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February 15, 2014 / Aware of the Void

Feighcullen Church, Co. Kildare – Pinhole Obscura

Lackagh More, Church, Co. Kildare #2 It amazing  the things that you can find in this country just by keeping your eyes peeled while out for a spin in your automobile. As I whizzed past a lane-way on my way to Killinthomas woods I spotted the steeple of this church. It was not very obvious from the road but I had a feeling that it would be would trying to park the car for a better look.
It turns out that this church was designed by John Semple and built in 1829. The architectural historian Dr. Maurice Criag  wrote in  the Irish Arts Review “John Semple is a hedgehog who knows one big trick, and his most typical churches have something of the prickly character of that animal.” When I looked at this church in detail that rather odd quote finally made sense to me, the building is all hard corners and spikes.

The church is now privately owned and from what I can gather from a quick web search it is for sale. It was great to be able to wander around the building and I was really lucky to find that the front door was open. Someone has made an effort to start renovations. and the inside of the church has been gutted.  My hope is that at a minimum the exterior of the building will be preserved and retain its unique character.

Originally posted on Pinhole Obscura

Homemade 4×5 Pinhole Camera (Horseman 120 rollback fitted)
Film: Kodak Ektar 100
Dev: Tetenal C-41 Kit
Pinhole:0.3mm
Focal Length:50mm
Aperture:f167
Exposure:25 seconds

Lackagh More, Church, Co. Kildare #1

Homemade 4×5 Pinhole Camera (Horseman 120 rollback fitted)
Film: Kodak Ektar 100
Dev: Tetenal C-41 Kit
Pinhole:0.3mm
Focal Length:50mm
Aperture:f167
Exposure:12 Minutes

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