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Re: Karl's photograph thread

Postby headshot119 » Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:08 pm

A trip to Stafford today where I've taken these photos. Shame I didn't see any freight, and just as I left a rake of Virgin MK3's top n tailed by some skips went by. :roll: Oh well.

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A XC voyager in Platform 1

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Virgin 221 coasts through the station.

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XC voyager stopped in platform 5 on route to Man Picc.

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350-114 in platform 1

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350-105 in platform 5

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57-306 coasts through the royal mail platform. It stopped just south of the station.

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Class 390's

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XC class 220-030

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Re: Karl's photograph thread

Postby headshot119 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:24 pm

A trip up the coast yesterday to catch the RHTT, and I managed these pictures. Hope you like them.

First a trip to Chester.

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57307 on 5Z57 Crewe CS - Holyhead. Hauling the ATW training train.

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37609 hauling the RHTT. Got a nice blast of the horn as well.

Once at Crewe I took these.

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57316 FAB.1 Ready to couple up to 390-045 101 Squadron

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90-029 + 92-007 Arrive in the bay roads.

On to Holyhead.

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57-316 FAB.1 after running round ready to depart East towards Chester

Back to Chester

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507-026 Stands in platform 7B, ready to depart to Liverpool Central.

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57-311 Parker, stands in the Chester sidings.


As always Constructive criticism welcome. Dave, I've tried to follow your previous advice, is there anything I could do to improve things further??

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Re: Karl's photograph thread

Postby PTmodeller » Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:50 pm

You scabby B******, ( :wink: ) I was out for ages over the summer trying to catch an ews 90- through deopseratoin I tried to go to the station for the Sleeper, turns out buses don't run at midnight... :evil:

Do you know why there's a bloke in the rear of the DRS 37?

Good shrp shots, too.

The 'wrong' Dave

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Re: Karl's photograph thread

Postby davek » Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:20 pm

Hi Karl,
Nice pics and as general shots they're all perfectly acceptable.

Saying that, and as you want constructive criticism, I shall impart some (but remember: I'm not pointing out faults just saying what I personally would have done!)

CHESTER

57309 and coaches:
I would have waited until 'man and dog' had moved out of the way and cropped abit off the left hand side of the pic (if possible - to avoid the orange barriers that draw the eye away from the main subject) or/and zoomed in a bit to eliminate either of these.

57307
I would have stepped back and moved forwards to get more of a 'broadside' shot.


37s RHTT
Obvious one this - blur. Fast shutter speed/higher ASA/ISO will also help. I realise that circumstances can dictate, especially in Winter's unpredictable light/being suprised by fast moving freight!

CREWE

90/92
Would have centred the locos in the pic.

92
I would have stepped back and moved forwards to get more of a 'broadside' shot.

HOLYHEAD

57316
I would have stepped back and to the right abit to get more of a 'broadside' shot. I can't quite decide whether the driver adds something or not?!

57311
Crop to get rid of the roof/platform.


*I realise that circumstances can dictate composition, etc. Other opinion are available from all good newsagents.

Dave (the 'right' one)

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Re: Karl's photograph thread

Postby PTmodeller » Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:50 pm

One tip I hypocritacally preach is to glance around the edges of the shot; then zoom/ move to get rid of anything protruding

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Re: Karl's photograph thread

Postby headshot119 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:58 pm

davek wrote:Hi Karl,
Nice pics and as general shots they're all perfectly acceptable.

Saying that, and as you want constructive criticism, I shall impart some (but remember: I'm not pointing out faults just saying what I personally would have done!)

CHESTER

57309 and coaches:
I would have waited until 'man and dog' had moved out of the way and cropped abit off the left hand side of the pic (if possible - to avoid the orange barriers that draw the eye away from the main subject) or/and zoomed in a bit to eliminate either of these.

