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Magic moments

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Christmas tree, South Shields

Switch on in South Shields

This moment was surreal, unplanned, and added a touch of sheer magic to the event. There were hundreds gathered in the centre of South Shields to watch the Mayor switching on the lights to our gigantic Christmas tree, and the illuminations decorating the town centre. We had all just enjoyed two hours of entertainment and it had been a great afternoon for the children. Just as the lights were switched on, it began to snow!

It only lasted about five minutes and the flakes melted as soon as they touched down on earth, but you couldn’t have planned it like this!

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 50mm lens, 1/30 second, f5.6, iso 3200, hand held.



Written by curly

November 27, 2007 at 12:01 am

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  1. That does look magical. The black and white makes it almost look like a woodcut print.


    November 27, 2007 at 1:15 am

  2. 🙂 You’ve got to love the show God can produce! The stage must be opposite the tree because I see a lot of faces looking away from the tree lights. I love the black & white image, by the way.


    November 27, 2007 at 7:19 am

  3. Great shot. Have you got any more snow predicted?


    November 27, 2007 at 8:11 am

  4. Hooray for timing like that, Curly. The photo is splendid, too. I like the one from the day before too, and its text.


    November 28, 2007 at 10:54 pm

  5. It’s riotous and all over the place….but I like it.

    Yet again…a fine presentation of Sth S, Curly.


    December 2, 2007 at 3:20 pm

  6. Magical…

    S Wilson

    January 4, 2008 at 10:51 pm

  7. That looks lovely .. does this happen on a fixed date annually ? We’re in South Shields now and would love to experience this event this year .

    Kersi Aga

    October 20, 2008 at 8:51 pm

  8. Yes, this has become an annual event and it generally takes place in the last week of November. Keep an eye on South Tyneside Council’s website for details.

    Hope you enjoy your stay here.


    October 21, 2008 at 9:06 pm

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