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Weathered Whitby

By Jasper87  
With stout tower and crenellated stone walls, St. Mary's Church, Whitby stands like a fortress against the elements on a windswept clifftop. The church is reached by 199 stone steps up from town. The large churchyard is filled with weathered tombstones and monuments to sailors, fishermen, Royal Navy seamen and lifeboatmen.

Thanks for all your comments on my last - all read and inwardly digested, and greatly appreciated. I have a particular fondness for forest/tree images but thought it time for a change (I also like churches!).

Thought for the day - "Unless you change direction you will end up where you are going"

Have a good day, peeps,


Tags: Whitby Graveyard Landscape and travel St marys church

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 9:30AM
Superb shot, great composition, textures, tones and light.


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Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 9:44AM
Great shot, ditto what Hugh said
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
24 Nov 2011 9:50AM
Excellent composition
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
24 Nov 2011 9:54AM
a great composition indeed.
Now there is a mystery :
I have seen a lot of woodworm and termites and their work, but stone termites? Tongue you must get a closeup of them on the 1st of april Smile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 9:58AM

Quote:Superb shot, great composition, textures, tones and light.


I agree,

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 10:03AM
Very good choice for your foreground interest, that stone is so weathered, an excellent image. Carole
Great treatment on the head stones and church. Here we use marble. Like your composition with weathered one in the foreground. Good work. WesternRed.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
24 Nov 2011 10:45AM
Hi Dave excellent composition, and the tones are awesome, depth of field with every thing pin sharp spot on, I think this is the dead centre of town.


Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
24 Nov 2011 11:40AM

Quote:I think this is the dead centre of town.



Lol, GrinGrin
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 12:20PM
An excellent, detailed composition.
oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 12:50PM
lovely comp Dave ,and the dof,its worth wandering around here and look at the old sandstone headstones ,some even have holes through them ..But inside the church is amazing .def worth a look.Smile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
24 Nov 2011 1:03PM
A great image, well composed and processed..........Sandy
enricopardo 6 5 2 United States
24 Nov 2011 1:12PM
Great shot! You captured it beautifully Dave.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
24 Nov 2011 2:54PM
Fine capture Dave with some excellent detail.
24 Nov 2011 3:14PM
Funny looking wear out pattern.
24 Nov 2011 5:35PM
Well captured image..

24 Nov 2011 7:47PM
Super composition Dave, smashing detail and processing too.

posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 8:07PM
Colours perfect and superbly framed, as usual TongueI. have to get myself to Whitby. Been promising for years.

24 Nov 2011 10:53PM
A great capture with excellent details Dave..Lin
guler 6 Turkey
25 Nov 2011 7:14AM
Very well done
xwang 8 56 8
25 Nov 2011 10:12AM
NIce POV, beautiful colour and light contrast.. still a bit spooky enen in day light... Smile
I always wanted to go back to Whitby.. but never did...It's a beautiful place.
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2011 12:51PM
A very nice image..
Well taken...
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
25 Nov 2011 2:57PM
I love your thought for the day. It's something I need right now. Thanks, Dave.

Such a beautifully composed image here. I love Whitby. I remember sitting on a low wall when I was 10. Eating fish and chips and watching the gulls.

zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
25 Nov 2011 9:12PM
great comp on this fab image.
cheers, ant.

i'm still laughing at "dead centre of town"SmileSmileSmile
CHRISB911 12 54 1
26 Nov 2011 10:07AM
great pov and the detail is excellent
26 Nov 2011 10:28AM
Fine capture - good light and excellent composition. A
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
26 Nov 2011 2:24PM
Great angle and well spotted erosion.
swanseamale47 10 124 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2011 2:36PM
Wasn't this the churchyard they used in the film raise the titanic? Great shot of it.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
26 Nov 2011 4:20PM
Like your composition and the details too Dave, well worked
Regards Richard
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2011 9:31PM
Great image Dave, love the DOF fantastic.
moiral 7 12 Scotland
26 Nov 2011 10:20PM
These stones all look so ancient. Am dead impressed with this shot TongueGrin. Moira
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
26 Nov 2011 10:28PM

Quote: Am dead impressed with this shot TongueGrin. Moira

Lol GrinGrin
Peagreen 7 1 1 England
26 Nov 2011 11:15PM
Great image, excellent composition, Dave. Wonderful colour and brilliant detail. Well capturedSmile
Take care, Pauline
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
27 Nov 2011 9:25AM
We were in this church on our visit in September. It's a Quaker church as John Walker was one. Captain James Cook was apprentise to him for nine years..

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2011 8:31AM
A view that I know well, but portrait format tells its own story, it creates a direct link between the church and the graves. Excellent.
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2011 9:46AM
Great depth here. Like the portrait format. Paul
matmonty 13 136 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2011 7:58PM
As cemeteries go this is a very restful place Grin and a great piece of work also.

luceombra 6 27 5 Italy
29 Nov 2011 12:27PM
Light and colours combined to a perfect framing make this photo really stunning
Spot on composition lovely detail and colour.

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