Archive for August 2006
Little Rock is not in Arkansas!
Rock pools uncovered at low tide at the foot of Marsden Rock, South Shields, home to colonies of kittywakes and guillemots. I think a little “selective colouring” works quite well here!
A life guard walks across the beach
South Shields Volunteer Lifeguard Brigade is one of the oldest in the country and we are proud to have them and their historic watch house on the pier. Here, a life guard strolls across the beach on a regular patrol in summer.
At a recent event in Souter Lighthouse, Marsden, South Shields, members of S.T.A.R. (South Tyneside Amateur Radio Society) were introducing youngsters to the hobby. Whilst I was with them, their radio station with the “special” callsign GB2SJ made contacts with other “hams” in Germany, Canada, and Belgium.
The day the circus came to town.
The Big Kidz circus arrived in town, comprisiong performers from Russia, Ukraine, and Bulgaria, they are currently situated on a farmer’s field in New Road, Boldon Colliery. Here is their big top.
Get your money in quick.
An away day photo, we had a day out in Hexham yesterday and there was a fun fair in one of the car parks. You would have to be pretty quick to get your hands into your pockets to pay for this ride!
Marsden Rock at night.
I decided to try a little night time photography tonight and this is the best shot that I brought home. It’s Marsden Rock situated in Marsden Bay, part of our beautiful coastline in South Shields.
Bearing in mind the following; the camera is a 5 Mp Konica Minolta Dimage Z3, iso 400, exposure was 15 seconds at f3.2, mounted on a velbon tripod, but all of my pictures were affected by noise. This was one has been run through Noiseware to try and reduce the chroma and luma noise as much as possible. Perhaps it was too dark, well after sunset, perhaps I should try early one morning just before sunrise?