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Back in April I visited Trim Castle in Co. Meath to shoot a sunrise. Shortly afterwards I posted the first image entitled Reflections of Ancient Walls from that trip. There was however a number of images that I wanted to return too, and today I’d like to post the second image. This is not actually Trim Castle but the Yellow Steeple.
This 14th century tower was originally part off Trim’s Augustinian Abbey of St. Mary. The Yellow Steeple is one of the most prominent of the many ruins in Trim. It overlooks the town from a ridge directly opposite Trim Castle. The black Friary of the Dominicans was founded by Geoffrey de Geneville, Lord of Meath in 1263.
When choosing a composition for this ruin I wanted to give a sense of height. I chose a spot across the river that was slightly lower and therefore looking up at the steeple. I then ensured that there was lots of space above the tower to give that sense that it is trusting up out of the landscape and into the sky.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO Speed: 100