Nurney Tower – Monochrome Madness Challenge

Nurney Tower

For this weeks challenge I have picked an image which I took  earlier on in the year, whilst out exploring with my edest son Ryan. Its an image that I have always liked, and so I experimented with a different type of edit. The ruin in the background is the Tower in Nurney, Co. Kildare. You can read all about it and our adventure by clicking on the link HERE. The image was somewhat of an accident, I was trying different angles on the tower from the bottom of the hill, when Ryan came into the shot and was pointing to something in a nearby field. Well as I looked up I had pressed the remote trigger and this was the result. In my opinion, one of the best shots of the day.

Editing this from scratch was a bit hit and miss, as I wanted to do something different, and yet retain what I liked about the shot. A couple of failed attempts using both Photoshop CC and Silver Effex, saw me abandon photoshop in favour of Silver Effex to complete the process. The rest of this weeks images for the Monochrome Madness Challenge will go live on Leanne Cole’s blog later today. Each week there is a vast collection of contributors from around the world with some fantastic Black and White Photography.  I highly recommend that you head on over to where you can either contribute your own B&W images or view the images from this weeks challenge.

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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 Nurney Tower – Monochrome Madness Challenge

  1. The mood of this monochrome gives it a special patina.

  2. kelihasablog says:

    I love Monochrome pictures… This is lovely!

  3. PanzerBunny says:

    The subject matter is always lovely, and I must say monochrome is an option I will think to incorporate more in my photos. Ed, you have quite a way in telling a story with your photos, and your writing. What a talent. Cheers

  4. Reblogged this on My Choice and commented:
    This is BEAUTIFUL

  5. belshade says:

    Great image. Both subjects perfectly placed! Des.

  6. An epic photo! Thanks for sharing!

  7. lauramacky says:

    Nice result! I like the composition and the processing. I’m a huge Nik SEP2 fan!

  8. I like what you did with the edges! It gives scope and I love your little Ryan pointing off into the distance. It gives the photograph ( don’t think I’m mad even if I am) a feeling of an infinite space.

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