I am sorry to disappoint all of you who have expected to see a fountain in the middle of an abbey. I did not find anything about the origin of this abbeys name but I guess Fountain may be just a surname of the founder. I had a pleasure to walk among these ruins yesterday. It is a wonderful place and I definitely want to go back there again.
Fountains Abbey was founded in 1132, operated for over 400 years, until 1539, when Henry VIII ordered the Dissolution of the Monasteries. It is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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lousat (83500) 2012-10-14 1:10
Hi Mariusz,i think that there isn't a best way to take this magic place.What a pic my friend,a spectacle of quality and a great pleasurefor my eyes.Very professional exposure to take the best in this difficult puzzle made by lights and shadows,and great great details and colors,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
JFS (32459) 2012-10-14 1:11
What a marvel of pic and of landscape it looks like a fairy tale! My compliments for the light, not easy...An excellent work Mariusz!
danos (91090) 2012-10-14 1:12
excellent presentation of the ruins of Fountains Abbey,with the small stream to passing by so near to it.I like the light and the colour management as the charmy of the place.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
PS as i see left your Kos series for later i think.
krzychu30 (15510) 2012-10-14 1:23
piekne ruiny i bardzo malownicza sceneria wokol.Faktycznie-swiatlo jest znakomite i wplywa pozytywnie na odbior zdjecia.Do tego znakomita jakosc zdjecia i bardzo ciekawy efekt graficzny.Wyglada jak HDR.Super kompozycja!
mozzy27 (2) 2012-10-14 1:37
Wow! Fantastic ruins landscape with the old Abbey, manicured lawns and the stream passing by. The lighting is superb along with the sharpness and clarity. TFS
annjackman (21053) 2012-10-14 1:46
This is an outstanding image of this famous abbey. The light is glorious and the beautiful abbey is so well framed by the branches and the river. The shadows and sharpness give a lovely depth to this picture.
Kind Regards, Ann
SWEETFREEDOM (23858) 2012-10-14 1:58
a beautiful place, nice the game of lights and shadows.
high quality picture, as usual.
yquem46 (38750) 2012-10-14 2:01
Hi Mariusz, my today's neighbor
A clear and luminous shot very well composed with all the ingredients for a very pleasant image
Have a nice sunday
Hanssie (10465) 2012-10-14 2:09
This is superb ! Fantastic !
What a very nice photo, so very sahrp and also the weather is helping you in a nice way !
chawax (19966) 2012-10-14 2:26
It really looks a wonderful place ! Very good POV, very beautiful light and excellent exposure and sharpness. A very good shot !
siudzi (34141) 2012-10-14 2:26
Rzeczywiście, miejsce jest wyjątkowe i daje wiele możliwości fotografom - piękna architektura, otoczenie, światło. Efekt jest świetny i bardzo mi się podoba. Doskonały kadr.
Noel_Byrne (27746) 2012-10-14 2:32
You have captured a splendid and magical moment here, the colours are vivid and wonderful, and the ruin itself is spectacular! These are my favourite types of place, and I would spend hours wandering through these ruins. I have heard of Fountains Abbey before, but never seen an image of it as beautiful as this. POV is perfect, and een the sky wants to help by creating such an excellent backdrop.
Thanks for sharing!
ikeharel (63877) 2012-10-14 4:57
The map says this place is adjacent to Robin-Hood's Woods, that's some piece of history around...
Fabulous composition, the place is outstanding in numeros of old ruins to look at.
Fine shot on details, light and the marvelous colors.
Enjoy the rest of sunday,
Graal (100516) 2012-10-14 5:21
kiedys musialo byc tam pieknie. Szkoda, ze to ruina opactwa. Ladne kolory, podejrzewam pseudo HDR. Dobre swiatlo. Informacje tez ok. Interesujaca praca.
lgir (7205) 2012-10-14 5:48
Nice POV on this abbey with beautiful colors and excellent rendering.
