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End of The West Pier , Whitby

By phil99
Just home for a few days before going back to my caravan at Whitby . Here's one from a few days ago . This is the first of many I have to process . Decided to leave the rather blurred seagull in the shot . Probably a mistake which will have to be rectified.. Many thanks for recent clicks and comments .All very much appreciated....Phil

Tags: Whitby Harbour Evening West pier Harbour light Landscape and travel Nyorkshire

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iancatch 9 4 45 England
5 Aug 2012 5:17PM
I like the sky but like you say not sure about the seagull. Their is good detail in the boards but I would have got lower to emphasize the boards and walked a little further back to take advantage of the curve in the pier. I took some of the same shot a few months ago in mono. On a finer point you can crouch down to get the top rail level with the horizon so it runs into the top rail which tidies up the horizontal lines.

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tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 5:18PM
I'm no expert on 'scapes, but the bird works for meSmile

If it was in focus, it wouldn't haveSad

jdinne 13 16 England
5 Aug 2012 5:32PM
Great pov, superb sky. Personally think the seagull is fine.

mrswoolybill Plus
9 984 1498 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 6:03PM
The bird is about freedom, the unexpected, and the mystery of flight. It brings the image to life. For me it's the antithesis of pin-sharp feathers that say nothing more than species ID details.
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 6:11PM
I personally like that seagull Phil, and feel that it should definitely be left in! A gloriously composed and captured image, well done!

PS: love those rain clouds in the BG to the righthand side!
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
5 Aug 2012 6:13PM

Quote:I'm no expert on 'scapes, but the bird works for meSmile

If it was in focus, it wouldn't haveSad


Have to agree with Adrian, the seagull should definitely stay Smile Carol
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 6:14PM
The gull does indeed add a etherial quality alluded to by Moira, completely in contrast to the formality of the boards. Perhaps a small crop off of the bottom to bring the handrail into the bottom left hand corner of the image???

Nicely done sir!
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 6:39PM
I particularly like the hint of that curve in the boards - well composed shot Phil SmileSmile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
5 Aug 2012 7:06PM
Rename it after the song Phil (spirit in the sky) like the composition and exposure is spot on.


pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 7:50PM

Quote:I'm no expert on 'scapes, but the bird works for meSmile

If it was in focus, it wouldn't haveSad


works for me as well, great sky to
5 Aug 2012 8:17PM
Yet another fine image from N Yorks well done Phil

WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
5 Aug 2012 9:51PM
I was undecided at first, but having something in the top left helps the balance of the image, and an indistinct bird gives a certain ethereality to the scene. Nicely done, Phil.

5 Aug 2012 10:43PM
Agree with Dave. Wonderful detail and composition Phil
Ray42 8 3 England
6 Aug 2012 7:45AM
A great shot - leads very nicely to the sea beyond and the hint of the gull works for me too
6 Aug 2012 8:59AM
I really love that blurred seagull ...
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
6 Aug 2012 4:38PM
I take it that they've finished the renovation work that they were doing on the end of the West Pier when I went in June? It was completely blocked off.
A fine capture, Phil, and leaving the seagull in works for me Wink
Trev Smile
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
6 Aug 2012 10:03PM
No I think you should leave the seagull in Phil. It helps in that biggish bit of sky.
I hope you are feeling better these days and that you are on the mend.
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
10 Aug 2012 10:00PM
I think the bird should stay Phil .

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