Harbour and Old Town district, South Bay
Scarborough is the largest holiday resort on the Yorkshire coast.
The most striking feature of the town's geography is a high rocky promontory pointing eastward into the North Sea. The promontory supports the 11th century ruins of Scarborough Castle and separates the sea front into two bays, to the North and South. The South Bay was the site of the original early medieval settlement and the harbour, which form the current Old Town district. This remains the main tourist area, with a sandy beach, cafés, amusements, arcades, theatres and entertainment facilities.
The town was allegedly founded around 966 AD as Skarðaborg by Thorgils Skarthi, a Viking raider. While there is no archaeological evidence to support these claims , the origin of this belief is based on a fragment of an Icelandic Saga.
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rigoletto (33751) 2014-01-07 3:30
hi trevor. i only know this town from simon&garfunkel's song, nice to meet it through your lens. tiny boxes of houses make an attractively charming post, and the green boat is very well placed in the compo. i suppose you were in a large fish boat to obtain this view from the sea. i like your livening of colors, otherwise the weather doesn't look on your side for any bright colors.
snunney (75164) 2014-01-07 3:47
Lots of good fish and chip shops in Scarborough or there used to be:-) I like this view looking toward across the water; the little green boat with its trailing wake makes an excellent pointer. Fine saturated colours and very good sharpness.
emka (67401) 2014-01-07 3:57
Hello Trevor, nice view of the harbour in Scarborough. It is similar to Whitby that I visited a month ago. Even the weather seems similar although this photo was made in summer. Nice small houses packing the hill so densely, beautiful colourful boats and good timing with people in a boat. Superb composition.
WArm regrads MAlgo
holmertz (33585) 2014-01-07 4:16
This is another perfect composition, well balanced and full of great details and colours. It's truly fascinating, and despite the dull weather the light is excellent and the sky is not completely washed out.
dkmurphys (44124) 2014-01-07 6:12
Very attractive port scene. I like the calm atmosphere disturbed only by that green boat. well taken, enjoy a fine afternoon.
saxo042 (35266) 2014-01-07 8:26
I visited Scarborough in 1958 but I can´t really say that I recognize anything here... Still, there are a lot of details in this picture and most of the buildings here look old enough to have been here since that year. All the small boats provide a lot of colours and interest here!
rbassin (14499) 2014-01-07 10:13
un point de vue agréable, la barque retournant au port est bien placée dans l'image.
bonnes couleurs et bel effet de lumière sur l'eau.
chrislo (3351) 2014-01-07 10:27
What a splendid view of this fishing harbour ! The point of view is superb, with lots of fine detail to be captured. Beautiful reflections in the calm waters and a wonderful backdrop of terraced houses. There is such an important urban concentration, all the houses seem to be almost stacked one on top of the other. Excellent quality, as usual.
Kamilutka (5803) 2014-01-10 5:53
this is quite busy scene and well planned composition was definitely required in order not to make it to messy - well done! I like how the lower part of the photo counterbalances the top one. Great colors, contrast and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
macjake (48401) 2014-01-11 1:46
this one would be an excellent Jigsaw Puzzle :)
there's so much definition and details in every part of the scene.
love the yellow and blue boats in the bg, and the green boat in the fg.
splendid sharpness and exposure.
npecanhuk (58284) 2014-01-11 3:19
Beautiful and charming place!
Attractive, pleasant-looking and inviting picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent here too!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (1796)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: United Kingdom
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-07 3:12