Escape from Norway!!!

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Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 24, 2008

Hello every one and welcome

I do tend to get a little carried away Mary, it is fortunate that I am not charged for the length of my comments.

I am delighted to welcome you to my gallery Malgosia, thank you for your Christmas greetings.

Mimi, I enjoyed your Christmas story so much, it is good that you re-tell the tale for all to remember. The children of today should know and respect the real meaning of Christmas.

Wassailing is a word that only appears in print at Christmas time, in song and prose, but not in the every-day language. Todays kids would never use the word, yet the word wassailing is from the Old English, probably in use up to the early 20th century. Now we just refer to the event as carol singing.

Mauriclefer, you are most welcome and your kind words are much appreciated.

Happy Christmas wishes to you all ;>)


János Nagy on December 24, 2008

Fantastic capture!!!!

Regards Jani

John Adamson on December 24, 2008

Hello Jim, This is a great shot of a subject that I like most of all, the sea and boats. You caught the sunlight on the wake beautifully - it adds some warmth to what looks like a cold day.

Christmas Greetings from New Zealand, John

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 24, 2008

Greetings and welcome to my gallery Jani, I'm glad that you enjoyed the water-skiing ;>)

Hello John, as Christmas quickly approaches, all the loose ends now falling rapidly apart and disappointment is surely a mere step away. ;>)

BTW, the photo was taken at 2302 (midnight sun time)

The season of goodwill is a far cry away from that fondly remembered as a child. (I must be getting too long in the tooth)

Never the less, I can hope that your Christmas is filled with peace , joy and happiness, for that is my sincere wish.

Happy Christmas to you both ;>)


Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on December 24, 2008

Thanks Jim for your visit and for your explanation! I used this word because first of all I found this word with translator. And then the tradition I am describing under my postcard is one very old tradition so why it is possible this to be the right word. We should not forget also that sometimes it is difficult to find the equivalent word in some other language!

My Best Wishes for Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


mimipet's greeting

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 24, 2008

Its Christmas day Mimi and soon, you and your child will be laughing with joy, I hope that Christmas will be all you wish it to be. Peace and happiness to you this special day!!

Warm wishes,


Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on December 24, 2008

Yes Jim it is Christmas! And tomorrow when my son awake will find lots of nice gifts by Santa Claus. I think he won't wish to go outside tomorrow at all.. ;-)

Merry Christmas again Jim!


mimipet's greeting

Fantastic shot Jim!!

I wish you a very Happy New Year!!!


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 27, 2008

You are most welcome Kostas, I'm glad you dropped in, many thanks ;>))


FlinstoneRO on January 5, 2009

Very interesting photo , well done

Sue Allen on June 9, 2009

OH I love that -- instant yellow star. Isn't it funny, that speaks a million words to me, the action, the spray flying, the way the sun is sparkling off the water and those dark ominous mountains in the distance...really though, the way the water is piled up high behind you, from the speed and power of the boat you're in, that's magic! WEll done!

Best wishes, Sue (I'm off to watch the box now - a program about gardens around the world. sorry, Jim, you've been usurped. :)

(For the time being, only!)

Catch you soon,


geotsak☺ on June 10, 2009

WOW!!!..Its Wonderful!!!

Greetings Georgios

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 10, 2009

Thanks for dropping in Goergios (not into the sea, obviously ;>)

As a keen fisherman and boat owner, I'm in my element on the ocean. This photo was taken at night time, on a fishing trip to Norway, about 1700 Km from my home, beyond the Arctic circle. Land of the mid night sun.



Dragisa Petrovic on July 1, 2010

Like it.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 1, 2010

Поздрав Дубоко... Прво, ја вам искрено захвалим на опсежне посету мојој галерији и данас и за свој великодушни коментаре .. Укупно је моја инспирација да на постављање фотографија .. Ваши вредна коментара значи ми пуно. То ми помаже да знате шта тип слике моје посетиоце као да видим .. ја сам захвална за ову прилику да разговарају са вама ;>)



Feitse Boerwinkel on July 7, 2010

Hi JIM "I like" this very much.Like it.

Greetings FEika

Georgi Kesmev on February 27, 2011

Great shot!

Like :)

cindy555 on March 30, 2012

Great shot Jim...Like the light here...Best wishes from Perth...Marion ;-)

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 30, 2012

Feika~~~~G Kesmev~~~Sorry for the long delay in replying guys..I'm the worlds worst "house-keeper"

cindy555~~~My first and only trip to Norway Marion...It's an amazing country of great contrasts both in scenery and's just incredibly beautiful from north to south..I would like to return some day..Fishing is my thing and there are some big blighter's to be caught in those Fjords! Hence my location for this shot..Glad you liked it..few people bother to look at the older stuff Marion so it's extra special that you made the effort!



cindy555 on March 30, 2012

Hi Jim

I always look at everyone's older shots never know what they have hidden away in the back...

I was at the beach the other morning and a Sea lion was enjoying itself having a good feed of fish and was catching some large ones at that, also someone had left two filleted Pink Snapper the night before the were quiet big as well, might try my luck and go fishing next week also.

They are going to put a fishing ban on some of the places IN THE South West.

Cheer's Marion

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 23, 2008
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    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: NIKON E5700
    • Taken on 2008/06/15 23:02:54
    • Exposure: 0.006s
    • Focal Length: 8.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash