Valle Crucis Abbey


This is just one of series of HDR’s I did at Valle Crucis Abbey this week.  The abbey is 1.5 miles North of Llangollen, Denbighshire, North Wales. As the tourist season is over I got free entry and had the place to myself. So I didn’t have to worry about anyone suddenly appearing in one of my brackets.

Valle Crucis Abbey (Valley of the Cross) is a Cistercian abbey located in Llantysilio in Denbighshire, Wales. More formally the Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Valle Crucis it is known in Welsh both as Abaty Glyn Egwestl and Abaty Glyn y Groes. The abbey was built in 1201 by Madog ap Gruffydd Maelor, Prince of Powys Fadog. Valle Crucis was dissolved in 1537 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and subsequently fell into serious disrepair. The building is now a ruin, though large parts of the original structure still survive. Valle Crucis Abbey is now under the care of Cadw.

This image was a bracket of 5 exposures (-2 to +2) using a Samsung GX10 and an 18-55mm kit lens mounted on a Redsnapper Tripod with Ball Head. I also used a small infra red remote control to fire the shutter using the Samsung’s built in infra-red facility. The five bracketed images were processed with SNS-HDR Pro with almost no post in Photoshop