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This is made up from one row of 22 images.I think maybe it would have been better to have zoomed in and shot 2 rows...maybe on another visit.

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⚔ Richard ⚔ on October 11, 2012

Eyup Neil this is one of the best panoramic pictures of whitby i've ever seen L+F

Yorkshire Sam on October 11, 2012

For a single row it has come out well Neil and one you should be real happy with. I think you should tell Father Christmas you would like some grad filters and then next time you can try it in two rows.

Geezer Vz on October 12, 2012

Neil, This is a really good panaramo. There is an amazing amount of detail when view full size. Like!

Sam, seems to me a graduated neutral density filter would work better with one row. Am I thing wrong?


Neil Grimwood on October 12, 2012

Eyup to you Richardlad;-)) considering how many pictures there are of Whitby i'm flattered and very pleased by your comment.This is the first time i have actually had the chance to do any serious shooting at Whitby so many thanks.


Thanks Sam, I am happy with it mate,i had a big smile when it popped up after stitching.Filters!!?? Hmm, i'm not sure,it seems another thing for me to get wrong;-)) Cheers mate and thanks for your company.


Hi Guy, I hope you are still well. I think this is one of the best viewpoints in Whitby and i'm pleased you enjoyed having a look round. Not having used filters i can't really comment,maybe Sam will pop back and keep us right,i know he uses them quite a lot.Thanks Guy.

Yorkshire Sam on October 12, 2012

Guy You are right in your thinking since it would work well in one row , after all they were designed for use with a single frame but not necessarily better . Had Neil already had filters they would certainly have rescued the sky for him but without he has had to compromise the exposure and the result is a touch of overexposure top right.

Using a grad when shooting this scene in two rows we would definately need it for the top row but also upside down for the bottom row to take the brightness out of the sunlit foilage giving more scope to expose a tiny bit longer for the darker mid section.

Having said all that the grads used would only be 2 stops at most because experience has shown that the sunlit white buildings tend to be blown out if the exposure is more than 2 stops higher than that used for the sky.

Neil Grimwood on October 12, 2012

Cheers Sam, i was hoping you might call in again,i wonder if Guy will,if not i'll copy and paste it to him. I knew the sky was a bit overexposed but but not really enough to worry about so i didn't even try to do any editing.

ian1949 on October 12, 2012

Lovely scene Neil the tuition's paying off in a big way, I think Mrs G will be thinking filters this Christmas. Maybe another visit you said, now where have I heard that before.

Yorkshire Sam on October 12, 2012

You're right Neil it isn't enough to worry about but the comparison between our skies justifies my suggesting the need for filters given that we both shot 1/125 @f14. Something more to get wrong ? more like something to help you get things right, they aren't used by so many people for nothing tha knows.

Andy Rodker on October 12, 2012

Terrific, Neil! ysl.

I read all the above (as I always do - one day it might come in handy!) and am not surprised you were well-chuffed. I do of course take note of the points raised by you and others, especially Sam, and am learning a lot (for future use as I say).

Best wishes, Andy

Neil Grimwood on October 15, 2012

Thanks Ian, Aye,we had a very interesting couple of hours. Would you mind telling Mrs G then, or maybe i will have to bite the bullet;-))


They do make a difference Sam, and yes, they would help, maybe i'll need to write to Santa;-)


Thanks Andy, i'm pleased you enjoyed the picture, i'm good at taking note of things,remembering them is sometimes a different matter.

Dean Matthews on October 16, 2012

Hmmm the boat looks familiar :) Yeah... 22 images would not be doable on my creaking PC but I'm stuck with it for a while yet :(

Read all the comments above, and as per Sam's advice a good while back I invested in a few grad and ND filters.

Have not had much chance to use them properly yet - but did already find one or two situations where they were very much needed. The grad filter in Camera Raw is unbelievable - but can only go so far.

Great work Neil - really is


Neil Grimwood on October 16, 2012

Aye Dean, we like playing about with boats;-)) hope you find your filters useful,i'll have to checkout the camera raw. Thanks again Dean.

Si's Photography on January 14, 2013

The ever changing face of Whitby, due to time and more recently, weather, you have bagged yourself a bit of history. Things are different in two places now. I see Sam's point re filters. A luxury I can not afford yet, but will one day. However, that said, this ranks very highly in my point of view. The location where Bram Stoker breathed life into a legend. It is a mighty fine view. You even took note to keep the nasty building out of frame on the left, leaving us with only the best parts of Whitby. You've done exceedingly well here.

Neil Grimwood on January 15, 2013

Unfortunately the changes aren't for the better. Its really sad to think that these places have withstood the forces of nature all those years then finally have to succumb.I just hope Fortunes Kipper house and Henrietta St are going to be safe. Filters aren't on the cards for me either, i sometimes have enough to cope with getting my settings right anyway;-) but i do agree they are useful. I think this must be one of the best viewpoints of Whitby, one of your favourite spots i think,so your comment is much appreciated,so many thanks and its nice to see you on here again Si.

Yorkshire Sam on January 15, 2013

"Filters aren't on the cards for me either, i sometimes have enough to cope with getting my settings right anyway" the point being with filters the odds of getting the settings right are stacked in your favour, they are a help not a hindrance :o) Ask Joe Cornish ;o)

As the saying goes .. you can lead a horse to water..

Neil Grimwood on January 15, 2013

I will when i see him;-) no need though tha's just told me good and proper...still a bit out of reach for me for a while.

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  • Uploaded on October 11, 2012
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    by Neil Grimwood
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A300
    • Taken on 2012/10/05 14:19:47
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash