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Old Dec 24, 2014, 3:30 PM   #1
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Default Then there was this lovely old loco which went "i think i can - i think i can ... "

G'day all

For all the steam train enthusiasts amongst us, ~ here's one for you

The Queenstown to Strahan Wilderness Railway in the rain forests of western Tasmania, has started its holiday running for 2014-15, and we went on yesterday's run. Here's some of my memories

1- At the station ... a foreshortened view via long lens ~ and if your monitor is good, at 100% you'll see the streaks of rain pelting down across the front of the engine

exif = Panny G2; 1/125s x f5,6; 14-140 @ 65mm [190mm ff equiv]; iso-160

2- Loco number 3 at a rest stop, getting a refill from the water tank

exif = Panny G2; 1/60s x f4,5; 14-140 @ 28mm [80mm ff equiv]; iso-200

3- Morning Glory - that time of day when everything is spick 'n span and polished ready to go

exif = Panny G2; 1/40s x f4,8; 14-140 @ 45mm [135mm ff equiv]; iso-100

4- Steam rising around the whistle

exif = Panny G2; 1/320s x f5,6; 14-140 @ 140mm [400mm ff equiv]; iso-320

5- More steam etc etc

exif = Panny G2; 1/320s x f5,6; 14-140 @ 140mm [400mm ff equiv]; iso-500

6- Getting up close & personal ~ steam bleeding from the wheels area

exif = Panny G2; 1/50s x f5,6; 14-140 @ 95mm [290mm ff equiv]; iso-100

7- More of the same

exif = Panny G2; 1/60s x f4,5; 14-140 @ 30mm [90mm ff equiv]; iso-125

8- And still more ... !

exif = Panny G2; 1/80s x f4,7; 14-140 @ 40mm [115mm ff equiv]; iso-640

The weather during the day was a mixture of weak sun to moderate rain - which brought on its own set of issues to add to the shivering from time to time

As always, feedback welcome
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Old Dec 24, 2014, 8:25 PM   #2
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If those are the equivalents, you must have the Extended Zoom activated. Mez is the 3x crop. And it looks like the 3:2 aspect ratio.

Was that intentional? It works so well I have a habit of forgetting to switch back to native picture size and aspect ratio.
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Nice stuff Phil, a beautiful part of the world to spend Christmas.
I hope to be on that train in March 2015.

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Fascinating and well shot. I wonder how old that locomotive is.
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If those are the equivalents, you must have the Extended Zoom activated. Mez is the 3x crop. And it looks like the 3:2 aspect ratio.

Was that intentional? It works so well I have a habit of forgetting to switch back to native picture size and aspect ratio.
G'day BB

Yes - and Yes I do too

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Fascinating and well shot. I wonder how old that locomotive is.

G'day mate

Maybe this will help a bit ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Co...erness_Railway


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