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Advice for photographic venues near Whitby, UK
« on: June 02, 2013, 09:27:17 AM »
I'll be tagging along with my spouse on a business trip to Whitby, England for a few weeks this summer and would appreciate any input from folks familiar with the area on "can't miss" photographic venues in and around Whitby.  If you have any images you'd like to share, please do!  Thanks in advance.

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Advice for photographic venues near Whitby, UK
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Re: Advice for photographic venues near Whitby, UK
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 12:26:01 PM »
Whitby itself is a pretty cool place to photograph. It's a harbour and the sunsets can be pretty amazing. Although it's on the east coast, the coast faces almost north. As the sun sets, the remaining light illuminates the hill where the church and abbey ruin are. I have not had much chance myself but I suspect there are some good photos to be had around that time.

My family and I usually go to Bridlington but for days trips, Robin Hoods bay (south of whitby) is good when the tide's out (great for rock pools with reflections). Bempton cliffs is an RSPB site which is usually home to a LOT of nesting birds. Possibly about the right time of year to see puffins if birding is your thing.

I've not been to those places just to photograph as I'm usually with family but the whole coastline is quite picturesque. My last trip, I had a go at long exposures of the stars which came out pretty cool (for a first attempt)

Hope that helps, enjoy your trip :)

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Re: Advice for photographic venues near Whitby, UK
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013, 12:46:04 PM »
Rosedale may be nice. North Yorks Moors Railway Steamtrains.  Scarborough Castle? 
Hole of Horcum (sp?) maybe.
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Re: Advice for photographic venues near Whitby, UK
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 02:21:39 PM »
Thanks scarey and bjd.  Especially great to hear about the nesting birds as I very much enjoy birding!

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Re: Advice for photographic venues near Whitby, UK
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 05:04:57 PM »
At the SW side of the North Yorkshire Moors near Helmsley you find the ruin of Riveaulx Abbey.
It is impressive and very photogenic.
I visited from Denmark 2 weeks ago - see below. (Did not visit Whitby).
The sky was rather dull, but apart from that I liked the place very much. See a few samples.
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Re: Advice for photographic venues near Whitby, UK
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013, 06:18:34 PM »
A trip to North York Moors could certainly be worthwile for some general landscape shooting.

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Re: Advice for photographic venues near Whitby, UK
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 06:29:31 PM »
Thanks scarey and bjd.  Especially great to hear about the nesting birds as I very much enjoy birding!

In that case Bempton rspb reserve.
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Re: Advice for photographic venues near Whitby, UK
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 06:29:31 PM »

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Re: Advice for photographic venues near Whitby, UK
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 10:23:36 PM »
Thanks PK for your images.  Impressive ruin indeed!

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Re: Advice for photographic venues near Whitby, UK
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2013, 03:34:20 PM »
All above good advice on where to go. Rievaulx is about 1 hours drive from Whitby.

Here are a few of ours from the area

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Re: Advice for photographic venues near Whitby, UK
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2013, 11:13:38 PM »
Beautiful captures Sporgon!  Thanks for sharing.  I can't wait to explore the area!

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Re: Advice for photographic venues near Whitby, UK
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2013, 01:50:50 AM »
Saltburn, a small coastal town which is a little further North of Whitby - it's one of the most photographed places in the UK!

Robin Hoods Bay.

Runswick Bay.

Anywhere in the North Yorkshire Moors.

Staithes is a MUST, you have to visit Staithes.

(I live in the North East!!)

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Re: Advice for photographic venues near Whitby, UK
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2013, 06:05:22 AM »
Went for a quick drive through while staying in York a few years ago.  The Abbey is very photogenic and has a good view of the harbour and town.  The beach to the North isn't too bad.  We passed the "Hole of Horcum" on the way through - which was interesting, but tough to photograph well.  There were some good walks around the North Moors National Park.

York isn't that far away.  If you get a chance, its definitely worth a vist.

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Re: Advice for photographic venues near Whitby, UK
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2013, 10:59:50 AM »
You guys rock!  Lots of great ideas here!

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