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Harmonious

Whitby is a seaside town in Yorkshire, northern England, split by the River Esk. On the East Cliff, overlooking the North Sea, the ruined Gothic Whitby Abbey was Bram Stoker’s inspiration for “Dracula”. Nearby is the Church of St. Mary, reached by 199 steps. The Captain Cook Memorial Museum, in the house where Cook once lived, displays paintings and maps. West of town is West Cliff Beach, lined with beach huts.

Dull, damp, only long exposure can save us now!!

Geeky bit: This is a 140 second exposure using a Hoya 10 stop filter, the D7100 and Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. Processed in Lightroom CC.

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September Ends

I had to scale this one down loads before G+ would accept it ...

I didn't quite nail this 7 shot pano but did my best. The wind & shower Gods were conspiring against me ... Lens cloth needed!

Whitby Harbour, North Yorkshire, UK.

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D R A C U L A

Bram Stoker found some of his inspiration for his book 'Dracula' after staying in Whitby in 1890.

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Dark

I was sitting on top of a large stone wall to take this shot in very low light with my DX crop sensor camera. Nikon D7100, f/2.8, 1/60, 11 mm, ISO6400 hand held while balancing ..

Worth the effort? Hell yeah, love it, my camera was screaming but the shot sums up Whitby Abbey and its long and very dark history.

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Gothic

OK, I lied, one more Whitby shot ..

58 lens spot and bird removals with the Lightroom healing tool before I even started processing this one ..

Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK.

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Church of Saint Mary, Whitby

The Church of Saint Mary is an Anglican parish church serving the town of Whitby in North Yorkshire England. It was founded around 1110, although its interior dates chiefly from the late 18th century. The church was designated a Grade I listed building on 23 February 1954. It is situated on the town's east cliff, overlooking the mouth of the River Esk overlooking the town, close to the ruins of Whitby Abbey. Church Steps, a flight of 199 steps lead up the hill to the church from the streets below. The church graveyard is used as a setting in Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula.

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History

I can always find one more worth processing ... Looking forward to going back to the coast with the camera gear next weekend all being well, this time Flamborough and Flamborough Head near Bridlington, on the East Yorkshire coast.

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Diablo

For all the Goths out there who flock to Whitby twice a year for bands, beer & Dracula.

#Whitby #whitbygothweekend #goth #gothic
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Vampire

- Bram Stoker

While staying in Whitby, Stoker would have heard of the shipwreck five years earlier of a Russian vessel called the Dmitry, from Narva. This ran aground on Tate Hill Sands below East Cliff, carrying a cargo of silver sand. With a slightly rearranged name, this became the Demeter from Varna that carries Dracula to Whitby with a cargo of silver sand and boxes of earth.

So, although Stoker was to spend six more years on his novel before it was published, researching the landscapes and customs of Transylvania, the name of his villain and some of the novel’s most dramatic scenes were inspired by his holiday in Whitby. The innocent tourists, the picturesque harbour, the abbey ruins, the windswept churchyard and the salty tales he heard from Whitby seafarers all became ingredients in the novel.

In 1897 Dracula was published. It had an unpromising start as a play called The Undead, in which Stoker hoped Henry Irving would take the lead role. But after a test performance, Irving said he never wanted to see it again. For the character of Dracula, Stoker retained Irving’s aristocratic bearing and histrionic acting style, but he redrafted the play as a novel told in the form of letters, diaries, newspaper cuttings and entries in the ship’s log of the Demeter.

The log charts the gradual disappearance of the entire crew during the journey to Whitby, until only the captain is left, tied to the wheel, as the ship runs aground below East Cliff on 8 August – the date that marked Stoker’s discovery of the name ‘Dracula’ in Whitby library. A ‘large dog’ bounds from the wreck and runs up the 199 steps to the church, and from this moment, things begin to go horribly wrong. Dracula has arrived …

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Nature vs Humans

A weird name I know .. nature mixes with artificial light.

The hardest bit of photography is getting out of bed early or hanging around all day waiting for last light, honestly ..

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