This is my second posting from my summer trip home. This shot was taken at Historic Fort Steele, located just North of Cranbrook B.C.
As the plaque on the outside of the cab reads:
"This locomotive built in Canada in 1923 was the last in logging service in B.C. It worked at Port Renfrew, Chemainus and Ladysmith until 1960 when it was donated to the Province by MacMillan Bloedel Co,. Ltd.
Boilermaker Herb Hawkins was brought out of retirement and in his eightieth year rebuilt the original boiler by hand. his locomotive is therefore dedicated to all pioneer old-time mechanics, such as Herb, who maintained steam equipment during the era of steam.
Accepted on behalf of the Province at Nanaimo, B.C. by the Honorable Jack Radford. - Aug. 27, 1975"
This engine is quite the draw for Train buffs, and also for Hollywood. The train has most recently used in "Shanghai Noon", starring Jackie Chan & Owen Wilson.
I did not think this shot was going to be possible as it was quite dark inside the building where they keep them, yet I was able to pull it off- shooting with ISO 1600 and handholding the 1/40th shutter speed (F/2.8) for quite a good result.
For more images from my recent trip back to Canada, they're available on my travelogue.
I hope you like it as much as I do...
Critiques | Translate
eza1701 (3345) 2007-08-13 0:21
It's a very good shot and I like the angle you have taken it from too. Looking at the quality of the photo, it's hard to believe you were shooting at iso 1600!
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-08-13 0:27
I still remember that type of locomotive passing in front of the house when I was living in Angola. My father worked for the railway company for many years. Now they do not work anymore and are rusting all over the place, from the central coastal town of Lobito to the eastern border with the Congo Republic (former Zaire). Your photo is very nice and thanks for bringing back some memories. Well done.
robertosalguero (246) 2007-08-13 0:31
Yes is nice and powerful. I think you did very well to compose this image under such lighting conditions. The machine is definitely very prominent in the shot and the framing works fine. Thanks Dan.
ktanska (24318) 2007-08-13 1:27
Excellent exposure on low light. Despite of darkness the light is well balanced giving good attention to the front of the engine. And wooden shed works well as a background.
Cormac (26545) 2007-08-13 7:39
I remember visiting Ft. Steele when I was about 6 years old, and somehow I've never made it back there since that time. Excellent shot considering how dark the subject is, and how dark the lighting in there was. I like the note too, which shows some history that I can relate to. Looking forward to seeing more shots from the trip!
john_c (24662) 2007-08-15 10:20
Great lighting and clarity of detail. I wonder how many shots you took at different settings to achieve this result. That is an amazing ISO level. This is such a wonderful specimen preserved and becoming known in the movies. A fine accompanying note. Cheers.
jmdias (52918) 2007-09-16 9:25
I think this locomotive should be interesting but I don't like this POV.
- Copyright: Dan Walsh (danielswalsh) (13593)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-11
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8 L USM, @ ISO 1600
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/40 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Summer in Canada (2007)
- Theme(s): Canadian Heritage [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-08-12 22:37