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Another one ticked off


Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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Another one ticked off

7 Mar 2010 9:28AM   Views : 3166 Unique : 1032

I decided early in the new year to go to places I haven't been to in the UK. Yesterday was Spurn Head or Spurn Point as it's also know. A two hour drive and well worth it. It was quite an experience on the three mile approach driving on a bumpy brick cobbled road for quite a stretch with sand at either side which then opens out to a tarmac road and a widening of the land at either side.

For those who don't know, Spurn Head is a narrow sand spit at the north bank of the Humber Estuary in East Yorkshire. It's owned by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and has plenty of wildlife, although I, like many ePHOTOzine members before me, was there to photograph the lighthouse and groynes.

It's a spectacular setting, beaches with loads of eroded groynes of various stages of wear, smoothed wood, tangled with colourful fishing debris, along with blockhouses from World War I/II, and the beautiful lighthouse.

I took just under 500 photos, many probably from the same tripod holes as fellow ePHOTOziners. Although it was those who'd pointed me to the location through uploads in the gallery, I was determined to find some new angles. My favourite shots are taken using my infrared converted Pentax *ist D. One of the lighthouse is already uploaded in the gallery.

Here's another. I've added a texture as the place gave me a feeling of dereliction and abandonment.


If you visit, be careful when driving over the track's speed bumps...they are quite high and could catch the underneath of your car.


JJGEE 13 7.2k 18 England
8 Mar 2010 6:56PM
Not a criticism, but would you have taken 500 shots in one visit with a film camera ?
If not, then why with a digital camera ?

As for the image uploaded here.
Definitely like the effect, gives me the impression of a really old B&W print found amongst grandparents' belongings.

Also, I can imagine a criminal swinging / hanging from that post ! Just gives me that sort of vibes.

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Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
8 Mar 2010 11:49PM

Quote:Not a criticism, but would you have taken 500 shots in one visit with a film camera ?

Not quite - 10 rolls was a regular occurrence, so 360-380 pics, and many of the shots would have been brackets so actually only about 150 or so different photos.
Each shot I take digitally is just as well considered as it was with film, but at least I can now shoot, check the result and reshoot to ensure a decent result, whereas I may not have been confident to continue in some situations with film.
Tandberg 15 1.2k 2 England
1 Mar 2011 7:25PM
i think spurn points everyone should visit at some point, the last time i went the beeb weather gave a forecast of sunny interals i drove up and it was wall to blue skys not what i wanted.
But you came home with a few and thats what matters
the texture works ok too

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