Sunday, August 30, 2009

Monastery in the rain


The picture shows part of the ruins of what was once Lyse Abbey, south of Bergen. Wikipedia has this to say:

Lyse Abbey or Saint Mary's Abbey, Lyse (Lyse Mariakloster in Norwegian) is a now-ruined Cistercian monastery in Os in the county of Hordaland in south-western Norway. The name "Lyse" is derived from the Lysefjorden, "the fjord of light", on which the building stood.
Lyse Abbey was founded in 1146 by Sigurd, Bishop of Bergen, on farmland that he owned, as the Christianisation of Norway was nearing completion.[1] The first monks were brought from Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire, England.
There is not much left of it today, but it is treated as a National Monument.




This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at The Monochrome Weekly

65 comments:

Aileni said...

A really special quality to this image - excellent.

Bengbeng said...

i like the subject. no wonder it is a national monument

Kitty said...

Beautiful shot! It's great how the water on the stones brings out their highlights.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is an nice photo.


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Anne said...

Helt enormt Rune!!

Og faktisk kan nesten slike bilder bli bedre i sort hvitt, detaljene kommer litt mer fram og en ser konturene bedre når de ikke forstyrres av farger :-)

Gallow said...

Excellent photo. I like water on the top of the stones, and the depth that you captured with the pillars in the background. I also like the grainy effect. It gives the image a surreal look that gives the photo more life, and rescues the monastery from being more than a ruin.

RennyBA said...

Brilliant photo of an important and historical Norwegian monument!

RennyBA's Terella

Malyss said...

What a great mood in this picture..The rain, the B&W, the texture of the old stones and the past of the place make something gothic and romantic; I like the reflection of the light in the rain on the wall. The place has kept a spirit that you perfectly caught!

John said...

Water on old stone makes a classic for b&w. I have some photos of Fountains Abbey, if I can find them.
Regarding your question on my blog. I have a local photo shop where they process the negs and give me 6x4 prints. I then scan the negs in a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III negative scanner. It produces about 1 6MB file for each negative. But it is quite a slow process. Lucky to get a film scanned in an hour, usually takes a bit longer.

Dagrun said...

Der har jeg aldri vært. Dette var et utrolig flott bilde, RuneE! Regnet var bare et pluss.

Regina said...

Love the architecture.
Excellent!

~Just me again~ said...

Very nice shot! Great textures.

ArneA said...

Mykket bra

Carver said...

That's a beautiful shot. The monastery looks so beautiful in the rain and well suited for a monochrome subject.

Vita Stunder said...

En helt otrolig bild Rune!!
Texturerna, regnet och s/v.. magi!

Och tusen tack för historian runt platsen. Hit måste jag åka!
Ha det gott

James said...

A beautiful place and the photograph is outstanding.

bARE-eYED sUN said...

another masterpiece,

love the bricks, the B&W, and
the composition.

kudos!

..
.ero

Dimple said...

This has a pencil drawing feel to it. Excellent!

GAWO said...

Det er bare dager siden jeg kjørte forbi der (på 2 hjul så klart..) Det er et spennende sted. Nå er vi flere som har blogget om ruinene der oppe, men jeg tror at du er den eneste som har vist bilder i SW. Jeg likte dette. Så du noe til munkene da du var der :-)


Og ang. posten under her om benkene. Jeg har bare gått og ventet på den. Det måtte jo komme. Benkene på Torvalmenningen er så fine og heldigvis brukt av mange året rundt. Og i tillegg ser det ut til at de får stå i fred for de som har trang for å ødelegge alt rundt seg.

lynnwiles said...

Stunning b&w.

Anne-Berit said...

Og så flott i svart og hvitt.Virkelig bra.

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful! The shapes and textures are perfect in monochrome.

3c said...

I like the way the feathery uprightnesses of the trees contrast with the sideways glints of the wet stones. That and the way columns are framed by columns. Lots of lovely textures.

GAWO said...

