The Glacial Valley of Glaisdale

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This awesome, sweeping valley, as seen from Glaisdale Head, so typical of those in, and around the North Yorkshire Moors, is easy to reach by road, either from Lealholme or high Glaisdale village. The origins of the stone walls date back many centuries when the land was devided into "tythes", an ancient form of measurement that was used to raise revenue for the parish.

If you have the time, there is much to see if you zoom right in :) This photo is the result of six seperate images from the same viewpoint and merged in Photoshop 3 to give fine detail in focus. I found no need to use a tripod at this focal length..Any one with a steady hand can do this, even without built in image stabilisers..The trick is ensuring that the next shot overlaps the previous one by around 15%. Remember to use recognisable landmarks in each frame. I am more than happy to divulge the rather complex procedures which you will need to follow in order to transform your wonky panoramic into something that you can be happy with. The power of PS3 is awesome.

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Comments (57)

GasGasL€X on December 17, 2013

You have some grand vistas up your way Jim!

Alireza Javaheri on December 22, 2013

  • Merry Christmas & Happy new year

Nick Weall on December 23, 2013

A cracking scene Wise Owl that maybe has snow upon it now ~ I wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ~ All the best ~ nick

aggeliki.k on December 27, 2013

All your dreams and your wishes become reality!

Happy New Year!!

{like the photo}

Yours faithfully Aggeliki

Boris Boris on December 28, 2013

Excellent view, very interesting filmed!


With best wishes from Latvia,

  • Boris. *
Fred Fouarge on January 2, 2014

Very nicely Landscape **JIMMYBOY Big like and Happy healthy 2014 --Freddieboy!!

>| Micha |< on January 6, 2014

Hello Jim,

I'm back to stunning again. Impressive landscape and good feeling.

Best wishes Micha

stacy metcalf on January 11, 2014

i adore this stereotypical view of the UK, Jim. Fortuitous spotty lighting, engrossing varied textures and depth of field. You have a good eye for "what sells".

i am always amazed in your gallery.


Steve Paxton on February 9, 2014

Jim such a great vista yep it easy to do a panorama with a bit of care and thought. Steve

taoy (keep Panoramio… on February 26, 2014

Great shot, Jim! Also very nice description.


Greetings from Tokyo, Japan.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on February 26, 2014

My humble apologies to you all for this late reply and huge thanks for all your seasonal greetings

Ghiocela~~~~dear Simona, it is always a pleasure to see you here and I am delighted for your kind review dear friend, I hope you enjoyed your journey abroad.

brian01~~~~Special thanks for your generous award Brian, your comments are greatly appreciated ;)

Guizel J.c~~~~Greetings _J.c, I'm most flattered by your kind appraisal, thanks!

Pontecaffaro~~~Your'e most welcome dear friend, thanks for the affirmation!

Sunriser ©~~~~~glad you liked it, my regards!

Doc ARVERNE~~~Much appreciated, thank you!

GasGasL€X~~~~~I cant disagree with you Lex ;))

Alireza Javaheri~~~~Warm and sincere greetings sent your way Alireza ;))

Nick Weall~~~Great to find you here dear Nick and as always, your comments are much appreciated.

aggeliki~~~~~I greet you warmly and thank you for your thoughtful words!

boruh~~~~~I'm thankful for your visit and nice comment!

Fred Fouarge~~~~~Greetings Freddie boy ;) and very belated seasonal greetings to you too ;)

>| Micha |<~~~~It's good to see you again dear Micha, I'm glad you stopped by ;) Hello Jim,

stacy metcalf~~~~~Well Stacy, I enjoyed your descriptive appraisal, I reckon any self respecting Yorkshire photographer will have similar images in his portfolio. I'm glad you enjoyed this one

Steve Paxton~~~thats right Steve, every one should give this a try, the results can often be very satisfying. Great to find you here bud!

taoy~~~~Friendly greetings dear Taoy, it's a pleasure to receive your visit and interesting comments..Your generous appraisal is most rewarding

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 :)


zy ko on March 1, 2014

Beautiful and full of colours landscape! L Greetings! zyko

MarekEwjanStachowski on March 2, 2014

very nice picture → I like it
friendly greetings → Marek-Ewjan

wanadoux1 on March 8, 2014

D'accord avec tes conseils techniques. Le résultat est édifiant !

Rikimer on April 7, 2014

A magnificent panorama shot, Jim.

L+F 40/19

Have a good start to the week, Willi

mbe21 on April 25, 2014

YSL for a fantastic panoramic shot Jim. There is amazing detail when you zoom right in on it.

Regards - Mick

rod bally on October 28, 2014

L&F... and I surrender! I have added you to my list of favourite photographers. Best wishes, Rod

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 19, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2012/07/18 16:58:56
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash