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Cockersands Abbey

By MeanGreeny  
This is the Chapter House of Cockersands Abbey which was a Premontratensian Abbey founded in 1190 called St Mary's of the Marsh. The abbey grew and became one of the richest houses in Lancashire. Henry VIII then closed the Abbey and its land was sold as part of his dissolution of the monasteries [1536-40]. The remnants of a wall in the foreground is all that remains of the Leper Hospital.
Exposure Time: 1/250 sec
FNumber: f 9

Tags: Abbey Monastery Ruin Stones Leper Chapter house Cockersands Dissolution Leper hospital Landscape and travel

Voters: Chris_H, itsasetamendi, Hannahs_Pics and 6 more



Chris_H 19 1.5k 1
12 Oct 2005 7:07AM
Good composition and a wonderful Sky.

12 Oct 2005 7:07AM
Nice composition. The placement of the wall at the "vanishing point" of the clouds creates a really dynamic effect.
12 Oct 2005 7:38AM
Love the sky. Almost a zoom burst effect. Almost surreal

Steve :o)
StevenPrice 18 30 2 England
12 Oct 2005 7:47AM
Good strong composition & a super sky.

MeanGreeny 17 3.7k England
12 Oct 2005 8:22AM
Funny thing is, the sky is "as was". No PS "adjustment" :o)
IanFlindt 18 740 21 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 8:54AM
I love the way you've composed this, Simon - it works classically in drawing the eye in from the foreground interest to the chapter house beyond. The sky is an added bonus. I'm just wondering, though, whether the image is a little soft?
ericfaragh 19 149 6 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 11:45AM
Good composition. Might benefit from a little more dof perhaps?

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