I have recently moved from Ireland to North East England. This is the fifth country I will live in but even with a lot of experience in moving I am still exhausted. North East England seems to be a wonderful place for a hobby photographer. However both professionally and privately I am entering an extremely busy period in my life so sadly I will be much less active on TrekEarth but I will do my best to stay in touch.
Whitby is a lovely town at the North Yorkshire coast. We have spent there one day and it was not enough to explore all it has to offer. It has a labyrinth of charming small streets on both sides of the river and a promenade along the beach. There are plenty cafes and restaurants. It has a great atmosphere. At the top of a cliff you can visit spectacular ruins of a monastery (in this photo). This angle does not give it a justice but due to the presence of reflection it is the most popular spot for photographers. I will definitely be a frequent guest in this beautiful town.
ABOUT THE MONASTERY
Whitby Abbey is a ruined Benedictine abbey overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. The first monastery was founded in 657 AD by the Anglo-Saxon era King of Northumbria, Oswy as Streoneshalh (the older name for Whitby). It was disestablished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the auspices of Henry VIII. It is a Grade I Listed building in the care of English Heritage and its site museum is housed in Cholmley House.
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npecanhuk (69964) 2012-03-11 15:26
I really enjoyed the chosen pov and the composition!
Those reflection are so beautiful!
TFS - congrats,
PaulVDV (24369) 2012-03-11 15:27
First of all, good luck and much success in your new home country.
And you already found a wonderful sight there.
It's a very impressive towering ruin of this Benedictine abbey, specially with that surrounding landscape.
Excellent choice of POV between the reed to show us the complete reflection in the water.
Great sharpness and beautiful natural colours.
Best regards, Paul
emka (86391) 2012-03-11 15:45
Witaj, pierwsze zdjecie na "nowych smieciach". czytałam o Witby ale nie miałam czasu, zeby tam pojechac. jest jakis związek Witby z Drakulą. Fajne ruiny i fantastycznie odbijaja sie w wodzie. Super zdjecie. Powodzenia w nowym miejscu.
worldcitizen (7614) 2012-03-11 16:00
The golden light in this photo is beautiful. I like the way it illuminates the reeds in the foreground. You also got a great reflection of the monastery. Your POV really presents the subject in an elegant way. Good luck in your new home and new country! :-)
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-03-11 17:04
You've been moving places recently, it must be really exhausting. Anyway, I liked the composition and the presentation. Very peaceful scene, the reflections are really nice and colors are beautifully exposed. The POV is just perfect. Great work!
macjake (61418) 2012-03-11 17:44
First of all, congrats on landing the job....i know you were very worried and stressed for awhile there, so we're all happy for you.
as for the photo, i can truly see why this paticular POV is so popular - for obvious reasons.
and i know what you're thinking....how would this look in Blue Hour! haha...
go for it, i'm sure you'll do an excellent job.
the photo is pretty much flawless, what can i say?
Sonata11 (33697) 2012-03-11 17:49
wspaniale ze znalazles nowe miejsce, chociaz nie zachwycaja mnie przeprowadzki. Doznalam tego uczucia i doswiadczenia w Houston. Zycze Ci powodzenia in sukcesow w nowym miejscu. Powracajac do zdjecia to jest bardzo ladne i interesujac pokazujac nam te wspaniale ruiny oraz jego odbicie. Piekne wykonanie jak zwykle. Wspaniala kolorystyka, ostrosc, czystosc obrazu. Fantastyczne zdjecie bez zarzutu. Super jakosc. Gratulacje.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze powodzenia,
adores (40946) 2012-03-11 18:49
Hope you're doing fine in England! You're starting with a great photo! Just perfect! the ruins are wonderful and you got a very good pov! The golden plants and the reflections really add a lot here! Very good composition!
delpeoples (55090) 2012-03-11 19:02
Welcome back dear Mariusz
You have been missed. I suspected your absence was due to the move, but it certainly looks like you've settled in well. And brought some sunshine with you to the Old Dart! This is stunning, what a way to announce your return. Crisp lines, beautiful colours and reflections and oh that ruined abbey is sensational. An extraordinary photo, congratulations.
