Advice for photographic venues near Whitby, UK

RiceCanon

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Dec 7, 2012
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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.
 
Mar 28, 2013
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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 :)

scarey
 

bjd

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Aug 29, 2011
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Rosedale may be nice. North Yorks Moors Railway Steamtrains. Scarborough Castle?
Hole of Horcum (sp?) maybe.
Cheers Brian
 

RiceCanon

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Dec 7, 2012
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Thanks scarey and bjd. Especially great to hear about the nesting birds as I very much enjoy birding!
 

PKinDenmark

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Apr 5, 2013
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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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Hannes

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Mar 31, 2013
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A trip to North York Moors could certainly be worthwile for some general landscape shooting.
 

Skulker

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Aug 1, 2012
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RiceCanon said:
Thanks scarey and bjd. Especially great to hear about the nesting birds as I very much enjoy birding!
In that case Bempton rspb reserve.
 

Hillsilly

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Oct 16, 2010
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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.

Some Whitby photos...
 

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