28 Jun 2010


Nikon F801s, Nikon 50mm F1.8D, heavily expired but frozen for years Kodak Ektachrome EPR 64 ISO film.  Scanned on a CanoScan 5600F. Edited, and desaturated, with the GIMP.


  1. Really, really great shot! B&W was a really great choice for this one. The wispy clouds provide a neat effect (almost like there is actually steam rising from the stack!) and I like the highlighting on the wheels! I can almost hear the chugging and clacking. :o)

  2. hmmmm.....it's been far too long since my last visit here to the land of these incredible images - love this one! just stunning!

  3. A sad end for these old engines; good shot and the grain of the film helps. Digital would be too 'clean'.

  4. Thanks for the comments guys, I really appreciate it!

    And yes John, it is sad to see these beauties just standing. This one was actually used by the English during the Anglo Boer war to transport troops and ammunition. It is standing at the Fort Klapperkop Museum in Pretoria.

    Film has character... ;-)

  5. This is awesome! Love it.

    BTW, I use the same camera, Kodak supergold ISO 400, Sigma 15mm F2.8 Diagonal fisheye.


  6. Great B & W shot! I used to use Kodak Ektachrome and now using CanoScan as well. I feel the history in this great train. With still shots, they leave us with that kind of feeling of reminiscence of the past. Thank you also for following my blog.

  7. Gorgeous picture,
    that old rusty metal looks incredible!