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Ka 942 crossing Kopuawhara Viaduct Jan 1994



The Napier to Gisborne Railway line equally hugs the rugged pacific coast and the rugged terrain the lies between the two east coast cities in New Zealand'...
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The Napier to Gisborne Railway line equally hugs the rugged pacific coast and the rugged terrain the lies between the two east coast cities in New Zealand's North Island. Here is preserved Steam Locomotive Ka 942 crossing the Kopuawhara Viaduct. A popular photo spot for excursion trains.
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JasonGalloway
 
JasonGalloway September 21, 2018
so cool Love it.
mkempltd
 
mkempltd September 24, 2018
Thanks!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this picture in January 1994, it was a steam hauled day trip from Napier to Gisborne on the east coast of New Zealand's north island. the viaduct sits in the kopuawhara river valley north of Wairoa.
Time
Either late morning or early afternoon.
Lighting
Not really as the trip stopped there for a photo run so it's more about the location than the time of day etc.
Equipment
At the time I was using a Minolta SRT101 SLR camera with probably 100 ASA Kodak film.
Inspiration
The Kopuawhara Viaduct with it's single concrete arch is unique in that it's the only one of it's type on NZs rail system so it was always a popular spot for a photo stop on train trips to Gisborne.
Editing
I scanned the original neg into Aperture on my Mac and tweaked the noise reduction, sharpness, saturation, tint and temperature.
In my camera bag
At the time I had my Minolta Camera, which I had purchased second hand in 1989 and a telephoto lens that matched the camera. I also had a flash that was operated by a cord that plugged into then side of the camera near the lens.
Feedback
Unfortunately this spot is longer served by trains due to washouts closing the line further north. You can still get to the viaduct up a dirt road and then on foot.

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