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‘Reach For Tomorrow’ by Jessica Blair

Colette Clayton straightened from her camera and surveyed the Whitby scene she had photographed – oh, she couldn’t remember how many times since she had been given a camera thirty-four years ago for her eleventh birthday.

The view, looking upstream along the River Esk towards the bridge that joined the crowded East and West Sides of this busy Yorkshire port, had come to mean a great deal to her. She had photographed its many moods at all times of the year. It was not just one picture to her but many, never two the same. The cool, sharp light of an early-winter morning today lent the scene a restful atmosphere though overhead, out of the frame, were glowering clouds, driven by the furious wind and sent skidding overhead, possible portents of doom and disaster. Perhaps she loved this scene best when the sun was lowering to the west, saturating the scene with a tranquil light over the town’s ships and buildings, a day’s work done, she decided.

I know that so many of you are keen photographers, I only have to look at the excellent posts for memes such as Wordless Wednesday and Shadow Shot Sunday, to see just how good you are, so I hope that these opening lines will resonate with you.

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