Brighton is the most popular seaside resort in Britain. It is a fact known to people who like me have not ever been there. One can easily hear that name on numerous occasions. It has the advantage of being so close to London that no other resort could actually compete with its popularity. Being called “the Brighton of the North” is then an obvious complement. Yesterday I had a pleasure to visit again Scarborough, “the Brighton of the North”, called also “Britain's first resort”. This latter description is meant quite literal (see below for more info) but it introduces a pleasant confusion. We had a wonderful day, with plenty of sunshine and temperatures around 21 degrees Celsius, which is very hot for English standards. It is very difficult to show Scarborough in all its glory in one photo. There is just so much to see. I picked this picture as my postcard as it combines the lovely houses along the beach and a fragment of the Scarborough Castle on top of the hill.
Info from Wikipedia:
In 1626, Elizabeth Farrow discovered a stream of acidic water running from one of the cliffs to the south of the town. This gave birth to Scarborough Spa, and Dr Wittie's book about the spa waters published in 1660 attracted a flood of visitors to the town. Scarborough Spa became Britain's first seaside resort, though the first rolling bathing machines were not noted on the sands until 1735. The coming of the Scarborough–York railway in 1845 increased the tide of visitors. To this day Scarborough railway station holds the record for the longest seat in any railway station in the world.
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macjake (45588) 2013-09-23 11:31
is there EVER a photo of England without a Castle in its Landscape! haha
my goodness, its unbelievable.
as with all of your photos Mariusz, its crystal clear and sharp with amazing details. Nothing is amiss.
I really like the soft hint of reflections in the water from the architecture.
danos (78112) 2013-09-23 11:44
the place looks so beautiful with the lot of houses and the castle on the backdrop to dominate the image making it even more effective.I like Britain's first resort with the lot of people to enjoy Scarborough Spa,as the the whole environment around it.
dta (56628) 2013-09-23 12:22
Hello MAriusz ,
A lot of people on the beach to enjoy the sun by this beautiful autumn sunday . This is a very fine coastal town , with colorful houses dominated by the trees and the castles .
fds (6317) 2013-09-23 12:32
dear friend I'm planning a nice trip to England in the coming years and your beautiful photos are a great inspiration to me as well as a large document ..
this location in the north is really very interssante and also a nice picture with a great space and excellent colors
hidibyendu (723) 2013-09-23 21:18
Excellent display of this "Britain's first resort". Magnificent colors and its very sharp. Such colorful buildings with the castle in the background. Nice reflection in the little water.
SnapRJW (23602) 2013-09-23 22:48
A lovely day for the beach Mariusz and as you rightly say Scarborough is a great east-coast seaside resort in the English tradition. The whole of the Yorkshire coast is beautiful and one can easily understand its popularity. In a sense your shot points back to days gone by as so many people choose to spend their annual holidays looking for warmer climes. A sunny day through brings out families and children enjoy playing on the fine expanse of sand. A super postcard shot of a lovely town. Your POV with the wooded backdrop and castle shows off the lovely location very well. Warm regards rosemary
dkmurphys (42483) 2013-09-23 23:09
What a beautiful place! I like the POV that illustrate that attractive town. Nice colors and a relaxation mood. Good catch.
lgir (6651) 2013-09-24 0:51
This is nevertheless a beautiful panoramic view very rich of different subjects from the bottom up image.
Thank you for this very nice POV with colors and strong contrasts pleasant.
timecapturer (37064) 2013-09-24 2:06
a fascinating shot of this wonderful seaside town. So much to look at here and beautifully sharp with a tantalising reflection on the wet sand adding to the appeal and effect. Superb!
Regards - Brian.
ifege (9899) 2013-09-24 3:03
A beautifully composed, colourful and sharp photo.
Noel_Byrne (13314) 2013-09-24 4:57
I've learned something new again, I always thought Blackpool was the first resort, but mainly because its so famous. I love this shot of the tow, lots of architectural detail and two castles, now thats impressive. I always love these scenes of towns being spread across the scenery like this, and this is a beautiful example, filled with really appealing colors. The reflections on the beach are excellent too
Thanks for sharing
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-24 6:01
The detail of the colorful houses reflected on the wet sand is beautiful, and so is that castle on the mountain! Wonderful composition! Very good job!
ikeharel (43975) 2013-09-24 7:34
Good evening Mariusz,
Fine beach scenery on low tide, shining wet sand reflected the town white houses with red roof-tops.
Lovely resort town, the castle high on the ridge was a watching-guard in old days. Also, i spotted the palace on far left side of the photo.
Fine shot in all details, contrast of green and white is super.
Fis2 (76958) 2013-09-24 10:10
Przyjemny widok, ciekawe refleksy.
Dobre kolory i swiatlo.
Moj wzrok skierowal sie na ruiny w glebi planu.
Sonata11 (31229) 2013-09-24 12:32
pieknie wykonana fotka jak zawsze dopracowane zdjecie do konca. Ciekawa fasada tych budynkow tuz przy brzegu wraz z niemal tlumem ludzi. Podoba mi sie tez stare ruiny zamczyska. Temperatura idealna 21 C. to tylko marzenie. Piekna praca. Czekam na jakies zdjecie ptaka. Jak tez lubie robic im zdjecia, chociaz ciezko je zlapac. Mam na ogrodzie poidelko na koliberki to teraz w sezonie to przylatuja codziennie sa takie sliczne. Dzieki i serdecznie pozdrawiam, Barbara
s_lush (16048) 2013-09-24 12:51
What a bright, colorful, clear and attractive postcard-like photo! Excellent light, beautiful colors, a lot of interesting natural, architectural and daily-life details! Perfectly good presentation of the first resort of Great Britain.
Romano46 (11461) 2013-09-24 14:23
le coste inglesi hanno la peculiarità di essere soggette alle maree con escursioni rilevanti per cui il loro aspetto varia notevolmente in concomitaza dell'alta o della bassa marea.
Non ho avuto occasione di vederle personalmente ma da quanto vedo dalle svariate fotografie che hanno questi soggetti l'effetto è particolarmente efficace soprattutto quando la bassa marea si presenta con tutte le sue peculiarità.
Vedere queste località circondate da ampie spiagge con le acque che si ritirano lentamente dalla costa fa un effetto strano a persone come me, abituate alle deboli maree mediterranee, ma dal punto sdi vista fotografico l'effetto è sorprendentemente straordinario e sta poi all'abilità del fotografo coglierne tutti gli aspetti.
In questa foto sei stato molto bravo non solo nel cogliere questa peculiarità del luogi, ma anche nel comporre una bella inquadratura unendo ad un bel villaggio la bellezza delle maree cheallontanano il mare dalla costra lasciando al suo posto poca acqua e tanta sabbia che, come in questo caso in particolare, ti consente di raccogliere un particolare riflesso del borgo, tra colori di una varietà e qualità accellente.
Ciao e buona notte
fabbs99 (11102) 2013-09-24 23:52
Great shot with excellent pov in bright sunlight.TFS.
jhm (127955) 2013-09-25 1:51
I did not know that these place was the first beach place in England.
I like the a lot reflections, and the large beach with a few people wonderful.
Lovely, quiet surrounding with high temperatures must this are very pleasant for a good stroll.
Good composition, splendid colours.
Very well done, TFS.
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-09-25 8:31
A busy looking seaside full of interest, a nice crystal clear shot just as popular on a sunny day by the look of it even at low tide. I find the green backdrop is lovely addition just to cool down the overall bright colour effect, but the shimmering water is always an eye catcher as shown. Compo looks impressive, finely detailed with great depth, and you did nail the exposure to more acceptable level. Very well done, Congrats.
Graal (92158) 2013-09-25 11:44
ladny widok nadmorskiego miasteczka w Polnocnym Yorkshire. Bardzo fajne ujecie z brzegiem morskim jak po odplywie. Podoba mi sie swiatlo i odbicia. Te ruiny na wzgorzu przyciagaja uwage. Dobra robota.
PaulVDV (17243) 2013-09-25 13:02
Very well composed in its different horizontal layers.
It's nice to see how this town is sandwiched between the densely vegetated hills and the enormously wide beach.
The wet sand reflects nicely lots of colours.
Best regards, Paul
nikkitta (8951) 2013-09-25 15:12
I think this Brighton is very interesting because here we can enjoy bars and terraces ,a more traditional beach (good for babies), nice traditional architecture and looming on top , a castle, besides a sunny day, what more?
Good postcard plenty of life
Will be interesting also views from up, is all one castle?
I just added at my note about the bridge your information about the one in your city
tyro (15703) 2013-09-26 3:31
You have given us a very interesting and comprehensive note about Scarborough and its history and also a beautiful photograph by way of illustration. Strangely enough, I have never visited either Scarborough or Brighton!
You have composed this picture perfectly and the lovely bright light illuminates the seaside buildings beautifully against the hills and distant buildings which are in relative shade.
A photograph of amazing depth with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
adramad (30905) 2013-09-26 7:01
Wow ..... to place more wonderful and extraordinary composition, has done the same, lovely town, nice and quiet beach, low tide gives a subtle and beautiful reflections and castle ruins at the top, is like icing on the cake, for this fabulous post.
Good brightness and sharpness, with vibrant colors.
Very well done.
Have a nice day.
mesutilgim (72978) 2013-09-26 7:05
Yes, Brighton was the most popular resort in Englad in sixties and seventies. It was almost like a sign of prstige to have spent a summer holiday there.
Your entry both photographycally and informative quite interesing and topclass one.
TFS and best regards
annjackman (15529) 2013-09-26 8:25
I have never been to Scarborough but have been to Brighton many times. Your picture makes me think that I would prefer Scarborough with the houses on the cliff and the castle clearly visible above the town. The sheen on the water left on the beach has made the colourful reflections gorgeous. An immaculate photo that should be in a travel brochure!
Kind Regards, Ann
rbassin (13303) 2013-09-26 9:51
une superbe composition, la plage humide crée un bel impact avec ses refelts.
Bel ensemble d'architecture.
Royaldevon (21415) 2013-09-26 12:56
You have shown a very accurate postcard of Scarborough. It has a lovely mixture of grand, imposing hotels, tall boarding houses and old fishermen's cottages, and we get a feeling for this mixture. The beach is flat and sandy and I love how you have been able to catch these reflections in the sand when it is wet.
You have done well to show the castle in this frame. It is an important element to the photograph, ensuring a natural movement, vertically, up the frame.
Lovely, natural colours. I'm sure anyone who has never visited this seaside town will be thinking about a trip there.
My warm regards,
jemaflor (74044) 2013-09-28 10:02
Nice photo taken from a nice pov to present houses and beach and also these reflections on the beach at low tide, perfect colors and capture.
Cricri (92167) 2013-09-29 12:14
Belle comme une carte postale, superbement composer , vue sur l'ancien en hauteur et le village plus récent au bord de la plage, j'aime les reflets dans l'eau, bonne lumière
npecanhuk (56360) 2013-09-29 12:21
What an interesting place!
What an attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
emka (64142) 2013-09-29 23:00
cześć Mariusz, bardzo interesujące informacje w Twojej notce. jakie m asz ciekawe miejsca niedaleko. Fajna pocztówka, rzeczywiście duzo widać - i szroka plaża w czasie odpływu, i fajne domki, mnóstwo ludzi, a zamek na górze jeszcze na dodate. A byloby jeszcze lepiej, gdybys skorzystał z dużego formatu. Te zdjęcia o szerokości 1200-1300 px tak świetnie się ogląda. Może do kapieli to sie słabo nadaje, przypuszczam że zimna woda i płytko, ale jak fajnie musi byc spacerowac po tej płyciźnie.
Ja byłam w Brighton na kursie angielskiego. Strasznie dawno temu to bzlo, w zupełnie innych czasach. To była moja pierwsza podróż samolotem. I zdjęcia mam czarno-białe.
josepmarin (56479) 2013-09-30 5:52
the wet sand of the beach at low tide create a few beautiful reflections, and the traditional architecture of the houses provide a high graphical quality into the composition.
The castle on the hill is a nice element in the ensemble, and I'm surprised to see so many people enjoying the beach and the sea at the end of September in the UK.
A splendid work, my friend.
delpeoples (48592) 2013-10-01 18:37
Long time no see, I'm just back from 5 weeks in Europe and miss it already :) I hope you and the family are keeping well.
This is a lovely resort and I had not heard of it before. The architecture is beautiful and I love the silvery reflections on the sand. You balanced the light superbly and managed to include the castle ruins at the top to crown the photo superbly.
bayno (18334) 2013-10-02 7:25
I like the wide view, with the large foreshore also great for a football game, very beautiful light and details, nice colors and their reflections...lovely location...regards,
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (27069)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya Pro PL
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-23 10:18