The Gateway to Freedom

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There is nothing complicated or clever here..The rural setting and open gate to the stubble field has a very simple appeal and takes no effort to understand it!

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Maciej _K on August 28, 2011

Gateway to a beautiful colourful world. 17! Salutations

Tomros on August 28, 2011

Wonderful scenery Jim, thanks for opening the gate to walk in!

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Greetings, Tomas

John Burt on August 28, 2011

Another one of your stunning photos Jim, Best wishes, John.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on August 29, 2011

Dear friends,..I am delighted to read so many positive comments...I'm sorry for taking so long to respond and I look forward to visiting each of your galleries in the near future.

₪๑ Renata K. ๑₪۞~~~~how lovely to read your wonderful comment Renata..I'm flattered by your generosity, thank you so much for your Y* + L

Theolfa~~~~It's great to get feedback my friend, especially when it's coming from you..thanks so much!

ƤōƝƓ~~~~Greetings my friend and my appreciation for your thoughtful assessment and generous award! I'm delighted you saved this to your favourites!

henu1-----A warm welcome Henu ;)..these are traditional five bar gates and have been made like this for many years..I really prefer them to those made of steel. I'm flattered by your generous appraisal, many thanks!

dashalive~~~Hi Dasha ;)....your observation and nice compliment is much appreciated, thanks!

Maciejk~~~A warm welcome..I'm glad you enjoyed your visit..Thanks for your good comment!

TomRos~~~~Well Tomas, the beauty of such photos is the attraction we all feel for those places we would all like to visit..I'm so glad you stopped by ;)

John Burt~~~Hello John ;) It's great to see you here once more..I have just returned to Panoramio after a long break and I'm delighted to find so many nice comments..thank you so much for your kind appraisal ;)

To you all, I express my profound thanks for your friendly visits, your generous appraisals, yellow stars, "likes", and for taking the time to leave your precious comments ;)

Kind regards


Jeff Annely on March 4, 2012

Hi Jim>

You have had a gratifying but not exceptional number of views with this lovely picture. It's odd that a scene which would make a superb painting, may not be lauded so well as a photo.

Frankly, I love it and even when you consider that the potential for a shot like this is present in some location in every field in England this is a real master class in composition.

Well done matey. More please.



Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 26, 2012

Ryan Koenigs~~~~I'm delighted for your nice compliment Ryan..The Trails group is one of my favourites :)

Nikonista~~~Good to see you Jeff, It seems like only five minutes since we enjoyed those few beers in Whitby, how time flies. As for your generous appraisal and meaningful comment on this photo, I'm privileged to have this opportunity to show the rural beauty here in my locale. It is a very simple shot and one that I instantly liked..I'm certain that you are right about the scene..One day I will transfer this image to canvas in oils!

Geraldo Maia~~~I greet you warmly Geraldo and thank you kindly for your friendly visit and nice comment!

To you all, I offer my sincere appreciation and thanks for stopping by :)



Jeff Annely on July 1, 2012

Thanks for that Jim. Look forward to seeing the painting!!>

BTW - did you ever find the bluebell wood? Any shots in the pipeline?



Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 2, 2012

Hello Jeff, it's great to see you here :) In answer to your question, I did indeed find the illusive blue-bell wood, it was like discovering the secret garden..further more, you can sample this yourself on your next visit. I'll send you the directions. The walk starts in Grosmont, along a counntry footpath, through glades and valleys, across little streams, through meadows and eventually bringing me out on the Northern road into Beck Hole. From there, the path takes to the moors, with the heather and sheep for company. Eventually arriving at Darnholme, close to the NYMR. You could take some wonderful photos all along the route. Now onward to Goathland and eventually terminating at the railway station and I catch the train back to Grosmont. Me £4.50---the dog £2.50!!!!!! The journey back takes seven minutes on the train..It's a good three hour walk but well worth the trip! Just one huge disappointment, this years weather has not been good for bluebells, hardly one to be seen.

Best wishes Jeff :)


Miguel Bortfeldt on December 27, 2012

Wonderful composition... and title! Like. Greetings, Miguel.

Doc ARVERNE on January 12, 2013

Toute la beauté simple de la campagne dans cette photo ! L+F et salut de France.

Angelofruhr on April 13, 2013

It's a very nice composition with the leading gate, Jim!


Have a nice Sunday, Angelika

Jean Gregory Evans on November 17, 2013

Jim, Beautiful and moving image, makes me think of this song, "Into The Wild" Lyrics excerpt:

Are we on the lonely side say ohhh now the past long away Are we so lost in the dark of hearts that ohhh there's no light of day

Somebody left the gate open U know we got lost on the way

janamare26 on April 10, 2014

Beautiful place.Good photo.Like.Greetings,Mirjana

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  • Uploaded on June 16, 2011
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    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: PENTAX PENTAX K-7
    • Taken on 2011/05/29 18:33:12
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash