Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

The photographs for this week’s challenge were all taken on or around the pier at Saltburn. The first creates the impression that you could walk to the end of the pier and step on to the horizon, as though the show goes on forever – reality is more prosaic. Originally 1500 feet long with a steamer landing stage, a severe storm in 1875 removed last 300 feet which was never rebuilt and the steamers came no more:





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  1. meticulousmick · October 26, 2013

    I like the penultimate one personally, the people really adding perspective. MM 👍

    • northumbrianlight · October 26, 2013

      Thanks Mick – if you use a microscope you can see people on the second one too 🙂

  2. Malin H · October 26, 2013

    The only constructive words I have today; Absolutely gorgeous and fantastic images, Robin.

  3. zark66 · October 26, 2013

    Beatiful!!! 🙂

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  6. maryshoobridge · October 26, 2013

    Excellent as ever.

  7. dorothychiotti · October 26, 2013


    • northumbrianlight · October 26, 2013

      Thanks Dorothy and thanks for taking stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  8. restlessjo · October 26, 2013

    You have to pretend not to see ICI Wilton when you look that way 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · October 26, 2013

      Don’t you just – my Dad worked for ICI for all of his career. He was at another ‘delighful’ site, Trafford Park near Manchester although he did go across to Billingham occasionally. He used to get me summer holiday jobs so I am very familiar with these large chemical sites.

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  10. Chris Breebaart · October 26, 2013

    Great series, beautiful grey tones

  11. ilargia64 · October 26, 2013

    I agree with Chris B….I like all but I do love the first one and the last one!!!! Beautiful shots!!!

    • northumbrianlight · October 26, 2013

      Many thanks, that’s very generous and thanks for taking the time to comment.

  12. Photography Journal Blog · October 27, 2013

    Beautiful, that last one is my favorite.

    • northumbrianlight · October 27, 2013

      I like that one too although as Jo (above) points out, the ICI Wilton plant is plain to see in the distance, although less so with a 24mm lens. Thanks for the generous comment.

      • Photography Journal Blog · October 28, 2013

        Yes, I can see it but to be honest, it is the foreground of the picture that I was really drawn too.

  13. sustainabilitea · October 27, 2013

    How vast the sands are there (at least when the tide’s out)!


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  15. Tina Schell · October 27, 2013

    Love the perspective given in the 3rd shot with the tiny people. Lovely choices for this week!

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  18. greenmackenzie · October 29, 2013

    What delicious brooding skies, I love that atmosphere of winters edge creeping into these shots.

    • northumbrianlight · October 30, 2013

      Many thanks – an interesting coast – big skies, big sands and unfortunately, big industry.

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  21. bentehaarstad · November 1, 2013

    Nice landscapes in B&W.

  22. suej · November 3, 2013

    Great selection! Love your use of monochrome….

  23. Mélanie · November 7, 2013

    I love black and white pix… yours are amazing! 🙂 my very best & bonne continuation! Mélanie

    • northumbrianlight · November 7, 2013

      Many thanks for your kind words Mélanie – much appreciated – Robin

  24. lavendermoongirlblog · November 14, 2013

    Beautiful photos of Saltburn. I love the nostalgic feel of black and white.

    • northumbrianlight · November 14, 2013

      Many thanks – it was our first trip to Saltburn and I was quite taken by it.

  25. mv71 · December 27, 2013

    these are all very nice! beautiful work!

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