Flooding near the railway station @ Whitby 5th Dec 13

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

This series of images records the recent floods in my home town and they will remain here for a while, but since they are of limited interest to most viewers and rather mediocre in quality, it is my intention to remove them sooner or later. If you have an opinion regarding this, please feel free to express it since I might be persuaded to keep one or two!--------------------

Normally, this open area is thronging with people, day and night.. Since this flat expanse of water is such a rare event, the town looks strangely surreal ;)--------------------------

Immediately to the right of this shot, within a hundred metres, is the harbour, but there are no defining edges to indicate its boundaries. The boats are floating higher than the shops. Shortly after this photo was taken, the town was plunged into darkness due to water in the main supply.---------------

The "yacht sails", adjacent to Trenchers now "wet" fish n' chip shop, is in-fact a piece of "public art" in the form of a stainless steel sculpture in the shape of "Yacht Sails". This nautically themed centre feature sits on top of the submerged mini round-about.---------------------

The red stripe through the shot is evidence of a passing emergency services lorry with its tail lights on! and the shimmering red light (a most attractive phenomena) was caused by the vehicles wheels as they splashed through the water.------------------

It now transpires that this flood has caused millions of £££££ worth of damage locally and many of these homes and businesses will be affected for many months to come. Fortunately, no lives were lost.

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Comments (65)

Christos Theodorou on March 1, 2014

Very beautiful night photo. Greetings!

Steve Paxton on March 2, 2014

Jim just in case you missed my comment worth a look at light prime. check the whole tag out.


dziwnowik on March 3, 2014

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Martin Krepelin on March 3, 2014

Jim: Like, friendly greetings

Volkert Weidl on March 3, 2014

Ansprechende Bildgestaltung und Farben, F+L! Herzliche Grüße vom Mittelrhein, Volkert

arno18 on March 5

Well done! ✰

Very fine composition and excellent capture.


Best wishes.,Nikos1954.

zanot10 on March 10

Very good shot! LIKE!

Best regards Z.

Antonio** on March 13

very beautiful photo by night, compliments, wonderful photo lIKE

© PiGi'Franco on March 21

Very beautiful night picture, Jim! Like 34

Friendly greetings. PiGì

vinc107 on March 25

Très réussi


Mükemmel çekim.Like.Selamlar,H.İbrahim

Don Z on March 27

Excellent capture!!! «Like» Best regards from Don Z

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 27



Anupam Mukherjee

Stathis Chionidis~~~Special thanks for the Y*

Christos Theodorou

Steve Paxton

dziwnowik~~~Many thanks for the tips!

Martin Krepelin

Volkert Weidl~~~~I'm most grateful for the Y* Volkert ;)


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© PiGi'Franco


H.İbrahim Üzmezoğlu

Don Z

To you all, I express my sincere gratitude for your visits, precious comments, your endorsements, likes, especially the Y*'s and for taking the time to look!

Kind regards :)


Lucho_G on March 28

Excelente captura Jim Evans
Like, Saludos desde Argentina. Lucho

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 28

LuchoG~~~Your'e most welcome _Lucho, your generous comment and like is much appreciated!

Best wishes!


Adem Dogan on March 29

Super night picture. YSL 11/39. Best wishes

Vanni Lazzari on March 30

Molto bella, like. Saluti Vanni

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 30

Adem Dogan~~~~Greetings Adem ;) I'm delighted you chose to save this to your faves, Many thanks!

Vanni Lazzari~~~~I'm happy you stopped by Vanni, many thanks for your appreciation ;)

Kind regards to you both


kurt Oblak on March 31

Klasse Nachtaufnahme,Like 41 ,liebe Grüße KURT

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 6, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: PENTAX PENTAX K-7
    • Taken on 2013/12/05 16:49:04
    • Exposure: 30.000s
    • Focal Length: 16.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash