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Whitby Abbey at Night

By DaveMead  
Hi Folks,

Thanks for all the kind comments and clicks for 'Farndale Sunrise I', much appreciated as always.
Tonight's is from a week last Thursday and my trip to Kettleness for the sunset followed by some night shots at Whitby with Scotty (stephenscott). The funny thing about going out taking pictures with someone nearly half your age is that you end up doing stuff you wouldn't do if you were on your own. This may, or may not, have included scrabbling over a 7 foot high wall with all my gear in the pitch dark without a torch to get the classic night shot of Whitby Abbey. It depends who's asking. Wink
I hope you've all had a great weekend.

117 secs @ f10

Tags: North yorkshire Abbey Whitby Night Architecture Coast Floodlit Landscape and travel Night and low light

Voters: saeidNL, Xfilion, Mynett and 43 more

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saeidNL 9 3 Netherlands
19 Sep 2010 5:16PM
wonderful and beautiful light shot with great reflection lovely colour,very well taken and presented,

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Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 5:23PM
Scotty leading you astray is giving you some varied shots and some great opportunities.... I love the light in this one - it is a stunning capture- inspires me to get out - but as you say on your own it is not the same. Smile
very well done Dave

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
19 Sep 2010 5:26PM
Stunning reflections, you'd better get that young whippersnapper to take you out again! Smile

Fran x
DaveMead 10 23 14 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 5:27PM
If you are ever up this way Linda, you will find a very willing partner in crime (whoops, bad choice of words) Wink
Thanks a lot guys,
phil99 12 45 6 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 6:06PM
I think this is as good a shot as I have seen of this as a night shot . Well done indeed Dave ...Phil
19 Sep 2010 6:30PM
Great capture and image .
andy_d 9 England
19 Sep 2010 6:52PM
This is a great night shot of the abbey. You did well to scale that wall Smile
Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 6:59PM
I will certainly give you the word if and when I am over your way Dave
it will be fun Smile

stephenscott 10 8 2 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 11:29PM
Totally stunning this Dave,look far better thn the shot i got,nice light..

DaveMead 10 23 14 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 11:34PM
Not better Scotty, just different. Smile Well alright, maybe a bit but the 7D and shooting RAW kinda helps.
Thanks to everyone for the kind comments.
oll1e 12 57 2 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 1:59AM
so who was playing with the million candle power torch then dave ?,i take my steps when i go there but don't tell...
love the reflection Smile
Andrew_Hurley 13 71 73 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 1:33PM
Strangely I've been to Whitby 3 times but never got a decent shot of the Abbey, also I've never seen a shot of this a night/dusk. Well worth the scramble for a shot as good as this, sell it the National Trust/Tourist Board, you could make a few bob.

I know it's cheating a bit, but I've done it myself, you can cut down the area of darkness/shadow between the reflection and actual abbey, the result can be quite effective as it removes/reduces an area of very little interest.

danbrann 15 640 17
20 Sep 2010 2:56PM
An absolute cracker David. One of the best nigh shots I have seen of this iconic place.
steviehutch 12 18 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 4:18PM
cracking shot dave,well done regards steve
jeronius 10 2 1 England
21 Sep 2010 11:09PM
I clicked on this image yesterday, but feel it was rude not to comment on what a great shot this is, not only from the photography point of view, composition and lighting is superb, but the fact you have scaled the wall to get in after nightfall......and its closed. I MUST do this.
paulcr 14 1.5k 9 Ireland
23 Sep 2010 10:35PM
Magnificient! Different! Love it. Paul
JanieB43 11 49 6 England
23 Sep 2010 11:20PM
Wow !!!!!!!!!!! What a stunning shot Dave. Gets my User Award & a click for Editors Choice !

THE BEST night shot I've seen on here. Great stuff.

DaveMead 10 23 14 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2010 9:12AM
What a lovely surprise to wake up to this morning. Thank you so much Jane for the UA, it means so much. Smile Smile Smile
Andrew_Hurley 13 71 73 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2010 1:52PM
Forgot to add my award earlier in the week. Original and an absolute corker.

DaveMead 10 23 14 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2010 3:07PM
Wow! Thanks Andrew, another user award - careful people this could go to my head Smile Seriously though, thank you so much, it means a great deal to get a UA so to get two is unbelievable, I'm as pleased as punch. Smile
wonderful image so dark and mystical, those holy buildings hopefully they never erode
andy_AHG 10 106 6 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2010 8:46PM
Excellent shot Dave.

18 May 2011 11:22AM
All above correct! I like your comment about going out with Steve - somebody else's perspective can inspire you!
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
18 May 2011 11:45AM
absolutely love it. wish i could get my ass over that wall! no room for stepladders with the amount we take on hol with us Sad((
will be there next month but this one will elude me. wish it was mine Grin

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