Out of the Blue ~~~~~This is Saltwick Bay

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

An early morning walk along these shores is so exhilarating.

The ozone rich sea air is sooo good to breath, the sound of the sea is music to my ears and to witness the early morning sunlight is one of my greatest pleasures..

The 3 thirds rule for landscapes is not applicable at all times..but I try to find a balance between sea and sky, so this shot optimises the scene in capturing the features on the beach, the contrasting green colours on the cliffs and the transition of sunrise across the clouds into the deep blue sky. It's a high resolution image, best seen at high zoom factor. HDR is not applied.

THIS PHOTO was taken from the same location about one hour earlier!

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Comments (218)

Francisco Jose Rios on December 11, 2013

Congratulations.....Spectacular photographic work.Beautiful scenery and composition.Friendly greetings from Spain Fran....Favorite and like.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 11, 2013

brian01~~~Hello Brian (aka) ~~~~~The year this was taken, 2012, was a year of the most dreadful weather which seemed to be unsettled for much of it! Great for me since I much prefer some cloud activity..The light over the sea does have a special ingredient, much to do with reflected rather than refracted light..This is the magic I see all around me..As for your thoughts on Pentax colours, you could be right, they tend to be a little "warmer" than those in my own Nikon. Yet, compared with my Canon 400D, the Pentax is a shade cooler! I'm so pleased you chose this for your favourites Brian...it means a great deal to me!

Jim M~~~A warm welcome Jim ;) I arrived here hoping for a glorious sunrise over the North Sea horizon..I am rarely disappointed but on this day, it was obscured by low cloud..After a couple of daylight hours my disappointment turned to joy when this opportunity arose..I'm most grateful for your generous award!

Petr Chudoba~~~Greetings Petr ;) I'm glad you liked this one, thankl for your nice compliment!

Le Xuan Hung~~~~Hello Le ;)~~~~This was taken from one of my favourite locations. The coast-line is especially beautiful and the early morning light is so good. I'm most grateful for your kind review!

Renato Pantini~~~~~Hi! Renato :) I thank you kindly for your appreciative comment and L+Y* ;)

Francisco Jose Rios~~~~Well Francisco, with scenery like this and good light, photography is such a pleasure. Throw in a little luck and good timing and the results are often very pleasing..Thank you so much for your generous award, 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 :)


Sunriser © on January 12, 2014

Excellent photo!


Best wishes from Brazil!

Mel Figueroa on January 22, 2014

hermoso lugar muy bonita foto L

Saludos cordiales, Mel

André Ivan .©om on January 26, 2014

Great landscape. Great catch. I liked it.

Diane on February 16

A gorgeous shot, Jim! What a wonderful place you have for photography! Big LIKE.

Lloret on February 26

Wonderful coast, very nice shot, LIKE

Lucho_G on February 27

Magnifico paisaje Jim Evans
Fav/Like, Saludos desde Argentina. Lucho

digitaaal on February 28

Hey Jim! It is very beautiful in the morning light, it was worth to get up early.

YSL * *

Yours faithfully, Pista

Simply amazing !!!

Fernand Metzger on March 4

ma gni fi que !!!!!!!!! YSL

Rikimer on April 7

A fantasticly composed view, Jim, spectacular light - a brilliant shot!

L+F 162/70

Friendly greetings, Willi

Dust... on May 10

+++!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! f+liKe it !
amitié des Pyrénées

Nikos Greek on May 16

Very nice image L+F!

Nelly T on May 25

An excellent photo and a wonderful place! L!


Thierry Sugarth on May 27

No words, just emotion and F73+L166 Compliments, sincerely, Thierry

Stefano Boldrini on June 1

Like and Favorite Stunning landscape composition and impressive color quality.

Greetings from Italy, Stefano

mescat on July 8

Nice photo!


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 31, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: PENTAX K-7
    • Taken on 2012/07/24 06:05:42
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 26.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 1.00 EV
    • No flash