Saltwick bay is just around the corner from Whitby on the North York Moors coastline and it is a mecca for landscape photographers. Probably made famous by Joe Cornish's numerous images more so than any other photographer. When I was staying in the area I too had to pay my homage. Despite its notoriety I saw not one other person during the few hours I spent there (apart from my wife and our dog).
It had been raining lightly on arrival and I had been struggling to find a composition that I liked. As the clouds began to part and evening colour fleetingly lit the sky I began to panic, not wanting to miss the opportunity. Finally I settled on an arrangement of boulders that seemed to work and set up for the shot. It wasn't until days later as I was scrutinising this image on my computer screen that I noticed that I had left my black golfing umbrella sticking out of the gravel in the middle distance in my haste to find a shot. Fortunately some deft work with the clone tool in photoshop removed all incriminating evidence.