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Oct 31, 2009, 10:16:08 AM
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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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:icondarkpartygirl:
darkpartygirl Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like trains.
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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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newmanaccount Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely beautiful. I mistook it for a painting on the thumbnail!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool!
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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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edward1461 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
its brilliant and atmospheric
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