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One of Thomas' friends

By saltireblue    
Inspired by a fellow epz'er, I risked life and limb by bending both knees and back to get down low and taking this image of a piece of very well-oiled machinery. Large bits of solid metal powered by steam!

Thanks for all your recent comments...they are appreciated.

Thanks for bothering.


Tags: Train Transport York B and w Nrm Chuff-chuff Boolywill1

Voters: ColleenA, lifesnapper, RonnieAG and 24 more

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ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
20 Sep 2013 6:05PM
Well worth risking life and limb for this great shot...hope there are no lasting effects. A great mono capture

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20 Sep 2013 6:11PM
Excellent dof Malc, brilliant Mono too. wonderful subject matter, glad you lived to upload to Tale.

John Smile
20 Sep 2013 6:43PM
I love the rich blacks and bright whites in this one Malc.....also, glad you survived Grin
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 7:34PM
Perfect use of the reduction of dof by focusing at minimum distance. The strong b&w augments the impression of massive, latent power.
I hope your knees and back have now recovered. I thought mine had - until Monday evening when, after the enforced climb and descent of the Honister Pass, we took a walk into Kendal for dinner.Then I wished I had a walking stick with me Blush
It will be interesting to compare this with my coloured interpretation next week.
Like the richness of this image with excellent DOF..well worth the effort
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
20 Sep 2013 7:49PM
Steam driven knees? I could do with some of those Smile Smile Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
20 Sep 2013 8:00PM
Sure it wasn't the only thing well-oiled?!TongueGrinGrin Lovely oily tones, the camera working well at 12800.

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 8:15PM
I'm so glad you managed to get up and show your excellent image to us. I really like it well done Malc. Now go and rest your limbs. SmileSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 8:29PM
It's not the getting down that hurts, it's the getting up again afterwards. Creak...
Good one, hard and dark.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 9:06PM
Well worth the effort Malc - excellent!

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
20 Sep 2013 9:09PM
Yes, well worth kneeling down, powerful shot, like the contrast created by the whites as well.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
20 Sep 2013 9:41PM
Brilliant use of short depth of field and mono! LIKE!
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 10:47PM
A great mono image Malc, well worth the effort, hope the back is okSmile

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
21 Sep 2013 1:25PM
Yes Malc.isn't old age a strange thing,
when we think of chunks of oily metal as being sexy ?
Mind you,Cheryl Cole oiling her body on a beach wearing a bikini,
just might change my mind on that one !!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
21 Sep 2013 2:55PM
It seems to be catching does this getting down low to shoot images! Wink As Moira says, it's not the getting down, it's the getting back up again - especially hard on the back and the knees! Sad
A great mono, Malc, and good use of depth of field, well worth the effort of getting down low! Wink
Trev Smile
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2013 7:32AM
This is class Malc - a relatively routine shot made into something really special by the subtle use of the light - top notch
Potra 5 Venezuela
25 Sep 2013 11:52PM
Splendid shot, Malc. It is inspiring to me.
PS: I think I have said that I love trains like a dozen times already...Smile

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