I spotted these people sailing in the lee of Roker pier in Sunderland. It was a hot clear day with no clouds and I felt that the colourful boats in front of the lighthouse made for a perfect postcard type shot.
Walking along the cliff top I was watching the sunset and as I walked I saw that it was going to shine between two outcrops of rock and create a highlight on the water. I waited at the right spot to get the shot and this is it.
Whitby pier is not so much a blend of old and new, but more a celebration of old, having changed hardly at all since Nosferatu landed at the harbour. I’ve processed this image to reflect that ‘time gone by’ feel.