Last weekend I went out to photograph some of the waterfalls on the North Yorkshire Moors; wanting to visit and explore Whitby and the coast the following day I slept below Captian Cook’s Monument which offers a great view west along the northern edge of the moors as they drop steeply into the plain of the Tees Valley.
The location is also a good spot for a picture of Roseberry Topping, an iconic little hill of the north and to my mind a min Stac Polly. Currently the sun sets just behind the hill giving a lovely if commonly used composition. Arriving with the light failing and not knowing the location I did not find a good set up for the shot and did not feel like gatecrashing another photographer who had, instead I captured an image looking over the valley as the sun lit up the clouds a spectacular yellow and gold.
The following morning I did dial the best shooting locations for my next visit before heading to Whitby. I had wanted to visit Black Nab, another very commonly shot location but the tides were wrong so contented myself with some long exposures of the breakwater.