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The image is built from many elements, including a train I photographed in Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry and an old disused rail track called the Monsel Trail, which runs between Buxton and Bakewell in the Peak District. The trail is now a cycle and walking path so it was interesting to (digitally) put a train on there for the first time since 1968.
The brief for all the images featured in the BBC Philharmonic’s Bridgewater Hall Season concert print, has been to reflect the mood and tone of the music featured. This particular programme features Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7: Antonin Dvorak was inspired to write his Seventh Symphony after he saw a train arriving in Prague, bringing his countrymen in from Pest. The symphony is a reflection of Czech political struggle at the end of the 19th Century and we felt the dynamic image of the locomotion rushing through the countryside reflected both the inspiration and the mood of the programme.