For a change the weather was glorious the day we visited the charming old fishing town of Whitby. This seaside town is in North Yorkshire and close to the North York Moors National Park. It is situated at the mouth of the River Esk. It is famous for Whitby jet which became particularly fashionable during the 19th Century. The dramatic ruins of Whitby Abbey sits on to of the steep hill. The town is associated with the British explorer James Cook who was born in the area. Whitby also featured in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. The large expanse of sandy beach faces the North Sea and in spring and early summer the winds bring mists or low stratus clouds (sea frets)to the area.
The picture was taken in the late afternoon as many people were starting to head home from the beach. This family group was enjoying the last sun of the day and the waves rolling from the sea. I will show a view of the town in a future post.
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cornejo (43859) 2012-09-03 11:02
Hi Ann, this beautiful beach scene to offer us today in this great shot, great framing, sharpness, depth, good light and color. Nice good job well done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good night and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
williewhistler (16398) 2012-09-03 11:27
Hello Ann, I like the movement of not only the people paddling but also the surging swell of the tide.
A very charming shot in a well chosen format.
Best regards Les.
macjake (69831) 2012-09-03 12:41
funny to hear you say that for a change the weather was great! hopefully the weather continues for you guys over there :)
its neat how simple waves can have such a dramatic effect on the photo. they create depth and height at the same time.
the little child adds a bit of laughter :)
ourania (47858) 2012-09-03 12:59
I love this carefree and vibrant scene as well as your way of presenting it. The composition is excellent and has great depth, the three heroes are placed superbly and the upper two thirds of the frame are full of the beauty and power of the sea. Lighting is wonderful and the colours so pleasantly natural. I love the tones and texture of the sea (which the great sharpness allows us to appreciate fully) as well as the luminosity of the surf. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
rbassin (23417) 2012-09-03 13:22
Une très belle vue sur la plage, une composition originale bien vivante.
snunney (101748) 2012-09-04 2:19
The moody lighting contributes much to the success of the composition. The three figures are well placed and nicely strung out along the shoreline. Good clarity.
dkmurphys (60801) 2012-09-04 2:40
Very nice beach scene. I like the good mood atmosphere and the dynamic of the waves. Well taken.
mjw364 (1430) 2012-09-04 3:31
The pin sharp clarity of the shot easily captures the power of those wavesin the upper third. It looks a littel grey there as if a bigger more powerful wave is coming through next - an ominous aspect to a peaceful shot.
Well composed and exposed.
Nice moment captured - well seen.
Nard (6972) 2012-09-04 3:57
I like how the kid follows his parents in funny position, the large place let for the waves, the water on the sand and you framing. Not a place to swing but an instant of pleasure.
saxo042 (37902) 2012-09-04 8:18
This is indeed a picture of true pleasure; to take off your shoes and walk along the wet sand and let the waves reach your toes. A very good picture with the dramatic waves further away and the family enjoying themselves out of reach for those big waves.
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-09-04 13:38
The angle makes the waves look much more intimidating than they probably were, Ann - maybe it't the lack of horizon, but these people seem to be walking toward a huge upswell of water! Great scale and presentation, using the figures as a line into the shot with the waves pushing back a bit. Great lighting as well.
fabbs99 (17167) 2012-09-05 13:48
Very special beach image involving the whole family .The waves look great rushing towards the shore.Well Shot.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-09-07 9:14
I can hear the roar of the ocean! I have to get out of the desert when it cools down and head to San Diego and the ocean. Nice capture of this family outing. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
COSTANTINO (66601) 2012-09-07 23:18
today we also have a change of the weather
because after two hot months its raining
this shot is pleasant to our eyes
everybody likes enjoying the last sun
of the day and the waves of the sea
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-09-08 8:09
Rough sea is spectacular over these walkers and this toddler so small. A photo balanced, pleasant to look at, and very good quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
mesutilgim (95834) 2012-09-09 12:19
Very nice beach scenery, perfect captured.
You've made it in July, but the atmosphere is typical end summer atmosphere.
TFS and best regards
nikkitta (17066) 2012-09-09 20:03
Interesting note to introduce this very beautiful capture which has a great sharpness that lets us appreciated the imposing waves and pthe persons movements
But what call my attention is the small boy so confident entering the sea
Greetings and TFS
bayno (18344) 2012-09-14 23:46
beautiful scene, certainly the little child has been the most curious of the situation, very beautiful light and reflections, great depth and sharp and a perfect cut...kind regards,
kennyblack (4207) 2012-09-27 12:14
Very beautiful this photo well composed and natural color. Very nice detail very sharp and the reflection of the people on the wet sand. Thank you for sharing.
Regard 's .... Marino
amaryllis (37039) 2012-10-01 3:30
une belle photo estivale avec une mer assez forte à en voir les vagues
la présence des silhouettes ajoutent un plus et les reflets également