The Hanging Fireplace!

The Hanging Fireplace of Moneyreagh!


Dringing home along the Moneyreagh Road towards Ballygowan I’ve been fascinated by an old derelict dwelling near the village of Moneyreagh, at what used to be known as ‘Milligan’s Cross.’  There’s nothing special about the building, except that there’s an old second floor fireplace exposed at the side of the building.  Tonight I asked Janette to leave me off outside the old building, so that I could make some photographs of the fireplace, and its surrounds, – and then to walk the two mile journey home.  Here’s my favourite image:

Fujifilm X-T30. F=21mm f/8 @ 1/125th sec on ISO100

I love the textures and colours in the walls and brick, and the contrast between the bright blue tiles and the crumbling plaster in the walls.

Here’s some of the runners-up:-

On the lower part of the wall I found this strange bracket, still attached to the wall:

F=21mm f/3.5 @ 1/500th sec on ISO125

All images were made with the Fujifilm X-T30, fitted with a Nikon 35-70mm lens, using focus peaking.  Time around 7pm, in bright summer sunshine.