The retreating flood by clickinhistory

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Soft now, is the night sounds,
the gentle hush of late drops,
a moment’s stillness in the wind,
light falls into the reflective darkness.

York Minster on a very wet winters night in York, North Yorkshire, England.

Converted into black and white and best viewed large.

Shot on an Olympus E30.


clickinhistory, york, black and white, york minster, night photography, urban, street photography, reflections, rain, night, church, winter, precentors court


  • swaby
    swabyover 1 year ago

    Wow awesome shot, great lighting!

  • Thanks swaby, took it a long exposure with a ND filter and a prayer the wind would stay still for the moment ;)

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  • Jan Pudney
    Jan Pudneyover 1 year ago

    Fantastically dark and gloomy with a bit of hope at the end :)

  • thanks Jan, glad I was standing at the right end then ;) lol

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  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 1 year ago

    Wow outstanding image Richard, love it!! :))

  • Thanks Kylie, worth the damp knees from that puddle I didn’t spot when I set up the tripod :)

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  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work and words, love, xxo

  • Thanks as always Anna x

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  • Forget-me-not
    Forget-me-notover 1 year ago

    very nice shot. Love the black and white in this picture and love the mirror image in the puddle of water

  • Thanks Forget-me-not, love this view of the Minster and this time the puddle was a bonus

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  • Nicoletté Thain Photography
    Nicoletté Thai...over 1 year ago

    I like :)

  • That will do for me lol

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  • michael scott
    michael scottover 1 year ago

    superb tones…wonderful contrasts and the reflections are perfect. outstanding!

  • Thank you Michael

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  • pauldana
    pauldanaover 1 year ago

    this is so well done, great image with lots of interest

  • Thanks, was pleased how this ended up coming out

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  • Bluesrose
    Bluesroseover 1 year ago

    Thanks for this fantastic image :)

  • Thanks Maris, hope life is treating you well in the land of good skiing ;)

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  • Perggals© - Stacey Turner
    Perggals© - St...over 1 year ago

    You have been featured in Britain in Black & White

  • What a great surprise :) Thank you Perggals it really is appreciated

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