It's good to have you back and best of luck in your new country
SnapRJW (31627) 2012-03-11 22:50
Hello Mariusz - Firstly, I wish you well in your new home. My son lives in York and yes, you will have some wonderful photographic opportunities in that beautiful part of England. Secondly, you have already have a great start on your NE gallery. This is a wonderful shot of Whitby Abbey. Quite a different look to many of this well-known ruin. Often the Gothic mood is emphasised but I like your light touch and fabulous POV. The warm tones, reflection and wonderful composition present the abbey in a fresh and attractive way. Excellent work. Warm regards and all the best Rosemary
ifege (10363) 2012-03-11 23:16
Hi Mariusz. A great postcard with the good reflection and well condisered composition.
saxo042 (37666) 2012-03-11 23:34
The attractive old ruin is perfectly placed here, with its reflection filling the pond. It is beautifully positioned against the empty horizon. Very good colours and a very interesting note!
jjcordier (78988) 2012-03-11 23:40
Je te souhaite une bonne vie dans ton nouveau pays d'habitation.
Tu nous régales déjà avec cette magnifique première photo de cette abbaye en ruines. Le cadrage est splendide, utilisant au mieux les reflets et la végétation du bord du lac.
Hanssie (10463) 2012-03-11 23:47
This one is just superb, what a fantastic composition you've found, great foreground, all clear and sharp, the whole building in the reflections, ladies and gentlemen : THIS IS PHOTOGRAPHY ! ! !
JFS (32459) 2012-03-12 1:16
Hi Mariusz, dramatic and magic shot of this lonely place, i like the clever POV and the quality of the image.
Have a good day!
mauro61 (52633) 2012-03-12 1:21
spettacolari le rovine di questa chiesa con la grande pianura intorno.
Giochi di colore con il giallo delle sterpaglie e lo splendido riflesso che hai catturato.
danos (90305) 2012-03-12 1:34
very nice the view as the presentation of the Whitby Abbey,as is placed perfect in the frame with its reflection to completes great the whole image.I like the beauty of the place,with the light and the colour management to are so well captured.
Have a good week,danos
timecapturer (49288) 2012-03-12 3:45
seen a lot of shots of this famous landmark, but I must say this is by far the best. So perfectly composed and executed. I love the warmth here and all the fg detailing just makes it all look so magical and attractive. Awesome work!
Enjoy your week - regards Brian.
cavli (1876) 2012-03-12 4:58
I like you pov very much. very good scene of a ruins. very good reflection it is well seen. nice autumn colors. tfs
jester5 (2024) 2012-03-12 5:12
The most romantic and beautiful picture of Whitby Abbey I have ever seen. This has so much lightness,even the stonework looks light and that reflection just lifts the whole picture onto a different plain. Lovely Mariusz thank you
dta (71391) 2012-03-12 5:23
Hello Mariusz ,
First , good luck for your new life in England .
You've here perfectly chosen the POV , to place the reflection of the ruins in the "V" of the pond . Beautiful light and fine winter colors , for this amazing place .
Sergiom (67362) 2012-03-12 5:54
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Une belle recherche de point de vue originale et un sujet passionnant et bien mis en valeur.
rychem (28019) 2012-03-12 9:13
Swietne ujecie, niesamowite wrazenie robia ruiny wsrod pol i bagien
prasun984 (5590) 2012-03-12 11:09
Great work on this one! Love the clarity and sharpness. like the details of the architecture.nice chosen POV.
Superb reflections, colors and exposition.
brianmcc (6219) 2012-03-12 11:38
congratulations on your new job, and new life in the north of england. your first picture from here hints at the wonders to follow. this is an extraordinary old ruin looking, as it does, as if its in the middle of no-where. your framing is superb using the grasses around the water. the reflections are fantastic, and the sharpness of the ruins is stunning. on another day, and with some dramatic skies, i think you will produce many more stunning images from this place.
mesutilgim (89070) 2012-03-12 15:27
Perfect postcard, with good layout and nice mirroring effect and many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Ricx (13495) 2012-03-12 15:31
Mariusz, congratulations in moving to England with a stunning post. its postcard studff.. lovely lighting .. sad to hear you going to be quieter- but fully understand. R
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2012-03-12 15:57
For sure, an excellent postcard with this impressive reflection.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-12 16:25
great shot, the composition is very nice and I like the atmosphere of the photo, the reflection is beautiful, superb lights and colours, romantic atmosphere I like it very much! Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
lousat (82500) 2012-03-13 1:28
Hi Mariusz,simply beautiful,what a idea to take the reflections in this way,magnificent and imposing perspctive of this church,like a cathedral in the desert,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
corjan3 (2095) 2012-03-13 4:30
Excellent composition and a very striking image as a whole. The colour of the dry winter grass complements that of the building and it reflection very well. Best wishes.
jurek1951 (42194) 2012-03-13 6:26
interesujace te ruiny,dobra perspektywa i odbicie na wodzie,dobra ostrosc i kolorystyka,pozdrawiam
MJR (3360) 2012-03-13 16:03
Neat job !
