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Details - Steam Locomotive

Details - Steam Locomotive
Photo Information
Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-07
Categories: Transportation, Abstract
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 (IF) Macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/06/15 'Its in the Details' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-06-15 0:47
Viewed: 1687
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's from these details that one can conclude that these metal components refer to an old steam locomotive still used in Achensee, Austrian Tyrol.

The Achensee Railway (German: Achenseebahn) is a 6.78 kilometres long metre gauge railway running between Jenbach and Seespitz on Lake Achensee in Tyrol (Austria). Within its length it rises some 440 metres in height, with the steeper sections using the Riggenbach rack system. It is Europe's oldest steam operated cog railway.

PP work: corrected color tones, sharpened and burned some over highlighted parts.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-06-15 0:54]

Hi Francis

Excellent sharpness and not so close that there are no clues as to what this is. The puff of smoke at the bottom identifies this as an engine of some sort then we see railway tracks at the bottom. A superb entry in tghe theme. Tfs!

bonjour Francis
I like mechanisms and this is a good choice for the detail theme, we can almost hear the sound
Maybe do you know Arthur Honneger 's work : Pacific 231 to hear while looking at your shot
Best regards

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-06-15 2:17]

Very nice details indeed and would even better with a closer one:)

Hi Francis, a fitting entry for the Theme. - They must be polishing the items every day - they are soo shiny ..
Kindest regards - have a nice weekend - Monika

Pretty, Francis, and a photo image of high quality.
Excellent contribution to the theme.

And as Henri Lecaire had suggested a musical theme, I suggest another, from the Brazilian Heitor Villa Lobos, Train Caipira: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZnQj9yWTlo

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-06-15 5:27]

Hi Francis.

Nice theme friday addition, long live steam and all those associated with keeping it alive. We have a steam line at the back of us, we would dearly miss the smells and the sounds if it were not there.

I like the tight crop, the light does wonders in its illuminations of the wheel and pistons, Have a great weekend TFS

Stv :0))

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 8] (10)
  • [2012-06-15 7:35]

I love this photo. I have a train layout at my house. The lines are sharp and crisp. I agree, for a working engine they must clean it every day. The rail looks cleaned. I beieve that you were close enough for the picture. This picture is A no.1 and have a good weekend.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-06-15 7:44]


fantastique détial et iamge dec ce train et veille locomotive ave3c ce mécanisme sueprbe compo e tiamge grandisoe.

bravo et amitié


A razor-sharp capture from a Steam locomotive engine parts with superb details and clarity, Francis!
Light and exposure are professionally handled, and colors are original.
Good POv and well kept DOF in the scene.

Nice entry to Friday's theme!

Have a nice weekend.


Hello Francis,a good close up of the engineering of this steam loco.I can almost smell the grease!
I guess that you could have gone even closer?
Excellent picture.
I particularly like the small puff of steam underneath the engine.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Great capture of the heart of a locomotive! Good contribution to Friday's theme. I like the little steam coming of the engine. Good dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2012-06-15 12:09]

Hi Francis,

Splendid détails and great POV of the locomotive , very nice contribution for the thème of friday's.
very good nota too, excellent capture and framing.
Have a good week end, my friend.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-06-15 12:16]

Hi Francis,
Lovely details on display. Image so sharp that you can almost touch the metal parts.

Excellent contribution to theme. Always good to see precision engineering such as this at close quarters. A reminder of a bygone age when the smell of steam locos was one of my favorite smells. TFS

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-06-16 3:30]

Hello Francis :)

Very original composition with these details of the building of the engine.
Perfect, natural colours and light, interesting the contribution to the subject of Friday very much.
I congratulate on idea and realization! :)

With best wishes.

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