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Henry! What have you done?       ©2019 A.N.Other
Panasonic DMC-TZ30       6th place, 94 points
1/320s, f5.3, ISO 200, 102mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped
Blended 2 exposures together using Photomatix
Dodge and burn
Levels
Slight saturation changes
Sharpened
Clone and spot removal tools (mainly for a leaf in the sky)
Resized
      Extra Info: This abbey was built in 1131.
It was stripped in 1536 and fell into ruin, thanks to King Henry VIII passing the 'Dissolution of the Monasteries' act which caused the brutal demise of some 800 religious treasures.

A slightly brighter exposure of the same photo was used to enhance detail in the shadows.
 
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mrsawyer
Jun 12, 2019
    Congrats on your double top ten. I was not aware of the Dissolution of Monasteries Act. Thanks for the history lesson!

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cookiejar
Jun 10, 2019
    lovely lighting brings out the textures.

ysal
Jun 10, 2019
    What a shame, such a beautiful building. Not exactly "urban" but that does not matter since it was not a requirement for the challenge. In my fav.

A.N.Other
Jun 10, 2019
    Thank you all for the generous comments :-) .

SteveBee - It helped that the walls are very thick. It was built to last. Such a shame so many beautiful buildings were deliberately destroyed by the king all those years ago :-( .
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SteveBee
Jun 10, 2019
    The walls appear to be amazing intact -- just needs a roof! Beautiful structure and image.

Lo
Jun 9, 2019
    Very impressive. Even from a distance the sheer size of the abbey comes through. Lots of detail against the natural beauty of the landscape

Old Finn
Jun 8, 2019
    Beautiful and interesting view. Well done. In my favorites.
Edited on Jun 8, 2019

A.N.Other
Jun 8, 2019
    Thank you all very much :-) . I am quite pleased with the way the photo turned out.

kerszkavet - yes it's so easy to push the slider too far and make it look unrealistic. I learned that after I PP'ed my Open entry first.
Edited on Jun 9, 2019

Franz07
Jun 8, 2019
    Beautiful shot!

Thivi
Jun 7, 2019
    majestic ruins, beautifully lighted

kerszkavet
Jun 7, 2019
    Lovely shades of green and light on the monastery - most picturesque dilapidation!

You got the extra detail in the shadows without it looking fake, which is impressive.

A.N.Other
Jun 7, 2019
    Thanks very much. Some preservation but its more like extremely hard wearing! For 400 years it was enveloped in ivy and only in relatively recent times was it cared for in any way.
Edited on Jun 9, 2019

aoc46
Jun 7, 2019
    Nicely photographed. While the abbey certainly shows evidence of decay, it also is an example of preservation.

A.N.Other
Jun 7, 2019
    Thank you very much Robert :-) .

Search for 'Tintern Abbey' on Google for lots of internal views. This video will give you a good idea too :- http://somethingvloggy.uk/tintern-abbey/

The sun only reached the near side of the abbey just before it set behind the hill. This was at about 7.30pm so the abbey had been closed for several hours before I got there.

The vast majority of visitors would miss this angle of the abbey as it is only just visible from the other side of the river, down a narrow lane through a tiny gap in a line of trees and vegetation. If you weren't looking for the gap you'd probably miss it. I saw one photo of the abbey from this angle so used Google Maps to work out roughly where it must have been taken and at what time of day. Sadly I needed to be at St Marys church that's on the other side of the valley at the same time to catch the small window of time of good lighting before the sun dipped behind the trees. I was almost jogging between the two and sadly took several wrong turns in my haste.
Edited on Jun 8, 2019

RobertLavker
Jun 7, 2019
    Well composed and illuminated. I wonder what the inside looks like. Great for the theme.
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