11 Photos of the Emerald Isle Express at Connolly Station, Dublin.

Monday, 25 September 2017 saw the launch of this year’s week-long Emerald Isle Express sponsored by Railtours Ireland.

 The train consisted of Railway Preservation Society of Ireland’s preserved Cravens carriages hauled by Irish Rail class 071 locomotive number 073 recently repainted in a heritage orange livery.

It was a fine bright morning and I made these photos from Platform 5 at Connolly Station using my Lumix LX7 and FujiFilm digital cameras.

Irish Rail 073 arrives on platform 5 with the train for the Emerald Isle Express.
Railtours Ireland greeted its passengers in style. Photo exposed using a FujiFilm XT1 digital camera fitted with a 90mm f2.0 lens.
Photo exposed using a FujiFilm XT1 digital camera fitted with a 27mm f2.8 lens.
Photo exposed using a FujiFilm XT1 digital camera fitted with a 90mm f2.0 lens.
Detailed view of Irish Rail 073 in retro paint. Photo exposed using a FujiFilm XT1 digital camera fitted with a 90mm f2.0 lens.
Lumix LX7 photo, colour and contrast adjusted in post-processing.
Photo exposed using a FujiFilm XT1 digital camera fitted with a 90mm f2.0 lens.

Lumix LX7 photo.
Lumix LX7 photo.
Photo exposed using a FujiFilm XT1 digital camera fitted with a 90mm f2.0 lens.

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3 thoughts on “11 Photos of the Emerald Isle Express at Connolly Station, Dublin.”

    1. Hi Phil,
      f2.0 describes the widest aperture of the lens; thus my f2.0 90mm is a ‘fast’ 90 with an f2.o maximum aperture. This is one way that lens manufacturers describe their lenses to help distinguish between different lenses of the same focal length. While the 90mm is a fixed focal length (or ‘prime’) lens (in other words it is not a ‘zoom’ lens) the aperture is adjustable. In some of the photos I was working wide open (at f2.0) which allows for shallow depth of field and thus can be used for selective focus. I hope this helps. Brian

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