This is part of Tynemouth Priory. It is now ruined and stands on the cliffs above Tynemouth.
My photograph actually shows the gatehouse, as seen through one of the ruined arches of the priory. It may seem strange that a religious building has a gate house but this priory was situated in quite a precarious location.
It was threatened by the Scots and by the Vikings who saw it as an opportunity to gain great wealth.
Despite the precautions of a walled exterior and a substantial gatehouse, the Vikings still managed to sack the priory!
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snunney (79867) 2014-05-26 7:26
Impressive gatehouse. Well framed looking through the archway. I like the warm tones and the excellent detail to be observed in the old stones.
emka (73471) 2014-05-26 8:52
Hi Bev, wonderful ruins and shown so beautifully from under the arch. Nice colours and sharpness. Such ruins are so romantic!
Warm regrads Malgo
saxo042 (36912) 2014-05-26 9:07
A fine picture with a pleasant depth. The gate also acts as a frame for the view of the parts further away. Interesting note, maybe my forefathers were here too...
Nicou (116688) 2014-05-26 9:15
Quel bel arche de pierre sueprbe cadrage avec la vue au travers ce prés vert qui coupe les plans superbe ce château avec ce vielles pierres très belle compo.
Bravo et amitié
cornejo (28193) 2014-05-26 9:21
Hi Bev, very good picture of this interesting view through the door, pretty medieval image framed by the stone arch, very well composed and captured in this image, with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
PiotrF (4558) 2014-05-26 12:49
This is splendid architecture .Sharpness and clarity are real perfect. Excellent captured and pleasant presentation.I like these. Thank you for your interesting notes.
Silvio1953 (116233) 2014-05-26 13:55
Ciao Bev, great view of fascinating architecture, lovely composition well framed by arch, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (20978) 2014-05-26 14:37
Nicely framed through this attractive, intricate and sturdy arch. Te soft blue ofthe sky looks great, as do the rich greens in comparison to the grey stone. I am used to seeing well defended religious buildings, here in Ireland they were also und attack for centuries! Lovey capture of this place, the kind of place I love to visit and shoot.
carlo62 (27898) 2014-05-26 14:57
bella composizione, l'arco è una perfetta cornice per l'architettura dello sfondo.
Ottima la nitidezza, la luce non era molto bella, ma sei riuscita ad ottenere un ottimo risultato.
photoray (10289) 2014-05-26 17:15
Appealing view of the gothic Tynemouth Priory ruins through the block arch way. Apparently a common design in the middle ages was for defense, including castles and churches, etc.
And then there was Henry VIII who ransacked the Catholic monasteries...
But I will take partial blame for bad behavior, being part Swede (Viking heritage)
Thanks for sharing,
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-05-26 17:55
Bev, arches used as frames are always so challenging, inviting and intriguing...and it makes a composition much more beautiful by giving depth.
a very beautiful view to the historic ruins very well composed and presented!!
Apurba20 (984) 2014-05-27 3:55
The long vertical shot appealed to me at the first look. Then the ruins and the somewhat ill-kept grass struck my eye.
I love the way you have created a fine sense of geometry by giving the arch that much of an importance.
trevormoffiet (2452) 2014-05-27 6:24
I love this view of the priory and your interesting note about its preparations to fend off viking raids. Very topical for me. I have been watching "The Vikings" now showing on one of our TV channels in Australia. The show highlights the viking raids on Northumbria and Wessex.
Well-composed using the archway as a frame.
fritzi007 (2846) 2014-05-27 12:31
really a nice, interesting photo, very good photo quality and information, congratulations!
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-05-27 17:16
classic idea of using the door as a natural frame for the picture-you did very good job handling the light in superb way to achieve perfectly detailed FG and BG at the same time. Good DOF and pretty natural colors.
Very good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing and all the best
Graal (95425) 2014-05-28 0:37
nice composition here. Gate like natural frame of image. Interesting place with old historic ruins. Good mini series. Photo is well done.
Have a nice day.
Didi (55127) 2014-05-28 9:13
I thought there was ruins only in France
Very nice approach to these ones in good lights ambiance
Awesome historic place
nikkitta (13354) 2014-06-01 12:14
Quite good note that add interest at the capture, the wikings have been here
Good idea of framing ( like this way) the ruins with the stone arch
Good week ahead
Angshu (54769) 2014-06-10 1:44
Little is left of the priory as we see and also read from your notes...what I like in this picture is the way you framed it with the arched gate. We also see a hint of sun on the fresh green grass closer to the priory, which also looks attractive. Well done!
asajernigan (20488) 2014-07-09 5:15
This is a great shot, I like the use of the arch as a frame for the scene. The lighting is great with nice color and sharpness. The dark sky contrasts the nicely lit foreground.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (26629)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-14
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-26 7:14