Re-work Wednesday 45

Hell Fire Club

OMG, It was only when I was thinking about this post that I realized there are only several weeks left till the dreaded big C! I cant believe how fast this year has gone by. For this weeks instalment I picked an image from 2012. The Hell Fire club is a a place that I have many fond memories of as a child. I cant remember how many summers we would spend hiking up the Dublin mountains to spend the day exploring this creepy old building. If your interested in finding out more about the history of this old place, then check out the following link, HERE. I’m particulary happy with how this image turned out. You can see from the original image, that the sky was completely blown out. Thankfully I had shot it in RAW at the time, even though I had no idea what to do with a raw file. Thankfully I have learnt a few things since then and after some hard work in ACR, and some heavy burn & dodging in Photoshop, I was able to bring back the detail in the sky. Then I imported the image into Silver Effex to give it a nice B&W conversion, with a good boost to the ‘structure’ to give that effect I like. So thats my shot for this weeks, as always your thoughts, comments and critique are most welcome. With only seven weeks left this year, here is a challenge for YOU. Pick any image from this blog, my website, Facebook page or Flickr Account. Send me the link to the image and lets see what I can do with it. And just to add a little sweetner to the challenge, at the end of the year,anyone who picked an image will be entered into a draw. I will pick out a name from a hat, and that person will recieve their favourite image on a large format print. You can send your ideas to and best of luck ๐Ÿ™‚

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Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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35 Responses to Re-work Wednesday 45

  1. Love the sky in your images Ed!! Beautiful shot!

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  2. Tish Farrell says:

    Ed this would look right at home in Andrew Graham Dixon’s series on the Gothic – now on BBC I-player. Great shot.

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  3. What kind of crazy, mixed-up world do we live in when this photo and yourself are not world famous?!

    What a sky!! :0

    7 stars out of 4…

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  4. Ali Isaac says:

    It doesnt look so spooky this way… except for the black gaping doors and windows…

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  5. Good rework – love all the texture you brought out in the image that does work well in B&W. Yes, difficult to believe that we are mid-November already…

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  6. Corri says:

    Always fascinating: what you do with your photo’s! Love them

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  7. bamauthor says:

    Love those cloud formations…really effective to create the proper mood!

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  8. willowdot21 says:

    This so atmospheric I can almost see a sad and lonely vampire wandering around!

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  9. sjvernon says:

    Thank you for recently visiting and liking my blog. I’m glad you did, because I otherwise might have missed out on seeing this great photograph. It’s also nice to see an appreciation for black & white in this day and age where everything seems to be about HD and color… and some people really miss out on just what quality pops from solid black & white photography.

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  10. Donna says:

    Superb – great photo, technical knowledge and creativity!

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  11. hfryan says:

    Dear Ed I note your reference to werewolves in Ossory. If you send your address to I will send you a copy of my novel dealing with Alice Kyteler and Bishop Ledrede of Ossory in the 1300s. Mention is made of ‘lycanthropes’ being more numerous in Ossory than anywhere else in Ireland. You might be interested.

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  12. hfryan says:

    This is a printed book, Ed, so I will need a postal address.

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  13. Great photo! Thanks for sharing this.


  14. Coffee Board says:

    Ed awesome photography!! superb!!

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  15. Roy McCarthy says:

    Love it, best shot I’ve seen of that building and it does those old stories justice.

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  17. Thank you for liking “Happy Thanksgiving.” Nice re-work! ๐Ÿ™‚ You definitely improved the original image. I also cannot believe how close to Christmas it is now. Yes, this year flew by so fast I could hardly keep up with it! I hope you enjoy the holidays. ๐Ÿ™‚

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