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Disappearing Technology_The Steam Loco..

Disappearing Technology_The Steam Loco..
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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: Daily Life, Transportation, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 (IF) Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/11/09 Disappearing Technologies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-11-09 0:39
Viewed: 1926
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The steam locomotive is a railway locomotive that produces its power through a steam engine. These locomotives are fueled by burning some combustible material, usually coal, wood or oil, to produce steam in a boiler, which drives the steam engine. Both fuel and water supplies are carried with the locomotive, either on the locomotive itself or in wagons pulled behind.
Steam locomotives were first developed in Britain and dominated railway transportation until the middle of the 20th century. From the early 1900s they were gradually superseded by faster electric and diesel locomotives. Wikipedia

This is my contribution to the Theme

PP work: HDR

suzley, inaam, tnahari, brech, poutpout, jean11-3, jan515, Saba, Tomek, parasbhalla, mvdisco has marked this note useful
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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-11-09 1:48]

Hi Francis.

I have a steam railway literally outside my gate so am not suprised someone has shown this today, I was tempted but now glad someone else has.
Steam and history have been well documented, I was one of those boys of 9 years old collecting steam train numbers, standing on bridges when they went by and taking in that special scent. It was a living, breathing thing, the steam engine, the noise, so magical.

We have 3 engines here on a track that take tourists from Paignton to Dartmouth in Devon. Its so popular as the children have never seen or heard anything like it before.

High sharpness and detail from your HDR treatment, I like the way the light enables us to appreciant the textures and structure of this fine engine. tfs

stv ;o))

Hi Francis,
This sure is a old timer and captured with the grace with which it deserves.Interesting perspective with strong details.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-11-09 3:18]

Hello Francis,

The steam played vital role in the industrial revolution in Europe and you've chosen an interesting motif for Friday's theme. A beautifully taken image in sharp details and bright day light composition. Nice contribution for the theme, well done. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

Hi Francis,
I share Steve's nostalgia about the steam engine era. One of my early photo's as a child was a B&W of a steam locomotive with the driver letting out steam specially for me. The activity, colours, patterns and shapes are a pleasure to view. Best wishes.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-11-09 5:56]


d'au autre temps, cette vielle locomotive superbe iamge et compo avec la fumées quelc aptage etz elle tourne comme une horloge ce rouge et ce noir avec le conducteur, sueprbe.

Braov et amitié


Hi Francis
indeed a fine example of disappearing technology. good shot from a splendid POV. the driver looks enjoying his job. fine capture of
steam for realization of the scene.

Hello Francis
Very beautiful..very well caught with great details.
that was the good old time...
Nice addition to this week's theme
Best Regards

Hello Francis, just as in Eleu's shot, the steam really adds atmosphere to the picture.
Your low PoV creates the feeling of weight and power.
The tight crop is very effective.
Excellent sharp quality.
Tfs, regards Jean.

And you got one too! Awesome capture of this steam locomotive. Nice to see the engineer. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-11-09 9:10]

Hello Francis Xavier,

A wonderful composition of the old locomotive to perfect details and a wonderful effect of the image. Very good work.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-11-09 9:36]

Hello Francis :)

You showed this splendid engine in beautiful colours,
perfect light and sharpness beautifully, I like him very much.
Very interesting composition and very showy, interesting contribution to Friday theme.

With best wishes.

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2012-11-09 9:42]

Hi Francis:)
Yes... locomotives aren't they great and beautiful?
Very nice picture for the theme - Nice motion here and this person who drives gives to the picture some special add.
Very good work - Cheers, Tom:)

What a fantastic contribution to Friday's theme, Francis!

I like the steam coming out of the engine and the richness of the colors are have obtained in here.
Sharpness and DOF are excellent, and colors are natural.
Good job!

Kind regards,

Ciao Francis, lovely composition with fascinating old locomotive, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent perspective, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-11-09 11:10]

Good contribution to the theme, nostalgic locomotive, I like it very much, well spotted and presented

Hi Francis, where are your signature colors - !!!!

A great presentation and contribution to the Fridays Theme. I loved those locomotives - they were so much more exciting than these racing trains with - I do not know what kind of speed. - In the olden days you had time to take in the scenery, thelittle villages - you were talking to newcomers and say Good Buy to the ones that arrived at their destinations. - it was just an exciting and comforable mood to travel.
Thanks for sharing - kindest regards and have a nice weekend - MOnika

Hello,such a picturesque item one would miss if it disappeart altogether.Beautiful picture with the steam adding life to this sharp and vibrant composition.All the best,Otto.

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2012-11-09 17:40]

Hi Francis,
I like the fact that your locomotive is going backwards, as if it is disappearing back into the past.
Nice sharp image for the rheme.

Hi Francis..nicely composed with excellent technique...well done.


Hi Francis,
Nice presentation of this old steam locomotive ,
good perpective and caught of view of this beauty..
Excellent details and sharp composition,
Nice PPwork in HDR..
compliments ..Michel

I can still smell the steam trains. It is one of those smells that will always remain with me. They existed in magical times and it is so good that people devote their time to continue their existence. TFS
ps nice contribution

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