It is worth spending more time looking for pictures near your home. As Dennis Bromage explains, sometimes it can be hard to spot a good picture but it is definitely worth the effort, as you will be rewarded with fresh viewpoints
This winter I have spent a bit more time looking for new views close to my home on the North Yorkshire coast. Many of them are works in progress and might well take me a few years to capture in the right conditions but this is one that I am particularly pleased with.
I remember staying in Staithes for a week a few years ago and looking up at the huge cliff above the harbour and thinking, why has nobody ever taken a photograph from up there? I found out why when I tried to find a way up onto the cliff tops. There are no access routes directly from Staithes at all. Every conceivable route is blocked, at first by houses and gardens and then by farm fields and fences. I think at the time I assumed the view would be on private land and I left it at that and more or less forgot about it.
This winter I have been doing quite a bit of fishing along the Yorkshire coast and one of the places I have enjoyed a night or two wetting a line was Port Mulgrave, which is an old, now almost completely destroyed mining harbour under the cliffs, about two miles south of Staithes. I had …
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