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stevie 16 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 10:42AM
Very atmospheric shot indeed.

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Glynn Plus
14 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 10:43AM
Great image sir. Well composed and presented. The capture of the scene as a whole is excellent.

culturedcanvas 14 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 10:43AM
Keith - pushing for my favourite from this series .. like this a lot. Dan

(Might prefer a slightly tigher crop at the top but im sure your have you reasons!)
daviewat 16 4.1k Scotland
2 Nov 2006 10:44AM
Looks good Keith.

BUT no where as good as the print we now have here at Rowardennan Smile))) that is just suprb my friend and whoever wins that in Angies raffle will have something special Smile)

Andy out the fron having a fag at the moment Smile)

angelamary 14 6 England
2 Nov 2006 10:44AM
What a gorgeous and amazing shot! A night shot plus! Very well caught!

(Sounds as if you've had problems. So far I've not 'met' one horrid person on this site, so I hope very much that it was just a blip for you.)
dreamoutloud 13 19
2 Nov 2006 10:45AM
Nice series, like this one as well but the clock draws my eye too much.
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Nov 2006 10:45AM
Just liked the framing around the clock...and I need a specific ratio on this for the set of three litho's

I've never MET a horrid person from this site either, Angela.

Glad you like it, Dave...hope it goes to a good home.

cheers guys
CliveA 14 5 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 10:50AM
MDaniel 13 3 3 Ghana
2 Nov 2006 10:53AM
Nailing these steam photos Keith............Mark
JasonC 14
2 Nov 2006 10:57AM
Wow - what a fantastic shot Keith. So much to look at in the picture.
Tandberg 17 1.2k 2 England
2 Nov 2006 10:57AM
Best of the bunch Keith!!!
RipleyExile 17 1.6k 17 England
2 Nov 2006 10:59AM
Really like this shot, especially the effect the long exposure has had on the steam and the lighting (especially the lamps shining through the steam). I would crop the top off to just below the horizontal beam of the signals, but then you've already said why you have the crop as is.
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
2 Nov 2006 11:02AM
Wonderful Keith. Paul
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Nov 2006 11:04AM
cheers guys....yep, the only way I can crop...and I've done if I can come up with another that fits the same crop ratio....or the litho man buys smaller sheets.
DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
2 Nov 2006 11:10AM
Love it Keith. Packed full of atmosphere and detail. I'd perhaps tone down the brightness of the clock face though.
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Nov 2006 11:11AM
It's bright for fact - it's been toned down on this print.
User_Removed 16 3.3k Russian Federation
2 Nov 2006 11:18AM
Oh, now that's special... Best one of the series for me.
dave thelens 16 936 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 11:20AM
best one of the series

Paul_Barr 15 544 Scotland
2 Nov 2006 11:20AM
Nice one Keith. Loads to see in this one.

POOCHIE 14 21 6 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 11:36AM
Sounds quite loud even from Cornwall, nice one Keith great viewing.

mattmatic 16 598
2 Nov 2006 11:36AM
(Though it looks like your horizon's wonky! LOL! :o) ... only joking!)
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Nov 2006 11:40AM
You wouldn't believe how loud this 'show boating' actually is - one of the most impressive things I've seen.

Interesting to see who goes for this over the more subtle others.
viscostatic 13 47 7 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 11:42AM
An evocative image which recreates the atmosphere of the steam age. Beautiful.

2 Nov 2006 11:49AM
Stunnig shot again Keith. I only wish we more train's like thie down here in sunny Kernow.

ljesmith 16 1.1k United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 11:57AM
Certainly one of the best yet, but I want to bring the crop down, too much at the top and not enough at the bottom. (For me that is).

I know a good boot maker if you need it.

Coleslaw 14 13.4k 28 Wales
2 Nov 2006 12:00PM
love it love it love it!
Very Xmas-y....;o)
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Nov 2006 12:00PM
Kind of a pay off as I wanted that tower of steam to be as high as I could get it

11's...narrow fitting?

thanks guys
Joline Plus
14 30 56 United States
2 Nov 2006 12:04PM
Wonderful...wish we still had steam here in Maine. I grew up riding these trains. Great shot!
Mike Gray 15 382 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 12:08PM
More than pleased to make this 30 for you Keith, the best train picture yet.

culturedcanvas 14 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 12:09PM
I can see what mean about the framing Keith, - just thought id pop back for a second look before heading off for Scotland!

keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Nov 2006 12:12PM
Enjoy it.....and don't win me raffle prize - it needs a good home.

cheers muchly you lot
culturedcanvas 14 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 12:15PM
Keith - I just hope it's not too big to fit in the dustbin if i do win it! Wink

John_Horner 14 12 2 England
2 Nov 2006 12:16PM
The steam in this one and the soft glow of the lights adds so much to this shot.
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Nov 2006 12:16PM
Of course it's to big for the I look daft? -


thanks, John
Tetters 14 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 12:37PM
The only thing I can add to the above comments is WOW !!
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 11 Wales
2 Nov 2006 12:39PM
I have changed my mind from the other day/this is the best photograph.What a cracking image.
Well done on a fantastic collection of photos.
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Nov 2006 12:49PM
Well this isn't the final shot, Tom....(sound of groaning)...

cheers you two
jken 14 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 12:59PM
Hi Keith, really like this shot, for me it's the best of your train posts. The motion and power the steam portrays and the backlighting do it for me.

proberts 16 218 4 Wales
2 Nov 2006 1:02PM
Another stunner Keith,that steam is something else.Excellent.
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
2 Nov 2006 1:04PM
Sorry to say it, but this is magic. Or at least have a bit off magic feeling. Thanks to the backlight

phillj 14 2 England
2 Nov 2006 1:21PM
Just brilliant. Love it.

tmann 15 4 2 United States
2 Nov 2006 1:37PM
martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 1:54PM
"looks best large" applies here.

