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Inside Brush Tunnel

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 24 October 2011 in Transportation.

I am not sure I would do this again. This was standing inside the tunnel as the train went through. It was sooty and hard to breathe and when I got out I was covered in soot!

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2019 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Ddo from Verdun, France

Ca valait le coup de te salir, l'effet est vraiment tres reussi. Un tres beau noir et blanc.

24 Oct 2011 5:17am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Outstanding! 5*****

24 Oct 2011 5:53am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

it's the classic shot
well done

24 Oct 2011 7:41am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

W O W !

24 Oct 2011 7:55am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Great...an outstanding composition...great class!

24 Oct 2011 7:56am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom


24 Oct 2011 8:06am

Florence from Paris, France

What a brilliant compo and excellent choice to have gone mono here. It truly delivers a strange feel, a bit threatening, like a big monster coming out of the night. Excellent work Elaine.

24 Oct 2011 8:39am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

You like risk ! But the result is really fantastic ! Phil

24 Oct 2011 9:27am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Awesome capture, well worth being covered in soot! Love this!

24 Oct 2011 12:18pm

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Fantastic shot. Beautiful composition and so well presented in b&w. Bravo 5*****

24 Oct 2011 12:22pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

All smoke and thunder! A very powerful shot Elaine! 5-stars!!!! Bravo! ;-)

24 Oct 2011 12:24pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful in monochrome ;)

24 Oct 2011 12:27pm

Jim Wilson from Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States

Terrific work. I love it!

24 Oct 2011 12:37pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


24 Oct 2011 1:33pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

magnifique vision de cette locomotive !

24 Oct 2011 1:44pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow Elaine! Another really amazing train shot - excellent work!

24 Oct 2011 1:54pm

Jac from Alfena, Portugal

FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

24 Oct 2011 3:12pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique captage avec ce phare qui coupe le noir et la fumée quelle compo quel effet

24 Oct 2011 6:26pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Très beau

24 Oct 2011 7:47pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

WOw indeed - this is spectacular - BRAVA to you for your over the top effort...a true Armyu Nurse if I ever saw one ;-) Now you will be standing in the shower washing that damn soot out of your hair for the next month!!!

24 Oct 2011 8:07pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

PS -My dear, this is a SPOTLIGHT image if I ever saw one - I am calling it!!

24 Oct 2011 8:07pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


24 Oct 2011 9:11pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A very clever composition...5***** and super like!!!

24 Oct 2011 11:09pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow!!!! I believe the result achieved here is worth every bit of soot that covered you. Amazing composition with the backlighting that outlines the engine.

25 Oct 2011 12:55am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superbly dramatic train capture here! there is just such a great atmosphere in this scene - well done!

25 Oct 2011 2:31am

k@ from Paris, France

Wow that night shot & light & presence : strong !

25 Oct 2011 11:38am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb photo ! Congratulations !

25 Oct 2011 12:09pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Worth the risk.. fantastic shot. Congratulations on your spotlight

25 Oct 2011 12:10pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congratulations for the Spotlight. Splendid shot. Nice day.

25 Oct 2011 12:28pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Bravo for Spotlight :)

25 Oct 2011 12:32pm

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Excellent !!! Congratulations on the Spotlight it is well deserved .

25 Oct 2011 1:13pm

rupesh from kudal, India

'' Excellent capture..........''

25 Oct 2011 1:20pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Wow fantastic, congratulations

25 Oct 2011 1:25pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

but this shot was worth all the troubles you had with it.
congrats on your Spotlight!

25 Oct 2011 1:57pm

Juan Pablo Verdesoto from Quito, Ecuador

great picture

25 Oct 2011 2:16pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A great shot. A well-deserved spotlight. Cheers

25 Oct 2011 2:20pm

Florence from Paris, France

Well done for the spotlight Elaine.

25 Oct 2011 3:41pm

Visualaccent from somewhere in the, United States

Very dramatic and powerful picture!

25 Oct 2011 4:10pm

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

wow! it was worth being covered in soot! this is terrific!

25 Oct 2011 4:33pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

fantastic capture ~ but sooooo dangerous!!!

25 Oct 2011 5:19pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


25 Oct 2011 6:06pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I TOLD you this would get Spotlioght...I can call em, and this is definitely a winner...congrats kiddo!!!

25 Oct 2011 6:55pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The drama is immense Elaine, black and white was the only choice, an excellent Spotlight - congratulations!

25 Oct 2011 6:57pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


25 Oct 2011 9:14pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain


25 Oct 2011 10:54pm

BlindPoet from Whangarei, New Zealand

awesome as shot........top marks

26 Oct 2011 2:01am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

An iconic photo that you worked hard to get. Congratulations on your very
well earned spotlight. Anyone would be very proud of this masterpiece !~

26 Oct 2011 2:39am


a most atmospheric shot, BRAVO*

26 Oct 2011 7:01am

GunnShotPhotos from Fresno, United States

One brave lady you are! That is one of the most FANTASTIC shot I have seen. I Love black & white photos of trains. I applaud you. Truly amazing.

