As darkness descends

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Wherever I go there are compositions done so often I have avoided doing them but more and more I find myself saying just do it and so here is a scene that has been done more than most but as I tell myself..." not by me"" , only it has been now ;o)

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Comments (15)

Manolo Dueñas on November 11, 2012

Una fotografia maravillosa, me encanta y me la llevo a favoritos, saludos cordiales, Manolo

Yorkshire Sam on November 12, 2012

I'm delighted to see it go to your favourites Manola, thank you for the compliment.

kind regards from Yorkshire.

Sam :o)

Yorkshire Sam on November 12, 2012

You say pity Ian, I say no problem :o). Arriving as she has in the shadows and where she is placed makes for a nice bit of human interest and more so because she is anonymous too due to the motion blur, so like the boats entering the harbour neither are sharp in detail because of their movement but are suffice to add interest as I see it. Yes the smoke was a bonus and something I hadn't actually seen at the time of taking, I don't think it was that visible but the long exposure catching a few wisps over that time creates a fuller plume, a nice bit of serendipity which should amuse Derek Geer who used that word in a comment to me very recently :o).

Cheers fella :o)

Neil Grimwood on November 12, 2012

Well Sam, tha's finally been and done it,it seems ages since we were talking about this shot. I've often said that some shots are worth the wait and this is no exception,grand job mate;-) The boats and the figure add a lot to it for me even though they are blurred,not surprising really...13secs!! its a wonder they haven't disappeared. I had to smile at your first comment,cos thats exactly how i felt when i did the keyhole shot,great when things come together innit;-))

PS. Just realised, the coffin stop is there too.

⚔ Richard ⚔ on November 12, 2012

The sea looks so beautiful and calm in Whitby Harbour Sam, and i like the reflections of light on the smooth water. And not a living soul about. Except for that Ghostly Figure moving on the steps below, L&F Regards Richard

Yorkshire Sam on November 12, 2012

Ian the reason the boats and the person haven't disappeared by way of the exposure time is because they were coming towards me and so effectively were constantly replacing themselves in the scene, a person who came past me from above has vanished fortunately for me.

Neil, it is indeed a while and with good reason :o) I was waiting for the tourist rush to die down, the 31st of October tends to be a seasonal closing point for many, that plus the colder days does lessen the footfall on the steps though to be honest it was still way too busy and I just had to work in between their comings and goings.On the way there I had seen a lovely version in the gallery that sells the Sutcliffe prints and was determined to not let it put me off. It didn't and I can happily say I am chuffed with this result and wouldn't be ashamed to have it compared to the one I saw now :o)

Richard, it is just a shame that wasn't a black cloaked figure to have added to the ghostly element and very apt for the location, had I thought I could have had Neil playing the part though asked to turn up in black he'd probably come wearing a donkey jacket :o)

Many thanks to you all, Sam :o)

stuart murphy on November 13, 2012

This is my favourite of the two Sam. I've been in that spot myself - but never had the nice evening light you have here on this photo! Regards Stuart

Neil Grimwood on November 13, 2012

Cheeky bugger!!;-)))

wasn't there any Goths loitering nearby tha could have collared f't job lad.

Yorkshire Sam on November 13, 2012

Not one Neil, seems they must have done all their gothing the previous weekend. of course I'm a cheeky bugger, tha'd wonder what was wrong if I wasn't ;o)

Yorkshire Sam on November 13, 2012

It reads like you've let the lack of nice evening light stop you Stuart but as you've seen from my other offering there's nothing wrong with taking shots even on grey days, especially since the street lighting adds a nice glow.

Cheers :o)

Neil Aitkenhead on November 14, 2012

Very nice Sam - worth doing it. I felt the same about my recent shot of the castle but it's still fun to see what comes out

Yorkshire Sam on November 15, 2012

Cheers Neil A, the thing is if you don't try there's only you missing out.

best wishes, Sam :O)

arno18 ☮ on November 15, 2012

Wonderful photo! Very beautiful view! Lovely colors and composition. Well done! ♥LIKE♥!. Best wishes, ☺Arno

Yorkshire Sam on November 15, 2012

Thank you Arno and welcome to my gallery.

kind regards, Sam :o)

HankaW on December 16, 2012

Beautiful photo/place. L +F BR, Hanka

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 11, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Taken on 2012/11/10 17:44:55
    • Exposure: 13.000s
    • Focal Length: 20.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/16.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: -2.67 EV
    • No flash