Category Archives: Ruin

Valle Crucis Monastery 1

Valle Crucis Abbey 1, originally uploaded by foto-art. Valle Crucis Monastery, near Llangollen in Wales. This is a typical architecture type of shot for me, making use of doorways and windows as elements and shapes composed in the frame. The … Continue reading

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Valle Crucis Monastery 2

Valle Crucus Abbey 2, originally uploaded by foto-art. Valle Crucis Monastery, near Llangollen in North Wales. This is the Latin name for ‘Vale of the Cross’ and the Monastery, founded in 1200/1201 by Madoc ap Gruffydd for the Cistercian order, … Continue reading

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Valle Crucis Monastery 3 Texture and shape

Valle Crucis Abbey 3, originally uploaded by foto-art. Valle Crucis Abbey, near Llangollen, North Wales. When I arrived here the light was virtually side-on to the Monastery, so I was able to get a shot like this which highlights the … Continue reading

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Valle Crucis Abbey 4 – Light and shade

Valle Crucis Abbey 4, originally uploaded by foto-art. Valle Crucis Monastery. I quite like this composition. The bases of the pillars and the wall on the extreme left, lead the eye to the doorway, and from there, the eye wanders … Continue reading

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