Tudor House From May 2008
This photo comes from back in May 2008 during an early excursion with my brand new toy, a lovely Hoya infra-red filter. It would be fair to say I spent the day taking long exposure shots with the filter and most of the photos really didn’t warrant being captured by a camera. It’s just one of those things when you get a new toy for your camera you just need to get out and play with it.
I have taken some regular shots on film of this derelict house over the years so I pretty much knew that it would look awesome in infra-red. I waited and waited for months so that the trees would come back into bloom just to add that extra dream-like fuzziness to the photograph. The house itself was just screaming out to be photographed in black and white, let’s be honest here, it’s the only two colours in the house.
There is something very ghostlike about the house, I have this lovely image of some long dead family haunting the place, you can almost imagine it being used in a film sometime.
As far as my research tells me this was originally a changing rooms for the GAA pitch that I stood on to take this shot, if you know better then please let me know, it’s pretty tough to find out any real solid information about it.
I am also quite fascinated by the small little outhouse to the left of the photo, yet again any information would be greatly appreciated.