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In contrast to the brightly coloured images elsewhere, the monochrome photo punctuates the point when I see a need for change!

Black and white images allow me to radically re-arrange all the parameters to the point where it screams at me!

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Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 29, 2013

Christos Theodorou~~~Hi Christos ;)..The photo was taken in strong light, the dark shadows are due to the radical effects in the editing.

Esztella~~~A very warm welcome, I am so glad that you were attracted to this photo..and I'm delighted for the L+F

Søren Terp~~~Many thanks for your appreciation and YS ;)

Fred Fouarge~~~Freddy my dear friend..Well I'm flattered by that huge compliment from Number one Heerlen pro Papparazi ;) big hugs sent your way Freddy boy!

Kind regards to you all and thank you for stopping by!


Jeff Annely (Nikonis… on December 1, 2013

Hi Jim

I've just spent a pleasant breakfast browsing your current gallery and what a pleasant place it is. This shot at the pier is some where I have been regularly, but I've never seen this aspect - excellent.
I'm guessing the boat's finished now and you have some photography time back.
Hope you are keeping well and I'll catch up with you soon.

V1NCE on December 1, 2013


Great study in B&W, I will have to try a few myself.


Best regards for Huddersfield, Vince

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 1, 2013

Nikonista~~~What a nice surprise to find you here Jeff, reminding me how little I have been on Panoramio recently and how far back I am in visiting my friends! I have taken so few photos this past eighteen months but now the boat is almost finished, I have the luxury of time on my hands! As for the B&W shot, it was taken three years ago with my trusty little Nikon..It still performs well Jeff, that Nikor lens is pin-sharp and the auto focus zoom lens is a triumph! The location is ripe for harvesting some epic shots, given the right conditions..We rarely get devastating storms on the East coast, in-fact, not since 1953 has there been anything like it..I'm guessing that we are overdue for a big stir! I'll be there with my camera, god willing!

VINCE ;)~~Good to see you here bud! The original was a jpeg colour image that had very little aesthetic appeal. I subjected this image to repeated adjustments in the parameters controlling, B&W, Levels, Brightness/Contrast in PS. Eventually, the blacks become so dense, but the trick is in retaining the greys and whites to avoid that "Washed Out" look.. I find that this radical editing works best on subjects with well defined linear/angular features, especially when the form is repeated like stair ways, balustrades, stepping stones, even trees. The list is endless. but symmetrical subjects respond well to B&W photography! Carefully chosen curvatures also benefit from this treatment.

Always a pleasure to have you visit _Jeff :)

Thanks for your great comments _Vince, the Y*+L is gratefully received_ :)



& on December 2, 2013

well done!!! very nice shot!!! like

Εξαιρετική! Μου αρέσει!

Neil Grimwood on December 5, 2013

That reply to Jeff is a bit ironic Jim,1953 looks like it could be repeating itself as i write,( its 20.05 hrs) i sincerely hope not though, those winds we had earlier were real bad.Fingers crossed.


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 6, 2013

enrico farina~~Much appreciated, thanks for dropping in ;)

varkos~~~~Your'e welcome, I appreciate your comment!

Neil Grimwood~~~~Yes Neil ironic and prophetical...Not as bad as 1953, but this comes a close second..The town was flooded by several feet of sea water on both banks, causing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage to waterfront businesses. Several vehicles were lost to the sea. The town was blacked out due to power outages and I smelt escaping gas nearby..The emergency services, normally a highly polished set-up were caught napping and when they sprang into action it was more headless chicken and "don't panic, don't panic", talk about farcical and over-kill!

I took a few photos to record the event..As for the breaking seas, well it was just too stormy down the pier and bitterly cold..not good for an OAP with a weak bladder, I scarpered back home for a hot-shot and a pee! The night is as still as can be!

Kind regards to you all :)


brian gillman on December 6, 2013

Great shot!! Photo leaps off the page, so to speak. Tones and contrasts very attractive with the black blacks. Shutter-speed spot-on to capture that spray! L&F.

Best wishes, Brian.

>| Micha |< on January 6, 2014

Hello Jim,

formidable capture. The waves catch the bridge. Spash and like

Kindest regards Micha

Mars283 on April 3, 2014

So a powerful image in an amazing B&W!!! It's always such a pleasure for my eyes and mind to explore Your gallery, Jim L&F Kind Regards Bea

cjlin on April 17, 2014

Very beautiful W/B photo. LIKE. Good days. cjlin

mescat on July 3, 2014

Nice photo!


The WaterWorld

vinc107 on July 6, 2014

Très belle prise en noir et blanc


Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on November 6

WoW! Like it!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 22, 2013
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    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: NIKON E8700
    • Taken on 2010/08/29 17:00:08
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 21.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash