Sunday, June 05, 2016

Steam Trains

Looking through my steam train pix on Morguefile today I found that there are now three of them that have got to the "Over 1,000 downloads" on the website a site developed by an American family .as a memorial to their parents, who were teachers at special needs schools in the states. Pictures uploaded by members are Royalty Free for use by writers etc. for books, websites, magazines and similar but are not able to be used as "stand alone" and printed for sale. 
I have in fact had over 12 of my shots downloaded for use as book cover pictures as well as use inside books.. 

The Top rated one over 2,000 downloads.

Ex GWR Locomotive Nunney Castle heading a double header at Mud Lane Claverham. Mud Lane is a very good photographic place - not many folk go there. Be careful though not to take from the north side of the farm crossing unless you are aware of train times. You can find yourself cut off from the down line by a diesel loco hauling a train towards nailsea/Backwell. 

British Rail Loco Oliver Cromwell

Taken at Yatton Station hauling the Torbay Express down to Kingswear 1,807 downloads. Yatton is normally a good site but photographer numbers are a problem specially for an unusual loco 

Ex-GWR Loco King Edward 1048 downloads

This shot was taken by the level crossing near the Full Quart pub at Hewish, and has just crept into the 1,000 mark. This picture was one of the first taken by me with a digital camera. Unfortunate but this site is not very good now. Work done putting guard cages over the barrier machinery has spoilt it unless you are prepared to do a lot of editing of your pictures.

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