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From the Archive: Rough Weather

By |2018-04-16T14:45:11+01:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: The Test Strip Photoblog|Tags: , , , , , , |

This image was taken in late 1995 along the seafront at Scarborough, North Yorkshire during a particularly rough and cold winter storm. The weather was as unpleasant as the image suggests.

I was amazed to see people, all boys or young men, going down the path to get closer to the breaking waves. The path was slightly back from the force of the waves, the waves were breaking on the edge of a ramp, but had a rogue wave rolled in, the spectators would have had no escape from being washed into the sea. My vantage point was higher up, back away from the waves, but even there the noise of the waves and strong wind was deafening.

The camera was a Pentax Program A fitted with a 50mm lens, a lightweight camera (compared with a NIkon F3/F4) that was also quite small in size which i used for most of the 1990’s. Around 1996 I purchased the Super A model which had more program modes. Sadly my camera was a rather worn version that was reaching the end of its working life – the winding mechanism was very temperamental, but it was a great camera to use. The Program A, however, is always the camera i have fond memories of using. It never let me down.

Film stock was TMAX 400 rated slightly higher at ISO 800.

Scarborough Seafront

By |2019-04-25T11:40:32+01:00February 16th, 2011|Categories: Portfolio Galleries|Tags: , , , , , |


Scarborough Seafront | Documentary and Promotional Photography

This series of images, commissioned by a client for promotional use, were taken on a beautiful February day along the seafront around Scarborough’s South Bay.

Scarborough is a popular resort that attracts tourists from all over the country. The images were shot to represent a diverse and interesting town that attracts people all the year round. These images were taken in fabulous light on a bright early February day.

The Grand Hotel is a magnificent building that was completed in 1867.

It was among the largest hotels in the world at that time and perfectly shows the Victorian’s significant development of the town into a seaside resort. The constant presence of the Grand hotel over the South Bay can be seen in several of the images.

Several of the photographs are available to purchase as prints HERE.

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