Sunday, 9 August 2015

York Minster, Wall, Trees & Moat and Sepia Sun

York Minster :- This is the front of the mighty York Minster who's full name is the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York. The Gothic catherdral is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. Construction began somewhere around 1230 and wasn't completed until 1472. The large central window above the twin doors is the Great West Window which has been nicknamed as "The Heart of Yorkshire". The window dates from the 1330's but the origanal tracery (the stonework elements that support the glass in a Gothic window) by Master Mason Ivo de Raghton was completely replaced in the 1980's.

Wall, Trees & Moat :- A different view of the castle and moat at Scotney Castle near Lamberhurst in Kent. The shot was taken from the Southern side of the ruins and is looking in a North Easterly direction across the castle's moat. The medieval, moated manor house was constructed in 1378 by Roger Ashburnham. Quite a few castles were built in 1378 due to the French raiding the south coast of England the year before (1377).

Sepia Sun :- A winter beach scene shot back in November 2013. The beach is that of Rottingdean, an old historical village that sits to the East of Brighton on the South coast of England. A cold yellow sun was throwing its chilly light around before vanishing below the horizon.

All Photography Copyright © Justin Hill