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Ancient Anchor

By TrevBatWCC    
Taken later on the same day as my previous upload Boats ‘n’ Ropes, this old anchor stands some 7 feet or so high on the short Tate Hill Pier, which juts out into Whitby’s harbour. Whilst it had been fine in Staithes, it came on to rain very heavily whilst on the bus back to Whitby, but by the time I arrived, the rain had stopped, blue skies appeared, and the sun came out Smile, hence the damp patches on the ground. The anchor was apparently caught in the nets of a fishing vessel in 1981 and was presented to the town by its crew. I think it’s had a lick of paint since I saw it last year, as the large stock previously showed quite a bit of bare wood, and the metal bits lots of rust! Wink

Techie stuff – see Exif
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, Tone Mapped in Photomatix Pro and tweaked in Elements 6.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Trev Smile

Tags: Whitby Harbour Anchor Landscape and travel Tate Hill Pier

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SlowSong Plus
12 9.7k 30 England
9 Jul 2011 10:35AM
Very nice. Excellent placement of the anchor and effective processing. A very pretty scene.
9 Jul 2011 10:36AM
Like the compo Trev, very nice. Chaz.
9 Jul 2011 10:40AM
Wonderful image Trev and super processing - well done !

mickp 15 9 7 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2011 10:49AM
Strong foreground interest, like this shot.
Trev_B 14 151 68 England
9 Jul 2011 10:58AM
Great processing and foreground interest Trev.

cassiecat 13 39 46 England
9 Jul 2011 11:08AM
really like this, youve made my mind up i'm trying to get back to whitby in my sept hol Smile lesley
Bravdo 13 17 2 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2011 11:11AM
A great image. would like to see the comparison from this one to the original. great colour tones and light. A well composed shot.

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
9 Jul 2011 11:28AM
An interesting composition, Trev: good choice of f/g interest for the scene and with a wide sweep of the locale in the b/g. And very nicely processed too......I do like this sort of effect you achieve.
phil99 14 45 6 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2011 11:31AM
Excellent capture and processing Trev.Like the recent rain puddles that all add to the image . Don't recall that I have ever walked on here .It gives an interesting and different view of Whitby. Will have to put that right over the coming months....Phil
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
9 Jul 2011 11:50AM
A superb composition, Trev, and your processing is amazing, what a cracking result. Carol
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2011 12:50PM
Splendid composition and detail Trev Smile
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
9 Jul 2011 1:39PM
Fabulous composition, beautifully processed...........Sandy
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2227 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2011 2:36PM
The anchor is an interesting waterside feature, and it's good to see that someone is looking after its preservation. Quite a hefty thing to drag into a fishing boat.
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2011 3:15PM
the 10 20 was a good choice for this one, brings the anchor in to the fg so beautifully and the buildings add a tremendous bg fading away to infinity, so much to see


Sue_R 15 11 6 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2011 3:34PM
Like your comp. Looks like a tricky sky, but you've handled it well.

Sue Smile
saltireblue Plus
11 12.0k 75 Norway
9 Jul 2011 3:51PM

Quote:The 10 20 was a good choice for this one, brings the anchor in to the fg so beautifully and the buildings add a tremendous bg fading away to infinity, so much to see



That's what I was going to sayWink A great combo of the 'in your face' anchor and the wide vista of the bg buildings.
Like the tone mapping treatment, Trev. Works very well here.

pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2011 5:04PM
absolutely first class
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
9 Jul 2011 7:36PM
Awesome processing on this Trev, composition and light perfect!


AshTree 11 1.7k 6 England
9 Jul 2011 7:50PM
Another perfectly composed image with super detail, Trev - interesting background info too Smile
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2011 11:57PM
Lovely composition, I don't think I have seen Whitby from this pov. Very interesting!
10 Jul 2011 12:08PM
great shot trev,i will try and catch up with your work,i am having trouble with my laptop at the moment.ray
Canadiann 11 2 Canada
10 Jul 2011 4:32PM
Hi there Trev, hope you and the family are well? This is an excellent capture and lovely way of processing you always have. Sorry to have missed so much. Looking forward to my trip to England in October and hope to get to meet a few of my friends on hereSmile
Ann xxx
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 5:18PM
I dont know what you do .. or how you do it ..
Gezina 14 3 6 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 10:15PM
Love the comp and pov in this one Trev - cracking result - Ina
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
11 Jul 2011 4:32PM
Nice use of the wide-angle getting close to the anchor Trev. Nicely processed, and I think those wet puddles add to the image.
Suehh 14 39 6 England
11 Jul 2011 7:07PM
Lovely POV here Trev - a superb advert for the town - they should be paying you.Wink

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