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Smoke and sunlight

By robincoombes
One of the unique features of the days of steam was the amazing effects of sunlight and smoke within large stations with overall roofs. This effect is very rare today as steam rarely stays long under the roofs of major stations to affect the atmosphere. However the chance came to see this effect at Penzance with the arrival of the Great Britain railtour. After two hours at the buffer stops Black 5 No 45305 departs light engine the train having departed for Bristol. Fortunately this was late enough for the sun to get low enough in the sky to strike the smoke vents in the roof.

Tags: Photo journalism Transport Steam Penzance Landscape and travel 45305

Voters: martin.w, devlin, Curtain and 15 more


devlin 9 653 39 India
25 Apr 2011 2:50PM
yup it works very well indeed, the light filtering in through the vents creates a very dramatic effect, would love to see the color version of this one too...though i think the mono works very well here...

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25 Apr 2011 3:10PM
Yes, a fabulous image and great in mono.
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
25 Apr 2011 3:41PM
An amazing effect. A fabulous capture of this at just the right time of day. A beautiful mono and shows the vastness of the place so well too..............Sandy
26 Apr 2011 3:46PM
Just one word for me "Superb".

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