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Wall of Fame Winner • Darren Whiteley

Saltwick Bay, North Yorkshire, England
Nikon D300S, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX, f/11, 121sec, ISO 200

The wreck of the fishing vessel Admiral von Tromp at Saltwick Bay near Whitby in North Yorkshire is a well known spot for local photographers and had been on my wish list for a while. However, having seen so many great images of it, I was keen to add my own twist.

In terms of composition there are not too many choices and most people either focus solely on the wreck itself or include the eerie Black Nab rock in the frame. Sadly, it is rarely possible to capture both on the same visit as the two require different tide heights. The picture focusing on the boat looks best as the high tide is approaching or waning, gently lapping against the wreck and providing lovely flowing shapes with a longer exposure, whereas the picture with Black Nab and the imposing cliffs on the Yorkshire coast looks best at low tide when you can use the rocks as foreground interest.

I wanted to try a long exposure to emphasise the clouds but waiting for a low tide, the right weather conditions, a northerly wind and the sunset to be in the right place along with having the free time took some patience and not a little luck as well as a little preparation.

As I arrived the conditions did not look promising but at just the right time the clouds broke on the horizon lighting up the sky and the wet landscape. I used LEE 2 and 3 stop ND grads to hold back as much detail in the sky as possible and a LEE Big Stopper allowed for a 121 second exposure.

The light only lasted enough time to capture a couple of long exposures and this one had the most pleasing movement in the sky. I promised myself I would return and try to capture the Northern Lights which are often visible but despite only being a 15 minute drive from my home, I still haven't.

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