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Scintillating Scarborough

By LynneJoyce  
Photographs from the weekend before last when we went to Scarborough to celebrate my cousin's 70th birthday with him and his family. We stayed at a lovely, small hotel on the North bay. I was all prepared to catch the dawn over the sea by racing out, camera in hand with my jeans over my PJ's at sunrise, only to find that you have to be on the South Bay to get those shots. DRAT! I did my best in ever changing light conditions, firing into the direction of the dawn that was lurking behind buildings for many of the shots. I did a second dash outside when there was actually a brief period of bright sunlight as in Version 1. It was very early and the sky really was that colour. V's 3 & 13 were taken through the bedroom window, V12 has a watercolour effect applied.

It is a very long time since I lived on the North East Coast and I had forgotten about the ferocious winds that whistle off the sea, across the beach and up the cliffs bringing stinging sand and dust with them. Garrath's Jeep, my hair and some of the shots bear testimony to the dust storms, but at least there was NO SNOW.

We took a walk along to the castle later by which time the sun had retired behind cloud and I got a few more shots. There is some lovely Victorian architecture in Scarborough, along with the castle, beaches and cliffs. We will undoubtedly go again but I will ask Scarborough Council to post Whistling Wind warnings before we do!

Thanks for looking and I hope that you enjoy at least some of them.

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

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NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
27 Mar 2013 8:03PM
Some nice images of my home town.............GrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
27 Mar 2013 8:12PM
Hoping for few days there in September Lynne, just hope it is warmer then, great set.


Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 8:15PM
Cracking images of Scarborough LynneGrin You have captured the place so well......
We was just down the road at Reighton last weekend...... How cold was it?.... Wow, I think it would have been warmer if we had stayed home for the foot of snow! Good work putting the trousers over the pyjamasGrinGrinGrin
GarrathE 9 4 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 8:16PM
Its v1 for me. The sunlight and the lowering sky say it all. Great atmospheric shot. I like all the dawn shots, especially as I was still tucked up in bed! Grin
strokebloke 9 493 17 England
27 Mar 2013 8:17PM
Another delightful selection Lynne Smile
You do make the apparently mundane look very special. An impressive talent.
johnke 5 223 15
27 Mar 2013 8:23PM
Beautiful Images Lynn , V1 and V5 and fantastic...John
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 8:25PM
A terrific set of image Lynne, v1, 5 and 8 are the top ones for me... great work.
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
27 Mar 2013 8:29PM
What wonderful and excellent images indeed,All very beautiful,V1,V5 and V7 are may favorites today,very well done.
a fabulous set of images.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
27 Mar 2013 8:41PM
A lovely set, Lynne, exquisite light in 1,4 & 10. Hope you managed the bracing walk around Marine Drive at the base of the castle! You've got me all nostalgic again Smile

Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 8:41PM
Another excellent set Lynne with some cracking views. Love the colours of the beach huts in V10 and V1 with the dark sky.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
27 Mar 2013 9:17PM
I've never been to Scarborough but looking at your lovely images I am sure it's a great place to visit.
I like them all ,they have lovely light and great sky.Hope you enjoyed your stay thereSmile
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 9:29PM
Yet again some excellent images. They mean a lot to me as I spent nearly every weekend there for fourteen years

annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
27 Mar 2013 9:34PM
1 2 and 4 for me. 2 is very well composed, I love that sky, the other two got some spectacular light
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
27 Mar 2013 10:00PM
An excellent set documenting so many parts, and captured under different light conditions and at differing times of day.
V 1 really stands out with the grey sky behind the sunlit terrace.
9 10 10 England
27 Mar 2013 10:47PM
Love Scarborough - enjoyed watching the cricket there but haven't been for a while. V5 of the castle is my favourite.
28 Mar 2013 12:05AM
I've only been to Scarborough once, Lynne and these images are telling me I need to visit this beautiful seaside town again!

