When I was in Ireland I went to a ruined Friary just outside of Cork city. It was a very strange place. The roof was long gone and for some unknown reason the people of the area had decided to use the interior of the building as a graveyard.
The tumbling walls and sweeping arches captured my imagination and I took heaps of photos. Now, sitting at my computer shifting through them, I realise they can convey a number of moods depending on how I manipulate them on the computer.
Converting them to black and white and adding a film filter creates a sense of gothic mystery.
The romance of the place can be conveyed by softening the contrast and adding just a hint of pastel shades to the stone walls.
As usual I got carried away with taking photos from weird angles. Playing around with the photos that resulted could become an obsession.