United Kingdom England Biggleswade
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Peter_private_box, on November 8, 2009, said:
The group of youths on the station obviously thought there was a pretty solid looking train there, but the camera never lies!
Steve Drury, on November 8, 2009, said:
Wow what a very well caught shot Peter and great title too this is one for the fav's
More by luck than judgement!!
I went out with the idea of experimenting with this kind of shot, to get a blurred train, (suggesting speed!) and I thought that a longer shutter speed required in the dark might just do that. I hadn't planned that the entire front of the train would vanish into thin air, especially as those youths wanted to get on it!!
It genuinely wasn't there, not a Photoshop job!
whoelius, on November 25, 2009, said:
I wonder if you had a powerful enough flash to reach the train from your vantage point here, Peter. The rear curtain technique would have been very interesting indeed.
Not taking away from the photo as it stands, of course. It's fabulous; beautifully composed and lit.
Peter_private_box, on November 26, 2009, said:
Thanks for the idea Whoelius,
Unfortunately my flash would make no impression against those station lights. I was actually standing on the stairs down to the southbound platform just visible on the left. Some 15 metres away at least.
However I do accept that a rear curtain sync would have put the front of the train in place.
Gives me some more ideas to go an experiment with!
MickB., on January 9, 2010, said:
Ghostly indeed Peter. What kind of train was it ? An FCC unit maybe ?
sugarbag1, on January 9, 2010, said:
Great shot Peter.Good night photo indeed. I kn ow its not always easy getting shots like this.very Good in deed.Kind Regards,David**
Peter_private_box, on January 9, 2010, said:
Just a bit of fun really,, Your'e not missing any Class 365's from your depot are you? No reports of the FCC Peterborough local failing to arrive?
Thanks for dropping by too. I have learned an important lesson here. Photographs at night can give all sorts of strange effects depending on the exposure, and it's very hard (well, for me anyway) to know in advance what will work and what won't.
Peter_private_box, on January 20, 2010, said:
Ma chère Isabelle,
Oui, bien sûr! J'ai un livre à la maison, appelé "Railway Ghosts and Phantoms" by W.B. Herbert. Cela est plein d'histoires de trains fantômes, des gens qui s'évanouissent en fumée, et d'autres événements ferroviaires mystérieux. J'avais oublié à ce sujet jusqu'à ce que nous avons commencé à parler de fantômes! Je vais le prêter à vous lorsque vous visitez.
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