This is an alternative view of Whitby abbey- taken from the coastal road across the harbour entrance..
In the FG is the Whitby Pavilion Complex, with the Church in front of the Abbey- I am not sure of the white building.. Most photos of the Abbey are taken from the otherside without the clutter of the FG- I just like the light just before the storm
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tyro (20418) 2013-02-17 15:56
This is a lovely picture because of the gorgeous light on the abbey and the other buildings. Just the sort of light you get as a storm is about to commence.
But, somehow, it's not quite right if you know what I mean - and that's probably why it hasn't received the acclaim it really deserves. The picture is very slightly tilted and could take about just a little under 1° of clockwise rotation - the rotation, to be fair, is more noticeable on the near building than on the abbey itself - and the slope of grassy hillside in the bottom right doesn't do the picture any favours though I can imagine that it was probably impossible to avoid. If this was taken from a car park, then you could have climbed on Casper's roof to take it - that might have helped!
So, beautiful light and excellent detail on the buildings, even at 400mm (!) but I think the bit of grass in the right foreground detracts from it.
romanaa (7966) 2013-02-19 12:39
the long lens gives it a very special effect, all details are clearly visible and everything seems so close, yet the atmospheric perspective gives the contrary feeling. Strange and interesting.
BennyV (13840) 2013-04-29 4:51
The abbey always makes a dramatic sight. The effect is increased by the inclusion of the surroundings, a pity there isn't just a bit more light on the abbey itself, that would have made it perfect.
- Copyright: Rich Beghin (Ricx) (13495)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-15
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D digital, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-16 23:58