The missing Whitby Photos

Do you remember around a month ago I lost a camera card? At the time I said it held some great photos of Whitby.

Well, I found the card. Unfortunately I found it while looking for another card which I dropped. I found the old one, but now I can’t find the one I dropped. To make things worse, the photos aren’t as good as I thought they were as the light was going and many of them are blurred. Added to that the composition and effects didn’t seem as good as I remembered.

It’s always the same isn’t it? As Shakespeare pointed out, old men remember with advantages. Or in sporting terms – the older I get, the better I was.

To add insult to injury I just posted a half-finished post – I just can’t get used to the Publish button being next to Post Settings.

I used several of the buttons for altering the camera settings as it was growing dark and it’s very tempting to add to the general Dracula feeling of the town by using the “dramatic” setting (though it really just darkens things).

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The new Whitby war memorial

The new memorial was erected in 2013 when people realised that there was no town war memorial, apart from the War Memorial Hospital, which had been demolished (though the original plaque was moved to the new hospital) and the memorial boards in the church. I think they really meant there was no place for them to hold a ceremony.

It is made from Norwegian green granite, which is significant as the local regiment (The Green Howards) served in the Norwegian campaign in 1940. The campaign lasted 62 days, which doesn’t seem long but, according to Wikipedia, was longer than any other nation resisted the Germans apart from the USSR.

This seems unfair on Norway as I’m pretty sure that the USSR started by dividing Poland up with the Germans, so their record of resistance is patchy.

Finally we have an attempt at an arty shot of crab pots and a portrait of Julia taken as an experiment.

 

I think I may stick to portraits and crab pots in future as pictures of War Memorials encourage thoughts of politics which is bad for my blood pressure.

12 thoughts on “The missing Whitby Photos

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  2. Laurie Graves

    Better late than never. Whatever the light, I enjoy seeing pictures of Whitby. And those crab pots remind me very much of the lobster traps Maine is so famous for.

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  3. derrickjknight

    Things always turn up when you are not looking for them. I used to have a problem with premature publication, too. And finally: “You Should Have Seen Me Throw That Ball”

    Bills come due
    Write a cheque and send it through
    Hope it clears
    Haven’t cleared a cheque in years
    I’d better flash that grin
    It’s bound to win
    Never misses when I turn it on
    Though the kid’s getting old
    What can you do
    When it goes bad on you
    You’d better run
    Tell ‘em about the games you won
    You should have seen me throw that ball
    You should have seen me throw that ball
    First and ten
    Never run a play again
    How’d I know
    That was far as I would go
    They’d buy me all my beer
    They like to hear
    How I fooled them I when I pulled my fake
    They called me ‘Snake’
    What can you do
    When it goes bad on you
    You’d better run
    Tell ‘em about the games you won
    You should have seen me throw that ball
    You should have seen me throw that ball
    I had it all
    Why’d they have to drop the ball
    Right on the nose
    Bet I could have made the pros
    I didn’t need my charm
    When I had my arm
    First and ten
    Never run a play again
    How’d I know
    That was far as I would go
    They’d buy me all my beer
    They like to hear
    How I fooled them I when I pulled my fake
    They called me ‘Snake’
    But what can you do
    When it goes bad on you
    You’d better run
    Tell ‘em about the games you won
    You should have seen me throw that ball
    You should have seen me throw that ball
    You should have seen me throw that ball
    You should have seen me throw that ball

    From Tom Paxton’s ‘Peace Will Come’ album. The video wasn’t available on You Tube.

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