Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/09/30

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Subject: [Leica] Its steam train time again- - this year's shots
From: at (Douglas Sharp)
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 18:44:31 +0200
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Hi Dick,

it's not always easy to get a shot in that shows the engines the way I'd 
like to - and going shorter than a 28 mm distorts the perspectives too much.
But I personally think that a couple of shots showing the "environment" 
are not all that much out of place.

It is a fascinating place, very sad in parts when you see the engines 
they haven't yet get the finances for to refurbish (there's more or less 
a maratorium on that because they need a lot of cash to replace an 
important bridge), and getting a locomotive back into running condition 
is a very expensive business. I would love to see the S160 back in 
steam, it's a real monster.

Thanks for taking a look and your kind comments

Richard Taylor wrote:
> Douglas - There's alot of really nice shots here though I found myself 
> skimming past qute a number of images that had stuff: plants, fences, 
> a sheet of plywood, steam, etc. between the viewer and the subject in 
> otherwise fine shots.  Maybe those had interest for someone with an 
> abiding interest in these locomotives, but for me the blockages were 
> distracting.
> For me, photographically, these are the best:
> 0244, 0351, 0363, 0380, 0407, 0414, 0428, 0015, and 0260.   Nice 
> catches, all.
> Looks like an interesting place.
> Regards,
> Dick
> On Sep 30, 2009, at 11:48 AM, Douglas Sharp wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> as usual when I'm on vacation I took a day out on the North Yorkshire 
>> Moors Railway, a preserved line running from Whitby on the Yorkshire 
>> coast to the market town of Pickering on the other edge of the North 
>> York Moors.
>> Here's the crop of shots taken on that day - for the technically 
>> minded, the digital shots are those with an MG in the filename, the 
>> rest are on film.
>> All are displayed in black and white.
>> Comments and criticism more than welcome:
>> They start here: 
>> Thanks in advance for taking time to take a look
>> Cheers
>> Douglas
>> The cameras were a Canon 20D with Canon, Zeiss and Leica lenses, a 
>> Rollei 3003, a Pentax P30 I found up in a charity shop in Pickering 
>> and my late father's Yashica T-AF (Zeiss lens). Negatives scanned on 
>> a Canon 9900F flatbed 24 at a time - my Nikon V ED needs servicing 
>> and a clean.
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