Re-work Wednesday 17

All along the Watchtower……………

Cruagh Watchtower

Here we are with another Re-work Wednesday. This week its back to last year when I visited the old church and watchtower at Cruagh, Co. Dublin. You can see the original set of images which I posted, in both B/W and Color by clicking HERE. The tower was quite unusual as it is not something that you would expect to find in a graveyard, but back in the 18th /19th Century the medical profession were in need of fresh cadavers for sceintific study. This led to regular thefts of fresh corpses from graves by enterprising folks whom could make alot of money in this lucrative trade. The tower was built in an effort to stop these thefts. A sentry would be posted in the tower and any unfortunate grave robber would very well end up in their own grave.


Very little was down to the edit, it was converted to mono in Photoshop with a little levels adjustment and de-saturation. And so ends yet another re-work, hopefully you are enjoying these images as much as I am. If anyone has a favorite image which they would like to see featured in the future then get in touch or drop me a line, I would love to hear from you, 🙂

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About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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18 Responses to Re-work Wednesday 17

  1. Ali Isaac says:

    Wow that is quite a transformation, Ed! The whole atmosphere changes! And what a gruesome story behind it!


  2. Past Rambles says:

    Amazing how atmospheric mono makes this. Interesting background story too!


  3. Paul says:

    I love this image. Full of gothic moodiness. I wonder what that building was used for?


  4. this is amazing man


  5. B&W is the way to go with this one. Much more dramatic.


  6. I would have made the shadows more dark on my side! But your post processing is great! 🙂


  7. M T McGuire says:

    I loved seeing that transformation.


  8. Margarita says:

    Call me crazy, the tower reminds me of a one-eyed, surprised pirate. lol And what a lovely place for you to share with us. Thank you! xoxoM


  9. so very gothic! body snatchers and all! Great photo and title!


  10. Kamila Pala says:

    Great! Very impressive, I like it.


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