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November 8, 2013 / Aware of the Void

Bective Abbey – Pinhole Obscura

Bective Abbey - Pin Hole

The Abbey was founded by Murchadh O’ Melaghin, King of Meath in 1147 making it one of the oldest buildings that I have ever pin-holed. The ruins are in reasonable condition for something that effectively fell out of use in the 1500’s. I was able to walk around the grounds and the only interruption I had was when a heard of cattle took an interest in my tripod.

Originally posted to our Pinholeobscura blog – please go and have a look at the wonderful collection of words and images that are finding a home there. Say hello!

Bective Abbey

Homemade 4×5 Pinhole Camera (Horseman 120 rollback fitted)
Film: Fomapan 100
Dev: Agfa Studional 1+ 30 (6 mins 20c)
Focal Length:50mm
Exposure:60 seconds


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  1. drawandshoot / Nov 8 2013 2:28 pm


  2. Chris Klug / Nov 11 2013 3:49 am

    Perfect combo of tech and subject.

  3. Denis O'Donovan / Nov 12 2013 3:10 pm

    Glad to see you had a good time down my country 😉

    • Aware of the Void / Nov 16 2013 9:32 am

      Always worth a visit, there is a group of us going back at the start of December for light painting if you would like to join us?

  4. ThisHandcraftedLife / Nov 14 2013 2:13 am

    Wow, what a location. Gorgeous.

    • Aware of the Void / Nov 16 2013 9:28 am

      I do love it – weirdly I have been back to it a couple of times recently having not been there in years. It has a lot of old ruins and castles. That area would have been home to the kings of Ireland when we had such things.

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