Very good work
Sergiom (68638) 2012-10-14 6:31
Pour moi, c'est une photo parfaite. Premičrement, le sujet est superbe, la lumičre fait bien ressortir les détails et le ciel est de toute beauté.
sabermonajati (10553) 2012-10-14 7:10
fascinating frame with amazing and vivid colors you captured from this historical place.
holmertz (45927) 2012-10-14 8:27
This is a supremely well composed photo and an equally well done PP. The colours are brilliant and there are many fine details to watch in this very sharp picture. The ruins are magnificent but I am surprised there are still so few signs of autumn.
fds (9028) 2012-10-14 9:17
a very beautiful image from the fantastic ruines in north yorkschire
great colors and fantastic clarity
SnapRJW (31627) 2012-10-14 9:51
Hello Mariusz - I was here about a year ago, our eldest son lives in York and he took us to Fountains for the day. If I had got a shot half as good as this I would have been thrilled, this is outstanding! The light, colours and your wonderful view point show of the abbey in all its glory. Magical work, my warmest congratulations. Rosemary
ManuMay (36087) 2012-10-14 9:54
Absolutely great capture...It has everything and every thing top class!!
Wonderful light and contrasts, superb colours and sharpness, great cadrage and composition and for sure a very good subject!!
Excellent work....Hats off!!
dta (72045) 2012-10-14 10:21
Hello Mariusz ,
This is certainly a beautiful place , full of charm and history . This view of the old ruins is splendid , framed by the vegetation , with a superb lateral autumn light . The pretty cloud is a fine bonus .
pajaran (55567) 2012-10-14 10:27
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst, o rusevini starog Manastira ...
Dobra ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lep prikaz rusevina.
Ostale su rusevine i uspomene.
Very interesting and good text, on the ruins of an old monastery ...
Good sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, beautiful view ruins.
Other ruins and the memories.
All the best.
mesutilgim (89738) 2012-10-14 12:12
Wonderfull capture of this old abbey in Yorkshire.
Very good layout and nice sidelight which allows us to see every single detail.
Nice cloudy sky as perfect background.
TFS and best regards
Sonata11 (33697) 2012-10-14 13:27
rzeczywiscie piekne zabytkowe miejsce na zwiedzanie i pozdziwianie ruin w otoczenie pieknego otoczenia. Sliczna kolorystyka, swietne swiatlo, wspanialy obrales punkt widzenia do pokazania nam tak pieknego i atrakcyjnego miejsca. Slicznmie wykonales to zdjecie ktore przyciaga uwage. Bardzo mi sie podoba az chcialoby sie tam tez zwiedzic to miejsce. Super kadr. Dziekuje.
npecanhuk (70810) 2012-10-14 18:52
Wonderful ruins and location!
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
finlay (1549) 2012-10-15 1:21
What a great pov to show off this wonderful abbey and its setting beside the river and amongst the trees. Plenty of sunlight to ensure that all parts of the abbey can be seen clearly. Must visit this place the next time I am in North Yorkshire.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-10-15 4:43
This place is like came out from a fairytail. The angle of the shot is great giving the scene a nice sense of direction. The lighting and colors are magnificent with excellent sharpness and DOF.
Have a nice evening,
adramad (41144) 2012-10-15 10:26
Stunning beauty of this masterful composition and the high quality as this done, I love how well managed they are the shadows and lights that give a great beauty to the fabulous ruins, ideal POV with the whole surrounded by trees and greenery, the stream in the foreground is another add charming.
Great job with quality and beauty, to delight.
Have a nice day.
All the best.
bartekp (4746) 2012-10-15 11:15
Ładna kompozycja, myślełem że 18 a tu 10mm ale prawdopodobnie jakaś przeszkoda uniemożliwia ogarnięcie całości.
Bardzo dobre kolory i światło jak zwykle w Twoich fotkach.
kordinator (20231) 2012-10-15 12:25
Splendid place,lovely colors.
Excellent presentation of the ruins of Fountains Abbey.
I like play of lights and shadows.
tyro (22402) 2012-10-15 14:03
This is a speactacularly beautiful photograph of this well known abbey. I have seen many pictures of it before but I don't believe I have ever seen such a fine one, particularly of the whole series of buildings.
You have taken this picture in the most delicious light - presumably in late afternoon/early evening as you are looking north (according to your map) and the sun is coming from the left. But you have coped with the resultant strong contrasts exceedingly well too as there is full detail visible in the darkest shadows and also in the brightest parts.
