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Posted By bulloughphotography [Profile] [Gallery] Original Filesize 690.6 KB
Category Monthly Photo Contest Winners Original Dimensions 1181 x 800
Date Posted 11-24-2016 Number Of Views 824
Average Rating 4.00, 1 vote Number Of Comments 1
Title Jacobite Train (Hogwarts Express)
Description From near Ben Nevis, the highest point in Britain, and the seaport town of Mallaig, runs the Jacobite steam locomotive, otherwise known as the Hogwarts Express. This is the train that carried Harry Potter and his magical friends in the Harry Potter movies. Running since 1901, the train passes the deepest freshwater lake in Britain, Loch Morar, and crosses some of the most scenic land and ancient viaducts imaginable, including the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct.

Today the town of Mallaig is a bustling fishing and business port, certainly not hurt by the demand of worldwide Harry Potter fans wanting to ride the Hogwarts Express. Of particular interest to me, is a small island slightly off the coast of Mallaig, the Isle of Rum. This island was owned by a relative, George Bullough, and he built a fine castle there in 1897, the same year construction on the Jacobite train was begun.

This image of the train crossing one of the old viaducts was taken as I hung out the train wife and son keeping a lookout for tunnels and branches that may not have been good for my skull.
Camera Pentax K-5
Lens Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4
Location Scotland
Contest Number 122
Contest Theme Landscape in Monochrome
EXIF Information:
File Name 1_Jacobite_Train.jpg File Size 707173 Bytes
File Date 2016:11:24 14:30:48 Camera Make PENTAX
Camera Model PENTAX K-5 Date/Time 2011:08:24 12:13:28
Resolution 1181 x 800 Flash Used No
Focal Length 17.0mm (35mm Equivalent: 25mm) Exposure Time 0.020 s (1/50)
Aperture f/8.0 ISO Equivalent 500
White Balance Auto Metering Mode pattern
Exposure Aperture Priority (Semi-auto) Lens Sigma AF 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC or Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG or Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC Macro or Sigma 17-35mm F2.8-4 EX DG
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Jacobite Train (Hogwarts Express)

Fantastic shot in every way. Kudos to you for your bravery and thank goodness nothing happened.
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