Recent content by Kevin WS

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  1. Kevin WS

    India 2012 - 24: First Class Goa - Mumbai - Pune (50 p.)

    I agree with Ed - these are the highlight of my week. Hope your trip was for at least 6 months!!!!! I have also been studying your pictures and the related info, and I am learning quite a lot which will help my own photography. Thank you!
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    India 2012 - 23: Goa VI - On Water, Rails and Elephant (50 p.)

    Excellent - as always! Still enthusiastically waiting for each episode. Will be sad when you are finished!
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    India 2012 - 19: Goa - Diesel in Paradise II: Class Trip Morning (50 p.)

    Splendid shots! I am really enjoying this series - immensely!
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    South African Class 6E1 Locomotive

    Jon, every thing here has changed in the last few years. There have been major line closures all over - the Montague Pass line still exists but has not seen an actual train for a while. You are correct in that a Power Van has been used for tourists, but has now been out of service for 4...
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    India 2012 - 16: Pune - I have been to Monkey Hill! (50 p.)

    Another enjoyable set of great pictures! Thank you - you have no idea how much pleasure these are giving me!
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    South African Class 6E1 Locomotive

    Many of these locos remain currently in service - this one was photographed last weekend pulling a freight train in the Johannesburg area. The Class 6E1, Series 4 3 kV DC electric locomotive was designed and built in South Africa between 1973 and 1974. They had sophisticated traction links...
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    A lot of pictures from Hanover this month (20p)

    Here is the sentence - Ich habe nicht in der Lage, wieder nach Deutschland zurückkehren, so dass ich nicht in der Lage, es zu besuchen. Does that make sense? I hope so! I used Google Translate!
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    Wide angle lense question.

    Cozmo, An alternative to Sigma is the Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX. This is reputed to be a better lens - but I cannot comment as I never seen or handled one. The Sigma 8mm will make a significant difference though and the lower you can get the better, though I do not how extreme the...
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    A lot of pictures from Hanover this month (20p)

    Reason I thought Wolkfsburg is actually the "VW" private railway inside. It is I think the largest operation of its kind in Europe. I have been on a tour of the VW plant and saw part of it and it looked interesting and something not photographed - they generally do not allow photographs. I...
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    A lot of pictures from Hanover this month (20p)

    Lovely set of pics in a very nice part of Germany. See if you can get some pics in Wolfsburg!
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    Lens filter question

    Tom, while you definitely represent the one point of view, I often prefer to have the protection that a filter offers on my lenses. The Hoya Pro filters are good quality and the Tamron lens is a decent lens worth looking after. Ohle - a polarizer as Pat suggests, would help you with a lot of...
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    Darby branch back in business

    Brent. Nice shots. The last one is a real cracker!
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    India 2012 - 15: Pune - Deccan Queen (50 p.)

    Roni, What can I say? These are truly great pictures - you have a superb eye for composition, and this coupled with your digital photo skills have resulted in some memorable shots. And of my favorite subject too! I have looked at all the pics several times over and really enjoy them. I hope...
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    Greetings from afar!

    Hello everyone! For my sins I currently live in Johannesburg! I enjoy trains - i have an interest in American loco's, make paper models (from time to time), and enjoy train photography - of any railway related subject, from electrics to steam, from railway people to "objects". Ambitions are...
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    Greetings from Romania

    Mihai - that is a really nice shot! Of a loco too, that not many of us will ever get to see! Kevin




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