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Neil Grimwood on March 25, 2011

Good afternoon Jim. I too learn from honest opnions,i'm pleased you appreciated mine,i'd rather tthe latter than just a...Good said that i do appreciate people calling in and will always try to reply.HDR ain't easy Jim,i think the only way is to keep trying,its not everyones cuppa,i'm still not sure if its for me but i will keep trying.The "psuedo" HDR i mentioned,i have used that to edit a couple of my recent uploads,it takes me a while to get them something like,it makes my head hurt but its fun as well. I'm not giving up on it, i hope you persevere too. I may have mentioned a freind on Pano before Jim..Neil8tkenhead..(he's on my list) He sent me two discs on HDR, he's used it for quite a while and has some interesting shots,well worth a look if you wish. Your photo has some positive comments old chum so i'm pleased you haven't deleted it.

As for the quayside,it would be a good idea to leave it open,probably a cheaper option,some nice seats there and it would be a nice place to be(as long as you didn't eat your fish 'n chips there...those Gulls can be a pest!!) That was an interesting discussion you and Jeff had on my page,no need for an apology by the way,i've left a comment to that effect Jim.

Best wishes to you as alway Jim...Neil.

Faintlightofdawn on March 25, 2011

lovely scene Jim, the lighitng makes it look very futuristic! The tardis might be about to land... Best wishes, Fai

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 25, 2011

Neil Grimwood

Thanks Neil, your feedback and thoughtful responses mean more to me than all the accolades put together!

Faintlightofdawn~~~I hope the beggar does not land Fain---, the traffic police would tow it away!! Your evaluation is much appreciated!

Kind regards to you both!


Sarah O on March 26, 2011

Jim I guess my comment got lost. sorry you didn't get to see it. But I liked this shot and visited earlier to let you know.


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 26, 2011

SarahO :)

Ooops!~~Goodness me humble apologies dear friend for overlooking your comment back there! I do so enjoy your visits and your friendly banter is such a pleasure to read.

As for this series, it was such a pleasure to be gifted with that incredible blue light. In this photo, the blue colours are intensified by the HDR process and to be frank, looks unnatural. There is much debate on the subject of post editing especially the use of HDR! To me, it is like putting icing on the cake, a form of photo decoration! as such, it is merely an artistic representation!

As for the little building, it is simply an out-house of some description! You can see the extent of it in this shot taken from the beach below the slip-way!

Your words dear Sarah, as always, fill me with pleasure and I thank you sincerely for your friendly visits and appreciation of this photo!

Kind regards and a friendly hug!


brianmoc on March 26, 2011

First awesome pictures!

second to Neil Grimwood and anyone that thinks its sad to see the fishermen go. I live in Gloucester (the new one in the US) and Fishing quotas are the was to go! sorry its not a fishing town anymore but they over fish the waters just like they did here. Other that that nice shots!

Manfred Zoller on March 26, 2011

Lovely scenery like and best regards from Austria

Michael Koutras on March 26, 2011

Beautiful colors. Like. Greetings from Greece. Michael

Mel Figueroa on March 27, 2011

Hermosa fotografia Me Gusta - Like 17

Recibe saludos, Mel

Geezer Vz on March 27, 2011

Hi, Jim.

It was good to find a new picture upon returning from an eight day (camping trip) hiatus. This picture looks reasonably natural, maybe entirely natural for a night picture, and the blues departure is within acceptable limits in my opinion. I think HDR is a great tool when used for it's intended purpose, namely to capture HDR or a wide range of exposure values. The colors should be natural looking, or close to natural looking IMO. Too often HDR is used to create super saturated and completely unnatural images. People who used to post quality images are now posting weird colored images which is sad. But I applaud you for wanting to learn it and get it right.

I think this is a great composition after reading the comments about the quayside issues. I also love the light with the octagonal flare. Keep up the good work.


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 28, 2011

brianmoc~~~That's a fine compliment, thanks! As for the fishing industry, it is the same on every continent..The quota system is a total failure, the restrictions on mesh size for trawl nets is a farce, the controls for illegal fishing are woefully inadequate, but above all, the fishermen have been their own worst enemy..They are almost entirely responsible for the death of the oceans. Rock hopper trawling is an abomination.

manfrezo~~Thanks a lot Manfrezo, I appreciate your friendly visits and nice compliments!

Michael Koutras---You are most welcome Michael, Thanks for your kind praise!

