Wet feet in Whitby

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Unusually, the winter gales have been mostly blowing from the south-west as this off-shore shot depicts..I love to watch the spume being blown off the wave-tops..Luckily I was carrying my Canon camera and long lens! The surf looks so inviting and I'm certain that my good Oz friend, steve111 will be looking longingly at those breakers!

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Steve Paxton on March 6, 2012

so now i know where they have all gone, not one here a mill pond i will take this from you Y*

Buts Yuri on March 8, 2012

Beautiful wave! LIKED-75!!! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 11, 2012

First of all guys, I'm thankful for all your amazing comments, it is a pleasure to receive so much positive feedback..I'm dreadfully sorry for taking so long to respond, this was due to unforeseen circumstances when I was unable to access the internet!! I look forward to visiting your galleries in the near future :) roymonotosh~~~~I'm flattered by your generosity Roy, the YSL means a great deal to me

漂亮妈咪~~~Many thanks for your special greetings and friendly visit!

Gabor Retei~~~~To you also dear Gabe, I express my sincere thanks for your thoughtful remarks and kind wishes!

Madame X~~~~Mi querida y valorada Esther amigo, tus comentarios bonitos de mi foto que eligió para escribir con cuidado y cariño, significa mucho para mí .. Usted debe pensar en mí una persona muy mala educación no han respondido a tu comentario preciosa .. Desafortunadamente, debido a circunstancias imprevistas, que no fue capaz de acceder a Internet desde el principios de enero .. En ese momento me he mudado a otra casa .. Hubo que trabajar mucho para restaurar el lugar a un buen nivel .. No había visto una mano de pintura desde hace treinta años y la occupier anterior se había olvidado de solucionar el lugar arriba .. Ahora lo he buscando en forma de una reina .. Tal vez le gustaría visitar algún día, hay una habitación muy cómoda para los clientes :)) Gracias de nuevo por su visita amistosa, sus comentarios maravillosos y generosos valoración;) ---

K@rin~~~I am especially grateful for your lovely comments and special wishes K@rin..I hope that you can forgive my late response..I read elsewhere that your family has had its difficulties too :( It is my fervent wish that all is well and your husband is on the road to recovery..Did you hear from GG??

Mirenterese~~~Your kind and thoughtful wishes are much appreciated, thank you!

Samad_T~~~~I'm grateful for your appreciation _Samad :)

Sababoy~~~It's good to see you here Sababoy..Many thanks for your special wishes!

kaouyana~~~~Vos voeux en temps opportun et d'évaluation généreuse signifie beaucoup pour moi Yves .. Je vous remercie pour avoir pris le temps de me rendre visite!

John J. Slovinec, Sr…~~~~Much appreciated John..It's always a pleasure to receive your evaluation!

lotus_ou~~~~~Muchas gracias por sus agradable cumplido

Genevieve M.~~~~~Cher Geneviève, j'espère que vous pardonnerez ma réponse très tardive à vos commentaires précieux et spéciaux souhaits saisonniers .. je n'ai pas pu accéder à mon compte internet pour plusieurs raisons importantes .. Le passage à une autre habitation au cours de la période de Noël et Nouvel An était un cauchemar! L'endroit était dans un très mauvais état de réparation et il a fallu plusieurs semaines de mon temps pour remédier aux problèmes .. Ce n'est que maintenant que je peux vous détendre devant mon ordinateur et de répondre à mes lettres amis etc Je suis impatient de visiter votre galerie dans le dans un proche avenir et je vous remercie encore pour votre amitié!

Jarda Lhoták~~~~I am most grateful for your friendly visit and kind evaluation Jarda, thank you!

Denni Gregory~~~~Well you didn't tell me you were coming Denni :) I don't bite you know...It would be a pleasure to meet you both :)

MF(Meditation Falcon…~~~~Your numerous visits and precious comments are very much appreciated..When I have caught up responding to many unread comments, a visit to your gallery is a high priority!

I'm thankful for all your amazing comments guys, it is a pleasure to receive so much positive feedback..I'm sorry for taking so long to respond and I look forward to visiting your galleries in the near future

Kind regards everyone!


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 11, 2012

WOW!!!!~~~~how great to receive so many wonderful comments and special wishes :))) First of all, please accept my humble apologies for my late response to so many friends, old and new who have graced this photo with so many inspirational remarks..I am deeply grateful

Mário Eloi Castro~~~~Much appreciated :)

♥WIZARD & BREO♥~~~I like the intended pun auld lad

PhotoCaptureLB~~~~Your'e most welcome, thanks!

duyhan~~~~I'm a big fan of the beach and seashore..I've been wetting my feet in this briny for more years than I care to remember :)

Sig Holm~~~It's great to see you Sig..How's things in the Land of Ice? :)

tom sellek~~Glad you enjoyed it Tom,

digitaaal~~~~~It was simply a case of hoping and praying that I could stay dry Pista!

