Collier Hope

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Comments (12)

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 13, 2008

This unusual view was taken from my boat. I have cropped the image to give a panoramic effect.

KasiaD on July 13, 2008

I like the cropping effect. Gives it more dynamism. I also like the angle of the harbour wall/protective damm through the composition. Wouldn't I like to be on that beach now! Kasia

Mark Walker on July 14, 2008

Very Nice.


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Marco Vanzo on July 15, 2008

Very great panoramic shot!!

best compliments !


Paula K on July 15, 2008

Neat picture Jim! Take a look at my tractor!


AnnaJolanta 1 on July 16, 2008

Hi, Jim! Very interesting view, I saw on map this motive near Your photo, :) Anna

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 16, 2008

This beach known as Collier Hope was exposed to the North sea before the old stone piers were extended many years ago.

During stormy weather, the Captains of 'Colliers' (Coal carrying square rigged sailing ships)would deliberately make a run for this beach, where the Colliers could be safely grounded. Having flat bottomed hulls, they were designed for this eventuality. The boats could be safely re-floated on the next high tide. Capstan winches were used to drag the vessel into the river





And Paula

I am so grateful your visit and feedback everyone.


逃离城市 on July 18, 2008

Jim, Saw you to display new pictures very happily, they photographed very well. I saw tranquil, gentle, beautiful scene, saw your hometown life, As if also had you to past time fondly remembering . This is I most likes, the wide screen, looks broadly. Congratulates you.


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 19, 2008

Hello and welcome Flees the City. I so much appreciate your visit. I enjoy your thoughtfull appraisal and kind words. Chatting with you is a pleasure. Thankyou.

Warm wishes.


Faintlightofdawn on July 21, 2008

Beautiful looking seaside town. Best wishes from London, Fai

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 21, 2008

Hello and welcome Fai. The sandy beach in the foreground is a friendly place on which to spend a few hours. There is always a great family atmosphere here.

Greetings Anna. The photo was taken from my boat. The sandy beach and old pier can easily be seen on the map.

Your visit and feedback is much appreciated. Thanks.


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on August 10, 2008

It was a shot to nothing realy Billy, cropping it seemed to do the trick. I am learning(albeit at a snails pace)to give my shots some balance in form, perspective and colour. One reason why I enjoy doing this.

I am glad you appreciate the info. Like yourself, writing something of interest gives the photo that personal interest touch. It is so much easier to make comment on photos that have related text. I'm not good at idle chatter or small talk and sometimes I find difficulty in choosing something sensible/meaningful to say. Am I alone in this ??

Cheers Billy...Jim

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 13, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: NIKON E5700
    • Taken on 2008/07/13 15:58:13
    • Exposure: 0.002s
    • Focal Length: 18.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash