Steam, Steel & Grease

This weekend marked the 27th Hunter Valley Steamfest, and of course it’s a prime opportunity for photography as well, even if you’re not a trainspotter.

Given the subject matter, I have explored the use of some desaturation and high-contrast in these images. A high-pass filter magnifies the effect further.


The following 3 images were taken at Newcastle Station. This old man was the driver for excursion train to Newcastle on Saturday.


The train about to depart for Maitland.


Lots of brass and gauges in the cab.


This is the valve-gear of the excursion train to Dungog, taken at Maitland on Sunday.

This is the back face of the firebox of a traction engine, taken at Maitland on Sunday.


Just some old tools on display, taken at Maitland on Sunday.

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