Sir Nigel Gresley at night

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Comments (10)

gezginruh on May 6, 2011

Really very well taken!


Warm greetings. GGR

Peter_private_box on May 6, 2011

Hi Steve & Gezginruh, thank you both for the likes and the stars, it was more than I was expecting, and so is much appreciated. I tried a number of permutations here, with and without flash, different distances, etc, and I picked this one for it's bright colours. I am happy that you both have noticed! Thank you!! Best wishes Peter

Nick Weall on May 7, 2011

An adventurous ghostly shot Peter that I'm sure was extremely difficult to capture ~ YSL ~ it works well ~ all the best to you ~ nick

Peter_private_box on May 7, 2011

Hi Nick, thank you for your big vote of confidence here, and for the likes and stars too! I could really have done with that wide angle lens that you use. What just about shows up on Google Earth is a huge great building in the middle of the platform, which I had the camera right up against, so I was somewhat stuck here, but I'm happy that you like the effect.

Best wishes Peter

whoelius on May 14, 2011

Oh wow! This one just explodes out of my monitor.

I hope you have a big sexy monitor like I have. :D

Peter_private_box on May 14, 2011

Thank You Whoelius, I'm glad it works well on your monitor. Maybe one day will put the 'best of Pano' on a CD ROM, and we can all watch them on 42 inch screens in our living rooms! (somehow I don't think this one would make the cut, but I did prefer it to the 'with flash' version). I'll have to come and look properly at those new Vancouver 'birthday party' pics in your gallery real soon.

Best Wishes Peter

Sarah O on May 20, 2011

Peter What a lovely night shot here of this "mysterious monster"...really, it is impressive to see this one coming at you in the night light, spooky and interesting. You composed a good photo here, I like it Peter.

Best wishes Sarah

Peter_private_box on May 24, 2011

Hi Sarah,

Thank you so much for your visit, and wonderful words. Now it is very rare to see a steam locomotive in the dark. This is the only other one in the collection It is an impressive sight for sure, sparks blasting out of the chimney, the red hot smokebox, the glow of the fire inside the cab. A good imagination could run riot with it! Best wishes Peter

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 2, 2011

Now this is good! rarely do I see classic locos featured in night shots..I only wish that Sir Nige could have been lit with those old fashioned traditional gas lights that gave out that eerie yellow glow! Perhaps this is pushing the boundaries for nostalgia too far!

Excellent shot Peter ;)

A big like.

kind regards!


Peter_private_box on June 3, 2011

Thank you again Jim,

I guess not many preserved railways run night time trains, but this was the gala, and the dining car service. I agree with you, different lights would have reaaly taken the clock back, but we can't have everything!

Best Wishes Peter

Best Wishes Peter

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Photo taken in Grosmont, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22, UK

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