Gortnaclea Castle……. Monochrome Madness Challenge

Gortnaclea Castle


Here we are again for another instalment of the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge which is hosted over on Leanne Cole’s blog. Im posting this a bit early today as I wont get a chance to do it later. So for this weeks image I’m using a sneak peak of Gortnaclea Castle in County Laois, Ireland. I came across this stunning Tower House ruin by pure chance whilst on a recent Ruin Hunt. Sadly I did not get to fully explore the castle due to a rather nasty looking bull that was prowling around the field in which the Castle rests. It’s a stunning old ruin, so I will be returning very soon to explore it in detail. This shot was taken in colour on my Nikon D40 and converted to Mono in CS6, with only a slight levels adjustment.

Each week a growing number of fantastic photographers contribute images to the Monochrome Madness Challenge, so why not head on over to Leanne Cole’s blog later on today where you can check out the rest of this weeks fantastic images.

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About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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12 Responses to Gortnaclea Castle……. Monochrome Madness Challenge

  1. alienorajt says:

    Wow! Wonderful, brooding and atmospheric. That castle breathes other realities to me.


  2. Rajiv says:

    Ooh man… This one is very moody


  3. M T McGuire says:

    Great shot and I love the idea of a monochrome madness challenge. I will be clicking the link to have a look.




  4. lauramacky says:

    Amazing image!!! And yes, Leanne will post the challenge probably around 4-6 hours from now. 🙂 Thank you for submitting it!


  5. I never tire of photos of ruins and I love the history behind them. I hope you get to explore it!!! Beautiful photo !


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