Paddy's Hole panorama inspired by Richard

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Having seen this same composition done superbly by Linrich I just had to have a copy in my own collection and I've waited more patiently that I normally do to have just the right conditions or at least almost right as it happened because it was far too windy and way too bright . However with determination, perseverance and a lot of putting things right in editing I have achieved what I set out to do and my thanks go to Richard for the inspiration.

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Comments (16)

⚔ Richard ⚔ on November 4, 2012

Your patience have certainly paid of Sam, and it's usually you that gives me the inspiration haha. Great job well done L&F Richard

Neil Grimwood on November 4, 2012

You've covered some ground here Sam, patience and a bit of graft rewarded once again mate,i don't think i've seen one this big from Paddy's. Its nice to see the human element too,although i'm surprised there isn't anyone else with a tripod set up,grand job Sam;-))

ian1949 on November 4, 2012

Big is beautiful in this case Sam well worth all your time and effort, like Neil says nice to see a human or two in it and the smoke in the background gives it that bit more for me.

Andy Rodker on November 4, 2012

Again, terrific detail and loads of interest - another classic masterpiece. ysl

Yours, I hope the thiefs gave it back, Andy

Derek Geer on November 5, 2012

Your patience has well and truly been rewarded. Wonderful photo of this picturesque 'harbour'. Regards Derek

David Brown Photogra… on November 6, 2012

That IS nice Sam and the wind gives you that nice smoke plume.

A canny shot mate - Jethro

Yorkshire Sam on November 7, 2012

My apologies to all for the late reply but it has been a very productive few weeks I am happy to say and so I have been gathering new pics and editing rather than just anwering comments on those added already which I'm sure you'll all agree is how it should be.

Richard, delighted to see you first in and happy to have your lovely comment. Neil, there is always others ther with cameras and the two by the crab pots were there taking pics too. Ian and Jethro, that is steam I am happy to report (not smoke) and is released at frequent intervals so had to be in to my way of thinking.

Andy, yes poor behaviour on the part of the criminal but equally criminal grammar and graffiti so two wrongs there :o) Derek, the grunge and background industry lessen its picturesque virtuosity but it strangely has an endless photogenic charm for sure.

My thanks to you all for the very encouraging comments.

kindest regards and best wishes, Sam :O)

Geezer Vz on November 8, 2012

Superb photo, Sam. There's lots of detail to study here. I just noticed from the caption under the Google mapping that the photo was mapped to two different places, Quite an accomplishment to make such a photo. Were you using a large format camera? :)

Warm greetings.


Yorkshire Sam on November 9, 2012


You've lost me re the mapping mate since I only see one red marker and one global position. I'm delighted you like it all the same and can still only dream of one day owning a large format beauty.

regards, Sam :o)

Geezer Vz on November 10, 2012

Sam, Being imprecise and ambiguous is one of the very few things I excel at. I was referring to the caption under the image which says:

Photo taken in Redcar and Cleveland, UK. If you can make a single image from two locations simultaneously, I'd say you don't need a large format camera. But if you dream of owning one I wish for your dreams to come true.


Yorkshire Sam on November 10, 2012

Don't get me started on that one Guy, you haven't even made a start at being ambiguous when compared to the powers that be who change regional boundaries and names . The shot is actually taken in the north riding of Yorkshire since the boundary is the rivers edge which was behind me. However over my lifetime the area has been changed and renamed for political gain but to me it is and always will be Yorkshire. Further info.. The borough of Redcar & Cleveland is a unitary authority in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England consisting of Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Guisborough, and small towns such as Brotton, Eston, Skelton and Loftus. It had a resident population of 135,200 in 2011 and is part of the Tees Valley economic area. It is represented in Parliament by Ian Swales (Liberal Democrat) for the Redcar constituency and by Tom Blenkinsop (Labour) for the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.

The district was created in 1974 as the borough of Langbaurgh, one of four districts of the new non-metropolitan county of Cleveland. It was formed from the Coatham, Kirkleatham, Ormesby, Redcar and South Bank wards of the county borough of Teesside, along with Guisborough, Loftus, Saltburn and Marske-by-the-Sea, Eston Grange and Skelton and Brotton urban districts, from the North Riding of Yorkshire. The borough was named after the ancient Langbaurgh wapentake of Yorkshire. On 1 January 1988 the borough was renamed as Langbaurgh-on-Tees.

Cleveland County was abolished on 1 April 1996, with its districts becoming unitary authorities. At this time Langbaurgh-on-Tees was renamed Redcar and Cleveland. Cleveland County was a two-tier local authority, with the county council being superior to its four districts, of which Langbaurgh-on-Tees was one. Upon becoming a unitary authority, Langbaurgh-on-Tees (renamed as Redcar and Cleveland) acquired all the full rights and duties as a county, whilst retaining the same boundaries as before.

So as you see if we are to be precise I have taken it from far more than two places which further negates my need for large format.

Cheers for adding your support in respect of my dreams, it's much appreciated :o)

Geezer Vz on November 10, 2012

Sam, forget I said anything except "May your dreams come true."


David Brown Photogra… on November 10, 2012

Oh no.... you didn't get him started did ya?



Yorkshire Sam on November 11, 2012

Jethro, I reckon that'll teach him mate :o)

Guy Thanks again I will fotget , the question is will you :o) ?

arno18 on November 15, 2012

Absolutely beautiful. ♥♥♥! Best regards, ☺Arno

Yorkshire Sam on November 15, 2012

Thank you Arno it has a rugged beauty and I am delighted you like it. best wishes, Sam :o)

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  • Uploaded on November 3, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Taken on 2012/11/03 15:59:32
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 26.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 2.00 EV
    • No flash