Heading Upward

By woolybill1
View from the foot of the Monk Bar, the tallest of the four gatehouses in the medieval walls of York (the other three are Bootham Bar, Walmgate Bar and Micklegate Bar).
The top of the Monk Bar holds the Museum dedicated to Richard III, the King still making the headlines almost 528 years after his death.

Thanks to Dave (WhiteRose1) for placing his esteemed U.A. on yesterday's upload overnight!

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Black and white

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Richsr 11 91 223 England
13 Feb 2013 8:42AM
Well seen and good use of the light from the doorway Bill.
Missed you be 3 this morningWink
Regards Richard

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Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
13 Feb 2013 9:58AM
Taking low key to another level. Enough light to distinguish the detail, though, and an excellent perspective up to the studded door.

13 Feb 2013 10:13AM
Superb use of light and an excellent perspective
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 10:15AM
A wonderfully haunting image Bill

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Phil_L 9 19 1 Wales
13 Feb 2013 10:23AM
Just enough to hold the attention.... and the imagination.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
13 Feb 2013 10:31AM
Made stronger by that haunting diagonal Bill.
13 Feb 2013 10:42AM
I wonder if the King's feet ever graced these steps before he parked his car for the last time?

13 Feb 2013 11:09AM

Quote:Made stronger by that haunting diagonal Bill.

Danny has it bang on here Bill.
13 Feb 2013 11:26AM
El maravilloso mundo del blanco y negro..Muy buena..
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
13 Feb 2013 11:51AM
Yes, I just read about that interesting discovery of his remains. I wonder if he will end up in Westminster Abby with his peers after all.
This is beautifully sinister.
wrinkles 9 351 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 11:58AM
A well captured picture of a difficult subject.Wink
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
13 Feb 2013 12:22PM
I was going to comment earlier but the 'phone rang with an aggressive female voice informing me for the umpteenth time about PIP and how time is running out for me.
If i could get my hands on her she'd find time was running out for HER!
But back to your image: I remember when we visited York in the 1990's we walked round the old city walls and stopped at all the Gates.
An excellent and mysterious low light interior shot, and one where I am surprised that only -0.33 EC was needed.
The finding of the King's remains under a car park has made some fascinating viewing, and no doubt additional artefacts will now be added to the exhibition above.
(PS. ....... sorry, this is a bit of a ramble........ R)
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 1:03PM
Once your eyes adjust its amazing how much detail the low light highlights -if you follow my drift Smile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
13 Feb 2013 1:49PM
Spooky staircase. And where does it lead? The Question!.......Sandy
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
13 Feb 2013 1:54PM
Deliciously dark with a wonderful diagonal of light. Nik-tastic conversion.

milky 14 Wales
13 Feb 2013 2:44PM
A Staircase to a excellent bit of work-------MilkyWink
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
13 Feb 2013 2:54PM
A great low-key shot, Bill, and has a very spooky feel about it! Wink
Trev Smile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Feb 2013 3:33PM
This is an acomplished use of light and dark!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 4:02PM
Wonderful image Bill. I'm left wondering what's at the top of the stairs.

LV426 9 7 4 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 4:03PM
What simple but fantastic concept.
I just love that light and shadow play
Amazing work!
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 4:36PM
I love the light on this and glad to be your 30th voter.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
13 Feb 2013 5:32PM
Beautifully understated.
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
13 Feb 2013 5:49PM
This is superb, what a use of available light. This has got such a fantastic feel to it, less is definitely more.
I feel alone, trapped at the foot of the stairs, looking at the light for salvation, will it come or won't it?

13 Feb 2013 6:08PM
A very thought provoking shot Bill, perfect processing.
And yes, the Car Park king will probably receive a hell of a Fine for being there so long.

John Smile
13 Feb 2013 9:30PM
A simple but very powerful image - great gutsy tones. Smile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
13 Feb 2013 10:03PM
Powerful, indeed. and very impressive low key mono image, Bill.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 10:37PM
Very impressive, Bill, lots of texture, a strong diagonal, and a truly spooky atmosphere.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
15 Feb 2013 10:06AM
great use of the low light and diagonal.....EXCELLENT
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
17 Feb 2013 12:44PM
A very atmospheric and intriguing mono Bill, you've made the best use of the available light
very beautiful picture, lighting is impressive

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