Etter å ha besøkt deg i kveld ble jeg fristet til å poste sort hvitt bilder på min fotoblogg. Om du vil er du velkommen innom, og jeg er åpen for kritikk. :-)

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

A wonderful image.

rh-bilder said...

Flott bilde rune. Så ut til å være en fin fin plass for en tur med kamera!

Og bildet mitt er en åre som stikker ut av en båt... fant ikke noe tittel til det... he he

Dina said...

Really nice!
So Norway's "Christianization" was in the Middle Ages?

Torsdag said...

Beatiful motiv for B+W.

Hilser Hartmut

foto CHIP *Birgitta* said...

Vacker och intressant bild! Det gamla i nuet - undrar vad som skett där :)

kden said...

That is a wonderful shot. I love the intricate work of the stones that build up to make the arch.

Arya said...

Flott bilde av Lyseklosteret! Der står jeg med mine håpefulle hver 17.mai og synger. Ungene springer innimellom buene - og de voksne jager dem bort :-)

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Knallbilde, det er gamle gode linjer du har knipset der. Sikkert et spennende sted generelt med og uten kamera :)

Leslie: said...

LOVE this...

Jeni said...

To look at that and think it is close to a thousand years old -well in another 100 years, it'll be there -it is truly amazing to look at the craftmanship and work that went into building that in the first place. Awesome.

bettyl said...

Amazing architecture. Wonderful lines and contrasts. Thanks for sharing.

ellievellie said...

You made it look absolutely mystically ghostly fairy tail beautiful - I want to be there for a moment.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Perfect subject for monochrome. I love to visit places such as this.

AVCr8teur said...

What a piece of history. I am glad it still exists and they haven't leveled it for more housing or shopping.

PERBS said...

How sad that it is in ruins. I would think an old stone building like that would have withstood the test of time. Very interesting!

PERBS said...

How sad that it is in ruins. I would think an old stone building like that would have withstood the test of time. Very interesting!

Dan said...

Litt trist med ruiner, men samtidig skaper det jo nydelige motiver for oss som liker å fotografere... Ble veldig bra i s/hv!

Liz said...

Lovely image and what a great place.

Marie Höglund said...

Fantastiskt vackert Rune. Lite spöklikt. Väntar mig att Vita Frun ska komma svepande fram.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like this a LOT! I like the light, the textures, the varying shades of grey, the subject matter, the angle you shot it from...Hmmm. I think I like everything about this photo. ;-)

imac said...

Really Really like this Rune.
great shot and well framed.

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Daryl said...

Nice!

Dina ... UK said...

An image i would love to see for myself...:-)
I love ruins and their history.
Perfect for mono.

VALKYRIEN said...

Et veldig flott motiv, med detaljer som nok står bedre frem i sort/hvitt enn i farger!
Et sted i Norge jeg gjerne skulle sett!

Uff...må snart forsøke meg på dette sort/hvitt opplegget! For jeg ser jo at det kan bli veldig flott, som her!

Tristan said...

Dette likte jeg i s/v da gir det ekstra inntrykk av at det er gammelt.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Wow! What a wonderful photo!

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful. The image has a wonderful luminous quality to it.

Mari said...

This is totel WOW-picture :-D

Sistertex said...

Just a beautiful photo, love the light and texture.

Tom said...

The picture for this post is stunning Rune.... I love this sort of thing.. excellent

Tom

Ackworth born said...

Marvellous how the vegatation takes over the stonework.

I know Fountains Abbey and there is certainly a resemblance.

Barbara Martin said...

Lovely shot, RuneE. I like the contrast between soft and hard, dark and light, curves and straight lines.

Barbara Martin said...

Lovely shot, RuneE. I like the contrast between soft and hard, dark and light, curves and straight lines.

Barbara Martin said...

Lovely shot, RuneE. I like the contrast between soft and hard, dark and light, curves and straight lines.

AnneKa said...

Et kjempeflott s/h bilde:))

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AnneKa said...

Vet ikke hva som skjedde men kommentaren fikk vist hikke:)))