While traveling through a foreign country you have usually limited time. You have to select places which are the most beautiful or most interesting for you, or are not too far from each other. This is how sometimes you end up visiting places which are average and you skip places which are spectacular. Only living in an area for a longer period of time allows you to explore all its treasures... Whitby is a coastal town which cannot complain for the lack of tourists, however I believe most of them are more or less local. It seems to be one of many hidden treasures in the North East England.
The ruins on top of the hill belong to the Whitby Abbey. I have already presented a photo of this abbey on TrekEarth (click here). I have seen a picture from this POV before and I really wanted to find it. Finally I did :)
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ikeharel (58275) 2012-09-16 2:19
That's a WOW, Mariusz.
A "busy" picture, many subjects of great interest, from the bay with many boats, uphill's to the roffless old church, and town red/brown houses on middle "third's" part.
magnificent scenery collected with excelent light and depth.
Enjoy a nice sunday,
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-16 2:30
a fantastic view with many attractive details and spectacular composition, the colours and lights are beautiful, great POV, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!
besnard (53756) 2012-09-16 2:52
Une belle carte postale du bord de mer avec toutes les maisons colorées et la magnifique abbaye qui domine la situation.
Bravo et bon dimanche.
lousat (77896) 2012-09-16 2:52
Hi Mariusz,a magnificent postcard,full of things,houses,details,colors,boats and under a spectacular jewel of architechitechture,i like it!!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
npecanhuk (66382) 2012-09-16 3:05
What a beautiful and lovely place!
What a wonderful picture!
Everything here truly pleases me!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, contrasts, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
JFS (32459) 2012-09-16 4:23
Idi not know this amazing place, masterly captured by you. The composition can't be better, the whole is lovely. A great work Mariusz!
tyro (20696) 2012-09-16 4:29
How wonderful that you found this viewpoint! I see that you have included a very interesting map: I wonder if you looked at Google Earth to find this viewpoint before you visited it? Sometimes I do that.
You have certainly made the most of this fine viewpoint and composed a beautiful photograph. The sweeping curve of the estuary with its myriads of boats leads us perfectly into the scene with the lovely red-roofed houses in the mid-ground. And, of course, Whitby Abbey stands proudly above it all.
Technically this is also an excellent shot: your colours are vibrant but true, the exposure is perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
abmdsudi (43754) 2012-09-16 6:49
This is very impressive shot my frined! I love the mid foreground since there are tremendous delicate details capatured there, real feast for the eyes, while the wider view offers the general picturesque scene with the Abbey nicely sits atop to drag us around, it's so influencial as an added focal point. Lovely how the almost identical town houses are neatly arranged in bright stunning colors offering such great overall contrast to the scene. Your smart inclusion of diagonal boats in the foreground extends the feel of depth and perspective. Lighting control is splendid with good touches of green and deep blue water all combined to make this such delightful shot. Great effort well rewarded, Congrats, TFS :))
cyborg83 (4515) 2012-09-16 8:29
przepieknie sie te ruiny prezentuja na tle miasta,
dobrze ze goruja i nikt ich nie probuje przyslonic nowoczesna architektura...
holmertz (41819) 2012-09-16 8:43
This is a magnificent view. Although it has in a way composed itself from this POV you struggled to find this remarkable place. The picture consists of three distinct features: the hill with the abbey, the town and the marina. Every part is wonderful to watch, with so many fine details, and you were lucky to get here at a time when the light was at its very best.
Sonata11 (33283) 2012-09-16 9:17
pieknie skomponowane zdjecie, pieknej architektury, przystani jachtow oraz w oddali piekny starych ruin ktore tez przyciagaja uwage. Wspaniale wykonane zdjecie ktore bardzo mi sie podoba pod kazdym wzgledem. Super praca, zawsze przyjemnie ogladane zdjecia. Dzieki za udostepnienie.
Serdecznmie pozdrawiam i zycze milej niedzieli,
williewhistler (14615) 2012-09-16 12:35
this lovely shot has everything,from the yacht filled harbour through the warm red bricked buildings to the most interesting Abbey,all pin sharp in a top class composition,an outstanding photograph,well done indeed.
My best regards Les.
sabermonajati (9583) 2012-09-17 5:01
you shot post card from this region.this buildings are very nice and so church top of hill.
Sergiom (61242) 2012-09-17 6:07
Une magnifique carte postale de Whitby, ville que de l'extérieur, on ne connait pas beaucoup mais qui est de toute beauté.Une grande netteté et de belles couleurs.
chawax (19476) 2012-09-17 13:17
Withby looks a very beautiful city. I love the red walls houses and these impressive ruins over the city. Excellent sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
brianmcc (6181) 2012-09-17 13:42
what a cracking view you have managed here. you have been able to take in so much of the town and show it off so well. the boats are positioned perfectly from the bottom, left corner to draw the viewer further into the image. incredible sharpness and detail. the abbey on the hillside is very impressive, what a sight it would have been, high above the town when it was in full use.
fds (8396) 2012-09-17 22:30
dear friend what very beautiful postcard fdrom whitby with great point of view
very interested abbaye in the background and very nice harbour with the village in the foreground
i love very much this postcard from egland
thanck for scharing
danos (87551) 2012-09-18 0:29
slendis the panoramic view of Whitby,this coastal town,with the Abbey to dominating the whole area.
Excelelnt the quality of the image with the clarity of the houses with their red tiles to make it even more beautiful and unique.
Have a good day,danos
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-09-18 4:02
This is a magnificent photo. I like the houses all in the sun, so sunny and clear. And the colors are very warm and rich. Excellent arranged, with good POV. The tower on the middle keeps this from having that timeless, old-world feel. You have managed to keep the idyllic atmosphere. The light and the clarity is just stunning.
Have a nice day,
mesutilgim (85500) 2012-09-18 12:45
Very nice capture from Whitby with perfect pov and ver good layout.
Nice soft ligth allows us to notice every single detail here.
TFS and best regards
dta (67366) 2012-09-18 13:31
Hello mariusz ,
for sure , this litle town worths the visit , with its fishing harbour , its red houses and its superb old ruins at the top of the hill .
The view is splendid .
pajaran (52648) 2012-09-18 22:01
Lep pogled na pristaniste sa camcima, grad, i staru arhitekturu na brdu.
Dobra ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepi camci i arhitektura.
Ładny widok na port z łodzi, miasto, architektura starego i na wzgórzu.
Dobra ostrość, kontrast i perspektywa, piękne kolory.
Dobra treść i kompozycja, piękne łodzie i architektura.
Graal (97897) 2012-09-19 0:03
POV miales swietny. Duzo tematow zamknales w jednym kadrze. fajne sa te domki o jednolitym stylu architektonicznym. I port i te ruiny w glebi - jest co ogladac. Dobra notka i prezentacja miasteczka.
Milego dnia (u mnie leje).
josepmarin (57829) 2012-09-19 3:02
an excellent framing in order to create this beautiful postcard, in which the magnificent architecture of the village, the boats in the port, and the ruins of the Abbey in the top of the hill, offer us a fantastic panorama, with a great graphical wealth and a good luminosity.
The ensemble is very attractive at sight, and you have caught with a great skill.
A beautiful work.
Guenther (10915) 2012-09-19 3:05
what a gorgeous view, so full of beautiful and interesting details, all shown in excellent sharpness and light management... thanks for sharing!
Have a nice day,
adramad (38613) 2012-09-19 9:47
Wow ......! What a wonderful composition, so ideal place to photograph, awesome POV with the presence of so many ships, ideal houses surrounding the harbor, all keeping the same construction style and crowning the hill, the image of the ruins of the abbey are impressive, must have been a magnificent building.
Delightful good brightness and sharpness, good color together to make us enjoy this beautiful view.
Have a nice day.
ciakgiak (30421) 2012-09-19 11:29
cartolina bellissima, un'immagine che non finiresti mai di ammirare grazie al bellissimo paesaggio e grazie ad una tecnica impeccabile.
Molto bella la luce ed i colori.
Un caro saluto
macjake (57074) 2012-09-19 12:08
yeah, i remember this photo when you posted it a few days ago!
You know what this photo could be right? it would be the perfect Jigsaw Puzzle!
it would be hell trying to fit all those same colored houses and boats back together again! lol
what a shot!
maybe one of your best in my opinion.
the hdr is marvelous!
lovely colors and exposure levels.
honestly, one of your best
SWEETFREEDOM (22808) 2012-09-20 3:34
a beautiful p.o.v. with the port in fg and the town and abbey in bg. fine natural colors.
jhm (140110) 2012-09-20 3:47
A lovely panoramic view about these are with the church upward. .
