Tracking the Light Extra: Grand Hibernian on the Roll at Lucan South—Sunday 4 September 2016.

 

What was once common is now extraordinary.

Fifteen years ago, if you told me that I’d be out on a Sunday morning specifically to photograph a 201 class diesel with Mark 3 carriages on Irish Rail’s Dublin-Cork line, I wouldn’t have believed you!

This morning Colm O’Callaghan and I did just that.

The dark blue color is difficult to photograph satisfactorily though.

Irish Rail 201-class diesel 216 is specially painted for Belmond's Grand Hibernian. The glossy dark blue represents a photographic quandary. I made this photo with my FujiFilm XT1; ISO 640, f5.6 1/500th of a second using a 18-135mm lens.
Irish Rail 201-class diesel (built by General Motors in Canada) number  216 is specially painted for Belmond’s Grand Hibernian cruise train. The train’s glossy dark blue represents a photographic quandary. I made this photo with my FujiFilm XT1; ISO 640, f5.6 1/500th of a second using a 18-135mm lens.

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