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Night Streak

By robincoombes
The magic that is steam at night standing on a station, on a cold frosty night listening for the distant chime whistle then the steady beat of the approaching express and finally the roar and whoosh as it appears out of the night rushing through the station.

A4 pacific No 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley passing Bradford upon Avon yesterday evening

Tags: A4 Transport Steam Landscape and travel Portraits and people 60007 Bradford upon avon

Voters: peugeot406, SurreyHillsMan, barbarahirst and 95 more

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peugeot406 10 7 1 England
4 Dec 2008 8:08AM
Superb image Robin, colours are super and the sense of movement

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4 Dec 2008 8:11AM
Wow That is really one good picture
It has it all
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
4 Dec 2008 8:16AM
Clever image this and an interesting contrast between the "high-tech" zoom blur and old-fashioned train. Good strong colours too and the figure is the icing on the cake. Best chuff-chuff shot I've seen in a while is this.
fraser 12 631 14 Scotland
4 Dec 2008 8:16AM
Not normally my cup of tea but this is a striking image.
oll1e 9 57 2 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 8:18AM
wow thats wonderful Robin ,fantastic motion .
tremendous image
4 Dec 2008 8:18AM
Superb image,brilliant effect.
Natzdad 7 29 2 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 8:20AM
fantastic shot....Mick
DLLP 8 27 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 8:23AM
Great colours and sense of movement produced by the processing.
(Not quite sure why the woman is moving at the same speed as the train(!), but it still looks good).

CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
4 Dec 2008 8:26AM
Stunning capture. Carol
4 Dec 2008 8:40AM
this is brillaint, fantastic shot....
Wilmot 8 338 1 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 8:40AM
Stunning capture,great atmosphere.
jenquest 14 561 1 Tokelau
4 Dec 2008 8:45AM
A wonderful image indeed. The person standing there adds the necessary balance and makes this a brilliant image.
MalcolmM Plus
11 551 5 Scotland
4 Dec 2008 8:58AM
Superb image
Mike_Smith Plus
9 323 1 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 9:31AM
cracker this
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1500 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 9:59AM
Extraordinary shot - it's all about speed. What really strikes me is that apart from the number and funnel, which are obviously important, the hardest, sharpest, most tangible thing here is - the steam!!
DunDiggin 9 63 2 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 10:21AM
Haven't commented on your work for ages Robin, but this is another treasure and I couldn't not comment.

The treatment works very well.

Keep up the good work.

Cormy 9 3 England
4 Dec 2008 10:25AM
Tremendous image Robin.
harrattp 9 11 4 England
4 Dec 2008 10:55AM
A fantastic image the reminds me of the film "Back to the future".

Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 11:13AM
great feeling of speed and excitement
colinjohnp 9 14
4 Dec 2008 11:30AM
Excellent shot
CliveA 10 5 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 11:43AM
Best to forget about any realism in this presentation. Its all about style and what a lot of style it has.
On a duller note Robin; why is the lamp in a different position to my shots ? It looked good in the middle.
spikemoz 9 2
4 Dec 2008 12:56PM
Hi Robin,
I think this is the best picture ever posted on e-photozene.

LesF 10 182 9
4 Dec 2008 1:51PM
This is terrific, a winner in everyway.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
4 Dec 2008 2:18PM
Fantastic movement Robin.This is superb.
You have done a greta job, creating this amazing atmosphere...
4 Dec 2008 4:08PM
WALA Top marks
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
4 Dec 2008 5:34PM
Speed, Robin. Ron.
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
4 Dec 2008 5:45PM
Fantastic work Robin.
mark1309 9 13 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 5:56PM
Superb, excellent work, the movement - not sure how this effect is done, but brilliant,
Actuarius 9 1 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 6:38PM
What I get from this is the outer elements drawing you in which accentuates the loco bursting out, the smoke giving the motion of the train. The figure gives a static element that grounds it. This all may be pseudish or, alternatively, exceedingly obvious but its what makes it an increadable picture to me. Absolutely brilliant.
4 Dec 2008 6:50PM

Quote:Superb image Robin, colours are super and the sense of movement

I totally agree, what a great shot.
4 Dec 2008 6:56PM
brilliant image.

John Smile
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 8:26PM
Very nice work..
Love the colours great PS work..
Well done..

Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
4 Dec 2008 8:59PM
An absolutely outstanding shot!
Amongst the best I've ever seen . . . . and there have been many!
10 Dec 2008 10:50AM
One word for this ! Amazing ! Well done . or should it be Awesome .
phil99 9 45 6 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2008 3:37PM
Wonderfull image with superb feel to it of power and movement.....Phil
Kris_Dutson 14 8.2k 1 England
13 Dec 2008 6:39PM
What steam is all about; what an atmosphere - superb. Smile

And that Gresley chime alsways sends a shiver down my spine.

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