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March 18, 2016 / Aware of the Void

POULNABRONE PORTAL TOMB – Pinhole Obscura Reblog

Camera: P6*6 Pinhole f-stop of f/135 50mm focal length Film: Kodak Portra 160 Dev: Tetenal C-41

Camera: P6*6 Pinhole
f-stop of f/135
50mm focal length
Film: Kodak Portra 160
Dev: Tetenal C-41

Just a short drive to the south of the town of Ballyvaughan in Co Clare sits the magnificent Poulnabrone portal tomb. Recent carbon dating of the area suggest that it may have been built 3800BC. The Neolithic tomb suffered some damage in the mid-eighties and while repairs were made they took the opportunity to excavate the site and they discovered the remains of 22 adults, 6 children and a baby.

It’s not possible to understand fully what the purpose was of the portal tomb but it has dominated the landscape of the Burren for 1000’s of years. An it remains remarkable scene to happen upon as you drive around the Burren. I was lucky enough to sit and watch the sunset on the tomb. I have visited this site many times and this was the only time I ever saw it in sunlight.

Camera: P6*6 Pinhole f-stop of f/135 50mm focal length Film: Kodak Portra 160 Dev: Tetenal C-41

Camera: P6*6 Pinhole
f-stop of f/135
50mm focal length
Film: Kodak Portra 160
Dev: Tetenal C-41

Camera: P6*6 Pinhole f-stop of f/135 50mm focal length Film: Kodak Portra 160 Dev: Tetenal C-41

Camera: P6*6 Pinhole
f-stop of f/135
50mm focal length
Film: Kodak Portra 160
Dev: Tetenal C-41

I first posted this over on http://pinholeobscura.com/

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  1. GLSmyth / Mar 18 2016 12:32 pm

    Nice set of images. I have photographed the stones at several of the Callanish sites and can tell you that they are special locations. These show that well.

    • Aware of the Void / Mar 18 2016 12:33 pm

      I do love the location. I’m lucky to have grown up and lived it parts of Ireland that has a lot of this sort of history preserved. What I really need to do is make more of an effort to photograph it

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