Saturday, 26 October 2019, Railway Preservation Society of Ireland ran a series of trips using Great Northern Railway (Ireland) compound 4-4-0 number 85. on old home rails.
This presented ideal opportunities for photography.
Too often steam locomotives are operated mid-day in high light, which present poor conditions for photography. Saturday’s trips benefitted from low late October sun and cool conditions.
I set up at Laytown where late afternoon sun illuminated the viaduct over an Irish Sea estuary.
The clouds were a nuisance, with dark shadows covering the scene until moments before the locomotive charged northward across the bridge toward Drogheda.
I exposed this view using my FujiFilm XT1 with 27mm pancake lens.
Thanks to everyone at Irish Rail and RPSI for making Saturday’s steam trips a success!
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