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Old Jun 20, 2007, 6:34 PM   #1
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local station, hand held, whoosh.... it made the hairs stand on our neck and it was gone into the black nothingness.
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 6:54 PM   #2
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Very good. This is another case where horizontal format probably could not capture the feeling and magnitude of the train station. I glanced at the photo and then read the description. I couldn't figure out what you were talking about untill I looked again and saw the ghost trail of the speeding train.

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Old Jun 20, 2007, 7:27 PM   #3
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Bill Nice work ...Something is there to look forward to
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 9:21 PM   #4
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Nice image, Bill. Hope that wasn't your train to catch!:-)
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thanks chaps for your comments, the rush of wind when you are looking into a viewer and not at the train is quite un-nerving, it gives you a bit of a buzz!
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I keep getting drawn back to this photo, Bill. I, too, first missed the ghost of the train's movement the first time I looked at it, but I was left with a feeling of having missed something important.

Nice shot.
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Old Jun 21, 2007, 5:45 AM   #7
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...rush of wind ...quite un-nerving...bit of a buzz!
Is this your local Maidenhead main-line station, on the world's first high speed railway, built by Brunel in 1838? If so,given the position of the yellow line, I hope your left foot was wearing a weighted diving boot.

But on your original image, I bet with a little twiddling you could read the 'next train' indicator hanging from the ceiling just down the platform, to confirm that you weren't at risk from a flat-out '125' sneaking up behind you.

As you'll have seen a couple of days ago,when I take up-close railway shots, the next train will arrive somewhat later, after the rails do.

Brilliant capture! Was this spontaneous or (extraordinarily well) planned? How about a railway/railroad challenge, Cal?
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Very nice, I didn't notice the train either until it was mentioned in the replies.
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Old Jun 21, 2007, 10:22 AM   #9
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I took my g-son out on a nights shoot to capture some reflections after a heavy downpour and just thought we would stop at the station to see if the lines were wet or their ewere puddles about but the train took over our imaginations.. yes it was the maidenhead to london main line, thanks everyone
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Bill,

Was it this shot that inspired your "left-leading:right leading" challenge suggestion at the top of the forum? This imagewonderfully leads the eye diagonally from the bottom right to middle left,even though the train's going the other way!

All the real-life parallel lines are projected so as to converge (or radiate)across the 2-D image from the top, right & bottom edges to the 'vanishing point' at the end of the platform.

It's got me thinking! Thanks.
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