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By robincoombes
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.


Tags: Transport Steam February Couple Landscape and travel Tangmere Portraits and people

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28 Sep 2007 6:54AM
Great Shot, having the couple adds great FG interest. Love the tones & the steam is spot on.

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AlanBW Plus
11 20 England
28 Sep 2007 6:56AM
Excellent image throughout
28 Sep 2007 7:00AM
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.
doug_7 Plus
11 482 England
28 Sep 2007 7:05AM
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.
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 7:06AM
Super shot and scene. barmymarny x
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
28 Sep 2007 7:17AM
This is turning into a cracking calender Robin. Essence of steam and life. Ron.
28 Sep 2007 8:13AM
Excellent, really like February,
glyndwr Plus
9 66 10 Wales
28 Sep 2007 8:24AM

mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1555 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 8:33AM
Love the spot of red in all that mono, it balances the image nicely.
riprap007 Plus
12 1.6k 37 England
28 Sep 2007 8:44AM
the calendar is progressing well, good image for another too often miserable month
10 1.1k United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 8:50AM
Superb. Thermal vest and long-john weather there!
Love it
clur Plus
9 12 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 9:24AM
Nice shot Robin,
you can hear the rumble of the train here,
lovley scene,
well done.

User_Removed 13 39 6 Scotland
28 Sep 2007 9:24AM
wonderful shot and makes me think if the couple were in victorian costume what a great ART shot this would have been as well

A lovely scene and very romantic arh !
Great capture showing the romance of steam.
Excellent. Annette
28 Sep 2007 9:51AM
Love the couple in the f/g, they really add to the scene. I agree with Victor with regards to Victorian costumes too.

imander Plus
9 388 7 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 9:56AM
really beautiful, so romantic
DunDiggin Plus
10 63 2 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 10:51AM
This is going to be a really good calendar, I can tell.
una Plus
13 10 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 11:30AM
Just beautiful, just love this.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
28 Sep 2007 1:52PM
A beauty Robin.
Tom.Hope the calender is a success.
bobalot Plus
10 10 England
28 Sep 2007 4:40PM
you old romantic you. just a great shot.

Rgds Bob
dianah Plus
10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 6:52PM
Another really beautiful shot..I am sure you will do well with this calender.
peely Plus
10 13 England
28 Sep 2007 11:05PM
Great shot m8,who said romance was dead.
imagio Plus
10 12 1 England
29 Sep 2007 9:07AM
Brief encounter comes to mind, very romantic and timeless shot

Hoffy Plus
12 262 16 England
29 Sep 2007 11:45AM
Lovely Pic.
JudeC Plus
9 6 3 England
30 Sep 2007 3:52PM
Perfect - JudeC
Your entitled to my last smarty for this one, great shot
1 Oct 2007 7:15PM
You big softy LOL a nice image for February

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