Saltwick Bay - Sunrise

Saltwick Bay - Sunrise

Saltwick Bay - Sunrise

Saltwick Bay - Sunrise

I can't begin to tell you how long I have wanted to come to this place! This is Saltwick Bay, a short distance further down the coast from Whitby. It's not usually mentioned in tourist guides but it's widely regarded amongst photographers as the holy grail. This place really has been done to death, and I have been told, that it's not unusual to see 20 photographers here at one time trying to get their masterpiece. They only arrive usually at sunrise or sunset, usually when the tide is out, and all make their way to the tip of the headland to capture the unusual rock outcrop called, 'Black Nab'. Unfortunately, when I arrived, the tide was fully in (I'm not very good at these things!). At low tide it is possible to get to the position in the middle of the photograph to capture 'Black Nab'. There is plenty of foreground interest too, with lots of rocks and an old shipwreck too that is often seen in photographs.

Exposure - 6 seconds at f/22 Neutral Density grey graduated No.2 filter. Tripod.
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Date:
2008-11-17 00:00:00.0
Location:
Saltwick Bay, near Whitby, North Yorkshire
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch