I was in Skinningrove for a course quite a while back and took the opportunity to take some photographs as it was quite misty making the area look quite sinister and I just don’t get to Skinningrove that often as it’s off the beaten track (unless of course you’re on the Cleveland Way).
There is an old quay used for loading ships with ironstone from the works above the village and this has become quite derelict and has some great textures and lines.
Some of the shots had a very post-apocalyptic feel, or flavours of the Eastern Bloc before the fall of the Soviet Union, this wasn’t helped by the lack of people around. The only people I saw were fishing but they were all dressing in combat clothing so giving strength to the feeling of a bleak post-apocalyptic landscape.
A place that fits into quite a few of my current projects in progress; forgotten / forbidden, Edgelands, Britain by the Sea (though this isn’t a picture postcard perfect village), and there were lots of desire paths.