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The Ascent

By Falconer  
Two mighty QJ steam locomotives storm out of tunnel No.2 on the Jingpeng Pass in the mountains of Inner Mongolia. It was quite mild on this day with a temperature of about -15.

Tags: Transport

Voters: PaulY, cheesey, ScottRobertson and 22 more

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29 Nov 2006 3:38PM
hotchef23 14 134 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2006 3:52PM
amazing capture love the steam and the way it fills the frame love it
good subject
29 Nov 2006 4:21PM
Beautiful shot, great capture. Love the smoke, pure whiteSmile Jayne.
juldon 18 78 England
29 Nov 2006 4:33PM
Love the steam capture.

bfgstew 14 668 105 England
29 Nov 2006 4:40PM
Superb capture of two snorting giants, well done.
User_Removed 18 39 6 Scotland
29 Nov 2006 5:40PM
Would get my award anyday

rhiw_com 14 24
29 Nov 2006 5:56PM
Brilliant camera work.

Rg Tony
Falconer 16 16
29 Nov 2006 6:41PM
thank you for the comments
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2006 7:27PM
Amazing image, so full of atmosphere!

owp 16 168
29 Nov 2006 7:27PM
. . an impressive head of steam! . .

Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
29 Nov 2006 8:03PM
A really impressive image, love the way you've captured the steam
trissie 14 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2006 10:59PM
A lovely capture of the two steam trains, well taken.

Trish x
AlanBW 15 20 England
30 Nov 2006 6:59AM
Terrific capture
highlander 17 32 Scotland
30 Nov 2006 11:09AM
Locomotive magic at its best Robert...impressive scene.
30 Nov 2006 3:32PM
Impressive capture and impressive location too!

PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
30 Nov 2006 6:15PM
Only -15? Time for a swim - LOL!

Of course I like the impressive head of steam and the motion too.

PaulY 14
2 Feb 2007 2:12PM
-15? I thought shutters freeze up at -10! Looks like the steam froze in its tracks (so to speak)! Great capture.

Falconer 16 16
2 Feb 2007 2:33PM
thanks Paul, I am glad shutters dont freeze at -10, I have been in that cold temperature a few times in the UK as well as abroad, using a mainly mechanical camera and also lithium batteries helps to keep the camera working, one day in Inner Mongolia the wind chill was -50c!

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