Having visited Neist Point several times and been content with the traditional view from the top of the hill, this time we decided to make the trek down to the cliff edge beside the lighthouse. The view from here added another dimension with the textures in the cliff and the movement in the water.
Snow Capped Cuillins from Elgol
March 2020. The weather was changeable to say the least. Setting off to this location in good light, I arrived here with the weather changing and as I chose my viewpoint and set up the camera there was a few spots of rain. Before I pressed the shutter the rain turned to hail and the Cuillins disappeared into cloud. There were some signs that this might change with a break in the cloud to the West. Half an hour of hail later, the cloud cleared, the light changed and there was enough time for a couple of frames before the cloud returned. I felt that it was worth the wait.
Sometimes things just work out for the best. This was an early start with the intention of photographing the dawn from Sandsend. On arrival at Sandsend, however, it was clear that the tide would have receded further than I thought before the sun came up. A change of plan was called for and a short drive to Whitby gave me the ideal conditions to make this image.
Steetley Jetty 1
Steetley Jetty is all that now remains of a brine processing plant near Hartlepool.
Steetley Jetty 2
A long exposure image of the tide receding over the dismantled timbers from the Steetley Jetty, Hartlepool.
My home town of Saltburn. The Pier dates back 150 years, although it is now somewhat shorter than the original and has undergone several restorations in its history, it is nonetheless an impressive feature on our Northern Coast
A long exposure monochrome image of the piers at Whitby, North Yorkshire. This image was taken from the end of the West Pier. The ruined Abbey stands at the top of the hill.
Living on the North East coast is an ideal location. Not only to visit and photograph some stunning coastal locations from North Yorkshire, but with easy access to Northumberland and beyond, the opportunities are endless.