Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Robin Hood's Bay

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Did the famous outlaw from Sherwood Forest, down in Nottinghamshire, ever visit the coast of Yorkshire? How would a name from one part of the country become attached to another? There are those who claim he never existed, I would claim that any identity which has so entered the folk and national consciousness has a reality independent of historical facts. I took this photo in November, 2007, at the top of the steep road leading from the new town down to the historic town by the sea. The North Sea looked almost inviting from this distance, but it was not warm weather by any means, and when you got down to the water it was far from friendly. This was a simple shot of photogenic material, but the composition is quite classic. It was cropped to a mild panoramic effect and enhanced slightly. Fuji FinePix S5600, automatic. Image by Mike.

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