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Offline Nick_G

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Astel Park Engine Rally
« on: August 13, 2017, 08:39:43 PM »
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Went to Astle park engine rally today (In Cheshire under the shadow of Jodrel Bank) So took a camera. Have also shot some 'shakey video'  ;) which I will upload tomorrow.

Lots of steamy chuffy things, Static engines etc, along with classic cars and motorbikes. (did not get round them)

Very good event but parts of it are quite commercial as they have to be these days so that the sums add up otherwise the event would be a none starter financially. Lots of stalls selling everything from bric-a-brac to keep the ladies happy to junk (new) tools. There was also a fun fair for the ankle snappers.

I will start with a self portrait.  >:D

















































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Re: Astel Park Engine Rally
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 08:47:32 PM »
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Re: Astel Park Engine Rally
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 08:52:38 PM »

Beautiful photos and machines, thanks for sharing Nick.

Thomas

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Re: Astel Park Engine Rally
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 10:38:20 PM »
Fantastic pictures Nick. Looks like it was a perfect day for it too.

Bill

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 10:50:34 PM »
Nick you have a very good eye for detail. Enjoyed the photos

MIke
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Re: Astel Park Engine Rally
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 12:03:20 AM »
Beautiful pictures and you sure do have some magnificent looking traction engines on that side of the pond!

John

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Re: Astel Park Engine Rally
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 12:19:09 AM »
Nick,
Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos with us.
Art
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Re: Astel Park Engine Rally
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 01:14:46 AM »
Nick, not to detract from your exceptional eye for photography, but I am  curious as to what camera you are using also. These are really exceptional!!
Bill

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Re: Astel Park Engine Rally
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2017, 01:30:30 AM »
Wonderful pictures!

Thank you,
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Re: Astel Park Engine Rally
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 05:22:49 AM »
Looks like it was a rare day for an outing!   :cheers:

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Re: Astel Park Engine Rally
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2017, 07:27:27 AM »
Great photos Nick.  Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
Rudy

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Re: Astel Park Engine Rally
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2017, 03:14:07 PM »
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Here is the video I mentioned.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcuG_iM4dO4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcuG_iM4dO4</a>

Nick

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Re: Astel Park Engine Rally
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2017, 03:32:12 PM »
Nick, not to detract from your exceptional eye for photography, but I am  curious as to what camera you are using also. These are really exceptional!!
Bill
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Hi Bill,

The camera body is a Canon 1DS mk3. The lenses used are L series Canon ones. 16-35mm zoom for a few, an 85mm but mostly a 135mm f2. The video was shot with a Canon G16 compact.

Nick

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Re: Astel Park Engine Rally
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2017, 03:57:32 PM »
Thanks Nick. The video is very nice too!!

Bill

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Re: Astel Park Engine Rally
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2017, 07:29:07 PM »
Hi Nick, very nice pictures. Interesting details and a brilliant quality.
Kind Regards
Achim