South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

Readhead’s Landing, South Shields

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Readhead's Landing, South Shields

Tyres and tillers

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This is not a commentary about the state of this public landing, this is not the place for such a discussion, however it’s likely that every major town around the world has a place like this. Somewhere to surreptitiously deposit the detritus of your life and work. This is one of the only remaining points of public access to the River Tyne in South Shields, a place where you used to be able to go and launch your own boat, probably a cobble in years gone by.

As an image, I was struck by the mixture of textures and material on offer, wood, rubber, and brick, all being consumed by the hungry vegetation of nature.

The toning, cracking, and peeling were all achieved with the aid of Alien Skins Dreamcraft plug-in for Photoshop.



Written by curly

September 23, 2007 at 12:01 am

4 Responses

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  1. As you say, there’s always somewhere that is used for fly tipping. It will probably get worse, if the government introduce the proposed wheelie bin tax.


    September 23, 2007 at 11:48 am

  2. Someone has a lot of tires.


    September 23, 2007 at 4:42 pm

  3. You had a good time with this one, didn’t you, working with Photoshop. Good job.


    September 23, 2007 at 5:05 pm

  4. …..I did a double take and had to read the text. Clever, well done. But it’s left me thinking… Hmmm I think I would have preferred to pure shot of the dump (but you’re right, some tweaking is needed)….Greetings.


    September 29, 2007 at 11:20 am

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