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Friday, 11 June 2010

'Glinters'

I am trying something a little different for today's post (11th June 2010).

Some people love them, others hate them, but 'glinters' always provide subjects for friendly banter. These pics are normally taken in winter, when conditions are favourable - a low sun reflecting from the side of a locomotive/train, overhead wires and track. The result is a gleaming subject, often monochromatic, set against strongly highlighted areas and a darker background.
I have been amazed at the sheer numbers and quality of contributions to the blog, to date. However, I am equally surprised about the lack of 'glinters' - maybe this indicates that few of the Winwick faithful are interested in them. Comments please in the box below.

I have taken a few 'glinters' over the past year or so; the two on show here were both taken along the southbound track, between Old Alder Lane Bridge and Winwick Quay. The first features EWS (DBS) class 66, 66097, on a Blackburn - Arpley cargo vans working, on 22nd December 2009.



Pic number two was taken on 11th February 2010 and shows a Pendolino unit - Voyagers and Pendolinos are excellent subjects for this genre of railway photography.


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