66238 Baulking 14 January 2010

Whiteout conditions at Baulking on 14 January 2010. With the drab grey sky and the completely snow covered field in the foreground just leaving a strip of colour in the middle of the picture, 66238 heads west with a reduced load 6B33 13:33 Theale to Robeston Murco oil empties. Despite it being a miserably dull day and nearly 15:00 on a winter's afternoon, the mass of snow in the foreground acting like a giant reflector resulted in surprisingly high light readings of 1/500sec f4.5 at ISO 200, even allowing for the 1 stops compensation required for the snow.