Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay

A Nikon P7700 did this!

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If you look in the distance there is snow on the hills. And it has since been confirmed that Whitby was the coldest place on earth for most of my stay. The only serious contender was Robin Hood’s Bay.

The P7700 is quite a robust thing as well being capable of producing super images. Whilst in Whitby I took the opportunity to the throw the camera quite hard onto a concrete floor. It didn’t seem to mind.

In this picture there is blue sky and evidence of sunshine. It has since been proven that the sun was having a few off days during my visit and was only producing light.

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A similar image, taken this time with a Sigma DP1 Merrill. The Sigma resolves far more detail, and the colours are closer to reality. If you need anything more sensitive than ISO 100 you can pretty much rule out the Sigma though. Oh yes, and if your subject is moving and you need to focus on it you can pretty much rule out the Sigma.

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And back to the Nikon. I have since, quite by accident dropped this camera again. I tried to break its fall with my foot and managed to kick off the lens cap and launch the camera in a neat arc into a nearby puddle. Needless to say it landed lens first. It didn’t seem to mind this either. A bit of scuffing to the metal ring around the lens was solved by getting a replacement ring off eBay. I might try firing it out of a cannon next.

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The following images are from Robin Hood’s Bay. Under normal circumstances it is a pleasant walk along the coastal path from Whitby. When I did it, the seventeen layers of clothing proved a bit cumbersome, and not nearly warm enough. Did I mention it was cold?

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This street is called Sunny Place, but it wasn’t. The pink flower is actually a lost glove. I found the frozen hand just around the corner.

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Back in Whitby, and headed for the 700 steps that lead up to the Abbey. I think it is 700, but it felt like more. These images, and those from Robin Hood’s Bay were taken with the Canon 5D MkIII. A very heavy camera that has never been thrown or kicked!

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Back at ground level with the Sigma DP 1 Merrill.

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And finally back to the P7700 with the electronic ND Filter and a real big stopper style ND Filter. If you should ever visit this place perhaps you would see if my hat is still floating in the harbour? It is / was a very nice Stetson.

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