North Yorkshire has a coast dotted with beautiful towns. You can find here larger resort towns and/or tourist magnets like Whitby of Scarborough, but there are also charming little villages like Staithes or Robin Hood’s Bay. I have never heard about this region before, hence my surprise. I would like to share one more picture from Scarborough, Britain’s first seaside resort. I like very much lighthouses and even started a personal theme entitled Lighthouses by Mariusz, so I am glad to be able to add one more lighthouse to my collection. If you are interested in what is worth to see along this fragment of the English coast please check my other photos from this county.
At the very beginning of my adventure with photography I wanted to have everything in the frame well and uniformly lit by the sun. When I discovered HDR I got so excited and I still use this technique occasionally to subtly balance the exposition. I still like it, however in the meantime my taste has changed. More and more I enjoy strong natural shadows. Here the view was strongly polarized with the filter, enhancing the contrasts. As a side effect it has also burned one side of the lighthouse. Still I really like this photo.
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tyro (15711) 2013-09-26 17:04
Another beautiful photograph from Scarborough which shows one of your beloved lighthouses perfectly! The lighthouse is perfectly placed in the frame (on the left "third") and I love its reflection in the water and on the wet sand. The people enjoying the fine weather in the foreground add human interest and also give a fine sense of scale and depth to the image.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness.
P.S. I really don't know very much about HDR (though I have admired many pictures by Craig (macjake) who often uses it). But, despite what you say about the strong contrasts in this one, I do like the contrasts here - and, what is more, I don't think that the right side of the lighhouse it too "burned out" at all and there's also lots of detail visible in the deepest shadows too. I think it's a cracker!
nikkitta (8951) 2013-09-26 17:14
I am also a fan of Lighthouses (been a fan of Virginia Wolf and her novel The Lighthouse, which I recommend you)
Like your capture of the beach with low tide where birds ( seagulls? )are enjoying it
People seems busy searching ?
Like also your composition in a kind of layers, water, sand, the coast and on top the beautiful lighthouse and its reflections on the water
bukitgolfb301 (32638) 2013-09-26 17:48
Hi Bonsior dear Mariusz, how are you?
Very stable and impressive image via outstadingly sharp and clear presentation as usual.So well sonsidered framework and composition is admirable as usual.
All the best and have a good day! Takero
dkmurphys (42493) 2013-09-26 22:42
Very fine capture from the beach. I like the unusual grey tones for such a scene. Very attractive image, well taken.
Enjoy a good day.
Royaldevon (21463) 2013-09-27 2:43
Quite a different photograph of Scarborough, one which pays attention to its seafaring roots rather than the buildings. The harbour wall and the lighthouse, with the tall quayside, are good details to inform of the shipping heritage.
Of course, where there is sea, it is natural for tourists to want to be there. You have captured a nice mixture of families, children and adults enjoying the pleasures of a day on the beach.
For me, the highlight is the tall lighthouse, with its reflection in the wet sand, making a strong 'thirds line' across the frame.
Have a lovely day,
danos (78122) 2013-09-27 3:01
nice the view as the presentation so many people on this section of the sea that with the low tide to appear and to be walked from the visitors of Scarborough.The lighthouse is place perfect in the frame with the light management to be very successful.
Noel_Byrne (13356) 2013-09-27 4:37
When I look at this I smile as I think of all these people running back inland as the tide returns and soaks the place. Great composition on this shot to take in your main subject of the people at low tide, but also the fine lighthouse behind. Thats a fine blue sky too, no wonder the beach is packed.
All the best
abmdsudi (32505) 2013-09-27 6:40
I can see the impact and strength of this shot. The stunning lighthouse against deep blue- looks very imposing, dominates and screaming at you to be part of the show! What a lively image, a superb pov and excellent perspective and it comes out so well with the figures for scale. The sheen on the sandy beach renders the extra booster as an extra bonus. This is a stand out shot with the brilliant light adds so much as too is the exposure. Well done, Congrats
fabbs99 (11126) 2013-09-27 11:11
It is a superb presentation,very sharp shot with an excellent light and POV.Lots of human activities.Very well composed.An excellent and beautiful job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this good work.
mesutilgim (73024) 2013-09-27 14:12
Very nice capture of this beautiful and calm scenery.
Good pov and good layout.
Very good compo and good light management.
TFS and have a nice weekend
macjake (45588) 2013-09-28 1:44
interesting comments about your changing attitudes towards HDR and regular photos.
I'm in the same frame of mind...i often change, I'll go months loving HDR, then months leaving HDR behind and then I'll go back to it again.
Thats natural i guess, and I think you feel the same.
