Good Morning Everyone,
There was an atmospheric mist in Wycoller Dene when we went walking here, at the weekend. Occasionally, the sun broke through, filling the scene with a sense of mystery.
This shot shows the ruins of Wycoller Hall, a 16th century manor house. It was an extensive building and, being so close to Haworth, is thought to be the inspiration for Charlotte Bronte's Ferndean Manor, in Jane Eyre. Due to debts, the house became unoccupied by the early 20th century and, as often happens, valuable stone was taken from the building to create or repair other buildings and walls. There is a lot of very interesting information about Wycoller in this Internet Link which was created by 'The Friends of Wycoller'.
This shot shows the view towards the hall over the cobbled ford which crosses Wycoller Beck. To the left of the view, there is an ancient pack horse bridge seen here from a previous photograph.
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great day, Bev :-)
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lousat (89828) 2014-04-02 1:49
Hi Bev,i like a lot this kind of atmospheres,truly beautiful,in effect with a touch of mystery watching the scenery.An excellent capture of these manor ruins showing us the beautiful scenery around it too,in the usual great quality,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-02 2:32
sounds like the title to some Barbara Cartland novel this :-). It looks romantic in this shot - I love places like this, especially if I am there on my own. They hold so much atmosphere and this enticing composition adds a touch of mystery and intrigue too. A flawless capture and wonderful presentation.
Regards - B.
besnard (56126) 2014-04-02 2:57
C'est vrai que l'atmosphère est particulière et cette photo me plait beaucoup. Ces ruines auraient sûrement beaucoup de choses à raconter.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
cornejo (41377) 2014-04-02 3:28
Hi Bev, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with the crumbling mansion and the beautiful surroundings, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Sergiom (77359) 2014-04-02 5:43
Une photo presque impossible à prendre en été à cause des feuilles aux arbres. J'aime le point de vue qui suit le petit ruisseau dans l'image. Le manoir manque un peu d'amour et semble tomber en ruine.
Nicou (140040) 2014-04-02 6:03
très très belle compo et vue de ce cours d'eau et de la belle végétation encore dénudée le jeu des troncs d'arbres ce manoir en fond quel ensemble sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Didi (60588) 2014-04-02 10:14
Very nice backlights on the ruins
Beautiful winter ambiance with good lights direction
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-02 12:15
Cara cara Beverley
mi piace il tuo modo di vedere e di fotografare la natura sempre con belle composizioni molto curate in ogni dettaglio.
Splendido il soggetto, tipicamente inglese.
Ciao e buona notte
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-04-02 12:49
a spectacular photo of this place with attractive composition, the colours and lights are beautiful,
jcpix (13914) 2014-04-02 19:48
Whoa, what a difference in seasonal weather from a year ago, I was not expecting to see a snow covered bridge from the link you provided....this certainly appears much warmer. :)
I'm loving this composition, you've utilized the river and its banks superbly to create a converging aspect which easily leads the eye right to the ruins. Even looks like the tree on the right side of the frame is leaning in on purpose to be part of the shot...just wanting some attention I suppose. lol
A calming type of atmosphere rendered from the mist and soft light. Would be very interesting to witness this scene once again during the summer when the barren trees are in full foliage...how would that alter the mood I wonder?? A beautiful and pleasant result on this occasion though, looks great! Enjoy the new day. All the best.
dkmurphys (57496) 2014-04-03 0:42
Very nice POV to capture the ruins. I like this spring scene, well taken.
abmdsudi (53047) 2014-04-03 6:07
Lovely tranquil setting, a typical English scene and nice angle you have taken this from. I like the way you have used the stream as a lead into the picture showing the sad ruined, and worth mentioning too, is the beautiful trees with the delicate branches system are indeed real bonuses. This is a delight - exposure & dof just perfect to capture the warm scene. The green patches clinch the shot superbly, Congrats
Cricri (117853) 2014-04-03 6:15
Les ruines du manoir avec la présence de la brume, les arbres dénudées de leurs feuilles, le chemin humide, un tout qui donne une atmosphère particulière a l'endroit, belle réalisation
saxo042 (37794) 2014-04-03 7:17
An interesting note and an interesting picture. A good POV with the leaning trees and the running water in the foreground. Must have been a very impressive manor when it was inhabited.
ikeharel (69827) 2014-04-03 9:18
What a unique ambiance you managed to convey here, Beverly.
The naked trees and low light from aloft, combined with the ruins on the old mansion, and the black soli under the water - all culminate to a special winter scenery.
DOF and clarity superbly done, and while thinking what else to write - I had imagine a mid-summer view from the same perspective.
Noel_Byrne (30487) 2014-04-03 12:23
You had me at manor :) This is my favorite subject, a beautiful ruin and looking so forlorns under this mysterious and slightly spooky light. The bare tree branches add to the spooky feel. How I would love to go exploring this place. It looks like it was a fine building, sad to see it decay. But in the same light, a little part of me loves these decayed old wrecks, so I am a bit of a hypocrite in saying that! Wonderful scene, and your note set a lovely mood to it.
All the best
photoray (13981) 2014-04-03 14:56
Atmospheric scene with the water foreground, leafless winter trees surrounding the Wycoller Hall ruins.
I feel the history and spirits within your view, reminding me of Charles Dickens stories I read in my youth.
Thanks for sharing,
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-04-06 1:37
this place looks like an illustration to some of the Bronte novels. Very romantic but also a little bit eerie especially with the after winter colors. I like how they enhance the character of the photo. The composition which included so many trees make the ruins look like hiding among them. The POV has been very wisely chosen and the river adds very much to the scene.
Interesting picture and the note accompanying it.
macjake (67038) 2014-04-06 23:50
hmmm....one can't help but look at the remains of this Home and try to imagine how it would have looked many years ago - i enjoy that type of mastalgia.
Imagine the happiness and sense of accomplishment when it was finally constructed. Oh to have a camera on hand then.
and the location seems to be very attractive too.
Imagine how this place looks in the Autumn Season!
do you have any autumn shots here??
peaceful mood and a sense of wonderment.
Angshu (56750) 2014-04-08 1:24
Good morning Bev
The mist does lend a slightly mystic mood to ths shot, though I would think, if shot earlier in the day, the mysticism would have been more. A pretty pucture of the ruins of the manor house framed by the skeleton like trees and the branches. The sift light enhances the scene well....Well done!
delpeoples (57278) 2014-04-08 14:44
I'm reading a book on British ghost stories at the moment and this and your latest photos are a perfect accompaniment to them. Atmospheric is certainly a word I'd use when viewing this photo. The ruin, the mist, the spooky bare trees. All unmistakably British and so steeped in mystery and history. I like the muted light and pale colours which again add to the atmosphere. A little bottler this one, congrats.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (37927)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-29
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Views Around Trawden [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-02 1:47