Working steam railway in south Devon, UK

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by grebeman, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Today (24th March) was the first day of intensive working on the preserved South Devon Railway running between Buckfastleigh and Totnes.

    A Collett mixed traffic 22xx class entering Staverton

    A 13xx class pannier tank between Totnes and Staverton, one of three that used to work the Channel Island boat trains through the streets of Weymouth, hence the bell on the footplate

    The Collett again crossing Staverton Mill Leat bridge which has just been completely replaced with new metalwork

    All with a Panasonic G1 and 20mm, f/1.7

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  2. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Really good colours Barrie and a wonderful sight
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  3. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I like the colours too :)
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  4. BruPri

    BruPri Top Veteran

    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Just like the island of Sodor!
    very cool...
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  5. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Nice series Barrie. If I was pressed then the last would be my favourite - for the scenery and the leading line of the creek under the bridge. As others have pointed out the colours here are spot-on. Glad you fought any such urge to bump up the saturation or....God forbid...venture into HDR. :thumbup:
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  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    As said a lovely set of nostalgic images.
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  7. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Oh I'm a plain and simple boy me Mark, minimal amount of post processing which comes from my learning about digital from a photographer who's main area of interest is natural history, and as for HDR well again my software is plain and simple, so I can't go there either.
    Being that it was bright and sunny the contrast was on the limit of what the kit could handle, some hazy cloud would have been good, but since it's very summer like I'm not going to complain too much. I'm contemplating a return visit today and perhaps a ride this time.
    I did have a chat with one guy who was using an old Rollieflex TLR, he's got several cameras including an M3, but has resisted digital altogether.

  8. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Well if it aint broke why fix it? :wink:
    I was actually going to ask why, or how, you chose to shoot this series with the mu43 kit rather than film? No value judgement either way, simply curious.

    You are in good company my friend! Here's to the Luddites :drinks: I with the beer and you the cider.....
  9. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    The Bessa R has been away to investigate this film fogging issue, so I didn't have much choice. They haven't found anything wrong with it and I'm due to get it back in a couple of days. They're blaming my processing, but I must be cleverer than I thought if I can make a small fogging mark in the same place on different frames in 2 rolls of film by suspect development technique. I've managed to find a place locally that will develop C41 process films, so I bought a roll of Super XP2 ( cost more than 2x what it would mail order) and will get them to develop it. The fogging only seems to happen in against the light shots. I might revisit the railway mid week with the Bessa and see what happens.

  10. Very cool, nice shots.
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