Victorian tales of Gothic murder and romance,
cast a light upon this modern snow,
crash barrier defences before a ancient sanctuary,
gentle glory before the master mason’s art.

Taken in front of the Church of St Peter in York, more famously known as York Minster, with the entrance to St Michel le Belfry just visible to the right in the image.
A longish exposure allows the light from some of York’s gas powered street lights to balance the light from the Minster arched door.

Converted into black and white and best viewed large.

Featured by the kind hosts of the Unique Buildings of the World Group


snow, winter, urban, church, gas, black white, north yorkshire, street lights, york minster


  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    This is just beautiful Richard.

  • My old E500 did me proud on this one Jason, it was well below freezing when I took this :)

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago


  • Thank you again Scott

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  • geoff curtis
    geoff curtisover 4 years ago

    Lovely B+W, great lighting.

  • Thank you Geoff

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  • SexyEyes69
    SexyEyes69over 4 years ago

    brilliant! x

  • Thank you SJ :)

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  • Hélène David-Cuny
    Hélène David-Cunyover 4 years ago

    Love the rythm and contrast of the crash barrier in front of this lace of memory…

  • Must admit, it was the contrasts that drew me to this composition here lol thanks Helene

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  • amorspainter
    amorspainterover 4 years ago

    briljant light

  • Thank you, with the two different strengths of light, really pleased how this came out :)

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  • Lindamell
    Lindamellover 4 years ago

    beautiful ;))

  • Thank you :)

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  • martaO
    martaOover 4 years ago

    love the two lanterns, magical light, very misterious photograph!

  • Thank you Marta, these gas lights are wonderful for long exposure shots

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  • x- pose
    x- poseover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, Richard!

  • Thank you Klaus

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  • jacqleen
    jacqleenover 4 years ago

    Love the LIGHTING here…and the MOOD of this is just superb :)

  • Thank you Jacqleen, just need one of your coffee models appearing out of the shadows ;)

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