Fountains Abbey is a magnificent Cistercian Monastery just outside Ripon in North Yorkshire and is a photographer’s dream. I spent a day there and managed to capture a few images! The image of the cellarium was taken with the Nikon D800 and presented a couple of challenges. Firstly, it was a hot Saturday afternoon and the place was rammed with visitors. Secondly, the cellarium was very dark and lit by natural light coming through the windows. However, the light was […]
Another image from my trip to Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire. Similar to the previous two images, the issue here was the number of people at the site. My fault really, shouldn’t have gone on a hot Saturday afternoon in July! This is an image of the rustic bridge and waterfall. In my opinion, most moving water is best captured in long exposure (unless it is big crashing waves at the seafront.) The problem here was the water wasn’t moving very […]
Trying to find a unique view of the Abbey was difficult. I guess it must have been photographed thousands of times and sometimes you have to get more creative! I’m not saying this is a unique view but the fact that you have to get off the beaten track to get it ensures a certain degree of exclusivity. Having said that, there were a number of people watching me and as I finished and moved away from the spot, my […]
Llandudno Pier at dawn. I think Llandudno is a rather pretty seaside resort and remains largely unspoilt – unlike a number of English resorts! There are lots of photo opportunities in this area and in Llandudno in particular. The magnificent Victorian Pier is one.