57307
I would have stepped back and moved forwards to get more of a 'broadside' shot.


37s RHTT
Obvious one this - blur. Fast shutter speed/higher ASA/ISO will also help. I realise that circumstances can dictate, especially in Winter's unpredictable light/being suprised by fast moving freight!

CREWE

90/92
Would have centred the locos in the pic.

92
I would have stepped back and moved forwards to get more of a 'broadside' shot.

HOLYHEAD

57316
I would have stepped back and to the right abit to get more of a 'broadside' shot. I can't quite decide whether the driver adds something or not?!

57311
Crop to get rid of the roof/platform.


*I realise that circumstances can dictate composition, etc. Other opinion are available from all good newsagents.

Dave (the 'right' one)



Thanks for the advice Dave.

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Re: Karl's photograph thread

Postby guitardave_1 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:50 pm

PTmodeller wrote:One tip I hypocritacally preach is to glance around the edges of the shot; then zoom/ move to get rid of anything protruding

Very good tip. As well as worrying about where I want subjects in the pictures, I always try and glance all around the viewfinder for anything I might not want to include/might want to avoid chopping in half. Of course, that's easy for landscapes that sit there until you're ready - not so simple to be thinking about whilst tracking a moving train.

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Re: Karl's photograph thread

Postby headshot119 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:18 pm

PTmodeller wrote:You scabby B******, ( :wink: ) I was out for ages over the summer trying to catch an ews 90- through deopseratoin I tried to go to the station for the Sleeper, turns out buses don't run at midnight... :evil:

Do you know why there's a bloke in the rear of the DRS 37?

Good shrp shots, too.

The 'wrong' Dave


It was pure luck I assure you.

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Re: Karl's photograph thread

Postby headshot119 » Sun May 31, 2009 10:49 am

Trip to Devon and the first opportunity for some photos in a long time. I've been busy and haven't been on the forum much but I'm not dead.

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To start with a FGW pacer heading for Exmouth via Exeter St Davids.

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Another FGW pacer heading this time for Paignton.

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A SWT 159 heading for Paignton, how not to take a photo :lol: :lol:

Now for the fun stuff.

XC HST heading in the Plymouth direction time is 15:07 if anyone can provide head code it would be appreciated.


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43378 at the rear of the train.
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And off into the distance.


XC HST heading North. Again headcode would be appreciated.
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43303 at the head of the train.
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43366 at the rear.

Really thing the XC Hst photos came out really well.
Thank you as well to ALL the drivers of the trains everyone waved, but 43303 gave us a two tone.

As always constructive criticism welcome.

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Re: Karl's photograph thread

Postby 47806 » Sun May 31, 2009 5:18 pm

Some good class 43 shots, the second Pacer shots works well with the double curve in the line.
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Re: Karl's photograph thread

Postby headshot119 » Sun May 31, 2009 9:06 pm

Got this Video at York a couple of weeks back. Enjoy.

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Re: Karl's photograph thread

Postby 47806 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:30 am

Looks like the NRM spotter's balcony, a good location!
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Re: Karl's photograph thread

Postby headshot119 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:44 pm

Well I haven't been out with the camera for a long time, which is a shame; However a few weeks ago I discovered that their was a footpath very close to my house which runs parallel to the Borderlands line, the only freight that goes up the line is Steel traffic running to Dee Marsh. So today I went to scout out a location to photograph the steel traffic, and found two crossings over the line, one which is also used for farm vehicles and one which is foot only.

So enjoy the two decent photos I got

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150260 working 2F78 the 15:30 Service from Wrexham Central to Bidston under the A483 Road Bridge

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150260 working 2F78 the 15:30 Service from Wrexham Central to Bidston

After adjustment.

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Re: Karl's photograph thread

Postby 47806 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:52 pm

I like the black and white version. It works really well.

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Re: Karl's photograph thread

Postby PTmodeller » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:07 pm

Nicely edited, you've really brought out the colours. And the location is good, too, is there a reverse angle? One thing though, in the cropped version, I would've placed it a bit more off centre...


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