Immortalised in Daphne du Maurier's eponymous tale of smugglers, rogues and pirates, this historic coaching house has welcomed travellers crossing Bodmin Moor for nearly 300 years. Full of legend, mystery, romance and even, according to folklore, the odd friendly spirit, Jamaica Inn is set in one of the most evocative moorland locations in Britain.
Critiques | Translate
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-05-15 1:54
I love places like this inn very much. Ordinary at the first sight but with loads of stories behind. I like how the buildings have been kept in original state and how some elements of the decor around remind about dramatic events which might have happened here.
You chose your POV very smartly and the wide angle allows good perspective over the inn and surroundings. The cobbles add some interest to the foreground as well as the stocks. Nice idea to keep it monochrome which goes with the whole mood of the picture.
Thanks for sharing
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-05-15 2:06
this is a beautiful composition full of old world charm that is made quite dramatic by the enhanced black and white treatment. Of course we do remember the Daphne Du Maurier novel and this could be a perfect cover :-). The sharpness and the level of detail is superb.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
snunney (103285) 2014-05-15 4:12
The point of view is excellent, love the fascinating patterns to be observed in the cobbled, which also serves to give the image depth. Black and white was absolutely the right choice, heightening the mood no end, helped by that dramatic sky. Excellent conversion with a fine range of tones and superb clarity. A pity the recent BBC adaptation failed to appeal to the majority of viewers.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-15 4:19
love this old Inn on the moor and this delightful B&W study gives it that air of real character and mystery. Love it!
Regards - B.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-05-15 4:57
I love what you have done to accentuate the mood. The story deserves it.
photoray (13981) 2014-05-15 17:29
Eye catching view in monochrome of the classical Jamaica Inn from the stockade foreground, cross the brick foundation patio to the mysterious icon. Your image has the feel of an Alfred Hitchcock scene.
Thanks for sharing,
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (16404)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-05-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: NikonD300s, 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Mono [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-15 1:15