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This is taken at night. 30s exposure (its so hard to try and get the focus right when you can hardly see anything! Is there a way to do this that I haven't thought of?!)

Comments appreciated as always

Hope everyone has had a nice weekend Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:kit
Recording media:ISO 200
Title:Night trains
Username:Imagine23 Imagine23
Uploaded:12 Nov 2006 - 7:44 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting, General, Station, Steam train, Train, Transport
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ian walker
ian walker  10716 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Nov 2006 - 7:55 PM

how to see in the dark to focus - eat some carrotsSmile

worth viewing large, i wish there was just a bit of detail in the side of the engine, but i guess when its dark its dark.

works well all the same.

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Graysta
Graysta  91135 forum posts England
12 Nov 2006 - 7:59 PM

Looked at the large version, its quite impressive i like it,where was it taken? - graham

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BertC
BertC  829 forum posts Malta
12 Nov 2006 - 8:01 PM

Nice one Lynn .... very dramatic capture !
Well done

Bert clk

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Imagine23
Imagine23  8241 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Nov 2006 - 8:03 PM

Thanks for the comments Smile It was taken at the Severn Valley railway station at Bridgnorth. You can sneak round the back where all the trains are parked up for the night

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backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2006 - 8:03 PM

there are a couple of people on here who specialise in that kind of shot...i think that they use a torch to selectively light the subject through the long exposure...

i really like the effect you've achieved here though where what light there is catches the engines and ground..nice sky to

looks like chilly work to me!

phil

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sut68
sut68  111998 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2006 - 8:25 PM

Lovely, great shot Lynn, some wonderful dark tones and some great catchlights on the engine and rolling stock.

Paul

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Kris_Dutson
12 Nov 2006 - 9:24 PM

very effective.

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anthhope
anthhope  9 England
12 Nov 2006 - 9:25 PM

Great photo. Excellent tones and atmosphere.

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DP_Imagery
DP_Imagery e2 Member 10DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2006 - 9:47 PM

Wonderfully dark and atmospheric. Bruce

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2006 - 10:17 PM

Lynn this is beautiful/love the dark moody tones and the lighting is spot on for the photograph.
Tom.

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JohnH37
JohnH37  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2006 - 10:44 PM

Stunning/beautiful photo.Fantastic subtle light.Great sky.

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beaniebabe
13 Nov 2006 - 8:07 AM

a very nice shot, haven't tried exposures like that myself but have plans to Smile

Angie x

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Tandberg
Tandberg  111223 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2006 - 10:23 AM

Hi Lynn
A nice shot that has atmostphere and character!!

When i do my shots i use a torch on the area i want sharp and in focus. and sometimes use the scale on the lens if i'm pushed for time..
Dave

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john short
john short  1125 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Nov 2006 - 8:53 PM

Thumbnail doesn't do this image justice, it really is a cracking picture, full of atmosphere.

Had a quick read of your CV, interesting job. If you work with children you may be interested in my company's work
www.healthforallchildren.co.uk

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jamil
jamil  9 Scotland
13 Nov 2006 - 9:08 PM

Some how this image is very nice dark tones.Like it.
Ahmed.

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PLCimagery
PLCimagery e2 Member 877 forum postsPLCimagery vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2006 - 10:15 PM

Stunning image You! Really impressive

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
14 Nov 2006 - 12:48 PM

delighted to be Click No 30 here

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mini670
mini670  10172 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Nov 2006 - 12:27 AM

lovely, a very strong moody image.
tom

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tonymarq
tonymarq  9 United States
17 Nov 2006 - 3:14 AM

Lynn excellent capture that must be seen large to pick up all the detail and how much stregnth you gave it with the dark and detail coming out of it!

stay well
tonymarq

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BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2006 - 10:38 AM

Well captured Lynn, original.

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MickS
MickS  9 England14 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2006 - 8:36 PM

Watcha Lynn,
clever abstracted image. The thumbnail lets it down, I bet you've missed a lot of views, really need to see the big pic to appreciate.
best
Mick

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iajacks
iajacks  9
21 Nov 2006 - 4:05 PM

a bold dark old romantic feel to this shot.

well done iajacks

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JohnDyer
JohnDyer  867 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2006 - 7:54 AM

beautifully atmospheric, really nice
John

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SandyMiller
27 Nov 2006 - 10:36 AM

The easiest way is to use the distance scale on your lens I think - but I know these aren't always very good on modern lenses.

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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
28 Nov 2006 - 8:50 PM

The dark composition and the subtle light works well Lynn. Great shot.
Doug.

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Phoebecat
Phoebecat  8 Italy
1 Dec 2006 - 6:58 PM

Stunning shot! This is night photography at its best

Matt

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Djemde
Djemde  11 Tuvalu
6 Dec 2006 - 10:39 PM

Superb, absolute top class, great work Lynn.
Jem

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Slaterm  8496 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2007 - 10:41 AM

like this - nice and dark. Look at tandberg's pf for more tips on night photography. He uses flash or torches to illuminate the subject.

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maheshkar
maheshkar  5 India
26 Sep 2009 - 3:33 PM

Caption should have been Ghost Train. A terrific shot.
mahesh

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