Here’s a few shots that I took yesterday with my brand spanking new canon 5d mark iii of an abandoned schoolhouse that I came across on a roving drive around county Monaghan yesterday.
It took me 5 years to upgrade from my canon 450d, which was my first entry into the world of photography. I finally decided to splurge on the best camera that I could possibly afford because I really fancy moving into making videos and I figured that it’s best to go for the top tier of the market if I want to start making some money from my photographic efforts.
I’ve not had the time to make many videos just yet, but the difference in the quality of the images and the ease with which I can take them is one hell of a step up from my old camera. On my old 450d if I put the iso up to 200 I’d start noticing noise entering the image. Some of these shots are taking at iso of 12,800 and I still can’t see any noise. That’s one heck of a difference! Gone are the days of lugging a tripod around everywhere or worrying about my shaky hands. Behold progress.
These shots are of a derelict schoolhouse that caught my attention as I was driving around looking for an interesting subject to test out the capabilities of my new camera on. I thought that it looked like a schoolhouse from the outisde, so I threw caution to the wind and parked up and hopped over a fence or two to carry out some investigations.
Turns out that the school has been left to crumble since the 1970s. Seems a strange place to have had a school out in the middle of nowhere, but I guess that times have changed. I found a sign for planning permission inside dating from 2007 to turn the school into a house, but I guess that the crash of the Celtic Tiger put an end to that notion. Personally, I can’t help but feel thankful that instead of another faceless rural abandoned property development, there still remains this dilapidated vision of rural Ireland’s past.
I hope that you enjoy the pics.