From the title one could guess that this is a picture from France. Surprisingly two of the English Abbeys in this area that I know of, have rather French sounding names. I have showed you already a picture of the Fountain Abbey and now I have finally managed to make an acceptable picture of the Rivaulx Abbey. Beautiful place, my photo does not give it a justice as the complex is quite large with this part in the photo being just one of the elements but it is just 40 minutes from where I live so I will try to come back again.
Rievaulx Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey headed by the Abbot of Rievaulx. It is located in Rievaulx, near Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, England. It was one of the wealthiest abbeys in England and was dissolved by Henry VIII of England in 1538. Its ruins are a tourist attraction.
Rievaulx Abbey was founded in 1132 by twelve monks from Clairvaux Abbey as a mission for the colonisation of the north of England and Scotland. It was the first Cistercian abbey in the north. With time it became one of the great Cistercian abbeys of Yorkshire, second only to Fountains Abbey in fame.
The remote location was ideal for the Cistercians, whose desire was to follow a strict life of prayer and self-sufficiency with little contact with the outside world.
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cargus (10562) 2013-04-27 6:20
Interesting ruins,sharpness exposure and natural colors are excellent!...Well done.!!
holmertz (58350) 2013-04-27 6:23
I would describe this photo as a lot more than "acceptable". It's a fine composition where you have used he remnants of walls very cleverly to provide depth, as well as giving the foreground an attractive pattern. The ruins still standing are magnificent, so no wonder this is a toourist attraction. There's no need to add that this is technically perfect. Now I just did.
Thanks for sharing.
carlo62 (54220) 2013-04-27 6:30
bel taglio per mostrarci i resti di questa antica abbazia. Ottima inquadratura, con i resti in primo piano ed il cielo che contrasta con gli altri colori.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-04-27 6:43
been a few years since I visited this beautiful ruin, good to see that it is unchanged and just as fascinating. This place leaves an impression on you and you have captured that magic so perfectly here. Excellent!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
ikeharel (77361) 2013-04-27 7:55
Good evening Mariusz,
"Galic" not French is the language of ancient England before English was used. I guess that's the origion of the place's name.
Interesting enough, old abbey built around even older and historic ruins in the complex.
Well taken from good perspective, favorable light and good clarity.
Have a nice weekend.
jemaflor (102333) 2013-04-27 7:58
Your series with "postcards" is always very well presented, Good pov with this FG, interesting ruines, perfect light, sharpness and blue sky, tfs this monument.
freakywindow (233) 2013-04-27 8:09
nice picture with beautiful colours and good POV
tyro (26142) 2013-04-27 8:37
You have written a very interesting and informative note and this is a very fine photograph with which to illustrate it.
You must make no apology for this picture! I agree that it is not quite so stunning as your previous photograph of Fountains Abbey but here the light has not been nearly so favourable and the late spring means there is very little green in the grass or the distant trees.
But you have composed this picture very well, the presbytery and the south transept of the abbey church placed perfectly in the frame and the ruined foundations in the foreground making lovely "lead in" lines to the picture. The light might not have been very favourable, but the splendid building stands out beautifully against a wonderfully deep blue and characterful sky.
Lovely true colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
P.S. Are you a member of "English Heritage"? If you are a member (for about £48 per year, I think) you can visit these places as often as you wish and free of charge. You will also get free admission to "Historic Scotland" sites too!
Romano46 (18472) 2013-04-27 9:13
una splendida cartolina che ben rappresenta l'abbazia, anzi lo fa al meglio con una inquadratura perfetta, nitidezza eccellente inserendola anche nell'ambiente esterno nella migliore delle maniere.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-04-27 12:28
Hello Mariusz - You are right, there is so much to see at Rievaulx it is difficult to convey the wonder of the place. This is a great starting point. The beautiful ruins are nicely represented by the angled POV and remnants of the walls in the FG. Lucky you to be so close to this wonderful area of England, I look forward to more of your forays to this wonderful location. Warm regards Rosemary
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-04-27 23:01
interesting old abbey, good side p.o.v.good light and colors.
dkmurphys (63807) 2013-04-28 1:36
Very attractive POV of this impressive ruined cathedral. Good work, have a fine Sunday.
marabu61 (11277) 2013-04-28 2:55
Now the french name of the abbey is a good reminder of the Norman invasion in England. French was for a long time the language of the nobility in England.
