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I have rarely seen such a beautiful moon which presented me a wonderful opportunity to capture a little moonlight magic over Robin Hoods Bay.

This is one of my most favourite photos and I was well pleased with the result.

The deep blue tones were achieved by experimenting with the white balance..Most cameras have several options..The Pentax camera has an impressive range of settings to compensate/enhance differing light conditions!

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Comments (108)

Neil Grimwood on March 24, 2011

Eyup Jim lad. well. there's been a lot of nice comments before me and rightly so,but none have given the ultimate mate, its a bobby dazzler Jim. Don't be durprised if this has vanished next time you look cos i'm pinchin it;-0))

All the best Jim...Neil.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 25, 2011

stephane meurat~~You are more than welcome, Many thanks!

3frem~~An absolute pleasure to see you here Efrem

Philippe Meisburger~~~I value your kind appraisal, Thank you so much!

taoy~~~I'm very pleased you enjoyed this photo Taoy it is my favourite from this series too! Your generous evaluation and Y* means a great deal to me my friend :)

Paulo Yuji Takarada~~~Dear Paulo, I am flattered by your lovely compliment on my work..It gives me great personal satisfaction to receive your special Y* award!

Many thanks to you all for your visits, endorsements, precious comments and votes

Kind regards!


stacy metcalf on March 25, 2011

Ah, here we are again. A fantastic setting under any light, Axota. i'm imagining myself sitting on the bench and soaking it all in :)

highest regards, stacy

naveen sharma on March 25, 2011

Excellent cool shot of great view liked,greets navsha

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 25, 2011

stacy metcalf~~~Greetings Stacy :)..I'm delighted you stopped by to share the view! The night air was crystal clear and refreshingly cool. Amazingly, I was alone here, "soaking it all in" as you say!

Naveen sharma~~~You are most welcome navsha, I'm glad you enjoyed the views!

Warm regards to you both :)


BritPlom on March 25, 2011

Superb deep blue, Jim!

beegood on March 26, 2011

My dear Jim, your blue wonders kill me softly, can't believe them, sooo incredible quiet and peaceful. Have to give them at least one warm golden star dear friend. Have a good weekend ~ warmest greetings ~ Maja

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 26, 2011

Pozlp风格~~~~Your numerous visits and generous praise is much appreciated Pozlp..thank you kindly!

BritPlom~~~Much appreciated, I'm glad you like the deep blues! The blue tones are enhanced in the Pentax cameras' software when choosing the Tungsten White Balance option. It helps to reduce the undesirable elements of sodium street lighting!

beegood~~~Good day Maja :) It is a pleasure and delight to receive your lovely comments. Those carefully chosen words reminded me of an all time favourite melody..The artiste is a true star Maja and I dedicate that song to you! Warm and sincere wishes coming your way :)

Many thanks to you all for your visits, endorsements, and your precious comments too


buwi on March 26, 2011

Excellent shot and a great view, Jim! Best wishes, Bea

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 26, 2011

buwi~~~thanks for stopping by Bea, Always a pleasure to receive your mail! Your nice comment is much appreciated!


beegood on March 26, 2011

My dear Jim, I had that song in mind, but didn't know if you know it ~ thank you!!! Don't you think it fits your more than beautiful image perfectly? Your blues are perfect JIM, don't know how you achieve them, but admire them endlessly.

Have a good evening my dear friend, and enjoy the Sunday ~ big hug to north Yorkshire ~ Maja

YOLANDA-VIEWS NO on March 27, 2011

Nice night shot! LIKE...Greetings Yolanda

John Adamson on March 27, 2011

Good shot Jim, I still can't decide which I like best, this or the daylight version, both are very nice. Unfortunately it was a grey day when we visited Robin Hood's Bay.

Kind regards, John

antoni f. on March 27, 2011

very good presentation, Selene looks fine and i like the reflections too

        nice week, antoni
Adail Pedroso Rosa on March 28, 2011

Um belo disparo e uma linda composição, parabéns! Like 27 Saudações do Brasil.

brianmoc on March 28, 2011

well put "the fishermen have been their own worst enemy" as for hdr? it works very well in a lot of you night shoots and this is prime example. nice shot!

Dee Wainwright on March 28, 2011

I love the reflection the moon has on the sea :-) beautiful :-) when you putting more photos on? I enjoy coming back and visiting your photos... Take care x

愛 Sylvietsak 女 on March 30, 2011

28 likes...beautiful moment...even the bench is colorized by the moon...

Wishes for a lovely moon...


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 30, 2011

beegood~~~~Greetings dear Maja :) the normal settings automatically set by the camera would not give this gorgeous blue light. I overcome this by selecting tungsten white balance in the cameras shooting menu! This helps to reduce the yellow hues normally associated with tungsten and sodium lighting! I'm delighted the blue tones are to your liking!

YOLANDA~~~Warm greetings and many thanks for your appreciation :)

john adamson~~~Personal choice is a very subjective notion and like yourself John, I think both photos have their merits! I was rather taken with the scene as it was bathed in blue moonlight..The deep colours was the result of my choice of camera settings as described above! Thanks for your kind evaluation my friend!

a.ferrer~~~Greetings Antoni :) I took a shot with the camera set to auto white balance and it looks very different to this..there is a yellow tint to the sky..I preferred the blue one like this!

Adail Pedroso Rosa~~~~You are most welcome Adail :) The translator works fine and I appreciate your comment..Many thanks for your praise!

brianmoc~~~~Well actually Brian, this may look like HDR but in fact it is a normal image, slightly modified in the cameras shooting mode settings..A long 30 second exposure captures light not normally seen by the human eye!

Denise Gregory~~~Hi Denise :) I like your new avatar photo too, we get to see another side to that pretty face of yours! :)) I'm happy that you like these rather special photos of Robin Hoods Bay..They are amongst my favourites! It may be some time before I upload more photos..

愛 Sylvietsak 女~~~It is always a pleasure to receive your mail dear Sylvie :) I'm glad you called to share the views!

To you all, I express my sincere thanks for your visits, precious comments, your endorsements and votes!

Kind regards :)


Dee Wainwright on March 30, 2011

jim thats not good enough ;-) i enjoy seeing your new photos....get out there and do some more :-) xx hope your ok take care...Denni :-)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 21, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: PENTAX PENTAX K-7
    • Taken on 2011/03/18 19:28:09
    • Exposure: 30.000s
    • Focal Length: 16.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash