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photoblog image 199 steps, Whitby.

199 steps, Whitby.

or  792 if like me you walk up and down them twice lol, and at half six in the morning that aint easy:)

199 steps, Whitby.

or  792 if like me you walk up and down them twice lol, and at half six in the morning that aint easy:)

comments (24)

  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands UK
  • 17 Nov 2008, 08:43
I see your early start paid off Tim. grin
This is a great view
I am still licking my wounds after our huge defeat LOL
tim hitchins: lol 5-0 grin yes i bet you aregrin

cheers Tracysmile
Definitely worth getting up early for a shot as good as this!
tim hitchins: well glad you thought that Chris, much appreciated mateysmile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Nov 2008, 09:49
Great shot Tim - the early bird catches the worm! This might look good in b/w too.
tim hitchins: yes Ingrid i did a pano from this spot which i am going to attempt a conversion of, watch this space lol. Most appreciated Ingrid.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Nov 2008, 10:21
Beautiful time of the day - everyone still building green clouds under the sheets and the place is so silent. You can hear a cat scratching its behind against a house corner 5 buildings away.

That half 6 walk is only difficult if the previous evening was a memorable one.
tim hitchins: lol well fortunately it wasn't Louis just as well as i was blowing a bit lol. Cheers Louis.
Love Whitby, love this picture. Soooo worth getting up early for. Wish I had been with you. (might not have survived twice up the steps thoughtongue)
tim hitchins: that would have been nice Billsmile and yes Whitby is a lovely place for sure, small but highly interesting, as for the steps lol yes me too was blowing a wee bit mategrin Cheers Bill.
792 steps may not be easy, but it paid off. This is a wonderful shot of Whitby - no people, no cars, no nothing. Just you, the sea sleeping buildings and the lights. It was worth getting out at 6.30 for.
tim hitchins: well actually it was 4am Sheila, its 70 miles from were i live, such a shame as i would be there every weekend its such a great place. Enjoy your day Sheilasmile
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Nov 2008, 16:11
A lovely scene, well worth the effort and the early rise.

Is that Whitby Abbey on top of the hill?
tim hitchins: no Ellie the Abey was behind me and half an hour later had some beautiful color in the sky behind it but i was on the other side of the bay by then so missed the opportunity, glad you liked it Ellie and have a nice daysmile
Fascinating light you have cerated Tim a definite warm glow. richard
tim hitchins: yes Richard it was cold but a charming morning and it beats laying in bed, hmmmmmmm or does itgrin cheers matey.
  • The library of my contented soul
  • 17 Nov 2008, 16:35
Oh. I'd definitely make the effort for a photograph like this, Mr H!

Put an escalator in, and I might join you ha ha

Fabulous image, quality shines through smile
tim hitchins: now that would be an idea Paul, seems fitting that there is a cemetery at the top lol, so glad you liked it, where's Pat these days, thought she might be sharing her images from your trip by now?
  • cathy
  • United States
  • 17 Nov 2008, 17:13
Another gorgeous photo Tim. And oh, do I remember the 199 steps. I climbed them back in March with ice blowing in off the water at 200 miles an hour--not kidding ya!!. Everything I had was frozen and I wondered if I was destined to be the next person to become an occupant of the cemetary there lol. Needless to say, the hot fish and chips we ate when we finally made it down those steps were delicious. Have a great week!!
tim hitchins: lol i nearly joined you lol, walking down a concrete walkway to the sea i didn't see the MOSS, oops hit the deck and started sliding into the sea lol actually shouted "NO WAY" pressed the tripod into the floor and stopped short about 6feet from the waters edge, Boy did i feel a prick lol, covered in moss and wet through just wiped my self down had a cig and carried on lol, i must be nuts lol, most appreciated Cathy and enjoy your daysmile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Nov 2008, 17:16
Worth it though if this photograph results from the early start. I do love the early morning light - just a pain carrying a heavy tripod!
tim hitchins: up and down those steps Mike it certainly was m8 lol, just got a new one and it does feel heavy after an hour or two. Most appreciated Mike, have a good day.
Superb shot Tim. The lighting is exceptional!
tim hitchins: most appreciated Richardsmile
Certainly worth the climb Tim for this classic shot of wonderful Whitby, but up and down twice, no thanks.
tim hitchins: many thanks Brian, i slept well that night i can tell yousmile
Sounds like a wonderful start in the morning (if it is tomorrow spirited and likes sports so early) (lol)
Apart from this, it is a fantastic nice view, marinas is something special!
Like the colors, and the financial statement to get the picture!
Thank you for the experience Tim ...
tim hitchins: oh yes Sussi, no traffic,few people, just me and my camera, a perfect way to start the daysmile love your perspective on this Sussi, cheers smile
Wonderful HDR. LOVE IT!!
tim hitchins: cheers Albert, glad you thought sosmile
  • Laura
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Nov 2008, 22:12
Love this picture dad!, got to be my favorite, its my desktop background now grin haha
im so proud of you
love you smile
tim hitchins: ha ha thats illegal lol, love you and see you soonsmile
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Nov 2008, 11:19
Absolutely brilliant Tim. One of your best, I think. Great richness of colour, great lighting and exposure and lovely composition. A real treat for the eyes.
tim hitchins: well thank you very much Harv, personally i love it too, i did a pano from here too which i intend to try a conversion with, it was a great sight so early in the morning just cold and a bit windy though. Thanks Harv mateysmile
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 18 Nov 2008, 19:40
This image is curious: I have the impression that you have "flattened"! Could this be the wide angle that gives this impression?
Beautiful survey of days on this port still asleep ...
tim hitchins: hmmmm maybe it is the wide angle Fabrice i am not sure mate but cheers Fabrice and have a nice daysmile
The calm in the harbor. Very nice night shot! May be all people is sleeping but you... in the work!
tim hitchins: yes Mr Josep it is a beautiful time of day, no traffic,no people just me and my thoughtssmile cheers matey.
once agian a terric shot!
tim hitchins: well hello Kavita and thank you very much, enjoy your daysmile
  • martie
  • United States
  • 18 Nov 2008, 23:22
Gorgeous! Worth every step!
tim hitchins: lol so glad you thought so Martie, don't think my legs thought sogrin.
Superb shot Tim,this was well worth the effort,you have made it look magical,nice one !!
tim hitchins: well thank you very much Jimmy so glad you think so mateysmile
Whitby is a wonderful place - and you have produced a fantastic image. (:o)
tim hitchins: well so happy you should think that Rosalyn and i really appreciate you looking through the archives and making comments like thissmile
this is one of my favourite shots, lots things to look at and a shambles of buildings that look so great at that time of day, nice one, what did you forget by the way

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