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Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 21, 2011

My first, and possibly last, full HDR effort!

mbe21 on March 21, 2011

Hi Jim,

I have been playing around with HDR the last while. Judging from this photo you are doing better then me so far.


David Brown Photogra… on March 22, 2011

Aw com'n guys, don't give in so quickly. This is fair to middlin' Jim what's up wi'it?

I have had little or no success with HDR at night so don't bother. But for stone work, wooden structures and sometimes peoples skin tones - its brilliant!

What software are you using?

Don't give up mate. I know your made of stronger stuff.

Best wishes from o'er yonder.


Puna on March 22, 2011

STUNNING SHOT Jim Can we use the boat to go fishing ><(((((((((((0> ?


Eva Kaprinay on March 22, 2011

Very good BLUES :-)

Paula K on March 22, 2011

Like number 300,000001 (hehe!)

Paula ♫☺

Teresa Jankowska on March 22, 2011
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tmoj on March 22, 2011

Hi Jim,

you seem to be mastering HDR also. This looks quite natural compared to most HDR pictures that tend to be overdone.

Best wishes, Timo

Renáta Kuss on March 22, 2011

Such a wonderful image dear Jim, excellent work! :) {L+YS}

Alfredo Henriques on March 22, 2011

Olá Jim I love this picture, the splendid blue sky and the boat, the proper cut of the house, dirty white, the color of the stones do not give up ... this is very good HDR

Regards, Alfredo

JoelleGiannoni on March 22, 2011

Wow, a big serie of that blue that I enjoy so much!!!! On this one there's more blue again: not only the fantastic sky but also the shutters (or maybe there's a better word for it), around the windows and even the boat! So beside the HDR work, there is a great shot! Congrats! Cheers Joelle

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 23, 2011

mbe21~~~Greetings Mick....Well I'm glad you appreciate it..I don't know what to make of it but I guess I'm the wrong one to judge it :) Time will tell I reckon!

I used PHOTOMATIX PRO free software...Their logo appears splashed all over the finished product but it can be removed with a little judicious application of PS! I know ---Cheap-skate as I am!

Jethrohoyt~~~but then that admission would not go unnoticed by that penny pinching, owt' for nowt' Yorkist-- enter expat Jethro..To be honest, I'm not convinced yet but I'll keep on trying just for the pure pleasure of it! I thought you would be impressed by my attempt to produce a viewable image on the cheap! go on Jethro admit it!! just say..that I'm just a stingy tyke!

Puna~~~yep! there's still a few to be caught Anand! I'm sure that fish logo ><((((((((((((((0> of yours is growing! but that's what we fishermen do well--exaggerate that is!!

john6668~~~Greetings John, The village is recognised as one of the most attractive places in England..Normally, the streets are thronging with people!

Eva Kaprinay~~~Hi! Good to receive your nice comment Eva---some say that my photography is going through a Blue Period but I feel warm inside!

Paula K~~~Yes well..hmmm! I'm not sure what to say at this juncture Paula.."lest sed, soonest mended" ey!!

Teresa Jankowska~~~I'm happy you like this image Teresa Thans for stopping by!

tmoj----To be honest Timo, I don't believe that I have mastered HDR but thanks for your words of encouragement..I did enjoy experimenting with all the parameters and observing the strange looking results, but I'm not certain how I want my photos to look!

۞₪๑ .Яεηάtα.K. ๑₪۞~~~~Special thanks for your generous appraisal dear Renata, I'm flattered on receiving the Y* accolade..It means a lot to me!

Alfredo Henriques~~~You are most kind in your appraisal Alfredo..I draw much inspiration from your encouraging comments!

JoelleGiannoni~~~These deep blues seem to be a feature of the tone-mapping function and your appreciation is most rewarding. As for your description of the detail, I understand perfectly your point Joelle..your English is very good!

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

Kind regards!



Greetings AX :)!

乾龍 on March 24, 2011

Beautiful shot


Best wishes from Taiwan,Qianlong

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 24, 2011

kecid~~~You are most welcome, thanks for your good comment

♪♫ ☼Sol em Pauta☼ ♪♫~~~ The Y* is much appreciated, thank you!

Pozlp风格----Huge thanks for the Y* Pozlp :)

乾龍~~~~Many thanks Qianlong, I'm glad you like it!

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

Kind regards!


Sarah O on March 24, 2011

Hello dear Jim I'am with the others here, you have "got it down" with these night shots:) Such wonderful blue and I also love the little building, a boat house? or a dwelling, either one, all the elements here make a great photo Jim. I like it a lot. Hope you are well, and having a great week. Thought it time to pop in and give you a hello, this latest series of night shots are very good compostins, Jim. enjoyed each one.

My best to you,:) Sarah

Sarah O on March 24, 2011

ooops..sorry! that's .. Compositions!! :)) this keyboard needs to learn to spell.! :) or not be in such a rush, huh! I'll try to fix this thing! :)

Neil Grimwood on March 24, 2011

Hello again Jim. Sad news indeed,all those years as a fishing port and now it seems it maybe no more. As you say, generations of families have been involved,what the hell are they going to do,they must be devastated. Fishing quotas have probably taken a toll over the years,and now this,i just hope something good comes from it.Its the first iv'e heard of it Jim,i don't think its been on our local news,it should have been because they've covered events in Whitby before. It will be interesting to see what replaces the quay,not more amusements i hope,even though they would provide jobs. thanks for the information Jim.

Now to the photo!! Iv'e not gone right into HDR yet myself,but one thing struck me straightaway. I think the blue is enhanced too much Jim. having said that looking at the comments,some people do like it,each to his own really.Apart from that it looks ok to me,the gable has a bit of a lean on but thats nothing to do with HDR, is it the camera angle?? Maybe its not suited to night shots,i know i tried it on one of mine and it was awful,i had a blue halo round all the lighted windows.Does your programme have the "psuedo" HDR ? if it does try that Jim, its only for single images,not multiple as in the full HDR.As i said mate the blue is the only thing i can pick up on,but its your photo so if you like it then thats fine.Got to sign off now Jim,i'll call in tomorrow. Regards...Neil.


Maciej J. Lorek (MoU… on March 24, 2011

Very beautiful picture.!!!!!

Like! Good luck!!!

Greetings from Danmark,Mouzes

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 24, 2011

Neil Grimwood~~~I learn so much from constructive and honest comment Neil, and my sincere appreciation for such an open evaluation! I would have expected nothing less from you!

The blue colour is too intense as you say and I had not even noticed the lens aberration on the gable end! I enjoyed the exercise and will try to hone my technique, but there is one thing for sure, my gallery will not be displaying too much of it!

The quay should be left as an open space for people to enjoy the harbour views, just as they did more than sixty years ago, before those monstrosities were constructed! The fish quay created essential on-shore work for a few, and at the height of the industry, several hundred fishermen were gainfully employed! It is no surprise or shock to the locals, we have been expecting the closure for some years!

Perhaps now, the fish shoals can recover and the seabed once again restored to provide a natural habitat for breeding and a place of safety for small-fry!

MoUzEs~~~I thank you sincerely for your friendly visit and nice compliment ;>)

Kind regards to you both!


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 21, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: PENTAX K-7
    • Taken on 2011/03/18 22:53:38
    • Exposure: 30.000s
    • Focal Length: 16.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.690
    • ISO Speed: ISO100