Parke’s Castle, Co. Leitrim, Ireland, 1999

SEPTEMBER 1999 – A genuine black and white photo shows Parke’s Castle in County Leitrim, Ireland. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Back in the good old days of film, there were a few, rather short, black-and-white periods for me. 1999, for example. I took a couple black and white films to Ireland in 1999 (Ilford FP4 and HP5) to explore b&w photography further.

Here is a genuine black-and-white image that works for me: Parke’s Castle, County Leitrim. It was being restored in 1999, and the first results of the work were promising. I like this image because black-and-white is much more suitable for a (dark) castle than a nice color shot.

Here’s the same location and time, just shot using color slide film…

SEPTEMBER 1999 – Parke’s Castle in County Leitrim, Ireland. © Mark Zanzig

The high resolution image

Capture DateSeptember 1999
LocationCo. Leitrim, Ireland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceNegative Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6682 x 4359 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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