The main reason for the location of our first week's home-base was its proximity to a number of locations that I'd photographed in 2014, and wished to return to with a model. At the top of this list was Kilcooley Abbey, which was both stunningly beautiful, and isolated/unknown enough to likely be easy to work in with Ingrid.
As we approached Kilcooley, however, we came upon a couple of long ruined churches, right by the road, and I just had to stop. After wandering around them and making a couple of images in Infrared, I asked Ingrid how she'd feel about doing a small set of photos in a particularly ivy-covered opening in one of the church's walls.
After a careful exploration of the location, ensuring it was out of sight of the road and had no other approaches, I set up the first composition, using a long angle to look out the opening towards the graveyard the another ruined church, and Ingrid disrobed and began to explore the space for poses. The first set of images focused on Ingrid by the right side of the opening, where a large headstone helped define the edge of the frame.
In the end, though Ingrid and I only photographed for 5 minutes, I was really glad we'd made the short stop!
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