Thursday, 14 February 2008

Perfect storm

Stormy winter Seafront at Scarborough - 1995

The singer/songwriter Chris de Burgh once penned the rather descriptive lyrics 'The Cafes are all deserted, the streets are wet again, there's nothing quite like an out of season holiday town in the rain'. How true!

The recently posted Scarborough images were taken for a client who wanted to show that the town was a fascinating and memorable place all year round. I needed no convincing - I've always thought that about the place..... and most British seaside resorts come to think of it. Most of these resorts are, in fact, two towns seperated by the seasons, both offering very different experiences depending on the time of year you visit.

The above image was taken during a winter storm. It was rough, wet and probably a lot more dangerous than many of the people walking down towards the sea probably realised. I was definitely not going to follow them as they merrily plodded along the front, the large waves smashing into the sea walls. Fortunately no one was washed away but they were probably just lucky - a large wave could have easily washed them into the violently rolling and frothing sea.

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