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Blowing Down



Nevada Northern #93 blowing down the boiler on the Hiline.

Nevada Northern #93 blowing down the boiler on the Hiline.
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AnT0606
 
AnT0606 February 26, 2017
Stunning!
Cali_Wine_Fan
 
Cali_Wine_Fan October 29, 2019
Beautiful! I may have to head up to Ely this winter :-)

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken from the rear platform of a caboose on the right track. The two trains are photo freights on the Nevada Northern Railway. We are at Lavon siding on the High Line. #93 is being blown down, that is a valve is opened at the mud ring of the firebox and accumulated sludge is blown out of the boiler.
Time
Judging from the shadows, this image was taken in the late afternoon. Despite an overcast, the light was particularly nice.
Lighting
Available light
Equipment
Photo was taken with a 4x5 Pacemaker Speed Graphic, 162 mm Graphex Lens, hand held. Grafmatic six shot film holder, Exposure by the zone system, Tri-x developed in FG7.
Inspiration
A love of steam trains
Editing
This is from a scan of the negative, post processed in Photoshop.
In my camera bag
On this day I had two Speed Graphics, a bunch of Grafmatic film holders and a Pentax one degree spot meter.
Feedback
Sign up for the Nevada Northern Railway Museum "Winter Steam Spectacular," held every February.

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