Fountains Abbey and the River Skell

Sometimes, you just can’t get the right sky for the picture. Unfortunately, having to work in real-life our photography jaunts are when we can fit it in at weekends. Except for our holidays.

We were doing a Warner’s holiday, back in 2018. And we got a terrific deal. However, those holidays are either 3 nights or 4 nights. If you want a whole week, I’m not sure how you go about it.

Nidd Hall was beautiful and perfect… and our room was exceptional for what we paid.

But now looking back… and with so many beautiful places to visit in North Yorkshire; in hindsight I do wish we had stayed for a whole week.

On one of our days, we visited Fountains Abbey. Unfortunately, it was a dull day at times, and when I shot the image below it was overcast with a bland sky. However, the day did improve as we walked around the grounds. So, for the image below I added a sky via ON1 Photo RAW 2023.

Fountains Abbey
A photograph of the River Skell at Fountains Abbey.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: Canon EF-S10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM
F/Number: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Focal Distance: 10 mm

Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec
Photograph Date: 29.08.2018
Location: Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire
Photographer: Bren
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic and On1 Photo RAW 2023

A selection of images photographed at Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey is one place I will be going back to…

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18 responses to “Fountains Abbey and the River Skell”

  1. You’ve got some great views here,a nice mixture of the must-see and the less noticed. I’m at Studley Royal in my post today, a walk I can guarantee you don’t know, as it was a first for me, after eight years of walking there.

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    1. Looking forward to your images xx

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      1. Well, it’s a double whammy from me this week, as I’ve posted today, and will again for you on Wednesday. Getting obsessed by those ancient trees!

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        1. Oh, I love trees, I don’t know if you follow Parul but 2 Thursday’s a month she does #ThursdayTreelove

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          1. Thanks for this. I’ll definitely follow this up, even though I have just vowed NOT to follow any more blogs!

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  2. This looks like a great place for photography. I like your images very much Bren.

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    1. Thank you… it is a lovely place… it was like a little gem of a find.

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  3. What a beautiful gallery. I am especially drawn to the upper left image in your collection.

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  4. All of them are such lovely scenes!

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  5. These are lovely, Bren! I’ve walked beside that stream many times. It’s a walk that I love so many thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you xx You are welcome xx

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  6. Beautiful photos, and old ruins. It looks like this was an important place, many centuries ago.

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    1. Thank you . Yes it has great history.


  7. Such great images Bren!

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    1. Thank you very much xx

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