Also nice picture of these church and tower.
Nice architecture image with the buildings in background.
Excellent composition, perfect choice of your angle.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-09-20 12:48
The composition is really well designed. It focuses on the beautiful elements of the foreground, before arriving at the ruins no less beautiful. The light and colors are very good. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
bukitgolfb301 (36242) 2012-09-20 16:38
Hi dear Mariusz
Wow yes you did great job again, Mariusz!
Outstanding sharpness and cleraness!
So impressive shot, we have to do standing obey!
Thanks for your sharing with finest work and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
mauro61 (52623) 2012-09-21 5:20
una grande panoramica che mette in mostra la tua bravura.
Ruderi sulla collina che passando per le costruzioni dai tetti rossi portano l'immagine sulla costa con tante barche.
Eccellente la qualità,
Royaldevon (30305) 2012-09-22 0:42
Whitby is one of my all time favourite places in England. We used to take the children there, in a tent, many years ago! As you know, I have posted a few shots, myself, but I have never seen it from this viewpoint. (I must admit, on the last few occasions that I have been, the weather would not have permitted this view!)
The ruined abbey looks spectacular, high on the clfftop, and there is so much of interest, like wonderful stepping stones, to lead you upwards.
There are few Northern English towns that have such a predominance of red building materials, all adding to the overall, warm effect.
You have a splendid dof.
This would make a fine postcard to advertise the town!
Have a lovely w/e,
s_lush (16134) 2012-09-22 2:59
As usual, in your picture has a lot of interesting compositional elements, vivid colors, great architecture and irreproachable quality. But I see no close foreground usually very colorful and aesthetic in your shots. Maybe such a foreground is unnecessary in this case, because the weather is fine, the middle-ground and background are colorful and picturesque enough. Thus, as usual, a brilliant job!
Highmountains (2255) 2012-09-23 2:26
What a beauty...The hill in the background with the skeletal ruins of a palace or a cathedral, the neat and bright rows of red roofed houses with red brick walls, the trawlers and boats neatly tied in the harbour. The shimmering blue water gives the photograph a bright and uplifting mood. A very good variety of colours and shades. The brightness and clarity of the photograph is amazing. Great Composition.
Thanks for sharing.
adores (37679) 2012-09-23 14:47
It's really true what you're saying:)!
Comparing both photos it's hard to believe the place is the same! This pov is also fantastic, with the impressive ruins at the top and the little town and the boats. You found a really good place to get this one. A very good composition and a place that we don't see here so often.
jemaflor (85548) 2012-09-24 11:51
Lovely composition on your shot, perfect choice for the pov, beautiful light and colors for the result, tfs.
delpeoples (53167) 2012-09-25 4:59
Oh this is such a delightful place, and until your photos, had no idea it existed. The colours are so beautiful and rich and the details of the architecture are pin-sharp. The church on the top of the hill overlooking everything is the icing on the cake. An immaculate photo, of the the first class.
Have a beautiful day
SnapRJW (31531) 2012-10-01 23:41
Hello Mariusz - I missed this one while I was away. What an all encompassing view of Whitby. Your image has fine detail and interest from front to back. I love the way it includes so many important aspects of the town; the harbour, the houses built on the terraces and the iconic abbey are all represented. A fine photograph of one of my east coast favorite places. Warm regards Rosemary
andywo (4725) 2012-10-02 4:33
Musze przyznac ze tym kadrem zrobiles na mnie wrazenie. Co za malownicze miejsce, do tego swietnie pokazane z mnostwem detali i imponujacymi ruinami na szczycie wzgorza.
cebe (1481) 2012-10-08 15:56
As a young boy you were collecting postcards, and now you have decided to make them for yourself and our pleasure?! Jeeee! A great sharp photo. Probably that a lot nice things have been written above. I will just add that it's good that a small boat happened to pass in that corner of the photo with relatively less information. I guess you've been waiting for something like this.
COSTANTINO (56307) 2012-12-20 6:12
excellent postcard remitted to all of us
magnificent scenery collected from excellent
light,what could I say for this amazing shot?only greetings,everythinbg is in order and symmetrical
have a nice evening
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (30694)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-15
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-16 2:14
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