This is a shot of the ruins of Fountains Abbey.
The dramatic Abbey ruins at Fountains are the largest monastic ruins in the country.
The abbey is set in the naturally beautiful Skell valley and is flanked by two large, lawned areas whilst on either side are inspiring cliff faces. The river Skell runs through the valley and under the twelfth century abbey building.
I took the shot in the early evening when the low sun was casting lovely shadows across the lawns.
It is a beautiful place to visit.
Many thanks for stopping by.
I hope you enjoyed sharing Fountains Abbey, Bev :-)
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Nicou (97727) 2012-09-13 10:03
Fantastique compo et iamge quelle ruine de cette abbaye superbe ces ruine ce qu'il en reste avec des tons doux, quelle compo et image sueprbe cpatage.
Bravo et amitié
ManuMay (33345) 2012-09-13 10:48
Very pleasant place, bathed by a special evening light, very beautiful...
I like too the good composition and the high details and textures on stone...Very good!!
Have a nice day...
notrap (4690) 2012-09-13 11:03
how amazing this abbey must have been in the middle ages! But there are many romantic souls who find ruins impressive as well, and sure this valley is visited by many tourists. The two tiny persons give a sense of scale. Looks as if you had difficulties to find a pov in this extreme evening-light, avoiding too many twigs and bushes and too much of the shady side of the walls. The right side of the tower looks a bit grey in my opinion, maybe a bit overdone in pp.
All in all a good contibution to TE.
chawax (14906) 2012-09-13 12:02
I like the atmosphere you feel in such ruins, so it's always a pleasure to see photos of such abbeys. This one looks quite impressive and you had a nice light. Just a shame the tree on the left hides most of the tower.
mkamionka (24537) 2012-09-13 12:23
thank you so much for sharing it. I have so far seen just the Whitby and Rievaulx abbeys around here but I have of course heard about this one and I guess very soon I am going to visit it as well. You presented it in a lovely light. Lit from a side it gives plenty of shade which results in a three dimensional feeling. Well selected POV I don't remember seeing it from this side.
Very well done,
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-09-13 13:06
The light is beautiful on the ruins also remarkable. I love the brightness of the photo. Framing from the trees is clever. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
brianmcc (5536) 2012-09-13 14:14
your viewpoint is superb here with the trees framing the scene and focusing the eye on the ruins. they are beautifully illuminated by a great light which shows up every detail in the stone work.
carlo62 (12610) 2012-09-13 14:20
molto interessante questa Abbazia, in Toscana ne esiste una simile (San Galgano).
Una bella condivisione.
trevormoffiet (925) 2012-09-13 15:17
I like this composition with the framing by the trees and the fence on the left leading into the image. The people in the image do not distract from the Abbey but provide that extra touch of a human dimension that transcends time.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-13 16:21
a beautiful romantic atmosphere with superb composition and very nice lights, the POV is superb, picturesque view, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
emka (58152) 2012-09-13 23:27
How I like such places. These old ruins of abbey have so much charm and a touch of mystery. One can walk around and feel like discoverer. This lovely atmosphere is here enhanced by beautiful evening light and the framing of the trees. For sure the place worth visiting.
JFS (32153) 2012-09-13 23:54
What a marvel of shot! Top quality image, i like the vertical format to stand out the beauty of the ruined Abbey, I like the light too, and the sense of tranquility.
Enjoy the WE!
ikeharel (37356) 2012-09-14 2:30
Useing low angel sunrays on an afternoon, created a magnificent play with shadows over the ruins of this Abbey. Clarity and contrast are superb collected.
Missing roof and de-cuped tower, enhanced a drama on the scene.
Fine taken, premeditated.
snunney (67346) 2012-09-14 2:48
The low autumnal afternoon light brings a particular atmosphere to this very attractive image that suits the subject perfectly. The shot is well composed with the foreground ruined column giving the scene depth and echoing the tower of the church. Lovely warm tones and very good sharpness. Have a pleasant day.
timecapturer (30334) 2012-09-14 2:52
now this is one place I must visit. Love ruined abbeys they are so atmospheric and strangely magical. Your shot illustrates this perfectly and the light and colours here are so attractive. Superb image and presentation. Love it!
Have a splendid weekend - regards Brian.
dkmurphys (36819) 2012-09-14 4:58
Very picturesque vertical composition. I like the warm sunlight on the old ruined walls. Well seen.
Sergiom (39259) 2012-09-14 5:13
J'aime beaucoup la lumière qui frappe les ruines en diagonale. Elle apporte un effet dramatique et rassurant à la fois. Un très beau point de vue.
Silvio1953 (98183) 2012-09-15 3:41
Ciao Bev, great view of fantastic architectures, remember me San Galgano abbey, wonderful èastel colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
francio64 (38188) 2012-09-15 12:45
un luogo quasi fantasmagorico, ben inserito nel tuo scatto.
macjake (39235) 2012-09-15 13:57
In John's recent post, he talked about how important lighting is.
you're photo here should accompany HIS note :)
here we can see the warm yellow glow striking the stone.
the overlapping tree branches don't bother me at all, infact they create a nice border and fg/bg separation.
enjoy your weekend,
tyro (13101) 2012-09-15 17:39
This is a place which I really must visit and your photograph makes me even more determined to do that.
You have caught this beautiful scene in lovely late afternoon light in late October and you have added the extra enticement by letting us see it through the foliage of a tree which, of course, makes a perfect frame. The lighting is superb, the colours faithful and true and the details and sharpness exquisite.
Have a Lovely Sunday!
delpeoples (44960) 2012-09-15 22:37
Hello dear Bev
This is technically flawless. And on top of that, it's extremely beautiful and has an amazing subject. I like tbhe way you composed the shot, also using the vertical frame. the contrasts and colours are superb and your detail is just amazing. Congratulations, it's a stunner.
Cheers and happy Sunday
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-09-17 4:38
Amasing composition with beautiful facades of this ruins of Fountains Abbey. There is a great harmony among them and you reflected this excellently. The contrast with the greens and sharpness are just amazing. A fabulous shot.
Have a nice evening,
Bluejeans (64239) 2012-09-17 5:33
Ola Beverley ,
Uma boa visão vertical com esta Abadia de fundo em ruínas , gostei muito dos detalhes e cores , um belo local a visitar , bom contraste com o céu nublado , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Kielia (20463) 2012-09-18 8:16
a very fascinating image with a fantastic mood - and a great impression of the ruin, very thoroughly composed with an excellent management of the light. My compliments – also for the interesting note.
sacavem (18576) 2012-09-19 7:44
The colour and contrast superb with nice vertical.
korbee (6299) 2012-10-07 13:07
Like a vertical painting Beverly,youve got super light on the ruins here with the best possible skies,the tree on the lft is no wy a disturbance.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (17791)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Fountains Abbey [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-13 9:51