Mel Figueroa~~~I'm glad you like it Mel, your evaluation is much appreciated :)

Geezer Vz---Welcome back Guy, I hope you had good weather and have brought back some good photos too.

As for HDR, I think there is a place for it, providing that it is used intelligently..I agree, many good photos are spoiled by too much saturation...Of course, I appreciate that we all have different tastes, and colour photos will always be subject to a wide range of opinion! I have seen a number of very good B+W HDR images recently and I was more than impressed with the results! I take much inspiration from your encouragement Guy and look forward to improving my technique! There is one thing for sure, my main output will always be conventional photos! As for the quay-side issue, it started in another thread, JUST HERE

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

Kind regards :)


cristian andrei on March 29, 2011

The blue is fantastic Jim ! It looks like it's coming from a suprarealist movie ! Did you work it in post production or it's the real one ? like ! My very best regards from Montreal , Cristian

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 29, 2011

Greetings Cristian, I'm most grateful for your evaluation.

As previously mentioned elsewhere, the Pentax setting for tungsten white balance was selected for the shooting mode.

The resulting blue skies are captured in three images, each separated by a value of 2ev, which were subsequently processed in Photomatix Pro soft ware, an HDR package!

My lack of technique in the tone-mapping procedure produced such a garish blue, it was necessary to reduce the blue tones in photoshop!

Thanks for dropping in Cristian, I enjoy your visits!


Ismail Yaşartekin on March 29, 2011

Very nice photo! LİKE 20

Best wishes, greetings from Turkey,İsmail

l-vandervegt on March 30, 2011

Beautiful shot

╰☆❤ M S Jossette D"C… on March 30, 2011

Jim you did a very intense and define colour ..look very beauty..a very original picture..congrats dear JimBest regards and many greetingsScarulu16*:)

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 30, 2011

* Rosi *

Уважаеми Роси, това, което казвате е много вярно, не е нужно да се намесва в начина на живот на AXOTA да ходи .. това е, че AXOTA не пресича пътя ви.

Ако AXOTA посети снимките си, че ще пиша с обективност и честност и Роси ще разбере, че я спазват като личност.

Ако AXOTA пресича пътя ви до настилка, галерията си с безсмислени повтарящи се коментира, той не мисли, че ще бъде чак толкова щастливи!

По-голямата част от участниците се подчиняват на правилата и ще се въздържат от публикуване повтарящи коментар спам тип ..

В бъдеще, ако състезанието ще се * blitzed * от подателите на гласуване стръв , (чрез гласуване стръв, имам предвид дава "Както", един "гласуване", и "любимите", на всяка снимка във всички галерии трябва да бъдат посетени), това ще бъде смъртта на конкурси Panoramio.

Що се отнася до склонността си за събиране на снимки за любимите си папка, защо някой би искате да се съберат толкова много?

Това е справедлив въпрос! Вече сте събрани 3000 ..

Кажи ми, Роси, ще сте някога, отделете време да прегледате 3000 снимки? ... Съмнявам се много!

Axota се чувства сигурен, че повечето хора искат да видят състезание, проведено на a равни field, така че най-добрата снимка победи и не е най-спамър.

Правилата са там, за да бъдат приложени, не опозорен! Това е моето мнение .. и това на много други в Panoramio!

AXOTA теб значи нищо лошо, нито неуважение, снимките ви са много добри, но вие нямате право да се огъват правилата?

Вие може би трябва да се помни, че някой друг преди вас, които пренебрегват правилата понесе наказанието .. Профилът е изтрит!

Поздрави Jim

İ.Yaşartekin~~~Thanks Ismail, your visit and good comment is much appreciated!

Very nice photo! LİKE 20 Best wishes, greetings from Turkey,İsmail

l-vandervegt~~Thanks for stopping by, I'm most grateful for your nice compliment!

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

Kind regards :)


auoob -farabi on March 30, 2011

Nice View

Very good friend

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ I LIKE IT ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

All the best,farabi

白云黑土 on March 31, 2011

Nice capture! Beautiful shot!


Greetings, baiyunheitu

Free Wheels on April 2, 2011

Hi Jim, not a bad first effort, better than mine any way. Don't give up, I do expect better from you. Have you tried SNS-HDR? They do a Lite version (free) and a pro version, both extremely good. go their website, bottom right of page and click on get SNS-HDR lite version. You'll be blowing us all away with your next offering.



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Photo taken in North Yorkshire & Cleveland Heritage Coast, Brotton, Redcar and Cleveland, UK

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