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The Cellarium

Part of Fountains Abbey, will be posting quite a few shots of this place as we really enjoyed it, even on a cold grey day it was a beautiful place to visit and well worth the admission, which after joining the National Trust was refunded and told i got free parking in the Lakes lol, us Yorkshire folk know a bargain when we hear one.:)

The Cellarium

Part of Fountains Abbey, will be posting quite a few shots of this place as we really enjoyed it, even on a cold grey day it was a beautiful place to visit and well worth the admission, which after joining the National Trust was refunded and told i got free parking in the Lakes lol, us Yorkshire folk know a bargain when we hear one.:)

comments (25)

  • mal
  • 17 Mar 2008, 00:20
one of the best images that I've seen of this place. mal
tim hitchins: well i am a wee bit chuffed you should say that Mal to say the least, only spent 5mins in there, wish it could have been an hour or sosmilesmile
Moody and lovely.
tim hitchins: cheers Jewlya m8smile
Wow, what a thrilling archeological find -- the light falling on these old stones and their contrast with the sandy floor is enchanting.
tim hitchins: cheers Kevin really is a fabulous place and one that throws up lots of opportunities for photossmile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Mar 2008, 05:59
Great patterns of the ceiling and 'footsteps' on the floor.
tim hitchins: thank you Louis really do appreciate that commentsmile
I love Fountains Abbey. I'm going to be working for the National Trust for the next 6 months or so...trying to get people to join! This is a great picture. I took one years ago from the other end!
tim hitchins: cheers Bill and good on you mate, really is a brilliant place and am looking forward to visiting many more National Trust places, have a good nightsmile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 17 Mar 2008, 08:00
I love the light tones and the way the ground looks as if it is moving. Way to go, Tim!
tim hitchins: ha like the saying Kathryn "way to go" and most appreciated smile have a nice day 2mo.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Mar 2008, 08:01
It does look stunning and not a tourist in sight!
Ingrid
tim hitchins: well actually there was Ingrid, clone toolsmile but they were down the hall and not hard to make disappear, most appreciatedsmile
This is just an enchantment Tim. I like the soft tones! Well done.
tim hitchins: thanks Richard i just thought it suited the scene given it a bit of softnesssmile
  • Chris Phillips
  • Europe
  • 17 Mar 2008, 09:36
This is a wonderful image Tim, full of subtlety & light
tim hitchins: most appreciated Chris and have a nice day 2mo, what ever you might be up toosmile
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Mar 2008, 11:42
Gorgeous image, tim. Love the soft tones, and fancy you having that all to yourself! (:o)
tim hitchins: lol, not quite Rosalyn, few peeps zapped with the clone, but i think i would have had to wait all day to get that place to me selfsmile cheerssmile
Filled with arches pillers and delightful soft midtones. Very good Tim. richard
tim hitchins: most appreciated Richardsmile have a good day 2mo.
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 17 Mar 2008, 12:39
Great photo look like a great place to visit
tim hitchins: thank you vintage, and yes its a wonderful place to visitsmile
  • Bernie
  • Stoke
  • 17 Mar 2008, 13:19
This is excellent Tim - well done!
tim hitchins: cheers Bernie m8smile really appreciated.
I like just the hint of colour in the arches Tim, and the composition which leads the eye direct to the window slap bang on the thirds. Great sguff.
tim hitchins: cheers Brian, i really had no idea this was there as i probable would have taken the tripod to try some longer exposures but i am well happy with thissmile most appreciated m8
  • Martin
  • Houston, TX
  • 17 Mar 2008, 16:52
I think I have seen this view before, but it is as enjoyable the second time around.
tim hitchins: i am so happy you did find it enjoyable Martin, have a nice day 2mosmile
  • Alan
  • Southampton
  • 17 Mar 2008, 18:12
I've gota very similar image as this but taken with the centre pillars to my left! It is difficukt t ocatch this without otehr people intruding but you've done well.
tim hitchins: cheers Alan yes it is a fabulous place to try the camera out, wish i could have spent more time in theresmile
  • Alan
  • Southampton
  • 17 Mar 2008, 18:12
..oh, and the free parking was one of the reasons I joined NT a few years ago!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Mar 2008, 19:02
I remember Fountains Abbey, especially its seclusion in the midst of a wonderful green landscape, you can still feel the breath of its great history looking at the arches and the pillars and the sandy ground! The pureness and permanent beauty of the Gothic architectural forms -without any distracting elements- has been captured well. Always fascinating is the great exemplary work of the National Trust!
tim hitchins: wow thanks for the words Philine, really can't believe your not English with such a command of the languishsmile
  • Ron S
  • On the sofa
  • 17 Mar 2008, 19:07
Classic shot Tim and beautifully controlled exposure - a challenge with bright windows and a dark interior.
tim hitchins: cheers Ron most appreciated i would have liked to spend more time in there but it was bloody freezing and my young en was moaning as she does, but i was well pleased with the outcomegrin
Wow! Wow! That I can say! It seems to me extraordinary. The light is brilliant! A likey for my!
tim hitchins: wow for the praise Jose, really appreciate your views, cheers.smile
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 17 Mar 2008, 21:50
I am impressed, I keep looking at it, I love the arches, the floor, the lighting, everything, outstanding job here Tim.
tim hitchins: I am so happy you thought that Astrid, really enjoyed our time there and to have a reminder of it like this is really pleasingsmile
Beautiful image! I would love to spend a day here with all of the repeating patterns and interesting available light. Very cool!
tim hitchins: oh yes Roy it is a beautiful place to visit even on a cold March daysmile most appreciated.
  • nig
  • Gym
  • 20 Mar 2008, 08:18
You seem to have got the exposure spot on, is this the same place mal did at the end of last year?
tim hitchins: cheers nig and yes it was, would like a tenner for every photo taken in that place don't think i would have to go to work next weeksmile
  • kay
  • at my desk at work
  • 20 Mar 2008, 20:38
Likey, Tim. Picture perfect. I just love it!
tim hitchins: most appreciated Kay, really happy you liked it so muchgrin
I like the lovely pattern of the ceiling.
tim hitchins: this is a fabulous place Helen and one i shall be visiting again soonsmile most appreciated.

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