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Mam's day out in Whitby.

I took my mam for a day out in Whitby today. The weather was nice and despite warnings on the radio that it was choca because there was a historic military thing on the crowds were not bad at all. We had fish and chips in The Magpie (because she wanted to) and I bought my love interest a Whitby Jet necklace thingy. Mam was tired by the time we were ready for off but I'm glad that she had a good day.

Some Panasonic GF1 shots...







TreVoR

I love Whitby - haven't been in years.  Hope you didn't have to queue too long for the Magpie.
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We joined the queue at about 12:00 and only had to wait maybe 15 minutes. I wouldn't have bothered but it was mams day out and that's where she wanted to eat.

I took her to the museum with the fossils too, I hadn't been there for years myself.

There were quite a few people about in period dress and I have to say that the style looked great. Some of the women looked super sexy.
Frank Bullitt

I'd never been to The Magpie until they opened the takeaway bit below, the que was always too large.  I'm not sure you can get poor Fish and Chips in Whitby but the ones at The Magpie are just lovely.

Can't really see myself coming 'home' to live, but if so then I'd try Whitby first.
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I like the Magpie but it's best during the week when you don't have to queue. The Quayside and The Quarterdeck do great fish and chips and are usually less busy and I usually go to one of them if it's a busy day but as it was mam's day out and she wanted to eat there we queued. The prices shocked me a bit, it was 30 for the two of us.

I do like Whitby for a day out but it's a bit up and down which is fine while you're young and physically capable but not so good if you're getting on a bit. I think that shopping is a bit limited too as I think there's only one supermarket and few of the larger shops, if any. I could live there now but I think that I'd like easier access to shopping without a drive. If I was going to pick a seaside home I think I'd choose Saltburn over Whitby.
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On the GF1...

I'm very impressed with this camera. The pictures can take a large crop and quite strong post processing without too much deterioration. I boosted the shadows and contrast on a couple of shots way more than I'd be able to with my 20D and still get a decent result.

This is a 200% crop with quite a boost to the shadows, contrast and saturation but no noise reduction. My 20D can't match this...

DaveGibson

woof woof wrote:
........ This is a 200% crop .....

To my mind a 50% crop would halve the picture (each way) so a 100% crop would leave nothing. I'm just wondering what a 200% crop is.
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Dave, it's best not to worry about it too much as it's the other way around.

The picture is obviously 100% of it's actual size, it is what it is, but it's so big that it will not fit on the computer screen so you view it at something like 10-20% magnification to be able to see the whole picture on the computer screen.

If you view it at 100% it will not fit on the screen so you'd only actually see what will fit on the screen. The same with 200%. The picture is huge so at 200% you only see a proportion of it, a crop.

So, the 200% crop is actually a small section cut from a 200% enlargement of the picture. I realise how silly it sounds but that's the way people describe it.
DradusContact

Is the magpie a famous chipshop?
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It is. They do a sit down feed and also a take away.

They are most famous for their fish and chips but you can order something else if you are insane.
scamper

woof woof wrote:
It is. They do a sit down feed and also a take away.

They are most famous for their fish and chips but you can order something else if you are insane.


Do they charge 50 for chips and `special' battered fish like Rick Stein seems to able to get away with?
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No, it's not quite that bad, it was 30 for the two of us which seemed to me to be more than last time I went but still sort of ok.

You can order a small, regular or large portion. Mam had a small portion and I had regular but really there was too much for both of us. Next time I go I'll try the small. If you get mushy peas they come in a separate little bowl and as usual the bread is sparsely buttered in the middle with none out towards the crust. I think that you have to ask for ketchup or anything like that but as far as I remember it's free.

I always have fish and chips when I go there and it'd just seem wrong (to me at least) to ask for anything else.

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