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The oil rig

We haven’t built many ships on the River Tyne at South Shields for some years now, but that doesn’t mean that industry has given up. Aker McNulty Offshore operate from the old Readhead’s and Middle Docks in South Shields and much of their work involves fabrication for the North Sea oil industry, they have a good reputation for making and/or repairing oil rig modules, and work goes on 24 hours a day until the work is finished!

This shot was taken at 9.30 p.m. last night.

Camera; Pentax K100D, lens 28mm, 1/30 second, f11.



Written by curly

August 15, 2007 at 12:00 am

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  1. Great effect Curly, I love the silhouette and the night sky looks almost like a pencil sketch… Here’s to a bright future for the river Tyne

    S Wilson

    August 15, 2007 at 12:16 am

  2. This is an impressive picture. Perfectly exposed, of course, but the composition and light give it a sense of massive power. Haven’t been up to your part of the UK in some years but I remember how big an impact the oil industry had on the east coast from York to Aberdeen (and probably beyond).



    August 15, 2007 at 12:28 am

  3. outstanding picture. Did I tell you already that I am inspired?


    August 15, 2007 at 2:51 am

  4. Nice one curly. Combination of subject, angle, b+W, dusk are perfect. Reminds me of my Aberdeen days – half the guys there were Geordies too.


    August 15, 2007 at 7:29 pm

  5. Curley – thanks for your comment today. I agree with you completely. I’ve had the pleasure of attending the Edinburgh Tattoo and it’s one of the best shows on earth. The Lone Piper at the end sends chills down your spine.



    August 15, 2007 at 9:40 pm

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