The ruins of Laraghbryan Church are set amidst an old graveyard and next to a modern grave yard. The whole lot is surrounded by high trees so although the church is only a few hundred yards from the road, many people drive by every day without ever realising the wonders hidden behind those trees. Because of the trees though it’s very hard to get a good shot of these ruins so I’ve had to resort to HDR to even have a chance. I’ve taken a lot of shots of these ruins and I’ve settled on this one as my favourite because of the nice shadows being cast across the church.

Laraghbryan Church (HDR)
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For those of you interested in such things, here are the technical details of this shot:

  • Camera: Nikon D40
  • Lens: Nikon DX AFS 18-55mm (D40 kit lens)
  • Focal Length: 18mm
  • Focal Ratio: F5.0
  • ISO: 400
  • Camera Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Three Brackets:
    1. Exposure Bias: 0.0 (Exposure: 1/800 sec)
    2. Exposure Bias: -1.0 (Exposure: 1/1600 sec)
    3. Exposure Bias: 1.0 (Exposure: 1/400 sec)