Its easy to see your desire for this town, it has an instant charm to it, a peaceful friendly family type of atmosphere that comes across easily.
and of course who can't resist a Lighthouse!!!
I don't share your thoughts though about it being burnt out, looks fine to me. On a scale of 0-10, that one side may be overexposed to a # of 3 or 4? If you didn't have that bright white area the lighthouse may look a bit dull.
ikeharel (44023) 2013-09-28 3:09
Seagulls and people enjoyed the sunny day on the beach.
White lighttower prominently an eyes catching element.
Low tide brought it's reflection on the wet sand.
With the previous posted photo, I can comprehend why the place is so attractive.
Enjoy your weekend,
Fis2 (76986) 2013-09-28 3:12
Ciekawe nabrzeze, interesujaca latarnia morska.
Fajne kolory i swiatlo.
Romano46 (11509) 2013-09-28 4:27
la bassa marea è sempre un avvenimento particolarmente affascinante, in particolare per me che non sono abituato a quelle atlantiche con le loro notevoli escursioni.
Vedere il mare che lascia spazio alla terra e sapere che ciò sarà lo scenario di sole poche ore per poi tornare ad una diversa situazione è un qualcosa che attrae immancabilmente i fotografi che hanno l'opportunità di assistere al fenomeno e bene hai fatto nel cogliere questa particolare visione che evidenzia molto bene la particolare suggestione del fenomeno, il tutto messo su fotogramma nella migliore delle maniere, esattamente come sei abituato a fare da sempre.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Sonata11 (31239) 2013-09-28 9:45
ciekawa latania oraz budynek przylaczony do niej. Widac ze rzeczywiscie sporo ludzi relaksuje sie niskim przyplywem oraz widac ze pogoda dopisla. Fajna atmosfera takiego fantastycznego spokoju, ktorego chyba wszyscy potrzebujemy. Ladna i przyjemna praca dla oka. Podoba mi sie ten spokoj.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milego weekendu. Barbara
Graal (92166) 2013-09-29 22:55
ladna kolekcje latarn masz w tym swoim temacie. Ladnie zrobiony HDR. Niski poziom wody dal wyrazne odbicie wiezy w tym spokojnym fragmencie. Ciekawe by bylo obserwowac przyplywy i odplywy ale Baltyk tak nie ma. Dobra prezentacja.
emka (64144) 2013-09-29 23:03
Ho właśnie, tu widać jak fajnie jest spacerować po piasku w czasie odpływu. Ja tyle sie naczytałam, jak to trzeba pilnować odpływów, a raczej przypływów kolo Mont saint Michel, teraz to nieaktualne, bo buduja jakąś szose na grobli, koparki, autobusy, brrr. Rozczarowana byłam bardzo.
Oglądam zdjęcia Nadii na FB. Ale rośnie szybko!
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-30 8:36
The reflections on the wet sand are beautiful, and with this much of people and birds there are a lot of details to see! Everything captured with excellent colors and sharpness! Wonderful composition!
adramad (30925) 2013-10-01 7:39
A lovely picture and vibrant with all those people walking with low tide, sensational view of the lighthouse, which focuses our attention, but still enjoy the pretty picture of the sea.
A superb management of the brightness, sharpness is also perfect to enjoy it, along the beautiful color.
Very well done.
Have a good day.
josepmarin (56481) 2013-10-03 3:09
the low tide create a thin water surface in the sand, which works as a mirror where we see the reflections of this beautiful lighthouse.
People and seagulls provide a great vitality into the scene, you have chosen an efficient framing.
I like the good light and the quality of colours as well.
A powerful composition, my friend.
Cricri (92185) 2013-10-03 9:03
Un beau thème sur les phares, il est bien de voir les différentes formes et couleurs, ici le phare blanc ce détache du ciel, doux reflets, belle ambiance donner par les touristes et les pigeons
delpeoples (48634) 2013-10-03 22:09
I love this photo. I much prefer it to HDR shots, as you say, the natural light is simply exquisite. And low tide always reaps such unexpected and sensational benefits, as it has done here. The town is so quaint aswell, it reminds me of one of the little seaside towns in a Poirot or Miss Marple film. Beautiful work, thanks for sharing.
Hopefully we will return to Ireland within 6 months to a year. My husband's parents are still living there and as they get older, the need to see them more often becomes more important. So hopefully we can catch up one day soon :)
bayno (18334) 2013-10-19 5:37
this beautiful marine scene, excellent composition and a shot well executed, the tide has created two different stretches of water separated by a strip of sand where people seem pleasantly relax...
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (27073)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya Pro PL
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lighthouses by Mariusz [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-26 14:08