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Eastern Promise ...

By sut68    
I've never ventured over to the East Pier at Whitby before, preferring to stick to the lovely curved boards of the West Pier, but I had decided on this trip to try to capture some different angles wherever possible.

MrsS and myself had visited the evening before, but the light wasn't playing ball due to a low cloud bank, but I took a few shots none-the-less for a recce and had settled on this composition for a long exposure. The following evening I headed back on my own [MrsS wanted to chill] only for the light to disappear as soon as my camera was atop of the tripod ... now it was time to play the waiting game.

About an hour and a half passed and I had seem numerous fishermen, joggers and general tourists come and go and I am sure they were wondering what I was waiting for, they probably would have twigged when the light broke and saw the smile on my face ... patience rewarded, nice when that happens Smile

Lee 0.6 ND Grad and the BIG Stopper used on this one.

Fran's dads funeral tomorrow - not looking forward to it, but the thought of the family celebrating his life puts a smile on my face - he was a real one off. Sleep well 'cocker' Smile

Cheers for now,
Paul

Tags: Sunset North yorkshire Light Whitby Architecture Sea Coast Rust Long exposure Post East pier Landscape and travel

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Comments


dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 12:08PM
Great location and I have to give this place a visit.
Really nice lighting and colours Paul.
regards
Yung

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sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
19 Aug 2012 12:16PM
Great location indeed Yung, highly recommended. As Whitby faces North, the sun rises and sets over the sea during the summer, but only for a few days!!!
sherlob Plus
9 2.7k 126 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 12:32PM
Sorry to hear of Frans dad's death Paul. My thoughts will be with you guys. I think you are spot on in terms of celebrating life...

Take it easy.

Adam
CHRISB911 9 54 1
19 Aug 2012 12:43PM
Paul great lighting and the composition is bang on
Chris
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
19 Aug 2012 12:46PM
Cheers guys Smile
martin.w Plus
13 388 22 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 1:15PM
Good to get a rather more unusual view, been on here a few times though not nailed it like this one. There was a socking great crane on this side last time I was there Sad
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
19 Aug 2012 2:08PM
Shame Martin, was the crane lowering the new cross-way in to place on the West Pier?
reaper4252 4 2 9 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 2:18PM
Nice one, every thing falls into place well
Never done that side myself, but seeing this I think I will have to give it a blast next time I'm up there
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
19 Aug 2012 2:21PM
Cheers Dave, it's a little harder to get successful compositions from, but if the conditions fall into place it feels more rewarding on this side Smile
mugshotmyk 4 3 9 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 3:12PM
They say that patience has its reward and certainly in this instance you were properly rewarded. It's a very good image indeed, and worthy of many more votes. Here's mine....
Munro 7 44 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 6:26PM
Cracking colour & clarity.
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
19 Aug 2012 9:57PM
Quite image of Whitby Paul, restful. Our sincere condolances.
Ron.
19 Aug 2012 11:18PM
That has wonderful compositional balance, Paul. Lovely hues and a place i must visit some day.
Alun
geffers7 Plus
5 42 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 8:23AM
Plenty of great light and colour in that shot.
Geoff
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
20 Aug 2012 9:01PM
Cheers guys, just arrived back from Frank's funeral to see your wonderful comments. Thanks Smile
javam Plus
11 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 2:41PM
Hope the send off for Frank went well, great use of the big stopper again.
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
23 Aug 2012 5:17PM
It did mate - as well as could be expected anyway thanks. Cheers fella ... catch up soon.

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