►Bogdan◄~~~Thanks Bogdan :) It's places like this which makes photography so much fun :)

Salivo~~~Warm greetings Sabine..I'm grateful for your precious comment :)

Prisoneroftoday~~~~Hello Artem :) The subject in its natural state makes the job relatively easy..The zoom lens really made this shot for me!

oronbb~~~Hi Oron :) Your visit and kind evaluation is much appreciated!

Amelia Royan~~~Keks remained firmly on my dear..I did not wish to offend the sensibilities of yon tourists and the like! Strangely, I have never, in all my years, seen a naked body, in daylight, on this expanse of beach...Mind you, there's a fair amount of skinny dipping goes on in the early hours when the pubs empty..I would not dare to go snapping for fear of reprisals!

Alevikon~~~~Я приветствую Вас от всей души Alex и благодарим Вас любезно для оценки.

Christos Theodorou~~~I'm glad you liked this shot Christos....The beach is one of my favourite environments..There is always something interesting to capture!

juncujuncu~~~Thank you so much..I am delighted to receive your visit and kind assessment!

Ahmet Bekir~~~~I'm thankful for your appreciation Ahmet :)

Vyacheslav Leksin~~~~~I greet you warmly Vyacheslav :)~~~~~There are few places that inspire me as much as the sea-shore..I'm glad you like this photo!

~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~~~~Oh dear Renata..My return was rudely interrupted when the line provider cut me off once again..only restoring the line last week..The customer service department was of no help whatsoever..I cannot recommend Skytalk at all..Keep well away I say! It's so good to be back :)

© mimipet.com~~~~I send you a big wave too Mimi :) Meet me on the shore some day soon for a big cuddle :))

mbe21~~~I guess you will have read the preceding comments Mick..You have no idea just how difficult it has been since I lost my land-line..I never realised just how much I depend on communications..and to be honest, this is not a good situation to be in..The system seems to be taking control of my life in a bad way..I'm glad to be back Mick and it's great to see you here!

beegood~~~~I've missed you too dear Maja..if only there was another way..This dependence on technology for information is not a good thing..There is a growing tendency for this technology to become the norm. At a time when many senior citizens do not wish to communicate with a computer..many of them do not own one and have no interest in them! However, the advantages by far outweigh the down-side...For instance, I would never have made so many wonderful friends as I have here in Panoramio, nor would my eyes have feasted on so many amazing images..and then I would never have met you so I'm more than happy to be typing this response to you dear Maja!

pvlsorin~~~Greetings Sorin :)) Your appreciation is most welcome, many thanks for your fine compliment!

Tjeert Mensinga ©~~~~~Hello Tjeert, I'm pleased you stopped by and delighted for your generous appraisal..Yes! the North sea, as you are well aware, can be an angry and frightening enemy at times..I believe that only the Dutch and possibly the Norwegians have been successful in controlling its awesome power...The policy of the UK government is to simply allow the sea to take its natural course..Only in high density urban areas like London and other major ports will the agencies provide the necessary funding TO prevent flooding!

ramtto~~~It's a pleasure to receive your kind appraisal Ramtto :)

halukabi~~~~I thank you kindly for your appreciation ;)

Randy Hall~~~~~~Hi Randy :) --This is certainly one of the nicest beaches on the East UK coast..Cleaned twice a day by the constant movement of tidal water, a rise and fall of more than six metres at spring tides...Only the beaches much further north are equal in both popularity and cleanliness as the one found here! It costs the UK taxpayer many millions of ££££ to clean up the mess from polluted rivers,and untreated sewage..The local surfing community have been instrumental in highlighting the contamination..Now there are heavy penalties for those who are found poisoning the beaches..

enroqueff~~~~Estimado enroqueff :) que usted ha encontrado la inspiración para escribir su poesía hermosa a la vista de mi fotografía es más halagador .. Estoy muy agradecida por tu comentario preciosa;)

steve111~~~ You'd love this beach Steve,,I'm certain it has great potential for surfers..Those waves start well off shore and hit the beach with some velocity..I believe the surge is caused by a rising seabed and not hard, dangerous bedrock! It sure is good to receive your mail Steve Regards to Clara and keep up the good work...:)

ButsYV~~~Many thanks for your appreciation _Yuri..It's a pleasure to receive your nice compliment!

Greetings to all my friends, old and new..I am delighted to read so many positive comments...Sorry for taking so long to respond and I look forward to visiting each of your galleries in the near future.

Kind regards!


Beautiful wave! LIKED-75!!! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

Michele Miccoli on March 11, 2012

Magnificent shot!


Ciao from Italia!


roeli bindels on March 20, 2012

lovely sea-view!! gr. roeli

Erik van den Ham on April 1, 2012

Amazing doesn't cover these magnificent waves that come rolling in..... oh how I love the force of nature! YSL

Surfs up, Erik

Miguel Bortfeldt on December 27, 2012

Superb capture! Like. Greetings, Miguel.

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Photo taken in Cleveland Way, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21, UK

Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 26, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2011/12/07 13:46:56
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 250.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash