Mrs Fahey and Son Tom

This photo is from Marlfield church and graveyard outside Clonmel. It’s my old family graveyard but has become very overgrown lately with only a few families maintaining their plots while the older parts of the graveyard are reclaimed by nature. Thats a shame since lots of effort went into cleaning up and restoring the place 20 years ago.

This cross jumps out because someone is making small efforts to maintain the area around it, yet there is very little information about the people whose grave this marks. All it lists is Mrs Fahey & Son Tom. There is no date visible, no ages, not even a first name for Mrs Fahey. The fact that the text is still so clear and the wooden cross has not decayed indicates it’s relatively recent compared to the rest of the graveyard.

Winter Fence

On Christmas Eve morning around dawn I took a walk out up into farm land near my parents house. This fence separates my parents land from the neighbors land. Concrete posts set up by the Irish Land Commission decades preciously to divide up land between several different families.

I’ve also decided to try and get some photos in 10×8 print format. My photos from the last two Peoples Photography exhibitions were printed in A4 size. I prefer the A4 since it more closely matched what I saw in the viewfinder but it makes it difficult to find suitable frames. For Peoples Photography 2010 I hope to print more black and white in this format.