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This famous historic walled city, with its odd-looking medieval buildings in the “Shambles” to the majestic historic attractions of York Minster, has much to offer both the “casual” tourist, photographer and the historian.

The city was founded in Roman times circa 71AD and grew as a wool trading centre. In the 19th Century, York was a world-famous centre for confectionary, with Rowntrees and Terrys the main suppliers. As a “chocoholic”, I was fortunate to visit both factories, on company business, in the mid 1980s and was fascinated by the manufacturing processes and the history.

We spent a relaxed couple of days here, but really needed a week to do it justice. Below are a few of the images captured on our recent visit. (both the “old” and the “new”)

For more detailed information on York, please follow this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York


12 responses

  1. Ian Beattie

    Great shots, great light

    June 26, 2013 at 1:25 am

    • Many thanks for your comment Ian. Much appreciated.

      June 26, 2013 at 9:30 pm

  2. beautiful and excellent light 🙂

    June 21, 2013 at 6:21 am

    • Thanks Joshi. The sunlight just before sunset, on that evening, was just perfect.

      June 21, 2013 at 10:00 pm

  3. Inspired and pretty

    Really beautiful images of this city Jim. Are these HDR ? They are superb !

    June 21, 2013 at 3:08 am

    • Many thanks Jocelyne. These are not multi exposure/combined images (HDR) but are single images which have been tone processed/mapped, to augment the tones in the raw image. This process, if controlled, helps to increase the vibrance and detail in an image, without making the image appear “unnatural”.

      June 21, 2013 at 9:58 pm

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