Peter Clark, APSA, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, FRPS  

Whitby Abbey by Peter Clark, APSA, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, FRPS

July 2024 - Whitby Abbey

About the Image(s)

The iconic abbey ruins set on a windswept headland overlooking Whitby in North Yorkshire which, alongside tales of a Russian ship carrying a cargo of silver sand wrecked on Tate Hill Sands below the East Cliff, inspired Bram Stoker’s novel ‘Dracula’, published in 1897.
Captured on a visit to Yorkshire in April 2008 using a Canon EOS 20D with infrared conversion coupled to a Canon 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM lens set at 22mm, 1/200 sec at f11, ISO 100.
Converted to pure monochrome in CEP Pro 2 and processed using my normal workflow. Finessed in Topaz DeNoise AI and sharpened using the High Pass filter in Soft Light mode and sharpening halos removed where necessary.

6 comments posted

Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
Hi Ian: Another great landscape! I love the bench in the foreground and the subject is perfectly placed in the image. You were also blessed with a great sky. Beautifully processed.   Posted: 07/08/2024 07:43:00

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Peter
No image shows better your eye for composition each component in the image beautifully placed and adds a sense of depth and scale to the image I see so many images of this beautiful Abbey but this stands out above the rest,   Posted: 07/10/2024 13:34:40

Ed Ries
Hello Peter. Another great image, balanced and excellently composed. The infrared treatment really makes the image grab your attention. Let me ask, when you converted your camera to infrared, did you convert with a particular focal lens or can you use any of your lenses?   Posted: 07/11/2024 16:25:03
Peter Clark   Peter Clark
The camera was converted in the usual way. No particular lens was specified and I have had no issues with wide angle to medium telephoto lenses, although fair to say that the majority of my IR landscapes were captured at around 24mm.   Posted: 07/12/2024 03:37:05

Michael Ritzie   Michael Ritzie
A visually striking image Peter! The bench in the foreground adds depth to the image and leads the viewer's eye towards the abbey. Along with a nice dramatic sky, it all adds up to a great photo.   Posted: 07/15/2024 18:35:27

John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
Peter, another great image.
The clarity of the image is amazing.   Posted: 07/16/2024 03:13:56


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