SR "Battle of Britain" class no 34067 "Tangmere" departs Evesham with the
"Cotswold Venturer" tour, 9th March, 2013
(P57715)
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Date and time of image creation: 2013:03:09 16:25:42
Copyright: Richard J Kyte
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Date and time (original): 2013:03:09 12:36:24
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This was taken just off Red Lane, north of Hampton, but a little closer to the railway line than the one of "Princess Elizabeth" taken in December 2012.  Unfortunately the run of reasonable weather that had been in effect in the area from mid-February to early March had ended earlier in the week and the rain had returned in the previous two days.   Fortunately, the rain held off for the morning, but it was still very overcast, which explains most of the settings I chose. 
 
I have photographed "Tangmere" in Evesham before, but that was around a decade ago, so this was the first digital session I've had with the locomotive.   In this instance, I chose a similar location to the previously-mentioned photograph of "Princess Elizabeth", but from a point closer to the railway.   The only slight issue with this vantage point was that I was working across a road, and the shot might have been ruined if a vehicle had come along as the train went by; fortunately this didn't happen.    A preceeding service train also allowed some issues with composition to be ironed out prior to this tour passing through.
 
Although perhaps a slightly tighter composition might be in order, I have decided to stick with the original as this will allow some latitude if I use it in further projects.  In hindsight I could have dropped the ISO setting to 800 and still had enough speed to take this shot, but I couldn't be sure of the effect on the exposure that the train would have and I was concerned I would not have enough shutter speed to capture the train (In the end I had more than I needed). 
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