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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)

Christos Theodorou on April 15, 2011

Excellent picture - Best regards from Athens

林傑安(Enson) on April 16, 2011

Fantastic night scenery,nice colors.


Sincere greetings from Taiwan to the UK.

><((((º> methysmena… on April 16, 2011

Φανταστική εικόνα και λήψη! Μου αρέσει ιδιαίτερα ο φωτισμός των σπιτιών που σπάει την μπλε μονοχρωμία.


Manek Taolin on April 16, 2011

Very beautiful picture!


Best regards from Indonesia

Gabor Retei on April 17, 2011

Hello Jim, I am back again. I checked out your forum comment, which is well written as you do all the time. People did so much to gain any advantage in the contest; it was due to do something about it. I think the new system still has a few wrinkles to iron out, but it is a step into the right direction.

You and your camera working so well with each other, I can only say one more like!

Greetings, Gabe

Robin Shepherdson on April 21, 2011

Now that's unique. What fantastic colouring.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 21, 2011

Hi! Guys, It is great to receive your friendly feedback!

FWWS!~~~Much appreciated FW ;>)

Christos Theodorou~~~~Glad you liked it ;>)

林傑安(Enson)~~~~I'm most grateful, thank you!

><((((º> methysmena~~~Great comment Nelly ;>)

Manek Taolin~~~~Your generous praise is much appreciated!

Gabor Retei~~~Thanks for your encouraging remarks Gabe ;>)..The contest format will require some fine tuning for certain! It is probable that only a few votes will secure a prize! There are too many photos, poorly categorised and many inappropriate entries, portraits, pets, paintings etc etc! too many repeats and I need to know which ones I have voted for! Entries should be reduced to one or two per person! Maybe a two part format spread over the month..Those with no votes or a minimum number being eliminated after two weeks and another round of potential winners for the last two weeks of the contest!

Robin Shepherdson~~~Greetings Robin, back in your old haunts again eh!!..it's good to hear from you!! I hope all is well over the pond! Thanks for your excellent comment!

To you all, I express my profound thanks for your friendly visits, your generous appraisals, your _Like votes and for taking the time to leave your precious comments ;)_

Kind regards


>| Micha |< on April 23, 2011

Hello Jim,

formidable moonlight scene and great composition. It's a place to stay a while. Bravo + like

Best wishes Micha

Stathis Chionidis on May 13, 2011

Fantastic night shot.Well done.Like.Stathis

Marin Stanisic on May 31, 2011

Beautifil night shot, excellent view, I like the colors - L52. Greetings from Croatia, Marin

Sofia Siatravani on June 1, 2011

This is an amazing photo!!! like 53

Best wishes from Greece. Sofia.

Buts Yuri on June 1, 2011

Excellent night shot and view! LIKE-54 ! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

KhoiTran on June 2, 2011

Very nice photo! Like!

Sunriser © on June 2, 2011

Great shot!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 26, 2011

>| Micha |<~~~It's great to see you once again Micha ;)~~Thanks for "Liking" this photo ;)

Stathis Chionidis~~~~Much appreciated..I'm glad you liked this Stathis ;)

Marin Stanisic~~~~This, for me, was a night to remember..rarely have I seen such intense moonlight..I'm glad you liked it too!

ssiatravani~~A warm welcome and my sincere thanks for your lovely compliment!

ButsYV~~Always a pleasure to receive your evaluation Yuri_, I'm most grateful!

KhoiTran~~~~~Many thanks for your affirmation ;>)

Blue Arrow ®~~~your kind appraisal is much appreciated!

tonydanis~~~You are too kind Tony..I am overwhelmed by your more than generous praise..thank you kindly ;)))

_ To you all, I express my sincere gratitude for your visits, precious comments, your endorsements, likes, especially the Y*'s and for taking the time to look!_

Kind regards :)


tizianoguidi on August 17, 2011


Sergio Canobbio on September 3, 2011

Hi! This photo matches the spirit of this month NPC contest. Good luck, Sergio.

Geezer Vz on September 19, 2011

Very nice shot, Jim. It was a pleasure to vote for this one in the NPC. Guy

Mihály Mondovics on September 20, 2011

Awesome light, liked, best wishes Misi.

Peter_private_box on October 1, 2011

Hi Jim,

Great opportunity, and really well taken. I like it! Nice touch to include that bench over on the right hand side. Gives the pic a little extra!

Best Wishes peter

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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