Good Morning Everyone,
Today, I am posting a photograph of Lindisfarne Priory.
I was lucky enough to take this shot when I was on holiday in Northumberland. Although it was quite cold, you can see that the weather was bright and sunny.
Here is some information about the priory from English Heritage:
Lindisfarne Priory was one of the most important centres of early Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England. It is still a place of pilgrimage today, the dramatic approach across the causeway adding to its fascination. Founded by St Aidan in AD635, the site owes its fame to St Cuthbert, the greatest of Northumbrian holy men, who lived and died there. Wander around the atmospheric ruins, and visit the refurbished museum. There you’ll discover the fascinating story of the monks who lived on Holy Island until the monastery was suppressed in 1537.
Many thanks for your visit.
Please feel free to offer me feedback on any aspect of the photograph.
pp cropped, sharpened, adj brightness & contrast, added border and signed.
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japiey (10163) 2008-07-04 2:15
Fine capture with many details of the place.
The beauty still smiles there..
Lovely green and lights.
Thank you for the well explained notes.
Enjoy your days:)
PixelTerror (0) 2008-07-04 2:31
A very nice piece of heritage, even ruined those still standing arches conserve a lot of grace, a well exposed photo with some pleasant warming light on the stones.
Have a nice day JY
zeynepe (9833) 2008-07-04 2:46
Hi Beverley ,
The architectural view of these ruins is fantastic :)
The sharpness is superb so I can see every details.
Floydian (30970) 2008-07-04 3:21
This is very nice. Your crop and framing is well thought, not a quick snapshot but a well thought composition. Light is very beautiful and nice to see some clouds under the arch.
I really like this, you made some good work here.
Have a nice weekend, Henk
Clementi (52514) 2008-07-04 5:05
fantastic these ruins, they are in contrast very well with the lawn green and a very beautiful blue sky.
feather (51130) 2008-07-04 5:50
If I'm not mistaken I have a similar view from here in my gallery. It's amazing how the arch still stands after all these years. I like the way you have used the archway to frame the part we see underneath. From the POV you chose there are plenty of lines to lead the eye into the frame. Good work Bev.
Kielia (22913) 2008-07-04 10:43
you have perfectly well made use of the autumnal light! It matches the character of the ruin, a bright summer light would have changed the impression totally. (Hope you understand what I want to express since I am not a native English speaker....)
Have a nice evening!
gracious (20025) 2008-07-04 11:04
Nicely captured of the ruins with the best sunlight angle!
very good details and good colour contrast in the whole image!
many thanks for the useful notes as well
have a wonderful weekend
Greg1949 (9011) 2008-07-04 12:13
Another nice capture Bev, colors are great and the arch framing the wall remnant is really nice. As Henk said, the clouds under the arch is really a fine touch.
chawax (18463) 2008-07-04 12:22
I love ruins of abbeys you can find in Ireland or United Kingdom. You often feel a strange atmosphere in these places. These ones look very impressive and the red colour of stones is very nice. Anyway, why did you add these ugly blue borders ? lol
hay_kes (30436) 2008-07-05 0:27
What a great old architectural view.Superb POV, light, colours and perspective.TFS.
wishlist (4133) 2008-07-05 6:38
light and shadows, contrast between the green grass and the blue sky, a beautiful ruin with its history that you shared with us..I think there's everything to make this picture beauiful to look at. It's well composed and presented and you did a good job setting up your camera to deliver a great result. My compliments.
Have a nice weekend and regards,
lestans (17030) 2008-07-06 9:22
what an interesting place, captured from a very good POV. Beautiful ruins, I like the arch still standing and framing the wall in the back.
Very good sharpness and colors.
LamCam (3603) 2008-07-06 14:18
Hello Bev, Although only fragments are left, these arches still have dignity and grace - and the blue sky helps to emphasise their shape very well. The freshness of the day is evident in the colours and clarity.
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-07-07 7:51
A nice architecture catch.
I like how you framed these old stones, exposure and natural colors are spot on,
jean11-3 (2799) 2008-07-19 10:55
Hello Beverley,a good POV and DoF for this one.
You have managed to capture quite a lot of the details of the building from this viewpoint.
You were blessed with a beautiful blue sky; what a difference it makes to a shot.
The colour of the stones really looks good in the sunshine.
Tfs, regards Jean.
jmdias (52550) 2008-09-02 17:04
ruins are ever tragical and many them have a strange beauty. This one is perfect, I liked this pov and the light here. We can enjoy these old details ands imagine how it was in the past
osub (1663) 2008-10-13 8:13
Great capture. Nice colours and good POV.
ikeharel (52251) 2011-04-10 2:36
A very clear details of the ruins, superb contrast to blue sky and green lawn - every stone is shown. As I read the shadows - taken on an afternoon low light.
In old days the roof was built with wood, that did not survived the time past.
Have a nice week ahead, and thanks for your continuous reviewing my pic.'s.
delpeoples (52447) 2011-04-13 6:37
What an amazing ruin. I've never seen them before, so thank you very much for showing us such a fascinating and unique place. The colours look a little faded in the top half of the frame, no doubt as a result of having to balance the light and shadow. But the image is lovely and sharp with good contrast. Nice job, have a good day.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (26515)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-23
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D-70, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): On Lindisfarne Island [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-07-04 2:08