Whitby Morning

Out and about in Whitby, North Yorkshire this morning to make use of some wonderful light… TECH STUFF: All pictures in this set were taken on a pair of Leica M9 cameras fitted with 50mm f2 Summicron and 35mm F2 Summicron lenses. The 50mm lens was fitted with a 3-stop ND filter to allow forContinue reading “Whitby Morning”

The Krampus comes to Whitby

Participants dressed as the folklore figure, Krampus, posed for pictures ahead of a charity event in Whitby, North Yorkshire earlier today. The event is the only one of its kind held in the United Kingdom and helps to raise money for local charity, Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary The Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure from Austro-Bavarian Alpine folkloreContinue reading “The Krampus comes to Whitby”

Whitby Abbey Illuminated

A spectacular light display illuminates the historic Whitby Abbey during a press evening ahead of four nights of illumination leading up to Halloween and the popular Whitby Goth Weekend. The abbey was part of the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, and will feature performances from the novel within the ruins in the event organised by EnglishContinue reading “Whitby Abbey Illuminated”

Tour de Yorkshire 2016

As the Tour de Yorkshire entered the third and final stage on Sunday with the 193km leg from Middlesbrough to Scarborough I was starting out in Great Ayton to shoot some pictures in the village ahead of the riders coming through later in the day. Returning for a second year the hugely popular cycling raceContinue reading “Tour de Yorkshire 2016”

Keep calm and carry oil

Scooter enthusiasts from all around the country arrived in Whitby to take part in the Easter National Scooter Rally this weekend. The event was an opportunity to visit the North Yorkshire fishing town to enjoy live entertainment and music, visit the parts fair and custom show, check out the other scooters and to meet upContinue reading “Keep calm and carry oil”

Whitby Goth Weekend – It’s good to talk

So after the most recent Goth weekend was held again in the beautiful Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby I’ve posted a set of pictures from one of the days where I went along to shoot a few. This ever popular event brings those who are followers of the goth scene to the town to enjoyContinue reading “Whitby Goth Weekend – It’s good to talk”

Legend of the Penny Hedge

Lol Hodgson, the Baliff of the Manor of Fyling carries out the ancient Penny Hedge tradition in Whitby. The beginnings of this ancient custom that dates back to around 1159 are unclear but some say it was penance for the accidental killing of a hermit who was a monk at the abbey. Others say itContinue reading “Legend of the Penny Hedge”

Out and about – Whitby

So this weekend has pretty much been a ‘Whitby Weekend‘! With a couple of stories that I wanted to look at, one yesterday and the other today it also gave me the chance to go out for a wander around the town with a completely free and open brief to go and shoot whatever IContinue reading “Out and about – Whitby”

Whitby Goth Weekend – 20th Anniversary

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary since the Whitby Goth Weekend first began. Each year it grows bigger and bigger becoming increasingly more popular. The weekend event brings together thousands of extravagantly dressed followers of Victoriana, Steampunk, Cybergoth and Romanticism and those who are into the buzzing music scene that forms the roots of Goth culture…  Continue reading “Whitby Goth Weekend – 20th Anniversary”