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Whitby: A Small Drinking Town With A Big Fishing Problem by sammythor

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Whitby at sunset, looking across from the west side of the harbour to the old town.

It’s one of the best places, beautiful in all weathers and all levels of sobriety, at all times of the day. Sometimes, when you know the place, the beauty can be nullified, because you know how much bad has happened to the place over the years – but that’s due to a personal knowledge and…regardless, one look and those thoughts are gone.

It will always be my special place, regardless of the bad.

Canon 600d
Sigma 17-35 (17mm)
ND Filter


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I’m Sam Thor and a serious neck injury has been my companion for the last three years. Wishing to avert heady cabin fever last summer I seized upon my wistful interest in Photography which exploded upwards in my estimation, coming to be the medium that allows me to remember all the memories that my pain and prescriptions would have me forget.

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  • Sarah Couzens
    Sarah Couzensover 2 years ago


  • Thank you ever so much, I’m beaming about this one and for your kind comment. I’ve not had a featured picture, but there was something very special about this day and this photo about sums it up.

    – sammythor

  • Dan Milton
    Dan Miltonover 2 years ago

    Beautifully framed and lovely light.
    Think the long exposure works really well as well.

  • The east side of Whitby is quite blessed with the sunset obviously, but being situated as it is with the general colour of the buildings makes for some fantastic shots. Its a much ignored vantage point as I am stood in front of many arcades and novelty shops so it doesn’t lend itself to consideration, but what the hey, it worked. Thank you for looking and for speaking about my capture, most happy.

    – sammythor

  • Chris Monks
    Chris Monksover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture. Everything from the glassy Sea to the steely sky looks perfect

  • Thank you for your encouraging words, It really does mean a lot. I’ve been a while getting into bed with light, having spent what time I had trying to feel that the camera was natural in my hand and other mechanical processes were perhaps in ignorance given paramount placing, but the first day i saw good light whilst with my camera that all went out (my Golden Sheep being that moment) and that was the game changer. I haven’t been at this long, but I will be at it a long time.

    – sammythor

  • Jim Round
    Jim Roundover 2 years ago

    outstanding light, love it. Stunning image!

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