There is a strong feeling of latent power in the steam coming out if the top of the engine.

keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Nov 2006 2:00PM
thanks you lot....maybe it's growing on me
Westers 15 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
2 Nov 2006 2:36PM
Ah, bless, is he getting jealous of all the people who like you?

The light is a bit bright and distracting, but hey ho.
PatriciaWilson 16 615 58 Greece
2 Nov 2006 3:03PM
Bursting with nostalgia. I've a passion for all things steam, especially puddingsSmile

Fab image, Keith.

PS Got the cursed rejection slip from Dar. Anderson. Thanks for your time and trouble anyway. Will try again later.
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Nov 2006 3:12PM


Damnn it, Patricia!!!!...onward and upward - all writers wear rejection slips like badges of honour. We've all had them, or rather all the best writers have had them because we challenge not wilt into a never ending stream of mediocre swill.

Keep at it and the wall will crumble.
NevP 14 853 13 Canada
2 Nov 2006 3:15PM
Very nice contrasty shot, also like the compressed feeling, there's a lot happening in a small space. Very nice.
dazzaman 14 631 England
2 Nov 2006 3:23PM
this is beautiful keith, i love the steam mixing with the light.
top image
GillyB Plus
15 317 8 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 4:01PM
Atmosphere in bucket loads!

Like this a lot, the others hint but this gives us it all!

keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Nov 2006 4:05PM
Like a steam laden saturated sunset.

CHEERS YOU LOT......gannin ooot - later
martinw 15 251 England
2 Nov 2006 4:31PM
Well between you and your oppo you've changed my view of trains forever. I really like this series and especially this one. I take it they're for a special commission?
andytvcams 17 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 4:34PM
Another fine print.

and a winner.

msnapz 14 74
2 Nov 2006 4:38PM
Just excellent. Works really really very well indeed.
Falconer 15 16
2 Nov 2006 4:48PM
very good atmosphere
PatrickSmith 15 1.2k 2 United States
2 Nov 2006 5:23PM
@400? Did they kick you off the tracks Keith?

I like the effect with the steam. How long was this exposure?

Pete_g 15 327 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 6:03PM
Very impressed Mr H....1st class stuff
kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
2 Nov 2006 6:16PM
lots of interest and authenticity.
Great exposure too.
Kris_Dutson 17 8.2k 1 England
2 Nov 2006 6:17PM
A more obvious atmosphere to your others - this one moves.
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Nov 2006 6:47PM
back in from the repro-man (well girl)...cheers for the comments on this guys

4secs, Patrick..LOL...yep, no earthly way of getting on the tracks when she's building up for this.
katieb 16 255 4 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 6:56PM
Keith another stunning image -could be my fav of the series.
martin.w Plus
18 598 23 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 7:24PM
Like wow, been a top series this!!
KBan 15 512 4 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 8:35PM
looks great
dp 16 165 3 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 9:04PM
My fave, nearly, after your EC which tops this for me.

newfocus 14 647 2 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 9:11PM
Another fantastic shot Keith. Love the atmosphere in this one.

keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Nov 2006 9:12PM
cheers guys

I might spend all winter chasing that EC shot, Dave
thorn 15 124 2 Scotland
2 Nov 2006 9:43PM
Hi keith,i really like the atmosphere and mood of this one,the detail,steam,lighting,exposure and presentation.Class composition.take care.AnnSmile
chrisrudland 16 156 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 10:46PM
This portrays so much, can almost hear the noise this is making.. and the power it exudes

1st Class work Keith..
shutter speed 15 369 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 11:08PM
That has got the lot.... fantastic.

keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
3 Nov 2006 7:48AM
Many thanks guys
Nic_WA 15 179 2 Australia
3 Nov 2006 8:06AM
Atmosphere-plus. Never thought I'd follow a series of steam train pix so avidly.
ChrisOs 15 2 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 10:35AM
Superb! So much atmosphere. I am transported back to the 1950s; but I seem to remember them in b/w. Great to see the colour version.
paulstefan 15 509 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 2:39PM
That's cool
bengsays 15 13
4 Nov 2006 1:34PM
this shot is fantastic, it looks like a fake train set to me (which I think is good, it gives the image a very sureal and dreamy look).

well done
mattw 16 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2006 2:04PM
For me, its the steam and the glow from the cabin that really works here.

keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
8 Nov 2006 2:09PM
first to spot the glow...which is what does it for me too.

cheers guys
biggus 15 6 England
8 Nov 2006 9:21PM
One of those rare images you can look at time and time again yet always see something new....
sescott 16 1
8 Nov 2006 10:36PM
I'm sure it can't get much better than this!
Alison_S 14 339 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2006 2:11PM
Absolutley brilliant, has a great feel to it.

paul_indigo 16 259 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2006 12:23AM
Wonderful image.
User_Removed 17 268
22 Nov 2006 12:28PM
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
22 Nov 2006 12:59PM
which is what the girls in the studio said as well
tepot 15 4.4k United Kingdom
24 Dec 2006 10:28PM
cropped too tight at the bottom, good exposure though with detail everywhere.
big_aid 12 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2008 4:23PM
this is a stunning image, i cant belive that this is the only comment!!!!!
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
1 Feb 2008 2:13PM
LOL....neither can I......I'll mention to the powers that be.

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