Fountains Abbey

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Comments (13)

Rosalyn Hilborne on November 11, 2012

I have been here! A lovely shot Neil, it has great depth and perfectly angled. The light on the tower looks pretty good too ;-) Like it. Cheers, Rosa.

Neil Grimwood on November 11, 2012

Thanks Rosa, we tried another viewpoint after this one but it was the light on the tower that caused problems,a none starter i have to say.

Andy Rodker on November 11, 2012

Tremendous composition. I haven't been there. I think I'll plan a day trip from Madrid!

Like Best wishes, Andy

Yorkshire Sam on November 11, 2012

I'm going to make you very happy here Neil when I say that yours is more like what I was after than my own. I concentrated on having the tower totally visible and got nearer than you as you know but my closeness made the distortions too hard to manage and I ended up losing my left window as a result, an element that is so very important in the composition. Having lost that I also then had to lose the lower section to balance things up whereas your being further away has lost the tower's top corners but makes up for that by having the bits I lost. Excellent !

I am still happy too though mate because I led the proverbial horse to the water, showed him the trough and the horse drank well as a result.

Neil Grimwood on November 11, 2012

Thanks Andy, its an awful long way for a day trip, hope you make it someday;-)

Neil Grimwood on November 11, 2012

Who's a happy chappie then!! Thanks Sam, very much appreciated mate. I knew i had the near corner of the tower in shot,losing the other two was a mistake. Having said that and reading your comment its maybe just as well because i had a hell of a job to lose the distortions, 32 images and i only just made the crop. Cheers mate, the horse really did enjoy his time at the trough;-))

Richard Gregory 48 on November 12, 2012

Looks like the weather was very kind to you Neil and what a great shot, I'm just trying to imagine stitching 32 images together. Did you have to pay for Sam to get in as well as paying for his tea and biscuits?? Like Regards Richard

Neil Grimwood on November 12, 2012

Steady on there Ian, its ok changing your name, living up to it is a another matter,although i have to admit to being pleased with this,especially after all the work it took,i don't mean stitching either.


It was kind Richard, a little too kind at times,we were after another shot from a different angle but the sun on the stonework was playing havoc. Sam very kindly picked me up so i payed for him and managed to get a car park pass too, he dug deep for the tea and biccies,we usually share one way or another;-))

Many thanks to you both...Neil.

Kenny Wharton on November 13, 2012

Excellent framing and light. This shot is wicked on a big screen.

very well done, be proud!



Jeff Annely on November 14, 2012

Good 'n that one Neil. It's always a challenge to get ancient buildings look like more than a pile of ruins but you have done it in spades with this one.

Well done!



Neil Grimwood on November 14, 2012

Hi Kenny...Jeff, its nice to see you both here again. It was a bit of a challenge for me,but one i'm pleased to say i managed to meet head on. It might be a ruin but boy,those master builders knew what they were doing,its just a shame old 'Enery was a naughty boy.

Thanks to you both,regards...Neil.

Hana Koudelková on June 30, 2013


Neil Grimwood on July 1, 2013

Hanulinka, many thanks, i'm pleased you like it...Regards...Neil.

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Photo taken in Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, North Yorkshire HG4, UK

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  • Uploaded on November 10, 2012
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    by Neil Grimwood
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A300
    • Taken on 2012/11/05 15:39:19
    • Exposure: 0.100s (1/10)
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    • F/Stop: f/11.000
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    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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