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Last of the shots from a day at Fountains Abbey….for now Grin
Processed in LR4 with a little help from Photomatix Pro

V1 Colour
V2 BW
V3 BW Split tone

Many thanks for the views, votes and comments for “Abbey Ruins II”

A little Info:
The house was built by Stephen Proctor between 1598 and 1604, partly with stone from the abbey ruins. It is an example of late Elizabethan architecture, perhaps influenced by the work of Robert Smythson. After Proctor's death in 1619, Fountains Hall passed into the possession of the Messenger family, who sold it to William Aislabie of neighbouring Studley Royal 150 years later. Fountains Hall became redundant as the Aislabie family remained at Studley Royal. It was leased to tenants and at one time parts of it were used for farm storage.
The hall was renovated and modernised between 1928 and 1931, and the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) often stayed there as guests of Lady Doris Vyner, wife of the Marquis of Ripon and sister to the then-current Duke of Richmond and Gordon.
During the Second World War, Fountains Hall and other estate buildings were used to house evacuees. Studley Royal became the wartime home of Queen Ethelburga's School from Harrogate and the school's sanatorium was at Fountains Hall. The stable block and courtyard, was used for dormitories while one corner became the school chapel, at which Sunday Evensong was regularly said by the Archdeacon of Ripon. The hall has a balcony although it cannot be used because the staircase is considered unsafe for the public.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountains_Hall

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Aug 2012 - 4:19 PM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Fountains Hall
Username:twelvemegs twelvemegs
Uploaded:21 Nov 2012 - 1:54 PM
Tags:Architecture, Fountains Hall, North yorkshire, Uk
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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 2:23 PM

Not seen this before, but what a splendid building it is Smile A super capture, David, and I'm torn between V1 & V2 as my faves, think they'll have to share my vote! Wink
Trev Smile

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 2:30 PM

An especially noble building that I'm rather fond of; though not so organic as Haddon Hall it is satisfyingly asymmetrical.
Excellent work with this one, David. I really can't decide which I prefer so I'll plump for V1.
Regards
Bill

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7404 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom989 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 2:32 PM

V2 here for me, definitely. In some of your previous comparisons I have found that the Split tone effect enhanced masonry better than straight b&w, here V2 gives me a slightly greater sense of depth.
I remember lovely old hand-made glass in those windows... Smile
Moira

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
21 Nov 2012 - 2:46 PM

What a magnificent building !! great photos - I go with V1 Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 2:53 PM

An impressive stately home, well captured by you in this shot, David: and an interesting history too.
My favourite of the three presentations is V 1 but it's interesting too to see what appeals best to others.
Ronnie.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 3:03 PM

I do like the tones in V2 and V3, but V1 is the one that catches my eye most of all.
Carole

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 3:43 PM

Lovely detail in the architecture, David. They are all very good versions but the colour just carries it for me this time.

Dave

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senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 4:01 PM

all are superb, .. like V3 a bit more

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
21 Nov 2012 - 4:25 PM

nice set of photos. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 5:00 PM

V1 for me - beautiful building - beautiful photo.
Mrs B

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 5:11 PM

1 & 3 for me splendid shots. I see you have fallen for the charms of Photomatix!

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 21 Nov 2012 - 5:13 PM

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franken
franken e2 Member 113097 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 5:56 PM

They're all good although I think I'd go for version1, then 3 and then 2.

Ken

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 - 5:59 PM

Wonderful image and processing.

P.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Excellent detail with amazing colours, so it's v1 for me, the comp is perfect stunning capture David, well done indeed.

John

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 8:43 PM

What a wonderful building David,excellent details..Lin

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raygregson
4 Dec 2012 - 2:31 PM

superb trio david,love v1,well done.ray

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pauldawn
pauldawn  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 8:29 PM

Hi david

Its been a while since I was last in this site but when i got i here i thought id best check out your uploads. Great stuff as always David

paul

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LynneJoyce
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24 Mar 2013 - 8:44 AM

Cracking series, love them all.

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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 5:11 PM

Hi there, what a superb capture and the B/W look fantastic too. Missed a lot of your wonderful photo's Hope to meet you this year. xxx

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