A Wild Moorland Sunset..

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This dramatic landscape is best seen at several times magnification..The detail is in the shot..In fact seven shots--stitched in PS 8..It does take a few moments to load up :)

The North Yorkshire moors are wild places, hewn by the tremendous forces of nature..The ever changing light and weather conditions make it a perfect subject for painters and photographers alike. Those rain bearing clouds burst upon me just a few moments after taking this photo..

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alear on March 22, 2012


Gene M. on March 22, 2012

Hello dear Jim, fabulous shot! Magnificent place, this is fantastic to see this immense plain, wonderfully enlightened by the golden sunrays, the dramatic sky and its spectacular dark clouds, splendid panorama shot! Big like 16 ♥ and YS 5 ♥ for this breathtaking view! Best regards from France, Geneviève

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 28, 2012

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.

©yemtaş~~~~The weather on the moors cab be very changeable, clouds are ever present causing the light to fluctuate widely, as you can see in this shot, the views here in these conditions are spectacular..I'm most grateful for your appreciation Ismail :)

MF(Meditation Falcon…~~~A warm welcome MF :)~~~~Your kind wishes and generous praise are much appreciated, especially the Y*

enroqueff~~~~Greetings dear friend...You possess a very special and unique gift in your poetic thoughts so eloquently written here...They are a delight to read and very much appreciated :)

K@rin~~~~You will have driven close by to this place K@rin in the past, so you will have first hand experience of the incredible and diverse beauty that can be seen on the moors..All the more reason why your visit, thoughtful words and Y* means so much :))

alear~~~Great to see you here Ale', thanks for your L :)

Genevieve M~~~~A warm welcome Gene' :)) It's such a nice surprise to find your precious comments here...The weather conditions were so changeable with a strong breeze buffeting the tripod...but the light was just awesome..I felt almost excited as those dark foreboding clouds closed in. Suddenly, a small gap in the sky allowed the setting sun to break through for a few brief moments catching me unawares..At least, I managed to shoot a few frames before the heavens opened to torrential rain..Thanks for the huge compliment on my work Gene', it means a lot to me :)

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 :)


joyfotos on April 4, 2012

WOW! What a wonderful capture. Makes one think of rich oil paintings by the old masters but in modern digital! I had to make a quick tour by slide show for now through the rest of your gallery...but couldn't resist a stop for a closer look at this one. YSL!

Dean Matthews on May 18, 2012

This is great on so many levels - it just shows how far us mere mortals have to go :-/

The stitching is fabulous - in full res I couldn't see a hint. The HdR really suits this and gives the sky it's deserved attention

You put an enormous amount of time skill and effort into your pics Jim


Best regards Dean

brian01 on July 6, 2012

Methinks well worth all your effort, Jim. Y*.

Best wishes, Brian.

Alireza Javaheri on January 31, 2013

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 9, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: PENTAX PENTAX K-7
    • Taken on 2011/09/10 19:13:26
    • Exposure: 0.011s (1/90)
    • Focal Length: 16.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash