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Taken 25-Nov-10
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44932 Black Five

44932 Black Five

Black Five was running from Poole to Bristol today, 25 November 2010. Running about 15 minutes behind schedule she was pulling West Coast carriages and a lot of them at that.

Due to a prior appointment with the GP for my Commercial Endorsement medical I was late, hence another shot from Gramshaw Crossing as this is reasonably close. A bitterly cold day, but that made the steam and smoke very dramatic as she worked her way up the incline out of Salisbury Station.

Shot using a 30D with 100-400L IS lens set to 135mm, using f/8 & 1/100s at ISO 400. As always, I used a monopod for this. To prevent the sky burning out I stacked two of my NGD filters, combined they totalled 5 stops and I could have used more. I tried using my new CPL but the suns angle was wrong.