Return of the Flyer

By Alan_Baseley    
The first of this year's Scarborough Flyer on the return leg back to Crewe hauled by 46233 Duchess of Sutherland, recently painted in BR Express Green.
As it was a damp, dull evening I borrowed Sarah's K-r as the noise from my K10D is much too noticeable at anything above ISO 400. It's the second time I've managed to get my hands on it and I'm impressed. A great little camera.

Many thanks to Julia for the GEA yesterday. Much appreciated.

V2 is the colour version

Tags: Railway Transport Black and white Lms Steam engine Duchess of sutherland Ravensthorpe Scarborough flyer 46233 BR Green

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annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Jul 2012 7:48AM
Mono is really thebestbway to show the steam and shine and rails!

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Cor 7 Belgium
21 Jul 2012 8:00AM
The mono on top *****
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
21 Jul 2012 8:09AM
A super well timed composition and unusually for me No. 2 gets the vote. I do however think this would benefit from sepia toning to give it a retro feel.

canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 8:11AM
Lovely composition and timeless image Alan. Both images work for me
21 Jul 2012 8:25AM
Like both Alan,
chavender Plus
6 252 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 8:28AM
Great image.
Mono for me as I think it brings out the detail in the steam.

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 8:40AM
Two really good examples of our railway heritage captured in a photograph, which are crammed packed full of detail and nostalgia. My humble vote is awarded to the monochromatic version, simply because it seems to add that something a little special to this already cracking steam powered image.

Regards Nathan
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
21 Jul 2012 9:01AM
Fine head on capture of the subject, Alan, and whilst the B and W version adds drama and is perhaps more evocative of the steam age, it's the colour version at V 2 that gets my vote today.
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
21 Jul 2012 9:09AM
Mono for me Alan - excellent!

21 Jul 2012 9:22AM
Excellent set, V1 for me, depicts the atmosphire...
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 9:49AM
Mono for me................... the steam is tremendous in that oneGrin
sherring 9 46 13 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 9:51AM
My fav locomotive, she looks much better in LMS maroon though.

A fine capture.

AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 9:56AM
Very difficult for me to choose between the two - great composition!
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 10:28AM
V1 is the nostalgic one, but both showing a good head of steamSmile

KingBee Plus
10 492 2 Scotland
21 Jul 2012 10:31AM
Wonderfully nostalgic.


21 Jul 2012 12:10PM
V1 for me a fine image well suited to the mono production

21 Jul 2012 2:19PM
Great shot Alan, wonderful composition. Smile

CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
21 Jul 2012 2:34PM
A great composition and capture, Alan. Carol
21 Jul 2012 4:09PM
Alan, great mono, nice pov............Smile

HELANA 6 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 9:51PM
Grate image Alan, good composition, lots of atmosphere,Beautiful mono.
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 10:31PM
Great image, Alan. I'd normally go for the colour, but your mono is so good, that's the one for me.
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 8:55AM
This is so well captured and framed. V1 for definite.

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