26 Oct 2011 7:08am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Back again to congratulate you on your Spotlight!

26 Oct 2011 2:18pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Ah, what we will endure for a smashing photo.
Bravo for this stunning shot and for the Spotlight !! Well deserved !! :-)

26 Oct 2011 4:42pm

Marc from Toulouse, France

What a great shot, risky indeed but you've created such mood here. Love it, very well done!

26 Oct 2011 4:56pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Great "film noir" ambiance ! Congrats on the spotlight !

26 Oct 2011 5:24pm

Veronique from Suisse/France, France

Fantastic !!! you are either brave or foolhardy !

26 Oct 2011 9:52pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Beautiful dramatic scene! I feel like a movie of the 30s ...

26 Oct 2011 10:19pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Congratulations on your spotlight selection Elaine! ;-)

26 Oct 2011 11:42pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

26 Oct 2011 11:52pm

sunstonemaria from California, United States

what a powerful and beautiful beast! Congratulations Elaine on your spotlight! Have a great day!

27 Oct 2011 5:57am

Visioplanet from Kolkata, India

I haven't seen a steam engine in like years.. You're lucky you not only got a steam engine train, but an incredible shot as well, considering all the soot.. :)

27 Oct 2011 8:12am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Nice one!

27 Oct 2011 12:39pm

Pnyks from Warsaw, Poland

Wonderful! If I was your parent, I would be a "bit" angry with you after seeing this - and then I'd say "Wondeful!" ;)

27 Oct 2011 2:14pm

Mark Pedri from Rock Springs, United States

Wow! Very film noir. I love it.

27 Oct 2011 5:49pm

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

A great B/W picture ! The highlights are filled with the fire of the machine and the dark tones are full of smoke and dust. A nice definition of the machine!
Kind regards

27 Oct 2011 8:15pm

Jaytee from Fresno, California, United States

Wow! So awesome!

27 Oct 2011 9:30pm

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France


28 Oct 2011 4:50am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

I like it!

28 Oct 2011 8:13pm

Marco Carbocci from Paris/Bruxelles/Piombino, Belgium

Une superbe ambiance. Composition et traitement impeccables.

28 Oct 2011 9:03pm

crash from Weehawken, NJ, United States

excellent light .....! very noir!

29 Oct 2011 2:21am

meritxellh from Barcelona, Spain

Wow, it seems that the train comes from the past!

29 Oct 2011 12:56pm

Kate from Kyoto, Japan

'WOW' from me too... it's an amazing image!

29 Oct 2011 1:35pm

Dana from Tarzana, CA,, United States

Worth the grime. One of the best locomotive shots I've seen, ever.

29 Oct 2011 4:14pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

This is tremendous! Very "noir".

30 Oct 2011 12:07am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

really threatening with the light/ dark
great shot

30 Oct 2011 4:59am

Mj007 from Osaka, Japan

so cool!!

30 Oct 2011 8:37am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Wow, such a moment! Brilliant and mad idea that got you a great shot!

30 Oct 2011 1:13pm

Bhushan from kudal, India

awesome shot!!

30 Oct 2011 3:38pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Bravo pour ton spotlight bien mérité!! Superbe cette photo!!!

31 Oct 2011 10:22am

Robbie from Houston, United States

Such a cool shot!

31 Oct 2011 11:56am

Sacha from Brest, France

je suis très fan de locomotive et cette photo est de toute beauté , elle me fait penser à un film français "La bête humaine " merci

31 Oct 2011 4:40pm

Loïc from Nîmes, France

if you wanna see more photographies, you can go to my official website:
Have a nice day

vous pouvez souhaitez voir plus de photographies, vous pouvez aller sur mon site officiel:
Bonne journée

31 Oct 2011 9:27pm

Séb. C. from Lyon, France

Waoww !

1 Nov 2011 9:44am

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

5 ***** Superbe prise de vue !!

1 Nov 2011 11:46am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

I wondered where my steam engine had gotten to...! Super ghostly image.

2 Nov 2011 10:50pm

Hamid from Tehran, Iran

Wow, Wonderful!

4 Nov 2011 8:15am

Tatiana from Paris, France

realy good atmosphere

8 Nov 2011 8:46pm

Stephane.D from Limoges, France

shoot fantastique, comme venu d un autre univers, puissant, une presence incroyable, et un n&b dramatique qui convient parfaitement, superbe ;)

10 May 2012 3:04pm

Benoît Caurette from Angoulême, France

Superb !

10 Nov 2012 4:06pm

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