Under the Shed at Kent Station, Cork on 28 September 2016.

I arrived at Kent Station, Cork on the 0800 train from Dublin.

Irish Rail ICR at Kent Station, Cork on the morning of 28 September 2016. Exposed with a Lumix LX7.
Irish Rail ICR at Kent Station, Cork on the morning of 28 September 2016. Exposed with a Lumix LX7.

My timing was tight; I was aiming to catch Rail Tours Ireland’s Emerald Isle Express under the curved roof.

After arriving in Cork, I had less than five minutes to get into position.

Although visually fascinating, Kent’s Victorian-era shed is a tricky place to make photos. The characteristic curvature makes selecting the best angle tough, while the lighting under the roof is limiting.

Using my Lumix LX7 at ISO 200, I was restricted to 1/15th of second at f2.2.

Sometimes limitations force me to make more interesting photos.

The characteristic roar of an EMD 645 diesel reverberates under the ancient roof.
The characteristic roar of an EMD 645 diesel reverberates under the ancient roof.
As the Emerald Isle Express approached with engine 083 in the lead I opted to slightly pan the train. This provides a sense of motion while setting the shed off in a sea of blur.
As the Emerald Isle Express approached with engine 083 in the lead I opted to slightly pan the train. This provides a sense of motion while setting the shed off in a sea of blur.

I featured Kent Station in my recent book Railway Depots, Stations & Terminals published by Voyageur Press.

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