Very soft and gentle image of a view that is so often dark and mysterious.
Love the POV with the reeds and of course the reflection. Despite what you say, I have not seen this POV before; it does not show the building to its best, but it makes a mean shot ! ( you might have moved 60cm left to put the tower in the point of the lake ? Maybe ? or not, as I dare say you checked it out ! )
Will let you know if I have any trips over planned, and we might catch up - there are lots of photo-ops to be had all around you.
tedesse (25133) 2012-03-14 16:18
Super kadr, piekne odbicia,wspaniale kolory i doskonala ostrosc.
Pozdrawiam i zycze powodzenia w nowym miejscu
siudzi (34141) 2012-03-15 3:15
Fantastyczna fotografia! Uwielbiam Twój punkt widzenia, świetną kompozycję oraz urocze odbicia. Piękna praca.
holmertz (45179) 2012-03-15 5:45
This is a perfect postcard. The ruins of the abbey are spectacular and they are marvellously reflected in a gap between the two large tufts of dry reeds. A very good photo.
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-03-15 12:41
Ola Mariusz ,
Que belo reflexo desta igreja em ruínas , muito bom o enquadramento da foto , boas cores e luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
ikeharel (62879) 2012-03-17 2:38
A fine perspective over the ruins, with reflection on the water in FG.
I once heared the reason for the roofless monasteries throughout England, is the fact they had a wooden roof when originally built - and a fire destroyed it.
Lot's of luck and success in your new life in the NE beautiful land.
bukitgolfb301 (37718) 2012-03-17 4:13
Hi my dear Mariusz
This is another wonderful masterpiece shot!
So-------- fantastic secnery image via great panfocus vertical appraoch with impressive colors and sharp clear focusing. So timely posting to see weekend. Perfect balance and framework are as usual as your trade mark.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a good Saturday!
chawax (19820) 2012-03-17 4:39
You probably saw many ruins of abbey in Ireland, but none is as impressive as this one. I love this kind of monuments so I would surely appreciate this one ! You chose a very good POV with the reeds in the foreground adding depth and nice reflections of the ruins. I love too the warm colours and the nice light.
Have a nice week end,
SWEETFREEDOM (23460) 2012-03-17 5:41
very nice old monastery, good reflectios and colors. i am waiting to see more picture of this country that i know very little.
TopGeo (38208) 2012-03-17 8:19
Beautiful composition With Nice Colors.Fantastic technique
I think this part of the architectural harmony of the reflections Beautifully done.
nice one your pov and positioning of the pyramidal structure is very attractive. the management of lights and colors are a lesson perspective!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-03-17 8:39
Before becoming a postcard, it is especially an excellent picture, with a balanced framing, excellent light, and a spectacular reflection. Great success. Bravo.
Have a nice day
jemaflor (89351) 2012-03-17 9:30
Lovely archirtecture and great result with the presentation, light is well managed, reflections are perfectly placed in your photo, beautiful colors, tfs.
Fis2 (89993) 2012-03-17 10:49
To wynalazles miejsce.
A jakie piekne ruiny!
Kompozycja robi wrazenie odbicie dodaje uroku.
nikkitta (16758) 2012-03-17 14:04
So finally well established and with new job, I wish you ( as I said in my note) the better in both work and new country
Finally back and with a very beautiful capture with golden colors and great POV where the ruins are the protagonist, like the reflections of them
Really hope you have time to post some from time to time, I added you to my list, so I will know..
Greetings and congrats
ManuMay (36083) 2012-03-17 16:06
Composition very special, perfectly managed, th eplay of reflections, the superb light management and very good sharpness and definition, a very good and creative work!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-18 6:40
Wish you all the best in your new employment and place. You have captured this beautiful ruined monastery under perfect light conditions showing the full reflection in the water. The colors are very soft and beautiful. Hope to see more from this place.
sacimar (26205) 2012-03-18 6:53
this is a wonderful image, I like it very much!ths building is eye catching, the composition with its reflection is excellent, congratulations,
Good luck in you new place!
siolaw (38292) 2012-03-18 19:28
The ruined abbey in itself gives a fantastic atmosphere and you composed the view perfectly with off centre and wonderful reflections.
