Santa's Polar Express
- KBE (3839)
- [2008-11-30 13:07]
Thats a beautiful composition and brillent POV
Loved the way smoke/steam coming out of exaust. Wonderful work!
- Reflex (1347)
- [2008-11-30 13:08]
Very original POV and original subject ! Sharp details and well balanced light !
- trampas (0)
- [2008-11-30 13:14]
i'm too young to remember steam trains(?) so this is educational for me.
it looks like a magical experience. the train seems to be steaming towards me from my monitor.
nicely off center and well composed. the guys hanging out of the side of the train adds to the feel good factor.
did santas train have my new camera on board?
- rewshearer (24649)
- [2008-11-30 14:04]
What a terrific capture!
Great POV and beautiful tight framing of the train - with excellent depth of field and superb detail. I love the quality of light, the bluish light from the left and the more gold light from the right of the frame.
- y2kosan (1642)
- [2008-11-30 15:02]
good details and colors.
really striking and vivid.
good POV and positioning.
well done. TFS.
- lisapw1 (8893)
- [2008-11-30 15:55]
Great photo for the season. I especially like the steam showing from the smokestack. Glad you snapped quickly! Nice perspective of the train. This has to be a thrill for children and adults of all ages.
- Unicorn1 (1125)
- [2008-12-01 0:45]
Excellent close up view, the crew leaning out of the cab sets the scale perfectly. I hope your camera was OK in the steam!
ps I think Santa is bringing me a K20!
- glint (3785)
- [2008-12-01 3:45]
excellent POV and I love that you have caught the railwaymen.You've caught all the steam and excitement of what sounds like a fabulous day out for the family.
I wonder if Philip Pullman could include Santa's Polar Express in a follow up to his Dark Materials trilogy?
- graffer (805)
- [2008-12-01 8:24]
This is a very fine complement to your TE picture.
The loco is really coming at you here - the footplate crew leaning out give added interest to the image which is almost monochrome apart from the crew's caps and overalls, and above all the fine red nameplate.
Steam, smoke and magnificent machinery - all that is missing is the sound and the smell.
- korbee (14495)
- [2008-12-01 11:52]
A smashing picture indeed John,the two drivers are ery well timed with their rather critical faces!
- bucanas (12712)
- [2008-12-02 3:45]
Good and diferent angle,beautiful locomotive.