I had the chance to drive through the Ballaghisheen Pass a couple of times during my trip to Ireland earlier this summer. It was during one of those trips that I found this abandoned farmhouse and I decided to hop the fence to photograph it. The light was hitting the house just right so I could not pass up the opportunity to capture the image. I immediately knew I was going to process it as a black and white image. There are so many abandoned farmhouses in Ireland that I had to be selective about which ones I stopped to photograph. I liked this one because it had trees growing out of it. I especially liked the tree that found its way up the chimney.
This image was taken with my Sony A7R II using my Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 20mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/11, shutter speed at 1/10th of a second and the ISO set at 100. I used a tripod for stability. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and finalized in Photoshop using Nik Silver Efex Pro.
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