Phil’s favourite shots

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Phil Jones picks some of his favourite im­ages that he has shot at the Sev­ern Val­ley Rail­way over the years

No. 7812 Er­lestoke Manor

You need to de­velop an ap­pre­ci­a­tion and knowl­edge of where the sun will be at dif­fer­ent times of the day and year. For this shot I needed the sun at the side as the loco emerged from the Bewd­ley tun­nel to give strong colours and enough shad­ows for a strong three-di­men­sional look.

No. 46443 Ivatt class 2

This was shot on a cold win­ter morn­ing at Vic­to­ria Bridge as the train headed to Ar­ley sta­tion. Start early on win­ter days so you have the chance to cap­ture the way frost turns fence posts and blades of grass into works of art.

No. 5164 GWR Prairie

A glint shot is the holy grail for steam train pho­tog­ra­phers. The idea is you shoot early or late enough for the sun to re­flect off the side of the train, giv­ing the mir­ror-like glint. The dif­fi­culty is you don’t know how strong the re­flec­tion will be, so I ex­pose for them like I would a sil­hou­ette.

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