Burrishoole Friary Ireland

Towards the end of the third week of our photography tour of Ireland we visited the Burrishoole Friary.

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Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 13 mm, efov 35 mm, f/5.6, 1/800, ISO-400

The Burrishoole Friary was founded in 1469 by Richard de Burgo of Turlough. It was built without authorization from the Pope and was not recognized until 1486 when Pope Innocent VIII granted a brief of foundation.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 12 mm, efov 32.4 mm, f/8, 1/800, ISO-800

While the ruins of the friary have long been abandoned, the site is still an active graveyard. The Burrishoole Friary sits on the banks of  Clew Bay.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 10 mm, efov 27 mm, f/8, 1/2000, ISO-800

As you wander around the Burrishoole Friary you will find many interesting architectural elements to incorporate into photographs.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 10 mm, efov 27 mm, f/11, 1/100, ISO-400, +0.3 step

There are many archways that can be used to frame more distant elements and create additional depth to a composition.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 13 mm, efov 35 mm, f/8, 1/320, ISO-400, +0.3 step

You will also find windows in the heavy, stone walls.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 10 mm, efov 27 mm, f/4, 1/640, ISO-400, +0.3 step

For a more open feel one side of an archway can be used as a corner anchor.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 10 mm, efov 27 mm, f/4, 1/320, ISO-400, +0.3 step

You can also use some of the grave monuments as interesting foreground elements.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 10 mm, efov 27 mm, f/4, 1/640, ISO-800, +0.3 step

Getting in tight with a wider angle lens can create a feeling of intimacy with a composition.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 17 mm, efov 46 mm, f/8, 1/2000, ISO-800

There are a number of stone walls that can be incorporated as reveals, leading lines, and other composition elements. If you enjoy history and architectural photography you may enjoy a visit to Burrishoole Friary.

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Photographs were captured hand-held using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. All images were produced from RAW files using my standard process.

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