Thursday, November 30, 2006

The ravages of time

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These gravestones were up the top of the cliff near the abbey at Whitby. It looks like the effect of weathering and time were too much for this stone, and eventually it needed to lie down.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


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This was taken up near Whitby Abbey as you get to the top of the 199 steps. It is an arch made of some type of wood (Willow maybe? I'm not good on those type of things) with this bird perched at the top. So now there is an arch on either side of the river. This one, and on the opposite side, the whalebone arch at the top of the west cliff.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006


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Now that I keep my eyes open looking for Graffiti, I notice it more and more. This is some Whitby graffiti. God knows what it is supposed to say. Perhaps it's fisherman's shorthand for 'mackerel for sale', who knows

Monday, November 27, 2006


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This shot was taken a little bit further round than yesterdays shot, in fact it's the area at the top of yesterdays photo.

I don't think I'd want the job of untangling this lot when things need moving, it reminds me of my wifes jewelry box. On the other hand it's probably been placed there carefully following centuries of tradition and things don't get tangled up, unlike my wifes jewelry box


Sunday, November 26, 2006

Three boats

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Saturday afternoon after my sons football training I went off to Whitby to buy my wife an anniversary present (she wanted some jewellery incorporating Whitby Jet. While I was there I took the opportunity to take some more photos. Including this one of some boats

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Saturday, November 25, 2006


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Another shot from the Croft motor circuit. You just can't pass up taking shots of guys like this

Friday, November 24, 2006

The white boat

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This is another image from years ago. I think, although I'm not 100% certain, that it was taken in Shropshire somewhere


Thursday, November 23, 2006

Peeling paint

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It's very wet outside, so I thought I'd put this one up from earlier in the Summer. It was taken in Saltburn. The nice thing about towns on the coast is that you tend to get quite a lot of these peeling signs.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The man in black

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I liked the shadows in this shot but felt it needed some human interest. Eventually this guy came along to give me what I wanted. Nice that he was dressed in black.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


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Today I've got to my 100th post so I thought I'd post this one from the summer. These hot air balloons were the also subject of the very first post I made.

Although I've made 100 posts I had to remove one as blogger messed it up, and although you could get to it on the screen, I couldn't edit it, which meant the next links went wrong once you got to that image. Which is a round about way of saying although it's my 100th post, there are only 99 images available to look at!


Monday, November 20, 2006

Fallen tree

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While walking towards Gisborough Priory I came across this tree. It looked as if it had fallen at some point, and had been moved out of the way and tidied up with the manageable branches lopped off

Sunday, November 19, 2006

upside down

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Another poster image. Wasn't sure whether I'd got too much poster in this one. I still like it though after looking at it for ages.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

21 miles from Whitby

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No, it's not a new Gene Pitney song. It's how far I live from Whitby, well plus three-quarters of a mile. Just above this seat is the tree I like that's appeared in a couple of earlier shots.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Passing by

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Another one my wife probably won't like as the guy passing by isn't in focus. Me, I like that fact, and the way the dappled light is catching him and the side of the houses

Thursday, November 16, 2006


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This shot was taken at Croft racing circuit. I had spotted this lad in the pits and thought I'd grab a couple of shots of him. He looked a lot meaner in real life and on the other shots I took, but I like this the best. As I was taking them he turned and spotted me, and gave me a really rea;;y mean look. Plucking up the courage to approach him, we got chatting. It turned out he was a really decent bloke, who lived in North Shields. He asked if he could have a copy of the shots I'd taken so he gave me his address, and I promised to mail copies of the photographs I'd taken to him, which I duly did.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Giving it the eye

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The dark nights are a pain. I've not been able to get out and take any shots for about three weeks. I know there's the weekends but they seem to fly by as well as I'm always doing something else (roll on the Christmas holiday).

So what I did yesterday as I had a spare thirty minutes before taking my son for a hospital appointment, was to photograph some older images I'd got in the loft from when I was a member of a photographic society. So I'll be slotting these shots in every now and then.

What I really liked taking in those days were candid shots of people, and come to think of it I still do, I'll have to try and do some more of it. Anyway, this was taken at Speakers corner in London years ago. It was always my favourite shot that I printed up. I love the expression of the guy, with his hands and the way he seems to be giving you the eye.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Tree and gate

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Another early morning shot. This time of a tree, and surprise, surprise, a gate!

Monday, November 13, 2006


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this is a shot of the dovecot in the grounds of Gisborough priory. It was added to the site in the sixteenth century

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Remembrance Sunday

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I took this shot a few weeks ago and so I thought It would be apt to post it today.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Broken window

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This is a wider angle of an earlier shot where I focused on the left hand side of this image.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Gisborough priory

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Thought it was about time I put this shot up. As you may notice it's the one I'm currently using on the banner at the top.

The priory was founded in 1129 by Robert Bruce, 2nd Lord of Annandale, who was an ancestor of Robert the Bruce. The priory was mainly destroyed during the 'dissolution of the monastries', when King Henry VIII confiscated the property of the monastic institutions in England between 1538 and 1541.

The dismantled stones were used in other buildings in the town, including Saint Nicholas' church. The east end of the Priory was left standing where the large window now forms the distinctive arch. This remaining structure tends to be used as an image heavily associated with the town.

Thursday, November 09, 2006


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What can you say? It's a leaf illuminated by the early morning sun, taken a couple of weeks ago. Since then the leaves have really started falling. I better get myself out and take some more shots this weekend.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


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This shot was taken part way down Yearby Bank, on the way towards Redcar. Mention Teesside to most people and this is the image people have been indoctrinated with. Yes there is still industry here but there is also a lot of beautiful countryside too.

This was taken as the sun was starting to set one evening before the clocks went back an hour.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Tree and sheep

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Another early morning shot, taken as I was walking towards Gisborough Hall. Just in case you think I've missed a 'u' out of Gisborough, I haven't. The Hall along with Lord Gisborough, Gisborough priory and Gisborough moor, all use an earlier spelling.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Into the light

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Not much to say about this, it's a shot into the light early one morning

Sunday, November 05, 2006


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Took this shot of some sheep through a hedge against the sun. I like the way the out of focus hedge frames the sheep.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Shattered window

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While wandering around last Sunday morning I spotted this shop window that somebody (no doubt while drunk) had decided to try and smash. As usually happens with these windows they tend to shatter rather than break, and with the sun shining upon it, I was quite pleased with the pattern and subsequent reflection.

Blogspot has messed up the next link (it's out of my hands). If you hit the next button from here you will bypass the correct image (sundials 2). you can get to it by using the prev key (or click the image) from the 'sheep' image.

Thursday, November 02, 2006


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Another abstract shot through a window. Not much to say really, you either like them or don't (sorry Linda). For me personally, I love this shot. It was taken at the same time as the one last Monday (shadow play)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Blue door in sunlight

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Another door image, this time and entrance to a solicitors office