Impressionist Reflections by mikebov

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Our 1st morning at Staithes, up at sunrise .
Had to wait until after 7am for the sun to light up the hillside.
The reflections in the sand reminded me of an impressionist painting

North York Moors National Park

Panasonic G1 (straight from camera)

Art in Staithes
The beauty of the village has always lent itself to art, as shown by the village’s long history of well known painters. The village was home to a small group of twenty to thirty artists known as the “Staithes group” or the “Northern Impressionists.” The group contained renowned artists such as Edward E. Anderson, Joseph R. Bagshawe, Thomas Barrett and James W. Booth and was inspired by other impressionists such as Monet, Cezanne and Renoir. Dame Laura Knight became the most famous member of the Staithes Group; she and her husband and fellow painter Harold Knight kept a studio in the village.

Captain James Cook
In 1745-1746, Staithes’s most famous resident, the young James Cook (born in Marton near Middlesbrough), worked in Staithes as a grocer’s apprentice where he first gained his passion for the sea. He later moved to nearby Whitby where he joined the Royal Navy. William Sanderson’s shop, where Cook worked, was destroyed by the sea, but parts were recovered and incorporated into “Captain Cook’s Cottage”. This has been the residency of a local Staithes family for several generations


boat, england, harbour, reflections, sand, staithes, sunrise, yorkshire


  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful shot

  • Thanks Tina

    – mikebov

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyalmost 4 years ago

    Mike, this is an awesome shot. Beautiful!

  • Thanks Tibby
    It has been a wonderful week staying at Staithes

    – mikebov

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 4 years ago

    This is lovely with the bright red boat in the foreground

  • thanks Michael

    – mikebov

  • angel1981
    angel1981almost 4 years ago

    brilliant shot!!! :)

  • thanks again Jen

    – mikebov

  • LorusMaver
    LorusMaveralmost 4 years ago

    Outstanding ! I would love to do a rendition of this piece !

  • I have a whole catalogue Bill
    Staithes is the best

    – mikebov

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teaguealmost 4 years ago

    Love this Mike. It does look rather Monet. A fave.

  • Thanks Elaine
    It’s such a beautiful location, I could load up dozens of images

    – mikebov

  • TheWalkerTouch
    TheWalkerTouchalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Walks

    – mikebov

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 4 years ago

    Can’t wait to see what Bill does with this! Love the colour on those buildings Mike and your usual impeccable composition.

  • I have a score of images for him,
    I think he is going to do “Morning Haze” first
    The north Yorkshire coast is absolutely stunning,
    The light is similar to Cornwall

    – mikebov

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 4 years ago
    Great picture – love that sunrise colouring Mike.
  • thanks again Roy
    We have been really lucky with the weather.

    – mikebov

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsalmost 4 years ago

    excellent mike….love this place

  • So do I Steve
    Been skulking around all the back lanes , so much to see in such a small place

    – mikebov

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