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Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 27, 2008

Greetings and welcome to my gallery Millotaurus.

This beautiful village is one of my favourite places on earth. It is so close to the stormy and often violent North Sea. Waves like this occur many times during the year.

I'm glad you called in. Thanks for taking the time to look.


Paula K on May 9, 2008

Wonderful picture! I can't imagine where you were standing when you took this! I will have to mosey down there and take a look!


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on May 10, 2008

Greetings and a big welcome Paula. It is reasonably possible to determine with some accuracy the very location from where the photo was taken. Remember how you placed your own viewpoint ?? . With each photo there is a viewpoint map, simply zoom in to find the viewpoint.

When telephoto lenses are used, as in my case, it gives the illusion of being much closer to the action.

Thanks for dropping in Paula.

Cheers-- Jim

Paula K on May 11, 2008

Ah! Much clearer now Jim! I haven't actually walked much further than the little cafe there. I will make a point of exploring a little further on my next visit at the end of May. Paula

Fred Fouarge on July 14, 2008

Wauuuuuwwww Woooooooosh Jimmiboy

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on October 15, 2008

OOps Freddy, Its a long time since I looked in here. Please forgive my late response.

Best wishes---Jim

Amelia Royan on November 26, 2008

The groynes are under attack. Great lively photo.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 27, 2008

Thanks for your comment Amelia, the groynes are on their last legs. It is only a matter of time when this village really will be the "SANDSEND".

Its a great pity that municipal neglect will reduce this white,sandy beach to dark slate grey fossilised alluvial mud, in the not so distant future.


Amelia Royan on December 27, 2008

Hello Jim, authorities to my knowledge often act after the stable has been opened. What a pity that this view will change. I hope it's not too imminent.

Greetings, Amelia

mr scottyow on September 10, 2009

nice shot and a very nice collection that you have. best regards, scotty0w

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 5, 2009

scotty03~~~It is a pleasure to read your nice comment ;.) Thanks for looking in ;>)


nanoinca on October 5, 2010

Me fascina ver el poder del mar!!!!

Wallgo.com on October 28, 2010

Stunning and many thanks for all the lovely comments you have given us...Dave

sugarbag1 on January 17, 2011

Hello Again Jim. Wowwwwwwwwwwww what a site to see. This is really spectacular to see. I read above that later, with the incoming tide and the rough sea it was 5 meters!!! That must have been some site. I love looking at rough seas. Every now and again down in Albany, there will be at least one big storm in 18 months or so where the seas are huge. I have been to one of the local beaches called Middleton Beach, where the brakers (waves) were braking way out about a 1 klm off shore. Really big seas and waves and also what these big storms also do, is, they wash up such a delightful variety of shell and big ones as well. I have found some time, back, that there are laws about picking shells on the beach after a storm, where its illegal to do so, here in Western Australia . So after this big storm, did you find anything interesting that got washed up Jim. Years ago, back in the late 1980's and early 1990's I used to live right at beach. Infact the boundry of the property, was the high water mark, a very old location. Anyway most morning we would go down to the beach around daylight and walk or run olong the beach. It was really amasing what we would find washed up on the beach each day. Yes, there would be heaps of woods, light bulbs off ships I guess. always one thong. I used to collect them all up and wear odd ones!!! And one day, I found this huge wheel, tire on a rim, and its still had air in it.Look like it had come off a large army truck or some 4WD. It must have been in the water a long time, as it was heavierly covered in barnacles. Some how we rolled this wheel back up the beach and brought it home. It was really heavy as well and nearly gave up and left it behind. It was nice living this place. Sorry for getting carried away with one of my *stories again!!! :-) Kindest Regards, From, David

N4n0 on April 11, 2011

chop chop! this is the opposite that happens here, the waves barely can wet your knees :D

Hubs56_je suis CHARL… on April 23, 2011

really impressive, Hubs

Roger Narbonne on June 27, 2011

Hello JIM. When the North Sea bursts out and makes that washes, here is attractive one be taken. + I like 2.

Best greetings from France, city Narbonne, My gallery on one page, Roger.

Biplab Kumar Pal on March 1, 2014

Excellent shot, L+F, best wishes, Biplab.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 22, 2008
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    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: NIKON E8700
    • Taken on 2008/03/22 14:02:23
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 67.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash