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Epic by irwingcommand Epic by irwingcommand
"Taking after :iconshenanigan87:'s epic image (in more ways than one), is this shot from the rear of LNER Class K4 2.6.0 61994 "The Great Marquess", emptying three cylinders worth of condensate through her drain cocks upon departure from Buckley Wells sidings at the start of her day on the East Lancashire Railway, Bury, UK

Black & White Version.
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Given 2012-10-25
Epic by *irwingcommand ( Suggested by CJSutcliffe and Featured by Kaz-D )
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There is a reason why this image has 62 faves, and this is what that reason is. What has been captured here is an almost quintessentially timeless shot, had it been in B&W it could have well been taken in the golden age of steam. Despite all of the displaced condensate on the scene here, the locomotives outline is very much visible, and one can see everything that's going on in the cab, all captured with a nicely timed shot and with brilliant sharpness and composure. Despite this, the subject has been tackled before, so originality is lower by default, but impact more than makes up for that and the technique of shooting from behind the loco really paid off. A truly excellent photograph with plenty of merits to it's record.
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:icondafepa:
Dafepa Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
:iconthumbsupplz:

"My little girl" [link]
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured :) [link]
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:iconirwingcommand:
irwingcommand Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks again
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:iconzombiecharmandergirl:
ZombieCharmanderGirl Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like trains.
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:iconravennyxrayn:
ravennyxrayn Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
How come everything I'm seeing reminds me of Hogwarts?!
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:icondracoan:
Dracoan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cool, I like trains.
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:iconnewmanaccount:
newmanaccount Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely beautiful. I mistook it for a painting on the thumbnail!
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool!
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:iconantimach:
AntiMach Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The steam alone takes me. This is such a dynamic picture using so little. Something mundane has become surreal, almost epic despite the daily drudge the conductors go through. Amazing shot sir, madam!
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:iconedward1461:
edward1461 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
its brilliant and atmospheric
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:iconmysticaldragon11:
mysticaldragon11 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
So totally cool to look at!
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:iconadri-sol:
Adri-Sol Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
just amazing...
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:icontophxomi:
tophxomi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:iconjboweruk:
jboweruk Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Epic is right, I can almost smell that wonderful steam engine smell.
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
love the concept!
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:iconrekalnus:
Rekalnus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Departing platform 9 3/4... Booooard!
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:iconabrickman:
ABrickman Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Yay, I'm not the only one who thinks so :P
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:iconeyelessentity:
EyelessEntity Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally loving this! Gah! :dance:
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:iconloochi:
Loochi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing picture!! :aww:
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:iconredmayer:
RedMayer Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely.
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:iconaconitum-napellus:
Aconitum-Napellus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Congratulations on the DD!
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:icondrchrisman:
DrChrisman Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is cool :)
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:iconcmarples:
cmarples Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
I love this shot! It makes me feel as if I'm right there.
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:iconkouglov:
Kouglov Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Absolutly awesome.
Made me shiver...

Dust and steam talking to my soul...
Train in the mist... End of Ages

thanks for this moment <3
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:iconirwingcommand:
irwingcommand Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very Nice.

Welcome :)
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:iconkouglov:
Kouglov Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you really deserve the daily deviant :p
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:iconrudeandnotginger9:
rudeandnotginger9 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Epic of an enigmatic epoch. Surely it is love.
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:iconvolotation:
volotation Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It IS a great shot...and the steam really makes it! + the superb angle.
Plus just FINDING that train!!!

dick green
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:iconmartingollery:
MartinGollery Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Excellent capture!
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:iconherrdrayer:
HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Way to go!
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
nice work
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:icondallelleslaul:
DallellesLaul Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Very nice...
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:iconbagasuit091:
bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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:iconfel1x:
Fel1x Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
:thumbsup:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Holy wow! I like trains and this photo is fantastic! The steam really adds to the perfect atmosphere! Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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:iconirwingcommand:
irwingcommand Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconanidori12:
anidori12 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
almost looks like the hogwarts train.....
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:iconjuliasvetlickaya:
JuliaSvetlickaya Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Wow! Realy nice shot! Beautiful colours and composition!
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:iconvictorhugo:
VictorHugo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
"Its Clara, shes on the train!!"

"Perfect"
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:iconnyiana-sama:
Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
:la: Congrats on the daily deviation!
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:iconirwingcommand:
irwingcommand Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconnyiana-sama:
Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
:huggle: You're welcome!
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:iconannewipf:
annewipf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Great! :clap:
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:iconvolotation:
volotation Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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:iconscreamingtc:
ScreamingTc Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
..why do I have the overwhelming urge to shout "Choo! Choo!" after seeing this picture?
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:iconpeter-the-knotter:
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
EPIC INDEED! This was the view for me from a bridge overlooking the hampstead to richmond line in London(UK) Wonderful natural vignette with the steam, but no hint of soft-focus... all-in-all an accomplished pic!, bravo!

Peter.
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:iconrailwaywerewolf:
Railwaywerewolf Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My what a wonderful shot of the crew you've captured!=D
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:iconsancewicz:
sancewicz Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
fantastic :rose:
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December 21, 2009
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F/4.5
Focal Length
18 mm
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Date Taken
Oct 31, 2009, 10:16:08 AM
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