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photoblog image Whitby Abbey 4/5

Whitby Abbey 4/5

In 1914, Whitby Abbey was shelled by German battlecruisers Von der Tann and Derfflinger, aiming for the signal post on the end of the headland. The Abbey sustained considerable damage during the attack, which lasted ten minutes.

Whitby Abbey 4/5

In 1914, Whitby Abbey was shelled by German battlecruisers Von der Tann and Derfflinger, aiming for the signal post on the end of the headland. The Abbey sustained considerable damage during the attack, which lasted ten minutes.

comments (19)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 7 Mar 2013, 00:43
Wow! This capture is even better than yesterday's Brian. The detail in the stonework is fascinating.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances, I like this one a lot myself.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Mar 2013, 01:51
Like some fossilised skeleton of a large dinosaur...
Brian Walbey: Yes I guess it is Ray, as long as it remains in this well preserved condition as time goes by for future generations to see.
It keeps feeling bigger and bigger!
Brian Walbey: I think it must have been a very large building Elizabeth, how did they build places like this way back in the Middle Ages.
framed to perfection Brian... and it's even better in monochrome....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Peter.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Mar 2013, 07:22
What a strange piece of relatively modern history Brian. Bet that rattled a few teacups down in the town!
Brian Walbey: It no doubt did Chris, everyone took to their cellars I would think!
I like the stonework details it is beautiful. Excellent capture! Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Sue.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 7 Mar 2013, 09:39
I expect a pre war German tourist was short changed here and they wanted revenge.
Brian Walbey: Something like that I would imagine Chad smile
This place would be a photographer's delight as you are showing very well.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Mary, but we didn't go inside to walk around, although we are happy to pay admission fees we felt this was a bit too expensive just to walk round a ruin, most of which one can see over the wall.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Mar 2013, 10:03
Nice even tone Brian - I would probably have brought the sky up a bit more, but it works well as a plain foil for the intricate brickwork.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike, I could have burnt in the sky a bit I suppose, if I ever use it in my club I will bear that in mind. In late May/early June I am posting a longish series of monochrome conversions done in Lightroom 4, I look forward to your comments on those when they appear, they are not quite as drastic as those from our friends Bill and Michael I might add!
They never aimed very well - they were a mile and a half off when they tried to bomb the steel mills in Sheffield and hit the town centre instead smile
Brian Walbey: I really can't see what the point would have been of bombing one little signal point in the first place, if they'd looked at a map they would have seen there was nothing worth having militarily in the Whitby area anyway I would have thought.
Nice detail in this one Brian and another great angle. Shame about the bombing
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet. Hopefully they were able to make good the bombing damage.
Incredible detail, Brian. This one is a winner!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Beverly.
Good b/w, Brian,nice detail.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Frank.
fabulous tones Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I have given it just a slight touch of tone rather than a heavy saturation.
This feels nice and gothic and graphic also smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much John.
I never knew that Brian
Brian Walbey: Bit of a waste of shells I reckon, they still didn't win in the end!!
  • Lisl
  • United States
  • 7 Mar 2013, 17:42
This reminds me a little of Tintern Abbey, which became ruinous naturally
Brian Walbey: I've not been to Tintern but understand it is worth a visit.
Superb B&W conversion Brian. I like the tones!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Mar 2013, 20:45
I never realised that the German navy got close enough to the UK to incur damage such as this. I can understand how the abbey influenced Bram Stoker.
Brian Walbey: Yes I wasn't aware of the German thing either, although the Dracula thing is quite big in Whitby including ghost walks etc.

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sensitivity ISO400
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