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Burniston Rocks, Burnison, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

this is Burniston Rocks. I met up with Mark Hepples whilst up in Scarborough. Mark suggested going here. He had been here a few times before but I had never been here so was looking forward to it.

Our original intention was to do some star-trails but the clouds had different ideas (typically the day after there was not one cloud in the sky) oh well. It was pitch black down here apart from the eerie glow from the moon that was behind us which helped light up the clouds. I decided to go for a real long exposure as the clouds were not moving that quick. I also suppose that I could have exposed for the foreground and background and combined them in PS but I felt this was more natural for the seascape and it helped emphasise Scarborough in the distance. Also decided to go for a B&W conversion as the original was very orange due to the street lamps of Scarborough, it always amazes me how much light pollution these create. This type of photography is quite far away from my Urban comfort zone but I always like trying to practice it and really enjoy doing so.

If you decide to visit this location at night just make sure you take a torch with you as the path down to the beach is really dark otherwise you may go base-over-apex :-).

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