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Coastal Defences

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Replica coastal gun, Trow Rocks, South Shields

Trow Rocks

This view shows the replica coastal defence gun at Trow Rocks, South Shields showing through the mist and spray of a very rough North Sea. The two piers and lighthouses protect the harbour and entrance to the River Tyne.

The replica gun is mounted on it’s original emplacement as it was during World War ll, utilising a water filled floating platform to reduce the recoil on firing.



Written by curly

May 22, 2007 at 12:01 am

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  1. Lovely image and excellent technical work. Perfect exposure and depth of field. You caught the mist just right – swirls here and there, with the little knob in the foreground left clear. Bravo.



    May 22, 2007 at 2:02 am

  2. You know, I can spell my nickname if I try hard. A second look at the photo makes me wonder: by any chance, is some of the mist a digital effect?


    May 22, 2007 at 2:04 am

  3. Its quite windy there:)


    May 22, 2007 at 2:28 am

  4. The work looks like a painting.

    Their beaks close, their eyes shut and their heads flop over the edge of the nest.
    American Robin series starts today in Brookville Daily Photo.

    Abraham Lincoln

    May 22, 2007 at 12:40 pm

  5. The pounding white wave really draws your attention. A real classic.

    Steve Buser

    May 22, 2007 at 11:59 pm

  6. As a young lad i saw some great storms along the piers. this picture captures the power and drama the north sea could throw up

    stuart wylie

    June 14, 2007 at 12:16 pm

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