Buy a classic Guardian photograph: Whitby Abbey at sunset

This week in our Guardian Print Shop series we have an image shot by Denis Thorpe in 1984 of Whitby Abbey at sunset

The dramatic gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey are captured here at sunset by the Guardian photographer Denis Thorpe. The still-glowing sky illuminates the empty windows of the abbey church and is reflected – along with the building, in sharp focus – in the small, still pond in the foreground. The dusk, the silhouetted landscape and the lights on the walls lend the 13th-century abbey an eerie atmosphere – you can see why it inspired Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, when he visited the town in 1890. “I love photographing at twilight,” says Thorpe. “The landscape is transformed, taking on different hues and shapes.”

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