Last week I made it to Whitby in East Yorkshire. Whitby is a coastal town situated on the mouth of the River Esk and was a fishing / whaling village for many hundreds of years. It still has a lively fishing industry, but it’s main source of income is now tourism – and when you see the location, you’ll understand why. One of its most famous landmarks is the Whitby Abbey pictured below. The abbey is a ruin, and similar to Fountains Abbey, it is well maintained and preserved by the English Heritage group.
The shot above is possibly my favourite from the day, this is a 3 shot enfusion/HDR from under the pier. Read on for more photos and info.
As mentioned above, the Whitby Abbey is a ruin, nut is well maintained by National Heritage. The abbey is one of the town’s biggest attractions – and rightly so. Its location is magnificent and picturesque.
Another amazing location, just past the abbey is the Church of St Mary, and the attached graveyard located along the top of the cliff. While a little eery, it is a beautiful location for a graveyard. The majority of the headstones (made from sandstone) are weathered and worn beyond legibility due to ferocious winds and weather that have ripped through here over many hundreds of years.
Whitby pier, located along the entrance to the River Esk, is another one of the main tourist attractions in Whitby (apart from the beach).
Looking back along the pier into town.
Once you have walked out to the end of the pier, there is a little ladder that you can climb down to access the cement foundation beneath. The sun was setting behind and made for some striking shadows and patterns. This was a 3 shot enfusion/HDR.
Another shot of the pier taken from the west side of the river. The benches in the foreground are commemorative and have a plaque with a name and message about who they are commemorating.
Lucky last, I have one of the most cliche shots that you can take in Whitby: the Whalebone Arch looking out to the abbey in the background. The bones were donated to Whitby some time ago and commemorate the town’s rich history in whaling.
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