6233 DUCHESS of SUTHERLAND on 1Z65 Scarborough - Crewe at Seamer Carr Farm Crossing 3rd September 2010

Not selected for Google Earth or Google Maps [?]

Comments (16)

Nick Weall on September 5, 2010

yawn ~ another Golden Star and another Like too ~ Sorry Alan ~ your new series is great ~ this one also looks absolutely brilliant at full size ~ all the best ~ nick

top spotter on September 5, 2010

Hi Steve Thanks for your awards its not a bad location and seeing how it was sunny here we are.Best wishes Alan

top spotter on September 5, 2010

Wow Nick Another GS & like you are too kind but thanks all the same glad you liked them.Best wishes Alan

Nick Weall on September 5, 2010

I think that you manage to bring the best out of these sort of shots Alan ~ no doubt as a result of years of practise ~ it is always a pleasure to see and enjoy the results of your work ~ all the best ~ nick

top spotter on September 6, 2010

Thanks for the compliments Nick I have been photographing on thr railways for a number of years but its not has easy as one thinks there are a lot a factors involved light,weather location ect ect but one try`s.Best wishes Alan

Peter_private_box on September 6, 2010

Hi Alan,

This must be one of your best yet! Great framing with the trees and shadows, a gorgeous sunny day behind it, and a great main line loco as well. Like it a lot!!

Best Wishes Peter

top spotter on September 7, 2010

Thanks Peter I though it was a nice shot I sent this in to railpictures.net and they rejected it said it was under exposed they always come up with some lame excuse.If you like Railway shots have a look on Railphotoarchive.org its on there has well this sit is Uk based sight.Best wishes Alan

Peter_private_box on September 7, 2010

Cheers Alan, I have heard the same from a proffessional rail photographer too, and the same goes for many of the magazines (he said). They get so many pics, that if the editor doesn't know your name, the emails don't even get opened, hence the editor's mates get all the money. Personnally, I see nothing wrong with the exposure, and to claim your very expensive camera has 'got it wrong' is a bit of a cheek! Any how, I like it, and a lot of other folks like it, and thats what counts! Best wishes Peter

top spotter on September 8, 2010

Hello Peter You are right in what you said I have proved that by looking through the pictures they would not take a going away shot which I sent in and yet there are going away shots on there.I think its a load of Bull !!*" my self.Best wishes Alan

Jan Pinkas on September 11, 2010


top spotter on September 12, 2010

Hello Hanz.P69 Thanks for your welcome comments Best wishesAlan

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 15, 2010

Hello Alan..its good to be back in your gallery..I note your visit and lovely comments on my photos..I hads not realised that it was a a special NYMR week-end coming up. You are right, diesels are ok, awesome and powerful, but cant compare with steam..

As for this excellent shot, well this is impressive, as are all your loco takes. The image is perfectly exposed with pin sharp definition..even at max zoom..your nick-name is well deserved Alan..

Saved to my faves ~~~~Y*~~~~

Best wishes ;>)


top spotter on September 15, 2010

Hi Jim Thanks for your welcome comments and the Y* to.It was taken at a farm crossing not far from where I live I had permision to go down the track from the farmer who live at Staxton.It was the next to the last Flyer for this year.Best wishes and thank again Alan

top spotter on September 17, 2010

Thanks Bruce I though you may like them when you got round to visiting.Your comments are always welcome.Best wishes Alan

top spotter on September 17, 2010

Hi Bruce Yes I dont know why must be some ruling may be there are to many aready taken at this location ?? Regards Alan

Peter_private_box on September 17, 2010

Hi Alan,

you are not alone in this rejection of perfectly good train pics. Four of mine have just been refused as well, picture no.40541136 picture no.40736435 picture no.40822307 & picture no.40822335. In some of these cases, there's nothing else there. I think it's because someone has a big downer on train photos all of a sudden. I do ask why, when similar ones have been accepted previously.

Best Wishes Peter

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 5, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by top spotter
    • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
    • Taken on 2010/09/03 17:08:43
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash