Day 51: The Coach Station


I’m starting to feel like a glutton for punishment for putting together these massive infrared stitches. The master PSD file of the above image weighs in at a staggering 9257×4198 pixels and takes up 513mb on my hard disk.

This is also my first stab at high-pass sharpening in…maybe two years?

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Ballykine Castle interior


This fortress is one of the most interesting structures in Ireland: The outer parts of the the outpost’s fortifications date from around the mid-1500’s, but the inner area – this room – date back to a time almost 900 years earlier.

I mean, it is surreal. The setting – tumbledown walls covered in moss positioned in an ancient Irish rain forest – is like nothing but a Hollywood film. I expected to see cheap fog effects. A Hobbit riding a unicorn. Then it kicks in that this is all real, You have to feel a little awe at standing inside of a 1,500 year old fortress.

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Ross Errilly Friary – Visible Light


I have to admit that sometimes I want variety – the opportunity to break matters up a little by just taking a simple snapshot and uploading it (almost (dust fixes)) unmolested.

So here you go: Ross Erilly by the light of day.

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Day 49: Squeee!


I am a shameless cat lover, and this duo (as we can all tell) is composed of two disgustingly adorable cats. Cats of the adorable kind. From the signs – literally; I saw the trail of paw prints – I gathered that they get fed at the local service station when they aren’t in the car park being adorable. And begging food off tourists and travelers.

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Ross Errilly Friary


Spectacular Ross Errilly Friary, near the town of Headford, Co. Galway.

I couldn’t think of a good way to crop this…so I didn’t. Suggestions, please.

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Day 48: Tyrone House


Description as promised: Tyrone House

The long and short of the house is that is is shockingly fantastic ruin to photograph, in any weather, day or night. Tyrone House is….ruin porn. Sexy ruin porn.

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