The Flying Scotsman

An early start was in order this weekend as I was asked by a photography friend if I would like to head up to Levisham, North Yorkshire, to photograph the Flying Scotsman. The locomotive has recently been restored to its former glory following a £4.2 million project so this was an opportunity not to be missed.

We arrived early to setup our equipment and compose the shot (see below) and then it was a case of waiting patiently until the historic machine passed our spot alongside the track.

Composing the shot in preparation for the Flying Scotsman

Unfortunately in the end I didn't quite get the shot I wanted, which was my own fault for not paying attention and also for not changing a setting on the camera, but at least I can learn from the experience. Below is the final (heavily cropped) image taken on the day.

The final cropped image