Whitby Pier, Why Not?
Whitby holds a special place for me.
Pentax 645z FA45-85 1/5 @F11
I started my photographic journey here 10 years or so ago. I haven’t been back since. Something to do with revisiting “the beginning” made it uncomfortable.
Sunday and I sat with a few friends enjoying the first sniff of a glass of red. Convincing ourselves that going out into the dank, grey murk of a North East evening, was a waste of time. There would be no glow at the end of the day. The muse niggled at us. We talked ourselves into circles. Then headed outdoors.
I’m not a sunset photographer. I enjoy the viewing. Something cold in hand. Pint glass shaped. Presented with such a location as the Whitby piers such thoughts tend to recede. Along with all ideas of creating an original image. The struggle of the “artist” (ahem) to create originality has had acres of text devoted to it. As has the bleats of those who avoid cliches.
Waiting in that graveyard. Tripod placed in the holes left by others. I smiled and giggled. This was a cliché that we were all enjoying enormously. The sun did it’s thing. Dipping below the headland and into the sea. Click click went the shutters. Magical cliché, how I adore you! Followed by the best tasting fish and chips. Ever.
Beautiful photo x
Cliché scenes tend to be such because there is a ton of material to work with in them , which makes it a bit easier – but still worth examining
Lovely shot of photo x
Looks amazing x
Hope to get there soon.
Absolutely gorgeous – as always. The sea is captivating at any time- but it takes a special talent to capture it. And you did! X
🙂 thank you!
Enjoyed the brief blog Guy, about the right length to suit my attention span. Okay it’s a cliché? It’s a pretty sunset & well photographed piers. But I’m glad you broke through that barrier as it’s a cliché for a reason, as it’s photogenic and it’s worth taking. Too many of us become internally embroiled in a battle whether or not to take a shot, just in case it falls into the cliché bracket. I say take what you like and if others don’t like it, then that’s fine because you do. Didn’t know your journey started here…not a bad… Read more »
Thanks Damien. I try to keep the posts short enough without too much waffle! I hear you…trying not to take it too seriously is what it is all about. The journey began with that pier and a large format camera…
Wish i was there now.!!!!
My favourite place
Very much so in the graveyard!
Guy Aubertin Photography 😉
Guy Aubertin Photography I think Bram Stoker was a big fan of Whitby…..