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photoblog image Early evening, Whitby

Early evening, Whitby

Sunday - time to shake out those colour pixels and let the mono pixels have a day of rest.

The sea looks nice and calm in this shot but it isn't always like this here. Only last Friday three people (2 men, 1 woman) took a 22ft cruiser out throught the harbour entrance against coastguard advice into gale tossed seas. 100 yards off the west (left) pier the boat was tossed end over end and all three had to be rescued from the water using lifeboat and helicopters. Unfortunately there were no survivors. The boat was from Redcar, about 20 miles up the coast and probably moored at Paddy's Hole (as that is the nearest mooring to Redcar) which you may have seen on many of my postings. It's a small and sometimes hazardous world we live in.

Early evening, Whitby

Sunday - time to shake out those colour pixels and let the mono pixels have a day of rest.

The sea looks nice and calm in this shot but it isn't always like this here. Only last Friday three people (2 men, 1 woman) took a 22ft cruiser out throught the harbour entrance against coastguard advice into gale tossed seas. 100 yards off the west (left) pier the boat was tossed end over end and all three had to be rescued from the water using lifeboat and helicopters. Unfortunately there were no survivors. The boat was from Redcar, about 20 miles up the coast and probably moored at Paddy's Hole (as that is the nearest mooring to Redcar) which you may have seen on many of my postings. It's a small and sometimes hazardous world we live in.

comments (9)

  • VZ
  • Atlanta, United States of North America
  • 25 Nov 2007, 01:32
A nice change of pace your idea of the color pixels is. The picture has a funny feel to it, a feel of a scenography set of a local theater play.
Pilgrim: Thanks Viktor - this is a very photographed place and a lot of it does look as if it was deliberately built just for the camera. A couple of mono shots from around here over the next few days. David.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 25 Nov 2007, 01:34
Apart from the sad story, this is such an idyllic photo, David, of a quaint village. I can tell that people know the hardships of life here but certainly enjoy its beauty, I hope!
Pilgrim: Thanks Ginnie - the harbour below used to be absolutely full of fishing boats but nowadays you are lucky to see more than half a dozen. The fishing industry in the UK has been badly hit by restrictions on the amount of fish that can be caught because of the decline in fishing stocks all around the UK. This has seen a huge reduction in boats in every port and massive job losses throughout the UK fishing industry. David.
Stepping down into the depths of danger it seems. I expect to see this on the postcard racks next year. richard.
Pilgrim: Thanks Richard - you have me worried now that I may be turning into a 'postcard' taker...... definitely a reason to go back to the mono pixels. David.
What glowing colours - a change from your b/w but a change is as good as a rest, they say! The calmness of the sea is deceptive as your sad story goes to show.
Ingrid
Pilgrim: Thanks Ingrid - just thought I'd have a change (for one day). Back to normal tomorrow. David.
The savage sea and the stupidity of those who underestimate the danger. A tragic tale at odds with the picturesque little harbour.

Good composition David.
Pilgrim: Thanks Mike - normal service will be resumed tomorrow - PC problems allowing. David.
I like this one very much ! Bravo !
Pilgrim: Thanks Zeb.
Unfortunately some people think they are above the law.
Very nice shot. I like the stairs perspective and the colour tones
Pilgrim: Thanks Richard - it's one of those places where it is easy to get a good picture. This place has been very popular with artists and photographers for many years. David.
Sadly people never learn, and they paid a terrible price. Whitby is one of my favourite places and this shot is a delight.
Pilgrim: Thanks Bill - can you smell those fish and chips?
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 25 Nov 2007, 23:47
Errm, yes, I read about those people. A tragedy that they lost their lives, but thank goodness for the advances in lifeboat design or it could have been considerably worse.

This picture makes me feel as if I'm falling in! Vertigo again. But hey, it's glowing with colour and interest.
Pilgrim: Thanks Ellie - hope I haven't made you too dizzy. David.

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