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Old Sep 17, 2013, 10:23 PM   #11
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Great shots as usual Steve, Love the color and contrast in those files.
Thank you very much James.

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Love the silk pyjamas ... Lovely shots.

The very fast train looks nice too ...

When a couple of mates and I went around the Werribee Open Range Zoo on one of those tour buses, the driver would come to a halt, then move a fraction, then stop again, then move again ... Along with 40 or so other people all moving around in the bus (self included), it didn't make for a stable shooting platform .

Very tricky to take any sort of photo under those conditions. I was surprised that any of mine were even acceptable!
Thank you John. The trains at Busch Gardens are a lot of fun and they go thorough the animal park at a reasonable speed, but still a little bumpy. (The IBIS on the E-3 does a reasonably good job.) The trains are authentic steam locomotives, but modified to run on propane gas instead of coal. Just as noisy but a lot cleaner.
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I like the shots too but you didn't provide the most important ones.



(Close-ups of the steam engine, of course.)

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I like the shots too but you didn't provide the most important ones.


(Close-ups of the steam engine, of course.)

Gee Ted, no problem. How many do you want?




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Very good pictures Steven and for being made at a moving train, really excellent !
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Gee Ted, no problem. How many do you want?
That's a good start!

Thanks - it's larger than I expected.

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Very good pictures Steven and for being made at a moving train, really excellent !
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That's a good start!

Thanks - it's larger than I expected.

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They always run at least two trains, and a third on busy days. They have a red, green and yellow steam locomotive.
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WoW VERY nice shots Steven
Great Color and Sharp

The train is really cool
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They always run at least two trains, and a third on busy days. They have a red, green and yellow steam locomotive.
I never knew there were any propane-powered steam locomotives. It's a great engineering decision - the propane will burn with very little pollution other than CO2 because it's external combustion of a clean fuel, and the rest of the power plant is steam so you get all the visual and auditory experience of a true steam locomotive.

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WoW VERY nice shots Steven
Great Color and Sharp

The train is really cool
Thank you very much for looking and your comments, Fred

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I never knew there were any propane-powered steam locomotives. It's a great engineering decision - the propane will burn with very little pollution other than CO2 because it's external combustion of a clean fuel, and the rest of the power plant is steam so you get all the visual and auditory experience of a true steam locomotive.

Yep, when riding, it has all the noise and bumps of an old fashioned steam locomotive. Just a lot cleaner out of the smoke stack. If you look at train shot #3, you can see the six huge propane tanks. (They are overexposed because I was exposing for the inside of the cab.) Can you imagine the number of barbeque grills that those tanks could power? LOL.
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More wonderful shots Steven.

Oh, and I didn't need to hear about the silk zebra pajamas!
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