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Lighning Streak

By robincoombes
This was shot in the middle of a thunder and lighning storm, the rain was absolutely torrential with no protection, this was literally lift camera shoot and hope, I am delighted with the result and the camera survived. The loco is an A4 'streak' 60009 Union of South Africa on the Cumbrian Mountain Express

Tags: Photo journalism Transport Steam 60009 Landscape and travel

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Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 3:28PM
Fascinating shot !!!....great atmospherics!....taken by someone with a lot of 'faith' ???.WinkGrin

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Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
21 Aug 2012 3:49PM
Excellent capture Robin, certainly looks very very wet
Regards Richard
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
21 Aug 2012 4:52PM
You've captured all the atmosphere and more. Excellent shot.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
21 Aug 2012 6:40PM
Absolutely superb Robin !!!!!!! Deserving of a front cover/full page spread and a poster !!!!!
Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
21 Aug 2012 7:17PM
21 Aug 2012 9:25PM
Wow Robin, what a shot!!
21 Aug 2012 10:06PM
Excellent capture. In my eyes it was worth the wait and I hope in yours also.
alansnap Plus
12 577 26 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 9:13AM
Fantastic shot. It's really nice to see a different shot of a steam loco. This has a sense of power to it that I really like. Well done for staying out in the storm.
The sense of speed, the angle of the photo, you are to be credited with a big pat on the back this photo is brill.Grin Tony

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