47806 Goes Trainspotting

Post anything here that is related to taking Railway Photographs!

Moderator: saslord

User avatar
47806
Posts: 679
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:25 pm
Location: Canada? The UK? I don't Know!!
Contact:

Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sat May 23, 2009 11:24 am

Up early this morning to see Oliver Cromwell at Ely, thanks to DaveK for the composition advice! I think that this shot is quite good although I would have preferred the boats to have stayed by the shore.

Image

Also:

170207:
Image

Cross Country 170 and Ely Cathedral:
Image
Follow the Progress on my Layouts - click here.
My Railway Photography - click here.

User avatar
PTmodeller
Posts: 965
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:09 pm
Location: Preston, Lancashire.

Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby PTmodeller » Sat May 23, 2009 11:35 am

Very arty- great compositions!

User avatar
davek
Posts: 1048
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:45 pm

Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Mon May 25, 2009 9:18 pm

Good shot Thomas, although the boast are quite heavy in the pic, OC standsout well without being obscured by OHL posts.

I see the cows have mooved (sorry) into the field on the Ely cath. shot...:)

User avatar
47806
Posts: 679
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:25 pm
Location: Canada? The UK? I don't Know!!
Contact:

Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Tue May 26, 2009 9:04 am

davek wrote:Good shot Thomas, although the boast are quite heavy in the pic, OC standsout well without being obscured by OHL posts.

I see the cows have mooved (sorry) into the field on the Ely cath. shot...:)


The boats started moving just as OC came into view! The cows add quite a bit to the Cathedral shot. I am heading back to Ely this weekend to see a NENTA railtour.
Follow the Progress on my Layouts - click here.
My Railway Photography - click here.

User avatar
47806
Posts: 679
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:25 pm
Location: Canada? The UK? I don't Know!!
Contact:

Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Fri May 29, 2009 10:06 am

Nice trip to Cromer today. I was hoping to see the North Walsham tanks today, but they ran late (I think). I managed to catch 66723 stabled at North Walsham on my way home, the loco having delivered the tanks.
Image
Follow the Progress on my Layouts - click here.
My Railway Photography - click here.

User avatar
47806
Posts: 679
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:25 pm
Location: Canada? The UK? I don't Know!!
Contact:

Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sat May 30, 2009 11:34 am

Off to Ely this morning to see freight and a railtour:

Image
66726

Image
47789 on the front of the NENTA tour.

Image
170207 approaches the crossing.
Follow the Progress on my Layouts - click here.
My Railway Photography - click here.

guitardave_1
Posts: 205
Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:41 am
Location: Havant, Hampshire, UK
Contact:

Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby guitardave_1 » Sun May 31, 2009 12:00 pm

A successful morning! Really nice view of the freight - certainly a beautiful day for it.

User avatar
47806
Posts: 679
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:25 pm
Location: Canada? The UK? I don't Know!!
Contact:

Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:00 pm

One of my Ely photos occupies all of page 21 in this week's Railway Herald! :D

A nice revision break this morning to see 4L72 (West Burton-Tilbury) pulled by 66841 at Cambridge. A very lucky shot, the second half of the train was bowled by a 317!

Image
Follow the Progress on my Layouts - click here.
My Railway Photography - click here.

User avatar
davek
Posts: 1048
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:45 pm

Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:59 pm

Ooo clack! 66841 in the bag eh Thomas?! :D Strangely enough my brother was at South Tottenham today and texted me to see if it was about - being Mr Gen I was able to tell him and he saw it too!

Congrats on the pic in Railway Herald - it's a cracker. The elevated angle (from bridge?) is great, good colours alround including the blue sky and the barges lead the eye from the bottom left up and across the bridge to the train - a very well composed shot, brilliant mate!

User avatar
47806
Posts: 679
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:25 pm
Location: Canada? The UK? I don't Know!!
Contact:

Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:06 am

davek wrote:Ooo clack! 66841 in the bag eh Thomas?! :D Strangely enough my brother was at South Tottenham today and texted me to see if it was about - being Mr Gen I was able to tell him and he saw it too!

Congrats on the pic in Railway Herald - it's a cracker. The elevated angle (from bridge?) is great, good colours alround including the blue sky and the barges lead the eye from the bottom left up and across the bridge to the train - a very well composed shot, brilliant mate!


Thanks! The Ely shot is from the road bridge over the river. It is not the most fun location as the traffic is accelerating towards a national speed limit stretch! However, you can see the railway station to your left when standing there so there is plenty of warning. I could not believe how rich the blue in the river was when I took that shot. I had to keep the foreground reflections!
Follow the Progress on my Layouts - click here.
My Railway Photography - click here.

guitardave_1
Posts: 205
Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:41 am
Location: Havant, Hampshire, UK
Contact:

Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby guitardave_1 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:37 pm

Everything that Dave said! Lovely shot in RH - top marks!

I had meant to submit some of my Eastleigh pics from the loco movements and open day, but never got around to it. If I say so myself, I think they were at least as good as some of those published.

User avatar
47806
Posts: 679
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:25 pm
Location: Canada? The UK? I don't Know!!
Contact:

Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:24 pm

guitardave_1 wrote:Everything that Dave said! Lovely shot in RH - top marks!

I had meant to submit some of my Eastleigh pics from the loco movements and open day, but never got around to it. If I say so myself, I think they were at least as good as some of those published.


Thanks!

Give RH a try, it helps me to focus my photography and to be more critical of my own work.
Follow the Progress on my Layouts - click here.
My Railway Photography - click here.

User avatar
davek
Posts: 1048
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:45 pm

Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:52 pm

guitardave_1 wrote:If I say so myself, I think they were at least as good as some of those published.


Indeed - I didn't bother sending in anything from the open day as I though they'd be swamped with admissions, but I'm sure I turned out pictures to match the standard if not slightly better than some they published! Anyone who has seen my website ould have seen my shots from the weekend and can make their own mind up.

I'm off to Long Marston this weekend - good hunting to anyone who's going out this weekend.

User avatar
47806
Posts: 679
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:25 pm
Location: Canada? The UK? I don't Know!!
Contact:

Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:19 pm

Exams are over and I have more time to trainspot. I was hoping that the new Advenza freight would run today, it didn't. However, my consolation prize was 321405, still in Silverlink livery but now used by First Capital Connect.

Image
Follow the Progress on my Layouts - click here.
My Railway Photography - click here.

User avatar
47806
Posts: 679
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:25 pm
Location: Canada? The UK? I don't Know!!
Contact:

Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:12 pm

Thanks to DaveK for the tip, I ventured to Peterborough to see a test train. Unfortunately, if it did run (37s always seem to fail on the first day of test runs) it was late and I had to leave before it arrived. I did give it an extra half-hour and no one seemed to be waiting for it. Oh well, still lots of interesting things to see.

Image
43300

Image
66537

It was an interesting morning, there was a track circuit failure at Ely and I had a long conversation with two Canadians from Cambridge on the train, it is a small world!
Follow the Progress on my Layouts - click here.
My Railway Photography - click here.


Return to “Railway Photographs”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest