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Saltwick Bay embrasses everything I like in a location, a magical element, a sense of history and a story. The wreck has been photographed many, many times but rarely surrounded by water and in mono. This is my second mono offering of this subject, but in print I prefer this one.

History is another hobby of mine, and when I first visited Saltwick I was intrigued about its industrial heritage serving the chemical history in Teeside.

The wreck has its own story of the death of two crew members the following is an extract from the Whitby Lifeboat history: “Silver Medal awarded to Coxswain Robert Allen and the Bronze Medal awarded to Helmsman Richard Robinson for rescuing a survivor of the fishing vessel Admiral Van Tromp, which was wrecked after grounding on the Black Nab Rock in thick fog, an easterly wind, and a heavy breaking sea on 30 September 1976. When a survivor was seen on a rock Helmsman Robinson drove the D class lifeboat in at full speed, onto a ledge, and the man was grabbed just as a large sea broke over the rock and washed the boat back into the sea.”

Oh and yes I did get my feet wet, and clambered over the remains of the old harbour - now that was spooky! The shail kept falling from the cliff face, a flock of pigeons came out of the old shaft feeding the harbour just as I got close, and there was several large bits of the Von Tromp up against the cliff edge, no doubt placed there by the various high tides in the last 32 years.

The large version is definately worth a look.

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 10-20
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Admiral Von Tromp
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:5 Mar 2009 - 6:47 PM
Tags:Black & white, Landscape / travel
Votes:139

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twainey
twainey  6 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2009 - 6:51 PM

Superb mono...............Trev

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cheesey
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5 Mar 2009 - 6:58 PM

Absolute cracker, nice work.
Cheesey.

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DOGSBODY
DOGSBODY  61432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 7:02 PM

A superb mono conversion and great composition. Andy

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 7:06 PM

Excellent B&W conversion

Brian.................................................

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NexusImages
5 Mar 2009 - 7:10 PM

superb conversion. Was there myself last weekend.. vey atmospheric place which you have conveyed.
Mand.x.

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RRT
RRT  5 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2009 - 7:14 PM

Excellent conversion, Love it. Regards Ray

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 7:25 PM

Like your composition and the tones - well captured and converted.
Regards Richard.

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cristinavenedict

very expressive!

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 7:29 PM

Wow - strong mono Nick, really well done!

Sarah *

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 7:29 PM

Excellent mono Nick.
Tom.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 7:43 PM

Powerful and truly amazing. Thanks for this.
Moira

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 11255 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 7:58 PM

An super conversion Nick, and like your narrative with it as well.

I've only been to Saltwick once, but there is a certain aura about the place.
Martin
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Mewinty
Mewinty  6
5 Mar 2009 - 8:10 PM

Fab shot, lovely tones. Melissa

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pmorgan
pmorgan  8217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 8:16 PM

It's a winner Nick!

Rgds
Paul

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Mar 2009 - 8:48 PM

Beautiful Mono Nick,
ian

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MichaelBHanney
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5 Mar 2009 - 8:49 PM

Dramatic, well composed, and seems to work really well in black and white.

Michael

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 74063 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 9:06 PM

Thanks everyone, I printed this on a cotton based fine art paper and it looks amazing.

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viscostatic
5 Mar 2009 - 10:00 PM

Very dramatic and beautiful. Wonderful monochrome tones.

Phil.

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 10:05 PM

Looks good in mono. How do you get down to the bay?...where do you start from? In-laws live up at Brid and I've often thought about popping down here when visiting them

Mike

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paulb20
paulb20 e2 Member 8paulb20 vcard United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 - 9:49 PM

This is a really top class conversion Nick.
Paul

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pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2009 - 9:41 PM

You worked hard for this one, I think it deserves twqo clicks, one for the picture and one for the narrative.Smile
Penny

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Jou©o
Jou©o e2 Member 1056 forum postsJou©o vcard Finland
8 Mar 2009 - 11:10 AM

SUPERB MONO!

Congrats on the PA!

Jouko

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StevenPrice
8 Mar 2009 - 1:08 PM

superb well done on the award.

Steve

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2009 - 1:40 PM

I agree....a superb image Nick....Congrats on your PA award Smile


ATB


~Alley~

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8 Mar 2009 - 2:08 PM

Many congrats Nick....

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 74063 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2009 - 2:21 PM

Thanks everyone, really really shocked to get the PA ..Thanks team Smile Smile

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LesF
LesF  8178 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2009 - 2:23 PM

Sorry I missed this earlier in the week Nick, stunner mate and deserves the PA and I think it could go one further yet.

Cheers for yesterday by the way.

LesF

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2009 - 7:37 PM

Well done Nick !!!

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 74063 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2009 - 7:40 PM

Thanks Les & Janet. I'm really pleased as its one of my monos.

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pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2009 - 12:43 PM

Congrats on the PA, they've chosen wellSmile

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2009 - 9:02 PM

Stunning mono. Congratulations on the PA award.

Nigel

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HowardA
HowardA  7231 forum posts
10 Mar 2009 - 10:26 PM

Your mono's are big and bold now Nick and you've become quite the master of Saltwick. I like the comp on this version. Congrats on the award too!

Howard

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Ian-Munro  7200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2009 - 11:14 AM

Bang on.

Ian

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12355 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2009 - 5:25 PM

A bit slow on the uptake, but very well done Nick, this is beautifully done. Congrats on the PA too Smile

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Hanners
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12 Mar 2009 - 9:47 PM

99 not out... well done on the PA too Smile

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 74063 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2009 - 11:24 AM

Thank you everyone.

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songbird_gallery

WOW!

-Jen

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 74063 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2009 - 7:15 AM

Thanks Jen

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ladysue
ladysue  5 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2009 - 3:32 PM

beautiful picture and nice to have a story to go with it.

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 74063 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2009 - 4:07 PM

Thanks Sue

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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2009 - 6:46 AM

Well framed shot !!

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VintageRed
16 May 2009 - 9:00 AM

Good work indeed Nick.
Nick

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thefstopshere
29 May 2009 - 3:11 PM

classic shot..nice work.

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AndrewR
AndrewR  7 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 10:29 PM

Fantastic work, Lovely mono, very impressive PF.

Andrew Smile

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