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Steps & Shadows

By TrevBatWCC    
A bit brain-dead on titles again! Sad Everyone going up - or down, as I was here - takes photos on Whitby's 199 steps, but you always seem to get the view looking down. I shot a few looking both directions, and rather liked the zig-zag pattern of shadows being cast by the railings, especially when looking up. V3 is your bog standard shot looking down towards the harbour and West Pier.

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Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and 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 Shadows West pier 199 steps Landscape and travel

Voters: fentiger, barbarahirst, NDODS and 27 more

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fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
31 Jul 2012 10:01AM
It's a Long Way Down A fine series of well composed images, I particularly remember climbing up these on a hot sunny day!

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31 Jul 2012 10:04AM
whoah!!!! them there are steps for sure ...
any chance of a mono version of V 1......
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
31 Jul 2012 10:13AM
The bog standard does take a lot of beating, it being such a breath taking scene, Trev, but what a good idea to try the view in reverse.
Makes my old legs weary just looking at itWink
Ronnie.
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 10:16AM
A great trio of so very memorable images, thank you for sharing them...

Regards Nathan
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
31 Jul 2012 11:49AM
Has to be V2 for composition Trev none of the lampost cropped, the shadows are so well defined, excellent capture!

Regards

Trev.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
31 Jul 2012 12:13PM
Excellent variation on this scene. v2 for the greater depth and complete lamppost. I like the shadows, going from zig-zag to obliques (slashes) as you go up the steps. Classic Whitby, Trev.

Dave
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 1:12PM
Love V3 Trev looking back on that great view,
V1 and V2 good pov and love those shadows
great set
Lillian
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1845 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 4:01PM
Has to be V1 for me, love the way the steps disjoint the railings shadow, and all the space given to the steps looks good. I prefer this slightly different angle to V2 because you have more of the texture on the front of the steps.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 4:31PM
I love these and appreciate the unusual nature of V1 and V2. I've climbed those steps a hundred or more times but never registered the shadow patterns before: usually I get all the way up without pausing but my eyes are probably shut most of the time Smile
Regards
Bill
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
31 Jul 2012 4:39PM
Wonderful shadows captured in these images, Trev. Carol
SlowSong Plus
8 6.5k 29 England
31 Jul 2012 5:49PM
Those steps look so innocuous but I bet they're the devil to get down.
x
Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
31 Jul 2012 5:51PM
Great shadows.

Sue Smile
JOKEN 7 3 10 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 7:01PM
A super trio. Fine detail in each one.
Ken
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 7:10PM
One hundred and ninety eight steps I believe Trev and the view points great for when one gets out of breath and I say to my wife just going to take a photo luv ( not that I'm out of breath really )
Super shots love the shadows well taken and great pov Smile
Rob
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 9:35PM
My word I would probably have to stop several times to make it UP V3 and thats my favourite
31 Jul 2012 11:16PM
Three for me Trev.......John
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 6:51AM
V2 for me as it really shows the enormity of the task in climbing them, and I love the shadows.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
1 Aug 2012 4:08PM
Fine shots of the steps and shadows Trev,
but far too many for me to negotiate personally !!
Mick.
RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 5:44PM
Great to see the variation with those super shadows, Trev, but v3 does take some beating!

David
saltireblue Plus
6 6.2k 33 Norway
1 Aug 2012 7:40PM
Those shadows really make v1 & 2, Trev. Those steps remind me of the ones we used to do circuit training on behind the rowing club in Southampton. Jog up and as fast as possible down. 20 times. I think there was only 50-ish though, not 199. That was after a 3 mile run round the local common as well!
1881 4 India
3 Aug 2012 7:41PM
WONDERFUL.
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