Photographer's Note

If you looked at the title of this shot your first thought was probably that there is a contradiction here. For my third post of Robin Hood’s Bay I wanted to show a typical narrow street. This street is called Sunny Place…. Really!…For such a narrow street I guess the sun isn’t there for very long; certainly not at 10:30 on a September morning, and if you have seen my previous shots from here it was a sunny day. You might be interested to make comparisons with the narrow streets of nearby Runswick Bay, where the houses are also built into the cliffs. If so look here. As mentioned in my first post of Robin Hood’s Bay, this village was a very busy smuggling community in the 18th century, most of the villagers involved in some way. It was said that a bolt of silk could be passed through the narrow streets in next to no time to evade the excise men. Just for fun I posted a WS. Read my note there.

I squatted down to take the shot to emphasise the cobbles. I had a poloriser on the lens so I took it off for this, as it was so dark.
In PSP I used curves to bring out some of the detail, and used the burn tool on the bright wall just left of centre, as it was over-exposed.

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