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Seventy Years of Railway Photography : Seven Decades Behind the Lens - Colin Boocock

Seventy Years of Railway Photography

Seven Decades Behind the Lens

Hardcover Published: 28th March 2018
ISBN: 9781526700124
Number Of Pages: 255

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Colin Boococks' railway photographs are already familiar as they have been featured in a variety of railway books and magazines. This book shows around 300 of his favorite images that illustrate the many different aspects of railway photography. The key seven chapters in this book each cover one decade from the 1940s up to the present day.

Not only do they display the early improvement in his photography as he gained experience, they also bring into focus how much railways have changed over the last seventy years. Grimy steam locomotives in smoky surroundings persisted in ever-reducing pockets as more modern forms of traction spread across our railways. Working steam finally disappeared from UK main lines in 1968 and around coal mines in the mid-1980s. The later chapters benefit greatly from Colins' worldwide travels, in which he searched for more unfamiliar railways.

The growth of heritage railways also features. Useful appendices add insights into Colins' experience of camera technologies and photographic techniques. These emphasize the changes that have faced him as his photography has moved from black-and-white to color, and from films and darkrooms to the computer and the digital age. Colin last used film in early 2004, having embraced digital photography with enthusiasm.

300 colour and b/w photographs

About the Author

Colin Boocock is a life-long railway enthusiast and an experienced railway engineer. Brought up near the green electric multiple units that passed over the level crossing at Addlestone in Surrey, he was enthralled when his parents took him to watch steam expresses at nearby Weybridge. His love for steam traction extended to modern forms as the railways developed and modernised. The sight of the then-Canon Eric Treacys booklet My Best Railway Photographs gave Colin the idea that he, too, could take photographs of trains. Seventy years on, he is still doing this. He often wonders: is this a record?

ISBN: 9781526700124
ISBN-10: 1526700123
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 255
Published: 28th March 2018
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.2 x 21.6  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 381.0

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