Thundering Seas

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Comments (12)

c.s. on April 4, 2008

Hello Jim,I came across your name in northern California, in the south of Korea, in Georgia and in Tennessee and I have visited your gallery already several times, enjoying viewing your landscapes. But it was also a pleasure to read your comments, written in a clear, very civilized English, larded with humour.

I selected this photo, because it was not yet commented, and you know that I like to be the first to fall in line. But the picture surely is the first among equals.

Greetings, Claus

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 4, 2008

It is indeed a pleasure to meet you Claus and it seems that my reputation preceeds me.

How great is the wonder of modern technology. In just a few months I have communicated with so many wonderfull people from countries far and wide, learning so much more and feasting my eyes on images unimaginable.

I enjoy adding a little humour to spice up my commentaries. It puts people at ease and encourages further discussion.

I must confess, however, that not everyone understands my humour and I have been known to get things terribly wrong. I was thrown off some guys 'favourites' list recently and I'm still trying to work out the problem. No doubt he will eventually forgive me.

I always thought that the North Amercan Nation made far greater use of the English language than the English, and until the advent of computers this was probably the case. Grammer and spelling is universaly good now.

I am so gratefull for your positive and thoughtfull feed-back Claus. I have no doubt that in the fullness of time, we shall have many more interesting conversations. Thankyou for taking the time to post your valuable comments.

Best wishes.


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 4, 2008

Oops Claus, have you spotted my 'deliberate' spelling mistake ???? How do you spell GRAMMAR ???? grrrr. CHEERS


c.s. on April 5, 2008

Hello Jim, it would have been worse if you had spelled "spelling" as "speling".

The level of your English can only be reached if it is one's native language or if you are living a long time in the U.K. or U.S. Compared to the shiny Rolls of your linguistic usage, my English looks like a second hand car with bonnet and doors in different colours. Well, in any case it is travelling. That is maybe the reason that there are people who cannot comprehend the right nuance of what you're writing, causing misunderstanding. This happened also to me one time, not my words, but the drift of my remark being misconceived. We were both on-line and I was able to explain my remark the same moment I got his reaction, but it makes one more careful, and in some cases, if I doubt that what I'm writing is clear to the receiver, I'm making use of LOL, or ;-), or even ;-))), in case of joking, that is. But at this moment I'm not joking, but very serious, way too serious, so no ;-) here.

Best regards, Claus

graziella on April 5, 2008


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 5, 2008

Greetings Claus, well that is most complimentary regarding my 'not' so perfect English.

You are too modest Claus, reading your last post indicates to me that you have a powerful command and deep understanding. My technical English is very low indeed.

I have pondered the meaning of 'LOL' for some time. It was my young daughter who eventually enlightened me, only a few days ago.

Your colourful self depricating critique realy is most amusing. I possess a strong Yorkshire/Northern English dialect and I can promise you that it is not a pretty sound. (It can be likened to the US Southern Drawl) My written word makes much more sense.

Many foriegn visitors believe that I am Nordik or Gaelic even. Some of my contemporaries cannot be understood in their own locale, so strong is their dialect. Have you ever heard a 'Geordie' speaking Claus ??? (Geordie is a nickname for the Tribes of Northumberland, A wild and dangerous region. not ) My friend Paul, 'COAL MINERS BOY', is an ex-pat from that region, now living in California many years. I often pull his leg on such matters of dialect, accents and local Law & legend. We have few taboos on such matters thankfully.

Its 0200 hrs. here Claus and I'm hitting the sack

Cheers and best wishes.


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 5, 2008

Saluti Graziella. Quanto apprezzo la vostra generosita e il voto mie foto.



Roger Narbonne on April 10, 2008

Hello Jim. The North Sea is one truth washer the linen? And thank you for your visit. Roger.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 28, 2008

Greetings Roger, you are most welcome. Thanks for dropping in and your amusing comment.



*Andrew* on May 20, 2010

Красивый вид. Отличный кадр. Привет из Алматы.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 21, 2011

Andrew~~~My humble apologies for missing your nice comment!! Many thanks!


Roger Narbonne on April 21, 2011

Salut Jim, bonne photo sur cette mer du Nord qui fait ça lessive. + un Like 1.

Mes Amitiés de Narbonne, Roger.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 23, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: NIKON E8700
    • Taken on 2008/03/22 13:34:06
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 8.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash