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NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2016 8:54AM
Superb and so very appealing.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin
13 Oct 2016 9:00AM
Beautiful light on this old ruin, the verticals don't bother me here.

I had the same problem in Glencoe you are always looking up into the mountains.
I did scramble a bit up the hill behind me, maybe tomorrow I'll take the tilt shift and try that.

Dougie
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2016 9:34AM
How curious that the image appeals best as it is when you normally spot the slightest
degree of tilt!
Stunning ruin - perfect in mono.
Kate Grin
13 Oct 2016 9:46AM

Quote:How curious that the image appeals best as it is when you normally spot the slightest
degree of tilt!


The converging verticals emphasize the scale and the visual impact. With the verticals corrected, it looks more like a scale model!
13 Oct 2016 11:14AM
Fantastic image
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2016 11:16AM

Quote:The converging verticals emphasize the scale and the visual impact. With the verticals corrected, it looks more like a scale model!

Precisely.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2016 12:37PM
Viewed large with the black b/g the light is more intense Alan. Its not, but the eye is drawn more into the building.
Peter.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2016 12:47PM
Let's face it, such edifices were built deliberately to focus worshippers' eyes heavenward. Only the brain is concerned with architectural verticality, not the emotions.
I think.
A compelling view.
Regards
Bill
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2016 2:07PM
A excellent Mono AlanGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Cliff
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
13 Oct 2016 3:16PM
It begs you to enter. A wonderful mono image. Interesting to read the comments on this.
optik Plus
12 15 1 England
13 Oct 2016 4:06PM
good tonal range Alan, I like how the lighter sky in the archway draws the viewer in.
13 Oct 2016 5:31PM
coveys the power and wealth these people had when most were shacked up in near huts and that all regimes come to an end
13 Oct 2016 6:04PM

Quote:coveys the power and wealth these people had when most were shacked up in near huts and that all regimes come to an end

These particular Cistercian monks, with their strict belief in "monastic purity" weren't always wealthy, over the years their strict beliefs brought them some very financially difficult and troubled times.
They were gifted with land from wealthy landowners ( perhaps buying spiritual insurance? ) and rented it out when they couldn't farm it themselves.
In their heyday, late 12th and early 13th centuries, they had a big reputation for caring for the poor.
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2016 9:02PM
Interesting stream of comments Alan - of course it looks splendid in that lovely light - well captured SmileSmile
Helen
14 Oct 2016 9:04AM
I am in awe of their building skills.
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
14 Oct 2016 1:23PM
The way it was meant to be seen.....looking upward. It draws you in and up. Beautiful workmanship, too.

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