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The Green Arrow

 

Ex LNER locomotive 4771, green Arrow, leaves Ramsbottom station on the last trip of the day during the East Lancashire Railway Autumn Steam Gala.

The Green Arrow

 

Ex LNER locomotive 4771, green Arrow, leaves Ramsbottom station on the last trip of the day during the East Lancashire Railway Autumn Steam Gala.

comments (14)

i like this les.love steam trains.
Les Auld: Thanks Mike, several thousand pictures on my hard drive gives rise to the view that I do too.
Fantastic tonal range and terrific comp Les.Have a shot of me snapping this ,with Sir Nigel Gresley, at Fleetwood docks in 1970.....oh god that was ages ago!
Les Auld: I can still remember those days - just. I wish I had had a camera though. Thanks David.
Nice classic 3/4 train shot Les.
Les Auld: Classic engine deserves a classic shot, thanks Bill.
powerful shot les

if i had to complain about any thing it would be the grain on the train
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment. the grain is caused by my lightening the train part a little too much. The original was almost in total shadow so I had to work to bring out the detail.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Oct 2007, 09:58
Excellent - i agree about the tonal range and composition.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, I had to combine two raw exposures to gat a reasonable range of tones in it. Didn't work too badly.
Good shot Les, and isn't it wonderful that there is a place called Ramsbottom!
Les Auld: Thanks Ian, Ramsbottom is a small town in the hills of east Lancashire, great name as you say, some people think it is derived from "the valley of wild garlic" as ramsom is one name for that plant. there are other views of course.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 29 Oct 2007, 11:44
Wow, Les this is fantastic.
Les Auld: thanks Aussie, glad you like it.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 29 Oct 2007, 13:22
I love old steam engines too and this is a super shot. Your photo has an authentic old feel to it because of the colors! The shadow people on the platform are awesome too.
Les Auld: Thanks Kathryn, this is one of my favourite locations on the railway as you can get a hlf decent shot there.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 29 Oct 2007, 15:46
Even the light pole is soot stained. Very nice historical shot!
Les Auld: Thanks Martin, there was fallout everywhere.
  • Paul
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Oct 2007, 18:34
cracking shot les
Les Auld: Thanks Paul, I must admit to liking it a bit too.
  • Pilgrim
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Oct 2007, 19:27
Chuffing heck Les - great steam shot. Reminds me to get myself over to North Yorks Moors Railway which is only 20 minutes away but somewhere I haven't 'done' seriously with the camera. Thanks for the reminder. David.
Les Auld: Thanks David, The NYMR is a great railway with some good locations for photography. I have only managed it once as it is a little too far from Southport for a day trip.
Great shot. I like the composition and the colour tones
Les Auld: Thanks Standley, I almost did not wait for this shot as it was getting a bit cool.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Oct 2007, 23:18
Great shot Les - I actually spotted this one as a kid. I was never this close though ;o)

Magical
Les Auld: Thanks Mike. Just looked through my archives and found I have more pictures of this engine than I tought, never saw it in real life though.
I have opened you file and this image of the train has captivated to me! It is very good!
Les Auld: Thanks Jose, glad you liked it.

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