Tony West Photography

Click to enlarge

Eskdale & Ravenglass Railway

Published: 23 Jul 2012

A still from a film shoot of this brilliant little railway

Sitting in the cramped footplate area of this little steam engine I figured the fisheye would do nicely. Ready for the off and within the first 10 feet the unprotected lens is plastered in a fine spray of water. 'Just a wee bit of condensation' I'm told. Then followed smuts, smoke, coal dust, intense heat and a spine shattering ride. Not the best environment for this little lens but it was the best choice.