After getting some time off work and with an afternoon to spare it can be difficult to find attractive landscape photography shots in the height of summer. If you ask most landscape photographers they will probably admit that this time of year is a real struggle. I tend to find that getting into some high mountains or onto the coast gives the best opportunities. Now that's a challenge in Nottinghamshire. So, after deciding that high mountains was the more difficult option it was a race to the coast, and on the east coast it doesn't get much more interesting than Whitby.
The setting for for Bram Stokers Dracula, or at least the British part of the story, the very place were the Demeter crashes onto the rocks and the count runs up towards the abbey in the form as a massive black dog. The place exudes atmosphere, even with the thousands of tourists milling about its streets it provides a thin veneer for the character swirling underneath. I had forgotten this until our visit and I can assure you that I will be back in the depths of winter with the veneer gone and Whitby's pores oozing as they once did in the 1880's.
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