Sunday, February 1, 2009

Symmetry in Steel


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There is something about Victorian engineering that remains both an endearing connection with the past and a reminder of times which for good reasons are gone by. But Victorian engineers knew how to build, and build to last. This is York Station, on the oldest stretch of line in the world. Britain's National Railway Museum, the largest in the world, directly adjoins it. I took this snap on a cool evening while waiting for connections to Middlesborough and on to my hotel in Whitby. The FinePix S5600 was set for 200ASA filmspeed and automatic exposure, the shot was hand-held, which makes the clarity somewhat remarkable. The image was sharpened but in no way colour enhanced for publication. Photo by Mike, November 2006.

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