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Still Standing

By webjam
This is a shot of the leftovers from Creake Abbey in Norfolk.
I love this so much about the UK: they just leave buildings to crumble down instead of clearing it.

The abbey was built in 1206 and extended in the next two centuries. When a plague wiped out all the people who lived there except for the abbot, who was the only survivor.
When he died in 1506 the building was left into decay.

We spent a wonderful afternoon in this place - there were hardly any people around. So lots of time I could just lay in the grass and take pictures from all kind of different angles.

The problem is that it is hard to make a picture from a ruin work. Luckily we had the ever changing Norfolk sky as a backdrop, but during processing the image I turned it into a monotone. It seems just better to work with the stones, the textures and the architecture.

Your comments are welcome!
Jacqueline

Tags: General Black and white Landscape and travel

Voters: Lucy_Locket, GillyB, Imagephotographics and 40 more

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Comments


27 Aug 2009 8:08PM
Like the B&W conversion, very moody.
Lucy Smile

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27 Aug 2009 8:10PM
Great shot and lovely mono processing - well done !

Chris
Katho 7 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2009 8:20PM
Beautiful shot, love the dramtic sky against the tranquil building
Katho
27 Aug 2009 8:35PM
Great treatment, cracking shot. Rgds Paul
andy210966 8 4 119 Wales
27 Aug 2009 8:55PM
Very smart shot!!

Andy
maryg 8 66 18 Scotland
27 Aug 2009 9:04PM
LOve the processing, must have been a beautiful place at one tome. Love the detail in the arch
Mary
Black and white seems to fit the mood of the picture.

Michael
JohnDyer 10 67 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2009 11:02AM
very dramatic, works well

John
28 Aug 2009 12:32PM
lovely image.
User_Removed 13 39 6 Scotland
28 Aug 2009 2:05PM
I adore ruins and somehow they always lend themselves to the mono treatment and when doe well they look like this

Victor xx
9 Sep 2009 8:31PM
Excellent mono image.
Christine

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