Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire

Fountains Abbey is a massive Abbey complex near Ripon in North Yorkshire. Previously run by the Cisternian Monks, the site was closed by Henry VIII's dissolution of the monesteries after his break from the Catholic Church.

After the dissolution, the lead from the roof was reclaimed by the crown which was the beginning of its downfall in to ruins.

This shot, unlike the other photographs in this series, was taken with a GoPro Hero3 Black and then the distortion corrected in photoshop manually.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 13th March 2013, This photo: 9:37am

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  • Matthew Post said:
    David, I have been playing with distortion correction on my GPHero2, I find that the bulk of the distortion is corrected by using an 8mm fisheye preset. Is this what you use for the correction?
  • David de Groot said:
    Hi Matt, no I did this manually with the transformation tool.
  • ¬£isa said:
    looks great David... pp suits perfectly
  • looby88 said:
    When we visited this place digital didn't exist.. we had a lovely time visiting but our photos of the ruins either had a grey or brown look according to the light !
    You certainly got about on your visit ! We could do with a month in a campervan touring, but thats not going to happen :(
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks!
    [] The colour shots are browny greeny greyish depending on where we were in the ruins at the time. Being still technically winter, there were patches of snow in the shaded areas and the ground was a bit on the soggy side too, but you could see how pretty the grounds would be in spring.