During my time in the North East of England I also visited Rievaulx Abbey, the first Cistercian abbey to be founded in the North of the country in 1132. It soon became on of the most spiritually renowned centres of monasticism in Britain. These are my favourite photographs from my walk around the ruins.
It truly is a spectacular place that I highly recommend people visit.
The North East of England is rife with historical abbey ruins dating back to the 12th Century. During my recent trip I visited Byland Abbey, one of the most ambitious Cistercian abbey’s built during the 1100 as it was designed house around 100 monks and 200 lay brothers. Here are my favourite photographs from my visit.
My friends and I went shopping in Reading today and we stumbled across this cute little coffee shop that had plants on every table and a magazine/book swap at the back.
On the train home I was experimenting with different camera angles and reflections from the train window and this was my favourite. I like the contrast between the light of outside and the darkness inside the train as well as the strength of the clarity of the reflection.
I had a family day out to Brighton and so I thought I would take my camera with me just because. In the end I took a few scenic shots but this one was my favourite out of all of them.
This photograph is my favourite because of the contrast in lighting as it gives off the atmospheric mood that people have enjoyed their day on the pier and have now settled down on the deck chairs to watch the sunset. The composition with the majority of the subject matter in the left of the frame draws the viewers attention but because of the lighting and the way the horizon splits through the centre evens out the subject matter within the frame.
This image was fun to photograph and an enjoyable conclusion to our family day out.