Kilmakilloge skeleton, An Laithreach, Ireland

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (9)

Ed. Rodríguez Prati on April 12, 2008

Strange and fascinating view, greetings!

Ian Stehbens on April 12, 2008

Dear Rodríguez,

What a pleasant surprise to have you respond to this photo! No one else has ever though there have been many hits, I presume through Google Earth- and that amazes me for it is one of MY favourite photos that I have taken. So thank very much for your visit to my gallery.

One of the things I enjoy doing is using a foreground object to construct a background landscape, as in this. If I had stood on the other side of this rotten hull and ribbing it would have been a very ordinary picture, or a photo of the old hull without the background would be interesting art, but not a memorable photo. This is the way I understand this.

Warm greetings from Sydney, Australia though the photo was taken on a cool day in wonderful Ireland!


Ed. Rodríguez Prati on April 12, 2008

An absolute truth what you say about the background, sometimes we found an interesting object but not the necesary point to find such complementary scenery, and the result is cold or lack of interest, best wishes from Salto, Uruguay, Edmundo

Ian Stehbens on May 24, 2008

Hi again Edmundo,

I just discovered this comment from you. Sorry for the belated reply, but I guess photogrpahy is a lot like architecture. A grand building in the wrong setting is very ordinary, but a grand building in a complementary setting is an icon. Utzon's Sydney Opera House is such a classic. Only about 30 years old it is a global icon, and that has much to do with the setting as with the design.

Greetings to you and yours, in Salto..


Ed. Rodríguez Prati on May 25, 2008

Thanks Ian for answering, I just now realize this awesome photo was yours. As a professor of Modern Architecture History I know well Sidney's Opera, a classic as you say. Ian, when I took this photo and others of this sinked russian ship I was remembering yours of the skeleton, greetings, Edmundo

Ian Stehbens on November 17, 2008


Ian Stehbens on August 24, 2009

Thankyou Antje, for the compliments and the invitation.


JeO112 on November 15, 2013

Very interesting back ground of how you
took this shot. You are correct when
you described your analysis and process
prior to taking this image, ☆☆☆Like☆☆☆,
Greetings from "La isla del encanto"
Puerto Rico....JeO112.

Ian Stehbens on November 16, 2013

Thank you very much JeO112. Thanks for connecting 3 islands: Ireland - Puerto Rico - Australia!


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 29, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ian Stehbens
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2005/06/07 19:06:05
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash