This week I have chosen another image taken back in 2012. For anyone whom does not recognize this famous icon, its the High Cross of Moone. The 7th century High cross stands within the ruins of an old medieval abbey of the same name which I visited around this time last year. The name Moone is said to come from the old Irish “Maen Colmcille” which means “Colmcille’s property”. The area of Moone is believed to have originated from a monastery which was founded by a St. Palladius, who came to Ireland in 431, and which was later dedicated to St. Columcille.
This shot is a bit special for me as it was the first image I ever had published, which was a real treat. I remember the day the it arrived in the post and how excited I was. The book ‘Treasures of Christian Ireland Vol II’ is a collection of articles on a vast array of treasures from the Irish Christian tradition. And is full of some really interesting places and their history. The original image was shot and published in colour, but I really wanted to see it in B/W, which I think brings out the detail on the cross really well.
Well that’s it for this weeks Re-work, hopefully you enjoyed the re-worked image and I will see you all next Wednesday for another image taken from the archives. If anyone has a favorite image which they would like to see next Wednesday, then get in touch or drop me a line, I would love to hear from you 🙂