South Shields Daily Photo

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View from Souter, South Shields

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View North from Souter Lighthouse, South Shields

Looking North up the coast

Click the picture for a larger view.

Souter Lighthouse is located at the southern edge of town near the coastal village of Whitburn and was the world’s first lighthouse to be reliably lit and operated with electricity, it is now owned by The National Trust.

This view was taken from the lamp room at the top of it’s tower and it looks North towards Tynemouth and the Northumbrian coast beyond. If you look at the enlarged view and save it to your hard drive you can enlarge it to see the Alcan aluminium works near Bedlington, the two electricity generating windmills at Camois, Blyth power station, and St. Mary’s lighthouse too!

In the foreground are The Leas and to the left the old lime kilns next to the restored Hill Hall House..

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/1000 second, f8, iso 200



Written by curly

September 10, 2007 at 12:01 am

6 Responses

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  1. Pretty impressive!


    September 10, 2007 at 12:38 am

  2. It wouldn’t be too shabby to live in the lighthouse if one likes great views!


    September 10, 2007 at 4:13 am

  3. I like lighthouses. Not sure about living in one though; all those stairs. But at least you’d keep fit.


    September 10, 2007 at 8:06 am

  4. Nice wide lens! I have to say though that I couldn’t pick out the windmills or the other lighthouse — if you gave the pixel coordinates from say the top left corner, I would take a look again.


    September 10, 2007 at 10:39 am

  5. That is a very beautiful photo! I like how the upper bit and the bottom bit meet at the centre forming one single line.

    Norwich Daily Photo


    September 10, 2007 at 1:28 pm

  6. hey nice 1 curly ;o]


    September 10, 2007 at 3:33 pm

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