'Esk Valley Railway Line'
'Esk Valley Railway Line'

The railway line that runs from Pickering to Whitby passes through some beautiful countryside, here not least. The engineering that allows such a journey is remarkable and that is what I was seeking to depict with this image.

The contrast range was so massive that I turned to colour negative film. As a result I have just managed to hold detail across the range. Also rear tilt was used on my view camera to control perspective and ensure the lines of the walls remained straight. The camera was inches off the floor of the river, making operating the camera quite a challenge.

An enjoyable image to make and a theme I am sure that I will further develop, perhaps in differing conditions.

Linhof Technikardan, 90mm lens, no filtration. Pro 160s film scanned with a V700.

Location: North Yorkshire Moors

'Esk Valley Railway Line'

The railway line that runs from Pickering to Whitby passes through some beautiful countryside, here not least. The engineering that allows such a journey is remarkable and that is what I was seeking to depict with this image.

The contrast range was so massive that I turned to colour negative film. As a result I have just managed to hold detail across the range. Also rear tilt was used on my view camera to control perspective and ensure the lines of the walls remained straight. The camera was inches off the floor of the river, making operating the camera quite a challenge.

An enjoyable image to make and a theme I am sure that I will further develop, perhaps in differing conditions.

Linhof Technikardan, 90mm lens, no filtration. Pro 160s film scanned with a V700.

Location: North Yorkshire Moors