Today, I am posting a shot of the ruined priory at Lindisfarne. In the evening sunlight, it is a romantic and awe inspiring place. It is on Lindisfarne Island and has been an important centre of Christianity since Anglo Saxon times.
I am including a link which will give more of the history of the place and a virtual tour of the information site. To view it please click here.
Remember, Lindisfarne Island becomes cut off from the mainland and can only be accessed at particular times. A timetable is always available to help you to make your decisions about crossing.
Many thanks for stopping by.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph.
pp slight crop, sharpened, adj brightness, added borders & signed
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-08-11 3:29
Hello Beverley! Wonderful church, amazing ruins. Nice POV. Very nice light and bright. Good sharpness. Original shot. Good luck!
snunney (84847) 2008-08-11 3:34
A good composition of the priory from a well chosen point of view. The tones and textures in the old stones are particularly well rendered under a pleasing ambient light.
npecanhuk (66302) 2008-08-11 3:48
Very interesting and nice spot, with those ruins!
Your photo is sharp, has a great pov and it's very pleasant!
TFS - Congratulations!
grantlp (2113) 2008-08-11 4:15
This to me seems "postcard perfect".....providing someone like myself, who has not visited Devon, a excellent reflection of the some of the history that is very much part of England. By including the foreground wall, you've created nice depth to the image, and the inclusion of the green grass, adds much needed colour contrast to the old stone work. Very nicely done, well done.
macondo (18623) 2008-08-11 4:18
Ah, look what just floated by in the gallery...
A very well composed shot of these ruins, with the beautifully lit church building in the background, rising from the ruins. I also particularly like the sun shining into the arched windows of that piece of wall on the right. I'm not sure I like the frame, but the photo is excellent. Perfectly chosen viewpoint.
wishlist (4133) 2008-08-11 6:21
this is simply beautiful. You managed to catch a great light which enphasize even more the beauty and the great atmosphere of this place. Very good job in setting up your camera, the colours are wonderful and very natural and every single details is well visible. A truly fine work indeed.
Thanks for sharing it.
LamCam (3603) 2008-08-11 10:03
You have caught so well the feeling that such places have, late in the day when most of the visitors have departed. The atmosphere is soft and luminous,and very attractive.
It seems late October is a good time to visit!
gracious (20025) 2008-08-11 10:58
Hello my friend Bev,
I compliment for such a beautiful composition of the ruin image well composed and captured in a perfect way!
the pov is superb with those wonderful lighting from an angle that brings so much atmosphere and mood over the place! the colour balanced is first class with good sharpness and lots of details to view and enjoy!
thank you once again for the sharing
take good care and my sincere regards to you and family in UK
a friend from NZ
Kielia (23703) 2008-08-11 12:13
your composition is showing us the true beauty of this amazing ruin. Your POV is excellent and the colours and the light are wonderful. Phantastic work, Beverley!
feather (51130) 2008-08-11 13:15
This must be a very original POV Bev. You have used the ruins of the Priory to frame St Mary's Church very well. The evening light coming in from the side is highlighting parts of the old stones beautifully.
Good advice about the crossings. Just last week a Spanish family got cut off and had to go into one of the towers. While waiting to be rescued they watched their car slowly going under water. Apparently they couldn't speak any English so had not understood about the tides.
Hope you had a successful village show. Did you win anything?
Clementi (52514) 2008-08-11 15:00
a wonderful ancient building partly in ruin, splendid the church perfect POV which allows a wide view of the very beautiful architecture.
gunbud (34066) 2008-08-11 18:30
Another stunning shot of the lovely English countryside with the highly details ruins seen in excellent clarity and sharpness.
Beautiful pastel sky background with a lovely bit of contrasting green in the courtyard.
PS It tickled me to hear that you played Cowboys and Indians with your brothers. Those chilhood memories never fade.
carper (96) 2008-08-12 4:17
very nice one Beverley,
the composition is fine here, you handled the light on a very good way, the pov is fine, very good photojob here, have a nice evening.
Cretense (68691) 2008-08-14 11:41
Excellent architecture photo, great composition, framing and POV! I particularly like the light managment, those soft colours and the great depth of field! I also like the job you've done with that border, giving a great presentation! Congratulations!
pablominto (53744) 2008-08-15 8:18
This is a fine capture of this famous place!
I like the point of view that is giving this dynamic feeling, the angle of light is perfect and adds this great sense of depth...
Well composed presentation, sharp fine details!
sam_wald (720) 2008-08-23 18:06
nice shot - I can imagine how much work was involved to build these structures in the first place; it's all in ruins now... Good sharpness, and I like your new frame!
boa (6075) 2008-09-11 1:28
so this must be the place the first viking raid was in 793 ?
This is definitely a place for me to visit, since i`m very interested in such places. Well..the photo: A great composition,well-presented,sharp and a nice light.
Thanks for sharing and the note.
Best regards from Sweden
ajayrawat (621) 2008-10-16 7:37
Good photo of the ruins very well composed.
Estelle (2766) 2008-10-17 7:43
I haven't been on your gallery for such a long time and have missed quite a number of successful shots.
This is one of my favourite. It has all the criterias of a great postcard.
alainh (35583) 2008-11-05 22:33
the good angle to show us this beautifull place.
i like the old walls and the mysteries around.
a good composition Beverley
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (30181)
- 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/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): On Lindisfarne Island [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-08-11 3:28