Whitby - Somewhere I always wanted to visit and we always tend to travel South for UK Holidays so we managed to find a great deal on a little seaside town house next the Harbour in Whitby for a week and use this as a base to explore the North East Coast.
As usual we packed the car as if we were leaving for a month and soon settled in to this friendly seaside town its very well photographed Abbey, but once you get the classic shots out the way there is plenty to photograph with fantastic Harbour walls and great historic town centre buildings and harbour boats to explore.
We travelled as far up as the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and visited many castles along the east coast, it really is photographic paradise with many locations with very few people.
Unfortunately we didn’t check the web N/T Lindisfarne as the they were doing major restoration to the Castle inside and out and was covered in scaffold, but still an experience to see, and also check the tide tables you could be waiting a while to get across or stuck on the other side.
Photographing Sunrise this week couldn’t have been harder with the longest day that week, but staying in town I literally had to get up up and walk 100 yrds to the harbour but was one of the best experience standing looking out to sea at 4.30 in the morning watching the sun rise was just stunning and I will never forget the air and a start of a new day is magical.
Its poppy season and i went out a few times early mornings to catch these flowers in the right light, Checking the forecast for the following day each time got up a ridicules early and made my way to this years chosen field, but luck was just not on my side, every time i managed to get the light was flat all i wanted was the warm glow of sunrise or sunset but i managed to pick about six different days all with terrible light.
They don’t last that long and i was just not having any luck so 2019 will try again
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