Graal (100106) 2012-03-19 0:05
bardzo fajnie skomponowany kadr. Niezwykla ruina i jej odbicie w wodzie. Wszystko tu juz powiedziano. Bdb praca.
josepmarin (57911) 2012-03-19 1:50
you have chosen a very effective framing, with the placing the ruins of the monastery slightly off-centre in order to give power to the neutral space on the left side, by means of the incorporation of the plants in foreground.
The reflections on the water are an important aesthetic element, and give a great quality to the composition.
The management of the light and of the colors is excellent.
A good work, my friend.
My best wishes for you in your so busy period.
Noel_Byrne (27382) 2012-03-19 7:48
I have been yearning for a long time to see whitby Abbey, after seeing so many images online. This is just perfect, the reflection, the colours, that wonderful sky. Looking at this I am close to packing my bags and going now. Thanks for a great shot.
raszid62 (18515) 2012-03-19 12:11
Wspania³e ba¶niowe ruiny strzelistego zamczyska zagubionego w dziczy moczarów.. Piêkne jego odbicie w spokojnej wodzie stawu. Po pogodzie widaæ ,¿e to przedwio¶nie. ¦wietna naturalna kolorystyka i perfekcyjna jako¶æ obrazu.
ciakgiak (30423) 2012-03-19 15:53
Non mi ero accorto di questo post assolutamente splendido, sei riuscito ad incastrare il vecchio rudere laddove c'era lo spazio nella pozzanghera, l'effetto è superbo.
Un caro abbraccio.
adramad (40612) 2012-03-20 8:13
Despite being in ruins, the abbey is majestic with its large size and elegant proportions, the composition is delicious, with the wonderful reflection and the golden color of dried aquatic plants.
Perfect light and color. I love it.
Have a nice day.
P/D. I wish you the greatest happiness in your new stage in the northeast of England, I'm sorry you see less around here, but I understand and I am glad that all this is for your sake, you always have a friend here.
Silvio1953 (130310) 2012-03-21 10:45
Ciao Mariusz, great POV on fascinating old ruines, fantastic reflections, lovely composition, wonderful colors, splendid light and beautiful naturalambientation, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Waylim (25368) 2012-03-21 14:02
Another great shot, and once again, you are relocating, which is great for us as well as you will present to us different photos of the country. Great composition and technical quality is not need to mention, great as usual.
danyy (0) 2012-03-23 3:07
un endroit vraiment atypique, cette cathédrale en ruine semble s'être déposée là où on attendait rien, en pleine nature sauvage.
Une photo astucieusement construite, les reflets bien placés dans ce "V" formé par la végétation, des lumières parfaites et des couleurs très vives.
kiks (11785) 2012-03-30 10:18
Fantastic choice of low pov you did hier making this ruins look enormous. Very beautiful. Personaly i would like to see another light balance that allows to see more definition at the sky. I did WS on it to illustrate it. Hoop you don't mind.
Angshu (56568) 2012-04-04 1:33
So you've finally settled...hope the dust has settled down as well, because I expect you to post many pictures from this area of England & also from this Monastery which is quite unique as a subject even though it has been photographed gazillion times.
This is quite an unique POV as we see the monastery & the reflection though the window of tall reeds. The warm-cold colour combination also works well!
Hope all is well after the transfer. I have transferred 8 times already & know how painful the exercise is
bornav (484) 2012-05-24 4:58
Each photo of your 'postcard series' is as admirable as the other. This one is my favourite, particularly due to the lanscape composition, sharpness and clarity of details!
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-06-28 7:19
A very pleasant impression of symetry with this superb and incredible play of reflections. Wonderful scene of this place you show us with fantastic management of light, colors, sharpness, clarity. Excellent presentation of this beautiful place and amazing reflection.
ilDottore (5252) 2012-08-20 17:22
Przede wszystkim miejscówka, POV i kompozycja zasługują na pochwałę.
Ale aż się prosi by wrócić tu gdy będzie ciekawsze światło i niebo... to mógłby być hicior!
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-03-07 5:34
Looks like a scene from a movie: middle in the
nowhere there is a Church (okay a ruin).
I like it very much and I'm waiting for the
knights and horses that will come..
Point of view, the composition and light
management are excellent. The layers in the
picture creates an extra depth. The mirror
in the water is a nice extra, like a cherry
on a delicious cake.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (32459)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-11
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya Pro PL
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-11 15:19
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