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photoblog image Swanage Railway - Norden 3/7

Swanage Railway - Norden 3/7

With Corfe Castle in the background, and a fairly bland sky, unfortunately, ex LSWR 0-4-4T Class M7 No.53 runs in to Norden tender first. Sadly most of the trains we saw had the locomotive running tender first which isn’t ideal for photographs.  Each year members of my Camera Club enter our Midland Federations Annual Exhibition of selected photographs from most of the clubs in the East and West Midlands.  This year myself and three of my fellow Club members have had images selected, the first time for me, and this is mine that will be displayed in the Nature section at the exhibition in March.

 

Swanage Railway - Norden 3/7

With Corfe Castle in the background, and a fairly bland sky, unfortunately, ex LSWR 0-4-4T Class M7 No.53 runs in to Norden tender first. Sadly most of the trains we saw had the locomotive running tender first which isn’t ideal for photographs.  Each year members of my Camera Club enter our Midland Federations Annual Exhibition of selected photographs from most of the clubs in the East and West Midlands.  This year myself and three of my fellow Club members have had images selected, the first time for me, and this is mine that will be displayed in the Nature section at the exhibition in March.

 

comments (24)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 27 Feb 2013, 00:21
Fantastic! I love everything about this capture and find the castle on the hill most interesting.

A well deserved recognition for a brilliant pic.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances. That is one of the most famous castles in the South of England.
excellent snap and congratulations on the selection
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush.
Nice image, Brian! I don't mean any offense to you locomotive fans, but I'm rather taken by the ruins on the top of the hill!
Brian Walbey: No offence taken Elizabeth, that is one of the most famous castles in the South of England and gets thousands of visitors every year. I think it, and the railway, compliment each other, and being so close together supply each other with customers.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Feb 2013, 04:38
Super! That lovely white cloud really makes it for me.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
I agree that they photograph much better when they are running frontwards Brian... i like the ruins of Corfe Castle on the hill above the tracks....petersmile
Brian Walbey: As I said they were just about all tender first that day Peter. The castle is one of the most famous in the South of England.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Feb 2013, 06:25
This scene is quite authentic Brian. Those M7s were primitive but very photogenic
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris. A better look at the M7 on Saturday.
You are enticing me to return to Dorset and this neck of the woods Brian.

....and congratualtions as well.
Brian Walbey: Add this together with my recent sets from Wareham and Lulworth, with Swanage still to come, perhaps I could get a job at the Dorset Tourist Board smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Feb 2013, 08:03
It's the castle in the background that really catches my eye, Brian, though the train is also a beauty. Congratulations once again for your honor.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie. The castle is probably the most famous in the South of England. When Chris takes you both on a trip out to Wareham and Swanage you will drive right by this castle and alongside the railway in places smile
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 27 Feb 2013, 08:53
This must be heaven for you Brian.
Brian Walbey: Not quite heaven Chad but a grat spot to take train pictures with the castle in the background.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Feb 2013, 11:09
Well done Brian - good luck with the chicken fungus!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike.
Well done on being selected Brian I hope it does well. We will be in this part of the world in April with Helen and Andy, but I doubt we will be going on the railwaysad
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. Perhaps you could persuade Helen to treat her Mum and Dad to a ride on the train, and lunch in one of the fine little eateries in Corfe, that's what children are for once one has retired, or at least they should be!!!
Must get back to this railway after seeing your images Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes although it isn't a long one it is still a very enjoyable journey, and a stop at Corfe for a while makes it a good day out.
Corfe Castle on the hill, the steam engine, the surrounding countryside, it all comes together to make a superb image, Brian. Congrats, also, on the honour of having your chicken fungus shot selected. Well done!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much on both counts Beverly.
Great shot Brian, with Corfe Castle included! I have good memories of Corfe smile
Brian Walbey: We've been to Corfe several times over the years but still not ventured in to the castle would you believe!
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Feb 2013, 17:27
Fine view and train
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
Travelling backwards for Christmas? Or pushing?
Brian Walbey: Tender first haulage Tom, all the incoming trains were that day, damn it!
Wonderfully captured with the ruins in the background Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, Corfe castle is one of the most popular castles to visit in the South of England.
I can hear the whistle blowing...
Brian Walbey: Well I did Juan but sadly we haven't got sound on Shutterchance.
  • Lisl
  • United States
  • 27 Feb 2013, 20:05
This gets better and better, Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Lisl.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Feb 2013, 20:37
Great shot and congratulations on the selection smile
You can be very proud.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid.
Another great capture with a great background Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Fred.
Now I know what is meant by the term 'Scenic Railway'!
Brian Walbey: Yes there is a very good view of the castle as the train gets nearer to Corfe.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Feb 2013, 21:20
What a beauty this; typical SR branchline... I think! I like the eye contact you have with the driver. Shame about the cables but nothing you can do about that.
Brian Walbey: Yes very much a branch line scene, and of course, in the old days there would have been cables along the side of the track.
I love the little puff of cloud coming from the locomotive. Excellent capture of the castle in the background.
Brian Walbey: That castle is one of the most popular to visit in the South of England.

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