St Hilda's Church, Hartlepool.

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~~West Coast Sharon~… on September 15, 2010

Hi Jim. Just wanted to say that I really like this photo. L Is this done in HDR. It has a unique quality. Best to you. Sharon

trikermike on September 15, 2010

My Dad was christened there!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 15, 2010

cindy555 Hi! Marion..The European leg of the recent Tall Ships Race called into Hartlepool. Millions of people turned up to view them. I was hoping to make the hour long trip in my own boat, Merryweather. Unfortunately, she misbehaved..Thats a pity because I was hoping to get some good shots in. It will be another four years before this event comes around..I hope to make it then ;>)

~~West Coast Sharon~~ ;>) Greetings Sharon..I must admit that the effect looks rather strange. However, what you see is simply a quirk in my camera settings. (I always select manual, like the days of old) I'm not yet fully conversant with my new camera. However, I'm enjoying the versatility of it's more than adequate features.

The light coloured stonework of this beautiful old church is unique, contrasting with the grey of the sky and the green of the grass, thus producing this HDR effect.

trikermike...Well there's a surprise, you could almost claim Yorkshire heritage ;>) mind you, Hartlepudlia is a queer auld spot. I shan't mention the Monkey Hangers ;>))

Lucie A ;>) Bonjour Lucie, Bienvenue dans mon petit coin de l'Angleterre ... Je suis très reconnaissant pour votre commentaire et bonne visite amicale .. Je suis heureux que vous ayez arrêté par. ;>)



jknaus on September 17, 2010

Good work, like old-timer! Like Joni

trikermike on September 17, 2010

What Monkey?? Who hanged it?? what's the story??

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 17, 2010

Greetings Joni..From one old timer to another, with age comes wisdom, maturity and Alzheimer's ;>)

Hello Mike..Ah well, thereby hangs a tail Just make sure you keep well away from the Headland, should you ever attempt to trace your roots ;>))

Kind regards to you both !!


silgab on September 19, 2010


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 20, 2010

Gab Silva

Many thanks Gab, it is a pleasure to see you here once again..I discovered some interesting historical references for those interested in the Norman Churches origins ;>)

Kind regards


Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on September 20, 2010

Hi my friend Jim!!

Just a short hello to tell you I am here! ;-))

See you soon I hope! :-)

Cheers, Mimi

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on September 23, 2010


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 26, 2010

©,~~~~How good to see you again my dear friend. Thanks for stopping by ;>)

Bánfalvi Suzi Natusk…---*Greetings dear Natuska, your lovely comments brighten up my day ;>)

Warm and friendly wishes to you both ;>)


Closed on September 28, 2010

Hellooo Jim

Superb architecture, Most Excellent composition, Fantastic perspective !

Best Greetings from Canada to the UK, Gord

Cockroach Spinner on October 1, 2010

Hi Jim, It's magnificent church!! And foreshortening is excellent. But, it seems to me that necessary increase contrast of range of average tones. I will like it when you will correct it :-))) Slava

tmoj on October 22, 2010

Hi Jim,

nice photo that really looks more like a drawing! Quality that's worth the subject.

Regards, Timo

Gabor Retei on October 23, 2010

Hello Jim,

Your picture looks good, but the interesting colors made me wonder too. Opening it up full resolution reveals all the fine details, what a great shot.

"Like" it a lot can I say 99

Greetings from Canada, Gabe

Si Mulgrave on October 23, 2010

Cockroach Spinner, perhaps this is correct so far as AXOTA wants it to be? Giving that his gallery displays only quality shots then it is safe to infer that this shot is precisely how he wants it to look. I would deem it very rude to venture into anothers gallery and ask them to make differences according to my taste before I like it!

A cracking shot with effects which make it stand out from the rest. Well done, pall.

Maja Weidemueller on October 23, 2010

Dear Jim, it is true what Darksays above ~ this is a lovely picture anyway, but zooming it in it becomes gorgeous! LOVE it rather than the insipid LIKE ~ you really live in a wonderful area dear friend!

Best wishes ~ Maja

Si Mulgrave on October 23, 2010

Your view count on this shot seems to have gone through the roof, Jim. Remarkable.

Maja, you are one fine individual. Just think you ought to know that.

Maja Weidemueller on October 23, 2010

:)) Love you both dear friends ~ life is good ~ this capture is just amazingly beautiful ~ tomorrow is Sunday ~ and there are no roses without thorns in life ~ chinchin ~ Maja

Si Mulgrave on October 23, 2010

No roses without thorns... How right you are. Always a voice of wisdom, Maja. Thank you.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 14, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: PENTAX PENTAX K-7
    • Exposure: 0.025s (1/40)
    • Focal Length: 32.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash