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The Pits

By Nick_w      
From a great morning last Saturday with Andy Graves (Hailwood) Thanks Andy for a great day, and hope the van is now fixed.

I was unsure about uploading this as my last mono died without trace, and this will no doubt go the same way. Particularly uploading this early on Sunday (going out shortly and evening Internet speed on Sunday is impossible). I just hope this appears as well on the web as it does in print. Yes theres noise (or atmosphere Wink ), this almost disappears in the print.

To say this was a difficult exposure is an understatement, I couldn't increase the DOF anymore and get a sharp image where it matters. Anyone who knows Grosmont this is the outside inspection pit - and yes I did get down and dirty for this - and its very dark in there!

ISO 4000 (yes not 400, one of the main reasons I upgraded from the D300)
F6.3 (max 5.7 @ this range according to EXIF)
1/160th sec

All manual.

All comments welcome (and I do mean all comments) - but please look at the large version if you get chance.

Whoops just realized I forgot to turn on the signature and title on when I finished my final round of sharpening, oh well

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Trains Steam Black and white Grosmont Nymr Portraits and people

Voters: sut68, wrinkles, VIKI and 25 more

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sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
16 May 2010 12:00PM
Cracker Nick, not much else to say other than it gets my thumbs up. Captures the place [and people] perfectly.

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wrinkles 9 351 United Kingdom
16 May 2010 12:03PM
Fantastic picture for me.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
16 May 2010 12:08PM
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
16 May 2010 12:38PM
Thanks for the comments and a big thanks for the award Paul means a lot Smile
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
16 May 2010 12:53PM
Thanks for the award Rahul Smile
Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
16 May 2010 2:50PM
well spotted, good mono and congrats on the GEA Smile
baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
16 May 2010 3:22PM
Very well captured indeed, superb mono.
Hailwood 11 2 United Kingdom
16 May 2010 4:14PM
great one mate
i thought this might be the first one you uploaded
sadly paul never got the access to get this sort of shot
i look forward to seeing the shot of stuart whitter in the pit
was a good morning for me as i have got 2 shots in this months steam beano
i will have to upload some of my shots
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
16 May 2010 4:15PM
This is excellent Nick,it made me smile...the thought of you D&D at the inspection pit added a further grin Wink
GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
16 May 2010 5:29PM
Like the different view point worth getting down & dirty for, of course I do know how dirty it is at Grostmont

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
16 May 2010 6:07PM
Like the unusual viewpoint on this, Nick. Very well seen and captured - worth getting dirty for!
TrevB Smile
martin.w 16 519 22 United Kingdom
16 May 2010 8:26PM
I do like this, a somewhat different sort of image from Grosmont. Focus is spot on Smile
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
18 May 2010 12:00AM
Thumbs up from me too.......all the elements of Grosmont captured in one shutter click.
LesF 11 182 9
19 May 2010 8:33AM
Looking at the large is wonderful Nick, not sure I can understand why it has so few votes/ comments but the train shots from this location do appear to have suffered of late specially the monos

Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
19 May 2010 9:22PM
Thanks everyone.

Whilst it didn't make thew #30 Les I wasn't too surprised, the time I uploaded, been mono, the guy not the most Aesthetically pleasing etc

But its one of my fav images (in print) I also think until you look at the large you dont see the DOF, etc. As with my previous upload the GEA & user award means far more than the RC - I was also surprised with some of the people who did vote Wink
As you once said its not about votes but about photography.

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