Although the imposing ruins of Whitby Abbey dominate the headland of the east cliff that overlooks the harbour, it’s actually the small parish church of St Mary’s (founded in 1110 AD) that first catches the eye when looking up from the town. The church sits in front of the Abbey and is incredibly close to the cliff edge – in fact a couple of landslides in the past twelve months have resulted in part of the graveyard collapsing onto the houses and street below, exposing their gruesome remains. The interior of the church which is mainly 18th & 19th Century, is laid out in a box pew arrangement with upper galleries on three sides.
I’m currently a couple of days in to a two-week free-trial of Nik’s Software Collection, so I’ve used a few of these shots to experiment with Silver Efex Pro 2 and Colour Efex Pro 4. I have to say I like what I see so far…..;0).
I reckon a couple of more posts on Whitby should see me done and then I’ll move on to something else. I’ve currently got about 200 shots waiting for post-processing and we are off to the Orkney Isles for a couple of weeks in about a months time….so I better get cracking.
© Mark Simms Photography (2013)