Photo taken seaward while standing on the internal harbour breakwall. I spotted some kids running backward and forth across the beach. I positioned myself ready for them to come back to the waters edge so that I could capture an element of their play but include the harbour and a few buildings as the backdrop.
Whitby is a seaside town, port and civil parish in the Borough of Scarborough and English county of North Yorkshire. Situated on the east coast of Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby has a combined maritime, mineral and tourist heritage, and is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey. The fishing port emerged during the Middle Ages and developed important herring and whaling fleets and was where Captain Cook learned seamanship.
The earliest recorded Old English name for the settlement was Streonshal in AD 656. Streonshal, was the place where Oswy, the Christian king of Northumbria, founded the first abbey, under the abbess, Hilda. The Synod of Whitby was held there in 664. In 867, the monastery was destroyed by Viking raiders, and was re-founded in 1078. It was in this period that the town gained its current name, Whitby, (from "white settlement" in Old Norse).
The town has a strong literary tradition and can even be said that the earliest English literature comes from Whitby as Cædmon, the first known Anglo Saxon poetwas a monk at the order that used Whitby Abbey during the abbacy of St. Hilda (657–680.
Part of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula was set in Whitby, incorporating pieces of local folklore. Stoker discovered the name "Dracula" at the old public library.
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arnie (1803) 2013-12-19 2:42
Lovely capture, nice POV giving wide view of the harbour.
williewhistler (15003) 2013-12-19 3:01
the two children playing at the waters edge add so much charm and interest to this nicely composed shot where the curve of the shoreline leads right up to the distant breakwater.
An interesting note to accompany a lovely scene.
holmertz (43289) 2013-12-19 7:59
This is a very nicely composed photo. You did well to wait for the kids to get into a fine position. Being near the bottom of the photo they make the large empty foreground look a lot less large. They add human touch and some colour. They are nicely balanced by other small but fine details, such as the boat stranded high up on the beach, the yellow buoy, the boat heading for the sea (or maybe returning), and the lighthouse.
pajaran (53721) 2013-12-19 10:03
Interesantan tekst o starom gradu sa opisom i istorijom ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano msto i trenutak sa decom na plazi.
Dobar trenutak snimka, perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje.
An interesting article on the old town with a description and history of ...
Good composition, nice place and moment shown with the children on the beach.
A good moment shot, perspective and contrast, beautiful colors.
All the best.
olive224 (2719) 2013-12-19 12:07
I don"t know what the temperature is but it's look like the little boy will get a cold !
jhm (141973) 2013-12-22 4:05
Merry Christmas for you and your family
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
A lovely view about these area.
Also a nice depth and perspective image with pleasant colours.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
photographer_sg (4410) 2013-12-23 8:59
Beautiful composition! The kids, the buildings, the boats, the lighthouse and the graceful arc of the beach ... everything perfectly positioned. Very good exposure and clarity. thanks for sharing this lovely photograph.
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (3112)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: United Kingdom
- Theme(s): Harbours, Rivers, beaches and estuaries [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-19 2:01