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On shed

Slightly different version on 500px here.

 

A bit of a lucky stumble upon....

Had been taking some shots & not quite getting the shot i was after (as usual lol) but thought i'd hang around instead of heading to the pub while waiting for my bus home as there was a bit of action in the yard....

.....not realising that it was the autumn gala the next day so they had all the engines on shed & were getting them fired up and ready for an early start in the morning....

 

& WOW... what an atmosphere! It could quite easily have been 50 years ago with 6 engines in the shed all in steam & the guys all in 'proper' clothing, all this work going on & only me & two other guys about taking photos....

 

This lens is probably my least favourite, but i had to get quite far away to get this angle into the yard. I really wanted to get a sense of movement of the guy emptying the smokebox & get that 'whumph' of dust as he emptied his shovel into the wheelbarrow, but as i use this lens so rarely i hadn't bought along any filters or adapter rings for a filter holder for it, but luckily f/29 at 100ISO gave me a 1 second exposure which gave me exactly what i wanted :)

 

I love the smoky atmosphere & the fact that this could almost be sometine in the 60's..... or 50's..... or 40's.....

Not 2009 lol

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Taken on September 24, 2009