Someone once said, "A camera is only as good as the person standing behind it". What true words. As with movies and television, even with the best and up-to-date equipment things go wrong. Unfortunately, railway photography, with the presence of moving trains, does not lend itself to the manual setting up of the camera for that perfect shot. More often than not an automatic programme has to be selected for best all round results. With the advent of the digital camera 'bodged' images can be discarded on the spot, but way back in the days of film, the results came two weeks later and you were stuck with them!