Stills V3

February 12, 2012

Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, Today

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 23:29



  1. there is a softness to this picture which takes from the texture we know would be there. I think it may be because of that softness that I look/notice/concentrate on the hues of the stone instead. Stones rounded by water action and not foot action? uneven surface, wall?

    Comment by rhoehne — February 16, 2012 @ 21:29

  2. Mike this looks like as if one could peel off the upper layer of the stones; similar to snakes shedding their skins. I like the texture and the pastel colors.

    Comment by Cem — February 17, 2012 @ 23:50

  3. It looks like paving, yet the nature of the stone seems to make that unlikely. Yet it doesn’t seem very much like the right construction for a wall! I’ve only seen Fountains from half a mile away so these stones come as a surprise as there seem to be different geological features in there. Despite the single dimension it intrudes on one’s consciousness – in a good way. It is also interesting to note that it seems incomplete as if it is impossible to contain any one part of the paving/wall in any one composition.

    Comment by zavaell — February 18, 2012 @ 08:09

  4. Thank you for commenting. This is a part of the ancient and somewhat weathered ‘inside’ wall, and is constructed of some ‘pink’ sand or grit stone. The colours are lovely and the picture was shot in fairly low light. The softness refelcts the subject and the shady and non-direcitonal lighting rather than any processing tricks. Whilst it’s not much use for checking for lens aberations I may just ,ake a print of this in the next couple of weeks.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — February 22, 2012 @ 02:21

  5. It would be interesting to see how this comes out in a print as I imagine that mounting could address my last sentence above. It would also be a challenge to get the colours to glow in the same way.

    Comment by zavaell — February 22, 2012 @ 07:46

  6. I’ve been to Fountains Abbey lots of times but I don’t remember these weathered bricks, They have beautiful pastel palette. Does anyone know what the name of this arrangement of bricks is called?

    Comment by Rex — February 23, 2012 @ 19:21

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