Steam Power by Steve Randall

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511 VIEWS at 15 Sep 2013

My brother and I were chasing this train to Robertson when we were stopped at the level crossing. I was in the passenger seat and got off a series of images of the train as it passed where I sat in the car. When I was doing the post processing and noticed that major elements in the image were sharp as a tack and there was a blur in the wheels it gave the image an extra dimension.

Close Up Capture of Locomotive 3642 at a level crossing outside Robertson, NSW.

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3642 is one of the 36 Class steam locomotives once operated by the New South Wales Government Railways. The 36 Class were built in 1926 by Clyde Engineering and were designed to haul express trains such as the Newcastle Flyer until superseded by the newer, more powerful 38 class in the mid to late 1940s. 3642 is preserved in operational condition by the NSW Rail Transport Museum. 2 other 36 Class engines remain, Eveleigh built 3609 and Clyde built Giesel Ejector fitted 3616. They are both on display at the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum, Thirlmere NSW.

Nikon D600
Nikkor 70-300mm
Focal Length 92mm
f8, 1/200, ISO 250


steam, steam engine, steam locomotive, locomotive, steam power, train, steam train, nsw, rural

I am a passionate Amateur nature and wildlife photographer and like to dabble in all forms of photography. I find each photographic discipline presents its own challenges and rewards when you get it right. I also am a volunteer photographer for the RSPCA in NSW. I am a Nikon man and have just migrated to full frame however there are a number of spots left for additional lenses.

My equipment includes
Nikon D600 and D90
Nikkor 300mm
Nikkor 70-300mmVR
Nikkor 24-85mm VR
Tokina 11-16mm

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  • EdsMum
    EdsMumalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations, 17th Oct. 2012 ….Shirley, Jean & Rene

  • Thanks very much for the honour of a feature. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...almost 2 years ago

  • Judith Cahill
    Judith Cahillalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations! this powerful image has been

    Click HERE to view this weeks features up large!

  • Thanks very much Judith for the honour of the feature. :-))

    – Steve Randall

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosalmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks very much for the wonderful feature.

    – Steve Randall

  • Bami
    Bamialmost 2 years ago

    great capture

  • Thanks very much for your wonderful comments.

    – Steve Randall

  • peaky40
    peaky40almost 2 years ago

    Awesome work mate, love this too!

  • Thanks very much for your kind comments. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltalmost 2 years ago

    super shot, love framing a lot

  • Thanks very much Luda. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • labaker
    labakeralmost 2 years ago

    beautifully done Steve :)

  • Thanks very much Larry and the fave. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamalmost 2 years ago

    thats awesome – great photography steve !

  • Thanks mate, I am really pleased with this image.

    – Steve Randall

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7almost 2 years ago

    Great abstract of the steamer Steve…well seen, and congratulations on the worthy features. >Ron<

  • Thanks Ron for your kind comments. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

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