To describe this photo as acceptable is a a big understatement, don't put your light under the stool as we say in german. This is a gorgeous picture. The framing with the low POV is superb, the composition with the ruined walls leading the eye towards the abbey is perfect, exposure and saturation are beautiful. Truly a wonderful picture indeed.
have a good sunday
Noel_Byrne (33454) 2013-04-28 8:44
A very beautiful ruin, I love that so much of the building remains standing, so that we can easily see and imagine its original form. This must have been an incredibly impressive place. I really like your chosen POV too, the ruined walls make a great foreground with the grass, and the sky almost has a life of its own.
Really nicely done, cheers
All the best
saxo042 (37966) 2013-04-28 11:37
This is a beautifully composed picture! The different parts of this ruin are providing lines in a very pleasant pattern. An interesting note too!
bukitgolfb301 (44833) 2013-04-28 14:18
Hi Bonsior dear Mariusz
Sorry for my late reaction , as I just back to Tokyo.
Very artstic and moody image in perfect panfocus framework. I like this so tasetful sharp color touch with getting warm day light. Sharp and clear image as usual! Thanks a lot for your sharing with good work and have a good start of a new week!
Takero, just back to Tokyo
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-04-29 2:02
I would also describe this photo as a lots more than
"acceptable". No matter how and where you
look at the picture (okay, you do not stand
behind the PC :-) ) the eyes of the viewer
ends all times at the building. Does means that
the point of view and the composition are
excellent. The "game" between the diagonal lines
on the forground (the rest of the walls) and the
vertical position emphasize extra the depth.
Light management is also excellent.
Okay, the sky is boring, but that's not your
fault. A good option is to transform this
picture in B&W, I like/hope to hear your opinion.
macjake (71791) 2013-04-29 3:58
as i'm looking at this subject, I find myself trying really hard to imagine how it looked at its peak, in full glory.
I bet it was a great architectural success!
its amazing it has stood for this long.
you chose a fine day to photograph it too, with clouds, warm light and a smart POV.
there's nothing I would change here, looks perfect the way it is :)
looking forward to future shots of it too.
jhm (159038) 2013-04-30 11:15
A splendid picture from these ruin.
Also the foreground with big stones as wall be superb.
Very well Done,TFS.
Sonata11 (33971) 2013-05-01 18:58
piekne zdjecie, wspaniale wykonane jak zawsze dopracowane. Te wspaniale ruiny maja swoja hostorie oraz swoj charaketr. Marzyloby sie zobaczyc jak to kiedys wygladalo. Architektura tego opactwa jest poprostu imponujaca. Piekne ujecie z fantastycznego punktu widzenia. Bardzo mi sie podoba jka rowniez uwielbiam takie obiektu. Super zdjecie. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i dziekuje,
danos (102566) 2013-05-01 21:41
nice the panoramic view of Rievaulx Abbey with the other construction in ruins on the foreground to complete perfect the whole image about it.I like the brilliant light of the day as enhance the vivid colours of the scene.Excellent presentation.
Have a good day,danos
josepmarin (58359) 2013-05-02 12:58
a good composition, you have caught the beautiful former abbey, which ruins stands out proudly in the middle of a nice green British landscape. The correction of the distortion of vertical lines is skillfully executed. Simply a superb composition.
Graal (103038) 2013-05-03 0:27
ruiny, ktore maja swoja historie. Zwlaszcza zakon cystersow. Ladne pionowe ujecie, bdb jakosc zdjecia. Na pocztowke moze byc, skoro tak proponujesz.
abmdsudi (57176) 2013-05-04 21:15
The great perspective and depth are the most impressive elements in my opinion and coupled by the awesome polarised blue skies. The prominent stands out even more in the environment beautifully coloured in great clarity, well textured and presentaion, Well done capture. Congrats
s_lush (16602) 2013-05-05 3:25
The main subject in your shots always looks nice due to the interesting foreground. This time the foreground leads to the majestic and well-proportioned ruins. Good composition, bright sunlight, spring colors, beautiful sky and absolutely perfect quality of the image!
siolaw (38292) 2013-05-05 5:12
The name sounds french ... because it is! The abbey was founded by french cistersian monks ...
I like the non obvious choice of vertical framing, the great subject and the fine general quality of this picture.
Carful and clean work
Fis2 (105284) 2013-05-05 7:06
Piekne ruiny, piekne miejsce.
Elegancki pionowy kadr i super kolorki.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-05-05 14:38
So wonderful architectural details.The result is so wonderful and amazing.Perfect depth and atmosphere.Very good job.Well done!
All the best
npecanhuk (77805) 2013-05-05 16:06
Very interesting and attractive picture!
Vertical format, exposure, colors, sharpness, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
adramad (49036) 2013-05-06 11:08
Great ruins which give us an idea of what it must have been in his day, a splendid abbey, of great beauty and remarkable proportions, even today, these ruins have great beauty.
Sensational your POV that give us a good perspective with these foundations in the foreground that increase the depth of field of the image.
A beautiful sunny day, which gives a wonderful range of beautiful colors.
A perfect sharpness, well managed with this lighting.
I wish you a good day.
delpeoples (59684) 2013-05-07 1:25
Witaj dear Mariusz
An immaculate shot of this wonderful ruin. Seriously, it's like something I'd expect to see in France. I love the way the foundations in the foreground lead the eye into the rest of the frame. A superb sky, incandescent colours and superb sharpness as always. The vertical frame was well-chosen.
Thanks for sharing, have a great day
PS: Malgo Emka has just left Sydney, we had a mini-meeting and a wonderful time!
Ecureuil (530) 2013-05-16 3:43
l'emploi simultané d'un grand angle équipé d'un polarisant, donne cet espect si particulier à al prise de vue.
Les distorsions de perspective ont été bien redressées ou sont absentes, l'exposition parfaite.
La mise au point précise permet de distinguer tellement de choses.
Du tout bon travail sur un sujet intéressant.
rigoletto (34279) 2013-05-29 12:05
I always wonder why the abbeys of England are so torn down while the chateaux of France look like built yesterday. I love the place but i must say, i'd rather prefer to see a larger version of the building itself rather than the stone walls filling the half bottom (something like your preference of excluding the reflections in your Lübeck photo).
fritzi007 (12142) 2013-06-18 12:42
mann kann die Geschichte dieses Klosters riechen, ich liebe diese alten Mauern, sehr gut gemacht, gratuliere!
Wünsch dir eine schöne Zeit
Angshu (56760) 2013-06-20 5:47
More I see your pictures, more I am inclined towards having a wide lens, which is a serious requirement for shooting such pics.
Technically this is clinical with fine sharpness and clarity. I like the composition where you have used the stone walls for lead-in
Matyas (0) 2015-08-01 0:34
Czesc Mariusz! Piekny pion. Imponujace ruiny. Dosknala kompozycja. Swietna ostrosc, glebia ostrosci doskonala. Bardzo dobry balans bieli i kolorow.
PS. We wszystkich miastach w Polsce nie bylem, wbrew temu, o co mnie podejrzewasz, ale wyobraz sobie, ze jeden z moich przyjaciol lata temu postanowil odwiedzic wszystkie miejscowosci w Polsce, ktore posiadaja prawa miejskie i jak twierdzi po 15 latach zaliczyl ich 90 procent.
PaulVDV (31959) 2016-02-21 11:18
You made me curious about your earlier upload of a picture of Rievaulx Abbey.
What an impressive ruins in the green English landscape!
Presented from a very good angle and with an attractive foreground composed by the lower remains of the walls.
Best regards, Paul
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (39805)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-20
- Categories: Architecture, 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
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-27 6:06