Seaside Towns Out of Season, Day Six: A Sneaky Peek

Looking through the images I’ve taken so far, I’ve picked a few as a sneaky peek into my road trip, part one.  I had already realised that one of the lenses I’d picked up was a broken one and not the new one I’d intended to take, so some images were immediately rendered unusable.  Oh well, life and photography are both big learning curves.

The best images I’m saving for the book and exhibition.

First stop, Whitley Bay and Tynemouth.  I loved these two kids who were rushing to look over the the sea wall as the waves splashed up.  This was a couple of days after Storm Doris and the sea was pretty wild.  I watched them for a while and took a few pictures, before calling them over to give them some postcards to send back to me, and to ask if I could take a couple of close ups.  They were laughing because I’d called them over by shouting, “Girls!” and it turned out one was a boy with beautiful long, curly hair.

Pure joy in such a simple activity.

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Getting Wet
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Waiting for the Next Wave
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Simple Pleasures

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After the Waves

I think the images below were actually taken in Tynemouth, not Whitley Bay.  There was a lovely atmosphere here on a Saturday afternoon, with children playing, dogs frolicking and couples strolling arm in arm as the sun went down.

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Marvin having fun
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All the wrong settings but liked the image
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Surfers Masquerading as Sharks
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Or is it Sharks Masquerading as Surfers?
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A Last Snap

Sadly, like most other towns, Tynemouth and Whitley Bay had their share of run down buildings. On the plus side, these can be a special treat for a photographer.

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The Toy Museum that looked as though it was itself a museum piece
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Bingo on a Saturday Afternoon
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Getting a Telling Off for Shooting the Building

On to Whitby, which was picturesque and quaint, but full of tourists and a nightmare to park.

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Seagulls Rule in Whitby
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The Lookout
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A Young Singer, Braving the Wind
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Out on the Jetty
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My ‘hand today’ was holding an ice cream, not the ‘future of tomorrow’
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Fish and Chips in a Shelter, Whitby Abbey in the Background
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The skies were moody
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Lunch break for the Waitress

Finally, Scarborough, where Emma and Rich, two local photographers, were kind enough to meet me and show me around.  I loved the mix of Grand buildings, seascapes and art in back alleys.

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The Grand Hotel
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Stone and Wrought Iron
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Dusk and the Hotel Lights Go On
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A Visual Treat Down a Back Alley
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More Art
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Dramatic Skies as the sun goes down in Scarborough Harbour
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Lots of Little Seafood Stalls Along the Harbour

Onto Part Two of my adventure tomorrow – Camera batteries charged, the good lens packed, SDHC cards emptied and ready for more memories…..

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Seaside Towns Out of Season, Day Six: A Sneaky Peek

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