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Comments (20)

Antonietta * on August 17, 2008

Lovely warm picture Jim somebody missed the boat but you caught it just in time to add this great contrast to the cliffs. Regards :)

AnnaJolanta 1 on August 18, 2008

Beautiful landscape! :) Anna

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on August 18, 2008

Greetings Antonietta, I have another shot with the vessel full on, but I preferred to post this, it fits the caption

Thankyou Anna, These cliffs are about 200 metres high. The geological strucure reveals a great deal of evidence. At some point, millions of years ago, all this was below sea level. Many of the fossils prove this.

Thans to you both.


Luca Salieri on August 18, 2008

A magnificent masterpiece! Perfect in every way. Words alone can't describe this work of art. Cheers, Luka

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on August 19, 2008

Whoa there Luca, you praise me too much but I surely do appreciate your kind appraisal.(^j^)

I wonder Billy, if the magnificent pinnacles of the Arizona desert originated from under the sea as did this colossal red cliff; probably!! :D

Thanks for stopping a while.--Jim

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on August 19, 2008

As a matter of interest Billy, on the subject of sedimentary rock, as seen here.THIS website confirms what we suspected regarding the Arizona desert.


Carlos Petracca on August 21, 2008

Muy lindo se ve este acantilado, saludos Carlos

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on August 22, 2008

Saludos y bienvenida Carlos.

Es difícil creer que este acantilado estaba por debajo del mar 160 millones de años, es aún más increíble cuando uno descubre los restos fosilizados de dinosaurios que muchos se encuentran expuestos en el acantilado. Muchas gracias por su visita.

Cheers --- Jim

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on August 22, 2008

Hello Urbi, nice to see you here once more.

I have never seen base jumping from here, but you may now have lit the 'vital spark'.

Only the sad locals base jump here Urbi, they do it without the parachute!!!!

Kind regards and thanks for the visit. ---Jim

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on August 27, 2008

I am well h and as always, it is a pleasure to chat with you.

Have you had contact with Luka from Poland yet? he has some excellent steam loco stuff. He gave me a link to see the Polish state railway who still operate some wonderfull locos as they did here 'BB'.

Cheers h

best wishes----Jim

Sue Allen on September 10, 2008

Do you ever go poking around for fossils, Jim? I would love to do that one day, if I had a good place to find any.

Excellent title for a lovely shot, Jim, and shows up your sense of humour to perfection. I really had better go now or I shall miss the boat and the boys will be asleep with no bath!

Catch you very soon, Cheers, sue

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 10, 2008

Hiya Sue, its good to hear from you once more.

As a kid , I was always chipping out holes in the cliff in the hope of finding the perfect ammonite, never did of course. There are a few huge ones about 2ft in diameter in our local museum. There were a number of fossilised tree trunks on the scar at Sandsend,( wonderfull olde worlde quintessential English coastal village) just up the coast. Unfortunately, the fossil hunters have taken them all. I still enjoy a walk along the beach and always keep a lookout for fossils, jet, amber and anything else of interest, I love beachcombing. Do it Sue, take the kids, your camera a kite and a picnic. Oh, and don't forget your bucket and spade. Talk soon Sue.


Arma Angers on September 15, 2008

what a powerful light dear Jim ! you didn't miss it.

cheers, Arma'

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 15, 2008

Good to find you here Arma, I always enjoy your visit and friendly chat.

The light is good here in the late afternoon and the East side of the old town sparkles like old gold in the afternoon sun, especialy in the latter part of the year.

Kind regards Arma.


Arma Angers on September 15, 2008

well, that's close to the kind of colour you can find in a glass of Armagnac, isn't it ? no wonder I appreciate it ;)

all the best to you dear Jim

Trịnh Minh Nhựt on October 19, 2008

Your photo is very beautiful...

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on October 31, 2008

Many thanks for your kind comment minhnhut

>| Micha |< on June 6, 2009

Hello Jim, nice view and vivid capture. It's a very interest area there.

Best wishes Micha

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 5, 2009

>| Micha |< sincere apologies for neglecting to check my mail ;>)

Your friendly visit and good comment is much appreciated~~~Thank you ;>)


Bernard Chollet-Rica… on February 3, 2012

The beauty of a severe landscape, lovely warm colours. Bernard

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 17, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: NIKON E5700
    • Taken on 2008/08/17 18:40:16
    • Exposure: 0.011s
    • Focal Length: 27.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash