Autumn sunlight at Fountains Abbey

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Comments (6)

Andy Rodker on November 10, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyable shot of a great view. Like Best wishes, Andy

Derek Geer on November 10, 2012

Another wonderful photo with great lighting and so much detail. Regards Derek

Yorkshire Sam on November 10, 2012

Thanks Andy and Derek, this is probably my fave shot from my day at Studley & Fountains and was actually the one I was least looking forward to doing because I hate doing cliche images. For that reason I was determined to add something that just made a difference and all shots I'd seen had an open sky which I felt was a weakness in most compositions apart from those with good heavy,fairly dark clouds to minimise the bright sky. The tree was the obvious choice and all I had to do was ensure that it didn't make it look too contrived which it could have had I not included the path and the lit leaves top left for a nice touch of counterchange. Waiting until the people reached the perfect place was all that was needed to add the finishing touches.

kind regards, Sam :o)

David Brown Photogra… on November 10, 2012

Great composition mate, enhanced by the folks on the path I would say.

I see those blue clouds are back in your skies again!


Best wishes - Jethro

Yorkshire Sam on November 11, 2012

Cheers J, I can take credit for the composition and capture mate and I thank you for that though the clouds in the sky are well beyond my control so someone or something else is to thank for those. I just know everything seemed to be on side that day and I'm very thankful for that. kindest regards, Sam :o)

Andy Rodker on November 11, 2012

I'm getting forgetful in my middle age. I say 'like' and forget to tick the box. Sorry - duly put right and upgraded to ysl as I was perhaps a bit niggardly first time round!. Cheers, Andy

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Photo taken in Studley Park, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4, UK

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 7, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Taken on 2012/11/05 14:15:18
    • Exposure: 0.077s (1/13)
    • Focal Length: 50.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash