Can Whitby make it a photo hat-trick?

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Three photos taken in the Whitby area have reached the final of a home is where the heart is-themed national photography competition.

Vivo Property Buyers asked the public to send in a photo of a special place outdoors which felt like home.

Hayley Cooper's seagull photo, taken in Whitby

Hayley Cooper's seagull photo, taken in Whitby

All three Yorkshire entries are from the Whitby area. They are:

* Hayley Cooper, Whitby

She said: “My parents had a holiday home near Whitby and every year since the children were little, we would take a holiday there, they had to sell the home due to illnesses, but we have lots of happy memories.”

* Claire Woolf, Danby

How can one fail to be filled with awe and wonderment when looking at that view?

Claire Woolf

She said: “This is the view from my garden and I’m proud that the place I have chosen is really my home.

“How can one fail to be filled with awe and wonderment when looking at that view?

“After a long day at work teaching in a primary school, I can stand in my garden, gaze about and feel instantly relaxed. Bliss.”

* Steve Nightingale, Saltburn

Steve Nightingale's photo of Saltburn pier

Steve Nightingale's photo of Saltburn pier

“Saltburn Pier has always marked time for me, my rock in an ever changing world,” he said.

“Just to stand and watch the waves. Just to get thoughts back in order and put the world to rights.

“Salt in the air. Wind in my face. Cry of the gulls.

“Yes, this is home. Always has been and probably always will be.”

The three winners are due to be announced by Vivo Property Buyers next week.

Click here to see the other finalists’ efforts.

First place wins £150, second place £100 and £50 third.