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A section of beach huts along the Whitby sea front

A section of beach huts along the Whitby sea front
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23 Comments |
fannyb
 
fannyb August 02, 2014
Great colours and perspective!!
chriswhittle
chriswhittle August 02, 2014
thank you, much appreciated
JRhill
 
JRhill August 02, 2014
This is stellar! Congrats!
chriswhittle
chriswhittle August 02, 2014
thanks a lot!
rjchipelo
 
rjchipelo January 30, 2015
Great capture of all the colors! voted in Leading Lines contest.
itsnickelwell
 
itsnickelwell March 16, 2015
Beautiful colors and focus. Congrats on being featured.
chriswhittle
chriswhittle March 16, 2015
Thank you!
reni
 
reni March 16, 2015
Fantastic image...colors...perspective...idea...love it :)
chriswhittle
chriswhittle March 16, 2015
Thank you!
Remraf
 
Remraf March 16, 2015
Great shot!
chriswhittle
chriswhittle March 16, 2015
Thank you!
AlanJakarta
 
AlanJakarta March 16, 2015
Lovely colorful shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
chriswhittle
chriswhittle March 16, 2015
Thank you!
Bonnie_D
 
Bonnie_D March 16, 2015
love it, great shot
chriswhittle
chriswhittle March 16, 2015
Thank you!
Wayne2photos
 
Wayne2photos March 16, 2015
Love the colors and good composition!
chriswhittle
chriswhittle March 16, 2015
Thank you!
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman March 16, 2015
Truly fun image. Congrats on being featured.
chriswhittle
chriswhittle March 16, 2015
Thank you!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet March 16, 2015
nice shot, congrats
chriswhittle
chriswhittle March 16, 2015
Thank you!
suzywoo
 
suzywoo March 16, 2015
Fabulous image :)
chriswhittle
chriswhittle March 16, 2015
Thank you!
julianus
 
julianus March 16, 2015
Great find and original shot.
chriswhittle
chriswhittle March 16, 2015
Thank you!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq March 16, 2015
Love this shot! Congrats on being featured! :)
parasneta
 
parasneta March 17, 2015
good shot
OhDaniel
 
OhDaniel March 17, 2015
great pic
MikeHiggins Platinum
 
MikeHiggins April 01, 2015
Excellent shot. Good work.
sharonart95432 Ultimate
 
sharonart95432 May 16, 2015
fantastic!
naomiwomack
 
naomiwomack May 20, 2015
Beautiful, so gorgeous and perfect shot x
adriansart Platinum
 
adriansart July 07, 2015
Very well seen Chris love the colour mixes and the narrow DOF!
jul
 
jul April 19, 2018
U Captured it well
robertosantorini
 
robertosantorini January 28, 2020
Nice shot.
lulu2
 
lulu2 April 10, 2020
Fantastic colour,where about is this,Also Congratulations ????
chriswhittle
chriswhittle April 10, 2020
Thank you, it was taken near Whitby in the North East of England.
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photo was taken whilst on a short break in the North East of England. The photo is of a section of brightly coloured beach huts lining the sea-front in Whitby.

Time

The picture was taken during a mid morning stroll from our hotel into Whitby town centre where I planned to get some more shots from the pier. It was a clear day, but think the picture would have benefited from a bit more cloud in the sky to add a bit more interest.

Lighting

The fact that it was such a clear day with the sun high in the sky, meant that the colours of the beach huts really came to the fore and popped from the image. I think this helps to add a distinct Summer feel to this picture.

Equipment

I took this photo using my Canon EOS 600D together with a Sigma 105mm prime lens. The use of the 105mm lens with an aperture of 2.8, meant that the huts further away became increasingly out of focus, adding greater depth to the image. No tripod was used in this instance, however I would be tempted to try this again with the use of a tripod should the opportunity arise, taking multiple exposures to create a HDR image and see how the two compare.

Inspiration

I saw the huts from our hotel room when we arrived in Whitby. I loved the location and the colours. I already had this composition in my mind before we went down to the sea front to explore the opportunity further. This picture to me is Summer caught in an image and I like to think when people look at this it brings a smile to their face and memories of holidays at the beach.

Editing

I adjusted brightness and contrast settings to make the colours even more appealing. I also cropped the image so the huts filled the frame.

In my camera bag

I have my trusty Canon EOS 600D, I didn't have a big budget for a camera but equally wanted a model that was a little more advanced than the entry level. I ended at the 600D. It's packed in the bag with the 18-55mm kit lens, together with the canon 55-250mm purchased specifically for our honeymoon trip to South Africa. The wife was pleased with the photos when we returned, not so pleased with the camera and this lens being glued to my face throughout our trip. I hate missing an opportunity! I also pack my Sigma 105mm prime lens. This is my lens of choice for a lot of my photography including macro and close nature/animal portraits. I have recently purchased the Tamron 150-600mm lens. I can't say this is normally in my bag as it simply won't fit but I do love it.

Feedback

I think the biggest thing for me for this shot was patience. I wanted the image to be free from people, the image looks deserted from that point of view. This however could not have been farther from the point. I had to change my perspective a number of times to avoid including people, before settling on this shot. I think it was worth the wait!

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