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Whitby abbey.
I'm really struggling for time over the next few days. I had originally planed to fly to Japan on the 30th but due to the threat of strikes on British Airways, I'm now flying on the 28th which has placed a burden upon my time, I hope to get around to commenting, hopefully on Friday.
All the best. Mal

Goth Town

Whitby abbey.
I'm really struggling for time over the next few days. I had originally planed to fly to Japan on the 30th but due to the threat of strikes on British Airways, I'm now flying on the 28th which has placed a burden upon my time, I hope to get around to commenting, hopefully on Friday.
All the best. Mal

comments (49)

  • Jose
  • 24 Jan 2007, 00:11
This is terrific. Jose
  • paul
  • 24 Jan 2007, 00:13
Great picture Mal. I'm trying to work out if you paid the exorbitant price to go in or did like I did and tried to snatch the shot over the wall!. I'm guessing you weren't such a cheapskate smile
this, I like very much my friend !!!!!!!!!
one of my favorite from you, top 5 for sure
Is it me or is shutterchance buzzing today? first I fall in love with Asiko's shot then I come I have to fall on my knees and beg for mercy.

Mal your greatness don't hurt me!
  • Mia
  • 24 Jan 2007, 01:38
gorgeous shot Mal. don't know how you do it. smile
  • alex
  • Boise, USA
  • 24 Jan 2007, 01:39
wow, mal. i'm kinda glad you're pressed for time, maybe you won't be able to post anymore photos this week that make me want to throw away my camera as a practice in futility. there's only so much i can take. tongue

well done, travel safe! alex
  • Clint
  • 24 Jan 2007, 02:01
Well done, indeed. This is an excellent photograph. The light shining through the left window onto the field is incredible. Amazing how something like that, if it were missing, would make the photo much more mundane. I have noticed a theme among your last few photos: the light of God, as it were. Kids with halos and sunlight shining through what looks like a gothic temple all fit this theme fairly well. Stick with it as it appears to work for you.
Very nice! Strong, striking. Simple, straightforward yet grabbing. Beautiful.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 24 Jan 2007, 03:45
Another phantastic photo, Mal. Is this moonlight or a very dim sunset?
  • dotun
  • 24 Jan 2007, 04:13
very good use of ligthing
Hey Mal, I'm completely speechless about your posts. You inspires all the days. Thanks you a lot! wink
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 24 Jan 2007, 04:31
Wow! This is awesome! I am speechless!
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 24 Jan 2007, 06:21
That shaft of light really makes this special...eludes to the wonder of god and the elements...but I'm not religous.
  • sk
  • 24 Jan 2007, 06:46
GEEZ!!!!!!!!! Mal ur making me sick with this absolutely awesome shot. Have a safe flight to Japan
Fantastic shot Mal
You know once in a very rare occasion do I not want to right a comment about your work... Its marvelous today and possibly your best since I have been following your work! Well Done Malsmile
awesome one Mal, great work.
  • Louis
  • south africa
  • 24 Jan 2007, 11:00
Good, better, best and then this one - i really like it when you work under pressure. you seems to produce bestest results then.
Hi Mal - I guess Whitby Abbey has been photographed so many times by so many people (including me) its hard to get a new perspective on it : However, you've managed it. Nice one.
  • Diya
  • 24 Jan 2007, 12:50
Hi Mal

it is a fantastic shot, i love the mysterious touch to it

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 24 Jan 2007, 13:28
Just do your thing, Mal, and don't worry about us! We know you're conscientious and will get back to us when you can. Have a safe trip and go do what you need to do. In the meantime, we'll sing your praises!
  • nev
  • Aus
  • 24 Jan 2007, 14:49
I thought the first shot you posted of this spot was great but this is spectacular. the light foreground interest and lines just beautiful. not to mention the duo/tritone. perfect
  • Salar
  • London, UK
  • 24 Jan 2007, 15:41
My goodness this is such a bombshell image. Great work, Mal.
how in god's name do u do it? after day u churn out absolute stunners....but i mightve tried this with a darker shade of being ridiculously critical of course...
not bad wink
  • Petra
  • 24 Jan 2007, 20:29
Since everything has been said about your photo, just one thing: Have a safe trip and enjoy yourself.
(note to myself: compared to this blog i have a loooooooooong way to go tongue)
Good luck with the traveling Mal!
Wow, nice one Mal! Fantastic light. Hope you have a good trip. Tris
Stunning! I love it!
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Jan 2007, 23:31
Mal, this is immense. Jaw-dropping. Packed with feeling. Be very proud.
  • Ellie
  • 24 Jan 2007, 23:39
That's a special picture Mal. Fabulous.
Wow, great shot, Mal. Wonderful.
  • John C
  • 25 Jan 2007, 00:21
I have said this to you before - But I have been to this place many times and have not seen this. The photograph reminds me both happy and sad times in my life. A choice photograph.
  • Ellen
  • 25 Jan 2007, 09:31
  • SheepLover
  • 25 Jan 2007, 12:24
Its a shame you can't hear what people say when they see a shot like this (Mine was WOOOOOOOOOWWWW!!!)
The SmashingPhoto-omiter has hit a record high with this one. There is so much to admire - the sun through the abbey, the sun n the grass/field, the sky... oh the sky...
  • claude
  • France
  • 25 Jan 2007, 19:13
Terrific shot! I love it.
  • peter
  • Denmark
  • 26 Jan 2007, 11:01
Boy, you are good. this is fantastic.
  • Stevo
  • 26 Jan 2007, 13:10
I think I like this one!
  • milou
  • Southampton, UK
  • 26 Jan 2007, 19:25
One hundred and ten seconds of glorious light bending goodness.
Another favourite spot of mine, well captured....
What can I say that hasn't already been said: this is special.
Holly cow!!! If I were you, I'd print this photo on A3 or bigger and mount it on the wall..
  • eli
  • US
  • 23 Mar 2007, 19:38
Wow, this is a really impressive capture. What I especially like is the sun coming through the window and leaving that bright slot of light that comes into the foreground, really gives a great sense of scale.
image of great dramatism and magic power ... very well
Another beauty.....
encore manifique
  • david
  • chesham
  • 3 Jul 2007, 09:00
that is a stunning image; never seen an image quite like this for drama.
Awesome stuff. Totally wicked.

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