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Yet again, another large panorama comprising several frames stitched in PS 8. Seen at several times magnification, the distant Abbey can be seen on the headland. This view is taken looking in the opposite direction from this shot.

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Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 24, 2011

The photo, taken from atop a disused railway viaduct 60 metres above the river, is the result of 8 separate images and stitched in PS 8, followed by post editing to suit my taste.

Please feel free to comment..Constructive critique is welcome :)


François Roux on November 25, 2011

Beautiful panoramic picture with nice shadows & light. Like. Best greetings. François.

Giorgio Sari on November 25, 2011

Hi Jim formidabile panorama, LIKE saluti Giorgio

top spotter on November 25, 2011

Hi Jim I see from the shadow you are up on Larpool Viaduct a great vantage point for a picture.Looks to be some nice Autumn colour in the trees on the right.A Like here Jim Best wishes Alan

Tom Sellek on November 25, 2011

Great one like Axota

Ciao tom

Madame X on November 25, 2011

Hola Jim!

Entonces, ¿podemos hacer todas las críticas que queramos? :-)

Yo sólo puedo decirte que me encanta! Pero ahora, ¿cómo lo hacemos? Habrá que bajar para ver este paisaje tan bonito.

He escuchado la canción, ¿quieres bailar? :-)

Y me gusta, claro que sí!

Te mando un abrazo y que pases un buen fin de semana,


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 25, 2011

dektol~~~~Following a poor start to the day with gloomy skies, the clouds lifted and out came the late afternoon sun, hence the golden light and long shadows, a common event so far north :) I'm thankful for your thoughtful words!

Giorgio Sari~~~~Saluto il mio vecchio amico Giorgio:) Fino a quando queste vecchie gambe mi può portare e il mio occhio a vista resti sufficiente a vedere, io sono determinato a godere di questo mio hobby fino a quando mi capita di incontrare il mio creatore .. inoltre, la exersise è buono per me ~! ~ ~ ~ Sono molto grato per le vostre visite e commenti preziosi;)

top spotter~~~~~Greetings Alan :)~~~~The viaduct is only a short walk away. It is well worth making the effort to enjoy such an awesome view! Also, there are a number of well worn paths known mainly by the locals:: great for walking the dog! Thanks for your nice compliment Alan!

tom sellek~~~~Hello Tom :)) it's a pleasure to receive your kind evaluation, thank you!

Esther_mallorca~~~~~Los abrazos Esther:)) me lo disfrutaron sus respuestas con encanto! y, por supuesto, su valoración generosa;))

To you all, I express my warm and sincere thanks for your friendly visits and precious comment


Dezso Biczo © on November 25, 2011

very nice panorama


  • All the best for you

best regards from Hungary - Dezső

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on November 25, 2011

You were at right place to photography, nicely capture. I heard that this area is very green and beautiful.


Gr, Mahdi

Leo Roundtree on November 25, 2011

Amazing composition, Jim. The shadow is compelling as it reveals details of the viaduct not visible from above. The curve in the river leads one to wonder, "What lies beyond?". The red roofs in the lower corner lead the eye to the right bank gently sloping to reveal the village in the distance. Like very much!

Cheers, Leo

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 25, 2011

Dezső Biczó~~~Your'e most welcome Dezső, I hope the large format opened up quickly!

Yosarsif~~~It's good to receive your lovely compliments Mahdi :) The viaduct here is a landmark which can be seen for miles, beyond the valley.

Leo Roundtree~~~~~There are 13 slender brick arches in this viaduct. It was a great achievement when it was constructed in the early 19th century! If you look carefully at the far horizon, the secret of the rivers destiny is revealed! I'm grateful for your thoughtful remarks Leo :)

To you all, I express my warm and sincere thanks for your friendly visits and precious comment


volnat on November 25, 2011

Great idea and the shadow of the bridge is good. LIKE. Best wishes, volnat.

John Goodwin. on November 25, 2011

Hi Jim, there is so much detail in this photo when fully enlarged, I have really enjoyed exploring. It's also nice to see this old viaduct have a second life. Like. All the best, John.

Rosalyn Hilborne on November 26, 2011

What a view those houses in the right hand corner must have!Fantastic shadow of the viaduct, you must be very pleased with it.

Best wishes, Rosa.

Nottincommand1 on November 26, 2011

Certainly did a great job with this one, Jim.

Couldn't find any evidence of 'stitching' with this one.

Great view too!!

Ila O. on November 26, 2011

Neither can I (find evidence of stitching!) Really enjoyble when enlarged to full size. Thanks for sharing! -ila-

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 26, 2011

volnat~~~~~Most of the day was gloomy with poor light, on my way home, across this viaduct, the sun appeared low on the horizon, casting these long shadows through the brick arches..Thankfully, I had my camera ready to record the event..Thanks for your kind appraisal >)

JKG1944~~~~~I tried several different settings and focal lengths before deciding to hold the camera in portrait most panoramics, the result is compromised..I'm glad you enjoyed the view John :))

♦Rosa♦~~~~~It was those long shadows that attracted me to this Rosa..As you can imagine, this viaduct is a well known and much photographed landmark..I wanted something different..From this viewpoint it is physically impossible to portray the architecture and construction of the thirteen arch viaduct..Those shadows were a gift! As for the houses in the corner, all holiday lets :)) If and when the river floods, some one in there is going to get wet feet!

geomanncer~~~~In this instance I overlapped each image by around fifty percent and I noted the ease with which PS8 assembled the photo..It took only a few moments compared with other panoramas. The camera settings were optimised in manual mode because the shots were taken hand-held. On a tripod, I would normally re-adjust the shutter speed to compensate for the variable light source! BTW, the inbuilt image stabilizer on the Pentax K7 is very effective.

To you all, I express my warm and sincere thanks for your friendly visits and precious comment


Steven Stoddart on November 26, 2011

Worth a look is an understatement, Jim.... This is top notch stuff... We cycled across this old viaduct last year and spent a long while looking over the parapet...

YS for this...



Geezer Vz on November 27, 2011

Jim, This is an excellent panorama. I think you did a real good job on the post processing. There is enough detail revealed in the shadows and the sun lit areas are not too bright. The autumn colors are good. Excellent job. At first glance it seems that there should not be shadows on the hillside. That's how panoramas can fool you. You're looking in completely opposite directions in the same picture.

This is a good photo for Google Earth. The shadows of the archway reveal what is there but cannot be seen. Good composition.

Greetings from across the pond.


Ghiocela on November 27, 2011

Again..great shot, Jim! LIKE! Friendly greetings, Simona

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 24, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: PENTAX PENTAX K-7
    • Taken on 2011/11/24 14:55:58
    • Exposure: 0.011s (1/90)
    • Focal Length: 16.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO140
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash