Give me the moonlight ( I can't believe I'm doing requests now :o) )

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I was asked for stars as well but the cloud to the west put a block on that happening, even the full moon behind my left shoulder kept disappearing behind clouds just to add difficulty. Taking 22 frames at 60 secs each is frustrating when the light keeps changing but this sequence seems to have turned out reasonably well. Only half the result you requested Jethro but it's a start :o)

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David Brown Photogra… on November 29, 2012

I wan't a request It wa a suggestion Sam!


.... and I bet you are as pleased as punch with this so givup yer moaning. This IS GORGEOUS mate. Stars would have messed you up no end.

60 seconds would have given you little trails that make the whole thing outa focus - you seem to need at least 10 minutes for them to look decent then you have sensor noise to contend with.

As for the moon, it did you good. Everything about this is perfect.... I love the dimly lit boats in the foreground that MAKE you zoom in just to see how much you can see (and its loads).

This is brilliant stuff me ol' mate and one I will keep as an example for me to do better.

Cod and Lobster! Priceless - Jethro

SMilanS - NO VIEWS !… on November 29, 2012

Georgeous evening photo. Like :)

Neil Grimwood on November 29, 2012

You did get stars mate....well, one big'un, the whole picture is a star man;-)) I had a feeling you'd go back at low tide after the previous shots didn't work out, mine were crap an'all. Nice work Sam, i can just imagine you pacing up and down doing a Frankie waiting for the camera to do its job;-)

Yorkshire Sam on November 30, 2012

Ian, me "miming" is truly all you'd want, you wouldn't want to listen if I actually did sing out loud. Jethro my friend you said you would be looking out for yan , which tells me I didn't have a choice unless I was to disappoint and I always try to avoid letting anyone down :o). I just had to get right out there in the cold dark night and get what you wanted. Thankfully I managed to do enough to please you and once I've thawed out I'll probably agree it was a good thing to do :o) The Cod and Lobster is indeed priceless and is the only place on record to have had a Jukebox with Hymns on it, I can't confirm it is still there but I did see it for myself in the early 1980's. If it inspires you to "do better" then it definately was worthwhile :o). SMilan, it is very kind of you to add your compliment also.

Neil, I was determined to go back sometime to do the scene with the night lights on and with Jethro forcing my hand I just had to get on and do it even though there was wind, hail and rain mate, I would have called for you to join me but it wasn't fit to turn a dog out :o) ( he better be reading this :0) ). Also we at AgeUK have to carefully consider the conditions in which we take you old folks out you know ;o) LOL Sorry mate I couldn't help adding that :o) Yes I know I'll be seeing stars when you catch up with me :o) Joking aside it was hard work to get right and I am thrilled to read yours and the other comments that make it all very worth going for. Now I have ironed out the pitfalls I'll have to take you along for the next low tide and full moon scenario where you can do your best Frankie impression during the lengthy exposures, after all he's more of your time than mine .;o)

Many thanks to one and all, kind regards, Sam :o)

Derek Geer on November 30, 2012

Stunning photo Sam. Truly magical with the light and reflections over the water. With that number and length of exposures you're lucky people weren't turning off lights to go to bed. Regards Derek

Richard Gregory 48 on December 1, 2012

I think you have a holiday cottage at Staithes Sam you seem to be there at all hours, what can i say but another beautiful capture. Like Regards Richard

Yorkshire Sam on December 1, 2012

It's not as sleepy a place as it looks Derek though I know what you mean, my good lady was tucked up asleep when I got back home.

Richard I wish I did have a cottage there, I'd be resident full time :o). Living only 25 mins away makes it an easy venue though for me.

My thanks to you both.

regards, Sam :o)

Neil Grimwood on December 3, 2012

Eyup Sam, Aye lad i'm here albeit a bit late;-)) If its not fit to turn a dog out there's no chance of me freezing my ding dongs off,me and cold weather don't get on these days. It might be an easy venue to get to but getting back up to Cowbar is a bit of a pull, so there lies a question,how about Age UK installing a chair lift, you'd be ok to use it too;-)))

Yorkshire Sam on December 4, 2012

I was glad of the walk back out Neil, it got me warmed back up nicely but I'll see what we can do for t'next time you visit :o)

Dezso Biczo © on January 2, 2013

Hello Sam

Stunning photo with beautiful 


Best wishes - Dezső

Yorkshire Sam on January 8, 2013

Thank you Dezső, best wishes and kind regards, Sam :o)

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  • Uploaded on November 29, 2012
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    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Taken on 2012/11/28 22:57:20
    • Exposure: 61.000s
    • Focal Length: 50.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -2.67 EV
    • No flash