Monday, March 2, 2009

Stone, Sea and Sky

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This is a technically simple shot, frame and shoot, no exposure issues, nothing fancy about backlighting or lens flare. The subject matter is what makes it: this is Scarborough Castle, on the North Sea coast of Yorkshire, UK, which has commanded the bays to each side of its headland since the Middle Ages, now somewhat in ruins but remaining an impressive sight hunched on the headland above the popular Victorian holiday town. Through the arch you see the next bay, with all its modern residential and commercial development, and once again it's an example of the new and the old, side by side. England is one of those countries where the tangible remains of centuries gone by are right there to see, where history really is alive in the everyday experience of life. Fuji FinePix S5600, automatic. November, 2007. Image by Mike.

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