Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ruins on the Roadside

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Old countries have history you can touch... Here is a medieval building, the architecture is very gothic, very ecclesiastical, and this long-ruined wall of a gutted hall rises against the sky of a winter's afternoon in York, December 2006. Part of the city's suite of surviving ancient structures, this building stands beside a busy modern road, next to the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, and truly reminds one of the centuries that have gone before, as surely as the invisible but no less real presence of Roman antiquities in this same area. The photograph was a simple framing job, including just the right telephoto factor to compose the stonework with the golden opportunity of catching the moon in the picture. It was mildly enhanced, the watery sky of winter was colour-saturated slightly, and it was sharpened 5%. Fuji FinePix S5600, automatic. Image by Mike.

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