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The Jacobite steam train runs between Fort William and Malliag between May and October. It is seen here crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct.

The viaduct, built by Sir Robert McAlpine, formed part of the Mallaig extension of the West Highland Railway which was constructed between 1897 and 1901. It is built entirely of concrete and consists of 21 arches each spanning 15metres and has a maximum height of 30 metres. Apparently the train and viaduct were used in the "Harry Potter" films (I must have been asleep) but I expect this was before the graffiti, which you can just see here, was added to the last coach.

Thanks to those who commented and voted on yesterday's upload "Sgurr Dubh".

Cliff

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Sep 2012 - 10:47 AM
Focal Length:81mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:The Jacobite
Username:Cliff1944 Cliff1944
Uploaded:13 Jan 2013 - 6:48 PM
Tags:Glenfinnan, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Steam, The jacobite, Train
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SueEley
SueEley e2 Member 7271 forum postsSueEley vcard Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 6:52 PM

Wonderful moment you have caught. Tiny pop of the contrast might make it even better? But being there is the main thing.

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Curtain
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13 Jan 2013 - 6:52 PM

Wonderful shot.
Nick

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Alec1
Alec1  6 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 - 6:55 PM

Super composed capture, love it.

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 6:58 PM

Some view you have here. Great comp.

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sirous5
sirous5  5 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 - 7:28 PM

Superb shot.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4132 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 7:32 PM

You do need this high viewpoint to capture the train crossing the viaduct at it's best: fine shot, Cliff.
It's train journey I keep promising myself but have never managed thus far.
Ronnie.

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platzy
platzy  1 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 - 7:43 PM

Fantastic composed image, great shot

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom71 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 8:00 PM

Excellent use of curves Cliff - train, smoke and trees.
The red of the train works so well in the green and grey landscape.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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JOKEN
JOKEN  5 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 8:07 PM

A very fine image. I like the way the steam seems to follow the curve of the viaductkeb

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 2JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 8:34 PM

A really lovely well-timed shot.
Ju

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4963 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 8:56 PM

Wonderful curve, Cliff, and the smoke follows it round making a very good composition.

Dave

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 - 10:38 PM

Gorgeous shot,love the vp. Grate composition.
Elena

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 - 11:54 PM

Excellent composition and well captured. Top marks
Jim

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 426 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales32 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 12:04 AM

Superb composition and timing, Cliff. Excellent image.
Alun

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JohnChambersPhotography

Good comp and I'm loving that steam, well timed on the train

John

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 10:33 AM

Oh yes, definitely a touch of the 'Harry Potters'!
Carole

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 11:53 AM

A grand angle you've managed by a bit of hiking up the hill here Cliff, what a shame that the graffiti fanatics have to spoil so many things for their "enjoyment ".

Dougie

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GlenP
GlenP  8 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 - 3:34 PM

Cracking shot Cliff on my to do list!

Glen.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 6:51 PM

Absolutely stunning capture here Cliff. A real classic shot for the steam buffs. Perfect timing and exposure.
Ron

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 2:46 PM

Outstanding shot Cliff, and so sorry I have viewed too late to give my UA
will not allow me to
just know I think this is 1st class shot
Lillian

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fazzer
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19 Jan 2013 - 7:02 PM

Beautiful image Smile

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 9:34 PM

Perfect in every aspect.
Johanna

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 4:01 PM

Very nicely done.

Gerry

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senn
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21 Jan 2013 - 6:26 PM

grandiose capture here, .. almost 3D, stunning DOF and great comp

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barbarahirst
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22 Jan 2013 - 5:59 PM

gosh!!! where were you to get this belter

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 10:56 AM

Good view point for this sweeping of the line over the viaduct, well timed and good details too
Regards Richard

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 3NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 4:37 PM

The coach trip didnt allow for this view point but we got some from the hill behind the tourist information centre .A fine capture.

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AnnChown
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30 Jan 2013 - 7:36 AM

Superb composition Cliff!
Ann

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BydoR9
BydoR9  2 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 - 3:05 PM

Great image! Smile

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DicksPics
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22 May 2013 - 8:41 PM

WOW!
What a fantastic image, Cliff!
I can almost see the Ford Anglia behind the exhaust gases!
Richard

Last Modified By DicksPics at 22 May 2013 - 8:42 PM

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silverfoxey
22 Jun 2013 - 11:40 AM

Great captured image Cliff, as you must have planned this shot beforehand. You have got the train at the right time on this super viaduct location. Well done. James Smile

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