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Playing with fire

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waves, Littlehaven Beach, South Shields

Littlehaven Beach, South Shields

Another big tide hitting the beach in South Shields yesterday, and these boys were playing “chicken” with the waves, and getting drenched through to the skin. The car park at Littlehaven Beach took about five minutes to flood and fourty seconds to evacuate, it’s a good job the wind was calm or we may have seen more seawater make it’s way landward!

When they get home to mom these young guys will be in very hot water!

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 35mm lens, 1/45 second, f27, iso 200



Written by curly

November 26, 2007 at 12:01 am

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  1. I suppose you had a combination of high tides and north winds for waves like those.

    Dave Whalley

    November 26, 2007 at 4:46 am

  2. Photo impressionnante, les couleurs sont magnifiques

    Photo impressive, the colors are magnificent


    November 26, 2007 at 8:00 am

  3. Kids and water will always go together, except at bath time!


    November 26, 2007 at 8:17 am

  4. hello!!


    November 26, 2007 at 11:31 am

  5. wow! great photo!


    November 26, 2007 at 12:40 pm

  6. Wow! Look at how powerful the water is. Great shot!

    The Goddess In You
    Norwich Daily Photo


    November 26, 2007 at 5:35 pm

  7. How extraordinary. Looks like a painting.


    November 26, 2007 at 8:55 pm

  8. Yep, looks totally like an oil painting to me but a very nice one. Can anyone confirm if it is, please?


    November 27, 2007 at 1:39 am

  9. I think you lot were in the Shields Gazette today? Playing chicken on the sea front?! You’re on the front page. It said someone was spotted by CCTV operators and police were despatched, but the people were gone by the time they got there!
    Curly makes front page news ha ha nice one mate.
    Recently been in the news about ‘children not being allowed to play freely’. ‘Nuff said.

    Rob from Jarra!

    November 27, 2007 at 3:28 am

  10. (put in a false e-mail last post, dunno why, something of a habit i think)

    Rob from Jarra!

    November 27, 2007 at 3:29 am

  11. Me again, i read through the post again (don’t think they were you’re children)
    Sorry for assumption!

    Rob from Jarra!

    November 27, 2007 at 3:32 am

  12. WOW!! What a moment you’ve caught. Simply awesome power of nature…and yes, boys will be boys no matter when or where. 🙂


    November 27, 2007 at 7:21 am

  13. I have not enhanced this in Photoshop, other than to sharpen. The slower shutter speed has produced this effect with the water.


    November 27, 2007 at 9:17 am

  14. This is an amazing photo, Curly. Is the sea looking slightly brown because it’s throwing up sand or is that the light? whatever it is, I’m bowled over. Fabulous!


    November 28, 2007 at 6:49 pm

  15. Jilly the sea water contains sand from the beach, hence the colour.


    November 28, 2007 at 8:19 pm

  16. Good grief! What a photo. It looks a bit like bleached out splashing lava, I don’t know why I’m thinking such a thing, but that is the first thing that came to mind, seeing the photo after I read your title. Nice juxtaposition of fire and water and danger.


    November 28, 2007 at 10:56 pm

  17. amazing picture


    November 29, 2007 at 6:14 am

  18. GREAT photo



    November 29, 2007 at 2:02 pm

  19. Wow – how scary is that?!!


    November 29, 2007 at 3:15 pm

  20. marvellous picture! Like for art gallery!


    December 5, 2007 at 5:30 pm

  21. What a great shot. That is powerful water when it gets riled up like that. A powerful photo.


    December 7, 2007 at 1:17 am

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