Rievaulx

Set in the deep valley of the River Rye in North Yorkshire Rievaulx Abbey near Helmsley started life as a timber structure and evolved through four stages of design, before eventually declining into one of the pre-eminent medieval ruins in Europe.

Rievaulx was one of the first Cistercian abbeys to be founded in England. Surrounded by a massive agricultural and industrial estate, staffed by lay brothers, it was intended as the focus of a substantial family of other houses throughout northern Britain. Suppressed in 1538, the existing monastic ironworks was developed by new owners, the earls of Rutland. Incorporated into the parkland of Duncombe Park, the shattered abbey ruins became a popular subject for Romantic artists in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Abbey retains some of the earliest surviving buildings of the Cistercian order in Europe. Later it became the site of iron-making experiments that pre-figured the Industrial Revolution. A beacon for Romantic poets and painters, and latterly for scholars, the abbey was one of the first major ruins to be conserved by the Office of Works, beginning in 1919.

 

I shot this series of pictures primarily as silhouettes as the grey skies, rain and dramatic shapes within the ruins lend themselves to this approach and can hopefully make for some dramatic images.

All pictures shot with Leica M9 and a Summicron 35mm f2 lens. Edited in Lightroom

 

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, NorthYorkshire

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L G B T

People take part in a parade during a Community Pride event on September 14, 2013 in Middlesbrough, England. The parade was the culmination of a three day event to raise awareness and celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender life.

 

LGBT Community Pride paradeMiss Tess Tickle and her dog ‘Beau’

LGBT Community Pride paradeMiss Penni Traition

LGBT Community Pride paradeMiss Emma Royd and her dog ‘Mr Big’

LGBT Community Pride paradeA man waits by a fence for the start of the parade

LGBT Community Pride paradeA couple sit next to the MIMA museum before the start of the parade

LGBT Community Pride paradeNia Owen prepares to join the parade

LGBT Community Pride paradeWaiting for the parade to begin outside the MIMA building in Middlesbrough

LGBT Community Pride paradeBeth Baxter (L), 29 from Middlesbrough and Rachael Hall, 28, from Darlington wait for the parade to begin

LGBT Community Pride paradeThe parade sets off from the MIMA building and heads into town

LGBT Community Pride paradeYoung children with their parents take part in the parade

LGBT Community Pride paradeThe march heads through Middlesbrough centre

LGBT Community Pride paradeThe march heads through Middlesbrough

LGBT Community Pride paradeDrummers entertain the crowd attending the parade

LGBT Community Pride paradeA man colourfully adorned in a pink wig and shades attends the parade in Middlesbrough

LGBT Community Pride paradeA man waves during entertainment at the end of the parade in Middlesbrough

LGBT Community Pride paradeA young girl sits on her mothers shoulders during entertainment that takes place after the parade had ended

LGBT Community Pride parade

Awoman and her child stand on a wall to get a better view of entertainment after the parade finished

LGBT Community Pride paradeMiss Daisy Diamond entertains the crowds after the parade

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Coast People – Sea Kayak

A couple of sea kayak’s out in the water close to Saltburn Pier…

 

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Coast People – Sax on the Beach

John McGough is one of the most accomplished sax players in the world. He practices regularly overlooking the beach in his home town of Saltburn…and this is definitely music to take photographs to!

Follow the link to learn more about John and listen to some of his top tunes…..  https://myspace.com/johnmcgough/music/songs

 

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