So on a small country road I continued, taking me by the waters of Cork Harbour. Fortunately, straight after an abandoned house had been spotted there was room to pull the car off the road. Out came the camera from its housing.
Bingo, it had colour, reflections of bare trees in the windows, cobwebs, drawn curtains, a broken window, peeling paint and pretty much all I was looking for. Except of course, the house was right on the road and there was very little room in which to manoeuvre.
In the gallery below I include a number of colour images from this scene and may well post some additional B/W images as a follow up.
At this stage I was pretty pleased with my find, but still I was unaware of what was about to greet me.