Staithes with its winding narrow streets and vibrant rooftops is a perfect place to make some North Yorkshire coast village images. Staithes Beck which divides the village is a great feature for this image. I would recommend trying to time the tide to be high in conjunction with high tide as I think it works much better when the river/beck has a higher water level.
This first image was made at sunrise and its a good location offering the perfect vantage point and also a very welcome park bench to sit and wait for the sun to come up over the horizon.
Parking is available on Cowbar Lane. Just follow the road down to the village. When you get to the last row of cottages make your way along the road till you reach a bench. That is where you can set up for the shot. Note the location on the map.
Staithes is a perfect location for both sunrise and sunset/dusk. As the ambient light fades into blue hour the village light illuminate the streets with a warm welcome glow as this sleepy village prepares for the night.
This vantage point over Staithes is perfect to capture the whole village in a panorama. Instead of heading down the hill to the village head on the Cowbar Nab. Head towards the end of the nab by following the footpath. I must stress though that setting up here one must be extremely careful as there are no guards or railings and its a long way down off the edge. Again timing a high tide in conjunction with the sunset is key for this image as the river is fuller. Check on the map for the dropped pin for location.