ROCK OF GOD
If Egypt has the pyramids and Australia Uluru (or Ayers Rock as I recall from my child hood reading – never been but I do have a cousin in Melbourne….another story); Ireland has the Rock of Cashel and this is one of the classic views. The monastery has been on top of the limestone rock for at least 1100 years and what you see here dates from the Viking into the late medieval period.
Great location and when we get the huge clouds rushing in from the Atlantic it’s an awesome sight. Beware any pix of the Rock with the moon behind it, that never happens, being a frequently photographed icon, there’ have been times when a crescent has appeared on the odd tourist postcard…. Even I did that for a series of kids postcards a couple of years ago.
I wanted an old fashioned feel to the picture, the original was taken around 9pm in the middle of August 2006, the Rock was bathed in an intense orange light from the setting sun, which pulled out the contrast in the green grass. To get an old appearance and a hint of 1930s grain I printed a copy and rescanned it.