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 12:06AM
A lovely set showing many aspects of architecture,sunrise and town.
I do love the curving bay with the waves lapping in in V8,
Like the subtle water colour effect in V12.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 2:04AM
Great set of shots - v2 and v4 are my favourites SmileSmile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
28 Mar 2013 2:24AM
A beautiful place and you've captured some lovely scenes. All so interesting and lovely.....Sandy
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
28 Mar 2013 4:35AM
What a fascinating place with some stunning architecture and views. Great photos Lynne Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Mar 2013 5:28AM
A wonderful set of images, Lynne, haven't been to Scarborough for over 20 years, but it doesn't seem to have changed much. V.8 is my favourite from the fine collection. Carol
Ray42 10 3 England
28 Mar 2013 7:18AM
An interesting set - enjoyed them all - the shots with the grey skies are quite striking
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 9:18AM
What a super set of images very interesting too - Scarborough and Whitby are my two favourite places to go in the UK xx
I lived there for two years brought some nice memories back so thanks for that Lynne v1 is stunning love that white on a dark sky, good captures well worth the effort.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
28 Mar 2013 11:09AM
A lovely set, Lynne, from this delightful resort - I've usually had a day out each summer in Scarborough, but not been for about 3 or 4 years, so must make the effort next time I'm in Whitby! Wink
Trev Smile
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 11:44AM
A really great set of images of this lovely victorian town in which my husband and I have had many happy holidays. v2 to stands out for me but all are first class.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
28 Mar 2013 12:33PM
The dark, almost threatening feel to the light is powerful, Lynne. Reminds me of the light just before a storm and all hell lets loose.
Let me know when your birthday is, I'll buy you a compass so you can tell North from SouthGrin

User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 1:32PM
A beautiful composition, excellent detail as well.

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
28 Mar 2013 2:28PM
Great images.....Grin
28 Mar 2013 5:13PM
A wonderful set of images Lynne. You have captured the light so well
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 6:02PM
Oooooh, a compass for my birthday, how exciting!
xwang 9 56 8
28 Mar 2013 6:23PM
A beautiful set...the light is superb.
I like there, I haven't been there for quite a long time.. I always talk about the place when ever Dave posts images of ScarboroughGrin.. and now I see more place that I didn't see before. ThanksSmile
28 Mar 2013 7:03PM
The title says it all Lynne, and V1 with it's Blackened Sky and Sunlit Terraces, is certainly the Star turn.

John Smile
PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
29 Mar 2013 8:32AM
A beautiful set of scene, Lynne!

Happy Easter to you and your family!


Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2013 10:24AM
Great set, Lynne. Reminds me putting my clothes stall early morning every wednesday, Sunday Filey & scarborough markets in late 80's driving all the way from Leeds.Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
29 Mar 2013 11:37AM
Thank you so much for the award, I am honoured. A great set of images and v1 is the pearl with perfect light and the dogwalker

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 8:05AM
A well documented set, and it does look so very cold!
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 12:50PM
Delightful set of images. Each well deserving a solo showing, well shot and well presented! IB
31 Mar 2013 12:52AM
Beautiful set of images....but v1 is my favorite! Love the lighting and that sky is wonderful against the white buildings.
31 Mar 2013 1:57PM
A splendid set
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 10:24AM
Great set of images Lynne looks like it was cold .
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
1 Apr 2013 5:40PM
A superb set of Scarborough seasfront scenes Lynne, I think v1 was a great choice as the lead, the light is wonderful. It looks jolly cold in many of these and I can almost feel the icy wind on my face!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 7:59AM
Very impressive set Lynne,
just spotted missed a set of yoursSad
very dramatic sky there in some
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 6:22PM
all so good ... must get back there after loking at these
thanks for the write up ... big smile here
Canonshots 7 172 13 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2013 8:15AM
One of my favourite resorts, Scarborough. Both beaches offer stunning views, the castle and the harbour are splendid places and even the shopping centre has a lot more to offer than may seaside towns. I really enjoyed looking through these images.
12 Jul 2013 6:53PM
A wonderful set of pictures.. 1,3,4 and 15 would be my personal favourites-- though they are all dramatic and captivating. The architecture in 1 is so similar to that of the Marine Parade in Saltburn, just down the road (though of course Saltburn isn't nearly as grand). Don't know why everyone complained about the cold--- it's not cold around there, just bracing! Congratulations on a spectacular group of images.
Bantu 4 7 1 India
3 Sep 2013 5:25AM
great masters touch

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