Under Our Own Steam by Trudi's Images

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A bit of a story with this picture………. we had been at a friends house and heard the steam train running for the Ballarat Heritage weekend, did’nt have the camera handy so never bothered going to see , our friend suggested coming back the next day as the train was running over the two days, we checked the running times and took off down to the pretty spot where the train runs over the top of a small bridge (well its actually a concrete viaduct) (which l have changed to an old bluestone for the purposes of the picture)……my plan was to capture the train running over the viaduct giving me the base for my pic, we set up and waited …..and waited……and waited ,no train , we suspect they had cancelled the lunchtime train but we persisted and stayed on, l was determined l was getting that shot , finally TWO hours later and with a rather big need to visit the loo we heard that lovely whistle coming through the bush ,l stood poised eye to the camera ready to shoot, here it came ……….and then it stopped 10 feet away from the bridge ……Arrrgghhh what was happening .

Well to end my rather long story the train journey ended right there just before it got to the bridge,then the other engine towed it back to Ballarat , my picture was therefore made a little more complicated than l planned as l had to put the train onto the bridge , l am however thankful that we stayed and that we actually got to photograph that steam train !

All my own pictures layered and textured PSE9 ,Canon 60D , Harness Series

My apologies for being a little quiet here at present, l have a rather large job to complete and still have 65 images to go, l am still dropping in and checking out everyones work and hopefully will be able to get back to things soon :-))

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  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 3 years ago

    I am glad you stayed too. This is lovely and your style of work always has that “days gone by” quality that I enjoy with this subject matter. Beautifully done and worth the wait.

  • Thanks so much Donna, so glad you liked it, l really appreciate your lovely comment :-)

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  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 3 years ago


  • Thank you so very much dear Norma jean your comment is much appreciated :-)

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  • Nikonuser
    Nikonuseralmost 3 years ago

    I loved your story Trudi and it was well worth the wait, you have come up with a truely beautiful scene here. A big congratulations on your success it your local photography competition.

  • Hi Lena thank you so very much for your lovely comment and l appreciate your message of congratulations it was a nice surprise, but how on earth did you find out lol ?

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  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 3 years ago

    This is just a Fabulous creation dear Trudi,excellent work.x

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  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture and work!

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  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 3 years ago

    Your images lure me into a dream state! Indeed fabulous work

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  • l really appreciate it !!

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  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelalmost 3 years ago

    outstanding work .. just love it

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  • Sandra Lee Woods
    Sandra Lee Woodsalmost 3 years ago

    What a beautiful image. I am so glad you stayed and also glad you dropped this one on us. It is fantastic. Love it.

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  • REKHA Iyern [Fe] Records Canada
    REKHA Iyern [F...almost 3 years ago

    So very deeply beautiful! I just love this image so much! The colours are so perfect-pleasing! This scene is very magical…it’s full of bliss-light-happiness!

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  • denisem
    denisemalmost 3 years ago

    stunning work Trudi.

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