for shunting? The rails are very nice indeed, I think I might have gone for some sepia here Barbara.

Dougie

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 9:03 AM

Love this shot lovely angle
mike

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 9:22 AM

Memories of yesteryear, Barbara: lovely use of the tracks as lead in.
Ronnie.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 9:22 AM

Oh Yes! I do like this the vignette adds the real touch of an old photograph, worth the effort I feel Barbara. Wink

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
21 Sep 2012 - 9:26 AM

Greatly composed with the lines. Love V2 excellent.

John

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 9:27 AM

Excellent low pov along those tracks, Barbara, and a lovely balance to the image with the train on the right. The sepia and vignette works well but I feel the green background of v1 just gives a bit more definition to the engine.

Dave

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Jat_Riski
Jat_Riski e2 Member 667 forum postsJat_Riski vcard United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 - 10:40 AM

Excellent shot, Barbara. V2 wins my vote.Smile

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DixClix
DixClix e2 Member 5DixClix vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 11:38 AM

I love the nostalgia which this image offers and I like both versions too...hard to say which I prefer!
It isn't the "Rocket", it looks more like a version of the "Puffing Billy" but I'm not sure. I just wish I could have seen it and enjoyed snapping away at it too!
You used a long lens so is it not possible to get very close to the engine?
Richard.

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 12:34 PM

Those tracks look a bit wonky! Smile Well captured. I think I prefer v1.

Gerry

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 1:03 PM

Nice one Barbara!
Carole

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 2:23 PM

Very nostalgic images, Barbs, and rather a charming little engine, well captured. Carol

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 2:24 PM

What a super engine...love that chimney! Brilliantly captured Barbs, and like both versions equally Wink
Trev Smile

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 2:33 PM

Really well captured Barbara. ....
Sandy

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
21 Sep 2012 - 2:37 PM

What a lovely old machine. Well captured Barbara. Moira

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 2:45 PM

V2 the sepia version for me Barbara for this cracking shot.
Ray

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
21 Sep 2012 - 3:36 PM

I equally like both and those railway lines! look like writhing snakes lol. unbelievably crooked, good atmospheric shot, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 5:20 PM

Great perspective and wonderful lines (no pun intended). Superb image Barbara

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 5:25 PM

I think in this instance the sepia version works very well great composition Barbs

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 6:12 PM

What an amazing old Engine Barbara, and a VERY nicely taken picture of it. Smashing view point.
And thanks for letting me know about my Picture, that was a nice end to the Week Smile

John Smile

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 7:11 PM

Wonderful capture of this weird and unusual train with a great POV in the composition.
Gary

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2199 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 8:45 PM

A great capture
NettaSmile

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 8:50 PM

Great shot Barbara both versions work well SmileSmile
Rob

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
21 Sep 2012 - 10:17 PM

Super capture ... like both versions equally, but makes you wonder what they were on when they laid those rails ... Carol Grin

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 10:53 PM

Not a lot of room for passengers.
=\Walter

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2012 - 12:18 AM

A lovely engine Barbara and works well in sepia.
Natural lead in lines!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
22 Sep 2012 - 11:55 AM

Lovely shot... I'm enclined to go for V2 because somehow it look more pleasing to my eye!
I also like how you start the shot with those curvy rails.

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achieverswales
22 Sep 2012 - 3:39 PM

V2 for me Barbara very nostalgic.

Regards

Trev.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2012 - 4:55 PM

This is stunning Barbara - but I think I still prefer the original; the colour palette is so limited anyway that for me it works really well. There's always something about the green/grey combination I like. Smile
Ann

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Lillian
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22 Sep 2012 - 7:25 PM

Got to be the sepia for me Barbara
Lillian

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1881
1881  2 India
22 Sep 2012 - 8:07 PM

NICE comp / Nice work
Regards - SANJEEV -

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
22 Sep 2012 - 8:40 PM

Great composition

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twelvemegs
23 Sep 2012 - 8:31 AM

Super capture Barbara, of this wonderful engine.
Good composition. I like the use of the tracks as a lead in.
Both versions work for me. Smile

David

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 11:18 AM

Great POV with the rails in the FG. The vignetting works well too.
Rende

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 1:38 PM

I'm a sucker for colour but on this occasion I like V2 Barbara,
Geoff.

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 6:04 PM

Looks like a Heath Robinson to me. Well taken and composed.
jon

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 - 9:21 PM

Excellent composition and lead in Barbara. A replica of a 19th century steam engine
Jim

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
24 Sep 2012 - 10:52 AM

Barbara, do you have a time machine...? Wink Good shot! V2 for me, of courseSmile
Regards Valery

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 11:56 AM

A charming little engine.
Well composed with the tracks.

B.

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jinstone
jinstone e2 Member 8jinstone vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 2:10 AM

Definitely version 2 for me with the toning has just that right aura. Great shot.
J

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