Sunset on Abbey Pond

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Unable to resist the temptation of grabbing another Abbey sunset, I hopped over the boundary wall (trespassed) with all my gear and hurriedly set up the tripod next to several other geeks who were already there..With a few moments of me taking this shot, the other geeks spoiled my view when they moved towards the pond to capture the full reflection..Ah well, you cant win em' all!

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Steven Stoddart on June 5, 2011

Hiya Jim - What a cracking shot of Whitby Abbey... A YS from me!

Is that pond a permanent feature?



buwi on June 5, 2011

Sehr romantisch! ;) L und Gruß, Bea

BritPlom on June 6, 2011

Splendid sunset, Jim, as usuaL!

Greetings François

Ghiocela on June 6, 2011

Great view, dear Jim! Excellent composition and very artistic! *YS** and Like! Have a nice week! Simona

愛 Sylvietsak 女 on June 6, 2011

Sunsets are beautiful and more beautiful behind this wonderful old building....5 likes...

Best wishes for a good week and a lovely summer


Dee Wainwright on June 6, 2011

simply beautiful jim :-)

jknaus on June 6, 2011

Excellent mirror of color symphony and light! LIKE! Happy week and great photos, Joni

markcbn on June 6, 2011

Magnifico atardecer AXOTA.YS.Saludos cordiales,mark.

els f on June 6, 2011

wonderful silhouette.. great colours, like

Mahmoud Eskandari on June 6, 2011

LIKE for excellent view and shot

All the best, Mahmoud

Sigh on June 6, 2011

Ah, Jim. This is the Axota I've been missing. These latest shots are brilliant! Non of that over worked, hard on the eye, HDR crap. These are like your first half of the gallery. Great stuff. Comment the rest later.

top spotter on June 6, 2011

Hi Jim Super shot superb colour and great rflection in the pond.Its going to my favs with this YSL.Best wishes Alan

JoelleGiannoni on June 6, 2011

Wonderful light, I love it! A big big like!

Have a great evening, Joelle

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 7, 2011

Steve Stoddart~~~The old abbey is done to death and I generally avoid taking photos of it, but it looked so photogenic I could not resist one more shot! The Abbey pond, a feature from its earliest days, was reinstated a few years ago by English Heritage. Many thanks for your appreciation Steve ;)

buwi~~~Greetings Bea, as always, it's a pleasure to receive your mail and nice comment.

John J. Slovinec, Sr…~~~~WOW! John, that's a massive compliment on my photos and one for which I am truly grateful!

BritPlom~~~Thanks for your words of encouragement Francois, I'm glad you enjoyed this photo!

Ghiocela~~~~~Warm greetings dear Simona, my day is much brighter since your visit and generous appraisal..much appreciated my friend!

愛 Sylvietsak 女~~~Hello Sylvie ;)..A visit from you is such a pleasure..your lovely comments and special wishes mean a lot to me..

Denise Gregory~~~Your a star Denise and I really appreciate your nice words!

jknaus~~~~A big hello Joni...I'm always happy to see you my friend! thanks for dropping in!

markcbn~~~You are most generous Mark..Many thanks for your affirmation, especially for the Y*

els f~~~~Hi! Els, I'm delighted you enjoyed this photo, ;)

Mahmoud Eskandari----I greet you warmly Mahmoud and thank you sincerely for your evaluation!

Sigh~~~~~I was always going to be faithful to my original concept simply post photos that appeal to my innermost interpretation of what I feel is photogenic...I don't need HDR to make viewable photos! Besides, I feel more comfortable in single frame shots!..Thanks for your encouraging remarks Si..I greatly value your say it like it is!

top spotter~~~Great to see you Allen and I'm chuffed you liked this shot..The Y* and L are much appreciated ;>)

JoelleGiannoni~~~~A warm welcome Joelle ;) My evening just got better since you dropped in, many thanks!

DaveMorgan~~~~~Your appreciation is most encouraging Dave and thank you for your lovely compliment!

To you all, I express my sincere gratitude for your visits, precious comments, your endorsements, yellow stars and for taking the time to look!

Kind regards :)


Michel Chanaud on June 7, 2011

Hello Jim. Lucky man to have the possibility to climb here and enjoy the view every evening (even without taking a picture!). I love it of course. All the best. Michel

maresmemontainn on June 7, 2011

Bonita foto de la abadia de whitby


Peter_private_box on June 7, 2011

Hi Jim,

Probably one of the best pictures of the Abbey I have seen for a long while. The balance of the stone work, and that little pool of water make a great result. I like it!

Best Wishes peter

Ana Docal on June 7, 2011

Hi! my dear Jim....this a wonderful photo!!! my congratulations..of course a big like!!!..kisses.Ana

╰☆❤JossetteD❤☆╮ on June 8, 2011

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Jim its Spectacular!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Georgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!Congrats for these incredible view!!!!!!!!!!!!Ys+L

Алексей Фадеев on June 8, 2011

Good shot!!!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 5, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: PENTAX PENTAX K-7
    • Taken on 2011/06/02 21:02:25
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 45.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash