Jon Allanson  

Locomotives at Minffordd by Jon Allanson

November 2023 - Locomotives at Minffordd

About the Image(s)

Take on a ‘Night Glow’ evening photographic session at Midffordd, during the Ffestiniog Railway’s Bygones Weekend in North Wales. Taken on my Fuji GFX 50Sii with 35-70mm lens at 41mm, 6 seconds,f8 ISO 1600. There was no addition lighting set up for the event.

The 2 foot gauge Ffestiniog railway was opened in 1836 to transport slate down from the quarries in the mountains down to the port of Porthmadog for shipment elsewhere by sea, until it was finally closed in 1946. In 1949 groups of enthusiasts started to attempt to revitalise the railway and its full 13 mile length was reopened in 1982. Both of the locomotives are replicas of ‘Fairlie’ engines built in the 1870’s. The one of the left has only just been completed, and was making it first public appearances.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
3 comments posted

Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
Very interesting lighting. At first I thought you had super sharpened the image but reread your description. Just a fabulous camera.
Seems like there are a couple of "hot spots" with all the lights. The two on the front of the left train are distracting to me. If they were muted...? Oh, I don't know. Just seems like I'm distracted and don't know where to focus.
What does it look like cropped portrait?
Fun evening photographic event.   Posted: 11/16/2023 08:28:42

Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
I like the composition and the colors. I find the foliage above the train on the left somewhat disturbing. I would darken that, Same with that bright light on the right.   Posted: 11/16/2023 15:56:49

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Excellent quality and pretty cool subject, overall well done. I do agree with Jan, the branch should be removed, not necessary. Not much you can do about the lights.   Posted: 11/29/2023 16:44:49