RAVENSCAR---the North Westerly Aspect

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I guess we all have favourite photos depicting a time and place that sticks in our memories, well, this is one of my personal favourites and possibly one my best shots...The skies were heavy and rain laden. The gusting wind, off the land, was blowing a gale, and the temperature at this altitude was plummeting. I made a hurried dash for cover..Seconds later, the heavens opened and this view was completely obscured by low cloud! Another Nikon Coolpix classic!

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Comments (95)

digitaaal on December 2, 2011

Wonderful colors and a very nice picture.


Kind regards, Pista

Dee Wainwright on December 2, 2011

WOW.....beautiful jim :-) hope your well.

Madame X on December 2, 2011


Mira lo que dice Tomas, que no hay que llevar paraguas!

Hay que mojarse! :-) Cuánto más mejor que es muy bueno para la salud :-).

Me ha encantado, como siempre con unas fotografías maravillosas.

Llévame alguna vez a estos paraísos :-).

Sí, me gusta.

Un abrazo y feliz fin de semana,


Ian Stehbens on December 2, 2011

Greetings Jim,

There is a subtlety about the lighting in the distance and on the sea that gives this panorama some special appeal. For me, it reminds me of my time gliding from the Cleveland Hills - a long time ago now.

Warm regards,


Oleg Timofeev on December 4, 2011

Magnificent view, nice shot. -----like Kind regards, Oleg from Pskov

stuart murphy on December 4, 2011

Hi Jim There's a real 'epic' feel about this landscape, probably due to the big depth of field you created. I like it. Well done. Regards Stuart

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 4, 2011

digitaaal~~~It's great to see you Pista, I welcome your fine compliment!

Denise Gregory~~~~It's a wonderful location for seascapes Denni, especially when there are moody skies to be found!

Esthermallorca~~~Os saludo cordialmente _Esthher:)) como un paraguas que ir a todas partes con una! Usted llegó al refugio y por eso te aplaudo .. Abrazos envió a su manera Esther:))

Ian Stehbens~~~~It was that unusual light over the bay that mesmerised me Ian..it loomed heavily on the distant horizon as a trough of low pressure blew in from the north east, typical weather for June! I'm grateful for your kind review and glad that it stirred a few memories! You've certainly led a full life Ian :)

PIT58~~~Greetings Peter :)...The sky looked stormy and for a few minutes, a heavy squall brought drenching rain and sent me scurrying for cover..Your Christmas message is gratefully received :)

LegaTim~~~~Many thanks Oleg..I'm glad you enjoyed the view. :)

Stuart Murphy~~~Thanks Stuart, I enjoyed this photo shoot..the location is atop a massive promontory known locally as Peak..more generally as Ravenscar. The views across Robin Hoods Bay are legendary..I think the dark side of the cliffs in the foreground help to create the illusion of depth and the big picture illustrates the height of the cliff at this point! Thanks for the fulsome appraisal!

To you all, I express my sincere gratitude for your visits, precious comments, your endorsements, likes, especially the Y*'s and for taking the time to look!

Kind regards :)


Sanja Kosanovic on December 5, 2011

Amazing view!

cjlin on December 5, 2011

Nice point of view, we like the cloudy weather. cjlin

Sarah O on December 5, 2011

So so beautiful...what a fantastic view, dear Jim...YSL :)) warmest regards, Sarah~~

Geezer Vz on December 5, 2011

Beautiful shot, Jim. The colors show through even when it's dreary. I'm glad you got rain, if that's what you wanted. It's rained for three days here and the water is up over the ramp to the boathouse. It's supposed to quit today.

Warm regards,


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 5, 2011

Sankos~~~My world is rich in amazing views, thanks for your nice comment!

cjlin~~~~This is a very pretty view in the sunshine but it was the storm clouds that makes this a better image..I'm grateful for your kind appraisal Cjlin :)

Sarah O~~~~This is one of my favourite photos Sarah, its location is about 10 miles from my home as the crow flies and 17 by road..The cliffs here are colossal, rising several hundred metres from the sea bed..Access is limited but I soon discovered this vantage point..One could wait a lifetime to see another sky like that at Ravenscar! Your generous praise is most gratefully received my friend!

Geezer Vz~~~~The clouds were not as dense as the photo would have you believe Guy..Small chinks of sunlight bled through the cover producing this wonderful light..It surely was a gift! My home is about 60 feet above sea-level so flooding is highly unlikely..Our region is well served with reservoirs and high quality water..A resource which is very well managed in the UK..Autumn has gone through the wide open door of winter..and now we are approaching 0c.

To you all, I express my sincere gratitude for your visits, precious comments, your endorsements, likes, especially the Y*'s and for taking the time to look!

Kind regards :)


Boban Onosimoski on December 7, 2011

excellent image! Like

Ula Ch-L on December 9, 2011

Magnificent views and harmony of colors. L

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 12, 2011


Ula Ch-L

I'm most grateful for your visits, appraisals and "likes"



JOSE on December 12, 2011

Fantastic shot!! congratulations!!

LIKE 42 and F 8

Greetings from Spain, Jose!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 12, 2011

niteroi~~~I greet you warmly and thank you for your generous praise..The YSL means a lot ;)

Kind regards!


Mircea Moldovan on December 13, 2011


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 13, 2011

mmircea2011~~~Many thanks for your appreciation :)


Gholami Mohsen on December 17, 2011

This is a very good . LIKE

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 26, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: NIKON E8700
    • Taken on 2011/06/22 14:33:26
    • Exposure: 0.007s
    • Focal Length: 8.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash