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Whitby Abbey
Whitby Abbey

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Collection: Black & White
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
Date: Feb 6, 2008
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200th
Galleries: Architecture, History
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2008

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Comments: 15
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Whitby Abbey in silhouette. I had to wait ages for the gulls to be where I wanted them! Shot at about 30 degrees to the sun, exposing for the sky - I had hoped for a few highlights on the side of the abbey walls, but at least I got the texture of the grass at the front, which I feel gives some structure.

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11/02/2010 12:11:36 PM
The line of grass on top of the wall in front of the Abbey makes this photo.
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03/26/2008 06:38:37 PM
very cool sihoutte of this Abbey - the Rose window is a really nice touch. i really had to look to figure out the gulls - they almost seemed like dust specks first time viewing...
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02/25/2008 11:53:01 PM
I like the effect you have created here, however, I would perhaps have liked to see a little bit of detail in the Abbey itself.
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02/24/2008 12:49:27 AM
good choice for a silhouette
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02/22/2008 03:33:27 PM
The light on the top of the grass and the birds turn what might have been a pretty boring shot into a nice study. Not my favourite style but certainly black and White ;)
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02/16/2008 01:43:46 AM
A wonderful way to look at the abbey and I suspect it would be more wonderful at larger resolution.
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02/15/2008 09:48:09 AM
This is cool. I like the strong contrasts. From the thumbnail, I thought it might have been a haunted house, especially with the birds flying around.
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02/13/2008 10:25:27 AM
You teach me that simple shapes often constitute modern icons. Limited as the detail is, the scene is revealed in depth and the mind completes the picture.
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02/13/2008 02:18:58 AM
Cool shot and I liek the harsh lighting you used. i do feel that it has a bit of a tilt to it that distracts a bit but I do love teh glint of light on the grass.
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02/10/2008 10:24:26 AM
Cool building. Yes it is nice to see the texture in the grass and the angle of the land really works here. The birds bring a realistic feel to the building that lacks some depth. This would be cool cut into different pictures and framed on your wall in sections. (as seen on hgtv) hehehe..
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02/10/2008 12:51:42 AM
Your patience paid off, because those gulls add a lot of the picture. The silhouette works well, although it would be nice to see a small bit of detail in the deep shadows.
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02/09/2008 04:35:09 PM
A very strong silhouette shot, which suits this old structure quite nicely. I'm pleased you waited for the gulls as these type of shots need something to show "life" in my opinion. Nice choices with this.
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02/09/2008 11:56:31 AM
Very graphic looking. Almost like an illustration. Nicely done.
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02/08/2008 07:38:53 PM
I'm glad the grass shows, it defines the structure. Uncooperative birds, heh? I'm glad you included them too in the shot. Nice silhouette.
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02/08/2008 09:31:57 AM
Very neat shot! I love the angle of the foreground grass and it definately helps the composition to get that little bit of texture into it. I'm glad you waited for the gulls too as they really really make this shot even more interesting. Well done!
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