Excellent composition, lovely colours, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.
raszid62 (18515) 2012-10-16 9:28
Wspaniale zadbane ruiny starego opactwa. Kiedyś musiała być tu imponująca świątynia. Woda, zieleń traw, strzeliste mury i piękne niebo tworza wspaniałą kompozycję. Rewelacyjna jakość fotografii.
abmdsudi (47586) 2012-10-16 10:00
What a superb abbey and real tranquil setting. Nicely composed and blessed with lovely light & rich blue sky, This is a fine image framed nicely by the tree. I love how the low sun was hitting the prominent structures and giving it this nice warm tone and popped out against blue sky. Crispy in focus with lovely clean lines and details and I like the patches of greens lawn and the low cotton cloud is a real plus point. You have done great job capturing the grandeur of this historic spot. Just fascinating.
josepmarin (58031) 2012-10-16 10:38
the aesthetic game created by the light and the shades on the ruins of the abbey is really elegant and attractive.
I like the quality of the image, the graphical wealth of the elements that you have included in a good framing, and the wonderful colors that you have obtained by means of a perfect management of the exposure.
A beautiful composition, my friend.
Didi (59156) 2012-10-16 10:54
Well done for this nice point of view on the ruins.
But the right part of the sky is a little bit over exposed, that's normal because the camera sensor was settled on the shades in the middle.
brianmcc (6219) 2012-10-16 12:53
you have filled the frame beautifully with this image. the light and colours are very appealing. i love how the light has illuminated the abbey walls, and highlighted the detail in the stone. the clouds and sky are terrific, especially how the lead into the picture from the corner towards the tower.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-10-16 15:37
The light, colors, sharpness, are remarkable. The composition is remarkable and pleasant. An interesting photo. Bravo.
Have a nice day
andywo (4725) 2012-10-18 7:13
O kurcze, co za sceneria!
Kolorystyka i swiatlo sa naprawde imponujace.
Doskonale pokazujesz to interesujace miejsce.
jemaflor (90049) 2012-10-18 14:18
Good pov to present this monument, lovely light and colors, very well captured, tfs.
aliabazari (16067) 2012-10-18 22:19
Hi Mariusz drogi
Piękny i wspaniały skład, ekspozycji i głębi było bardzo dobre. Kolor jest bardzo atrakcyjna. Pozdrowienia, mój przyjacielu.
gervaso (12320) 2012-10-19 8:26
It's impossible to be disappointed with an image like that, technically perfect! The perspective is great, and the picture has excellent colors and sharpness! Great picture of a beautiful place! Wonderful composition!
s_lush (16134) 2012-10-21 8:18
These picturesque and romantic ruins have been captured by you under perfect light, with the well balanced composition, beautiful colors, interesting natural and architectural details, and, as usual for you, excellent quality. Very good visual and textual presentation of this historic place!
Angshu (56666) 2012-10-23 0:47
This is quite an unusual view I must say. You did find a vatage POV & created a fine picture. Framing is done well with the trees. The sky colour looks a bit funny especially on the right. But otherwise the quality is as always excellent toppoing the fine composition!
fabbs99 (16819) 2012-11-03 1:07
Excellent composition with some lovely colours coupled with nice light management and presentation.Beautiful POV and with vivid colors and proper light management.Very well done, TFS.
Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards
RegisMinot (1543) 2012-11-12 16:35
Very pleasant picture, with clear colours and a game of light and shadows on the walls of this monastery.
fritzi007 (9157) 2012-12-11 15:19
super Aufnahme, sehr gute Bildschärfe, aber am meisten inponiert mir die Perspektive, gratuliere!
(Auf meinen Foto waren es Touristinen bei einen Wüstenausflug)
Romano46 (18472) 2013-01-31 8:47
ho scoperto questa tua foto che ha il pregio di un giusto equilibrio tra la composizione perfetta nella disposizione dei suoi elementi e il il colore.
Questi danno una forte impronta che si pregia dell'incontro tra l'azzurro del cielo, il verde del prato ed il colore piů sfumato dell'edificio, il tutto con una nitidezza di tutto rispoetto ed un contrasto e una saturazione nella giusta misura.
Il ruscello che, mutamdo colore, avvolge i ruteri č la degna cornice a questo quadretto di rovine, ma anche di grande bellezza architettonica e naturale
Ciao e buon pomeriggio
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (32893)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-13
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Fountains Abbey [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-14 1:08