South Shields Daily Photo

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Quiet solitude

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Groyne lighthouse, South Shields

The Groyne Lighthouse, South Shields

Some people enjoying the peace and quiet at The Groyne Lighthouse, South Shields, fishing for codling or flounders in the harbour. Here the River Tyne exits to the North Sea beyond the two piers on the horizon.

This is a Photoshop composition, the original coloured layer had an orange gradient laid over it which was then masked. I painted on the mask with a soft black brush at 40% opacity to expose the rocks and the lighthouse then reduced the opacity of the layer to suit.

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Written by curly

January 16, 2008 at 12:01 am

7 Responses

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  1. How lovely! You really did a great job! That would be a nice photo in the Photography Challenge little challenge right now called “Solitude”. http://www.photography-cafe.com/forum/index.php?topic=5325.0

    Pat

    Guelph Daily Photo, Pat’s Photo-a-Day

    Pat

    January 16, 2008 at 5:06 am

  2. What an incredible photograph of the lighthouse and surrounds.

    Gwen

    January 16, 2008 at 1:33 pm

  3. Fantastic photo.

    mo

    January 16, 2008 at 8:10 pm

  4. superb shot

    S Wilson

    January 16, 2008 at 8:36 pm

  5. That’s amazing.
    Makes me homesick.

    Tricia

    January 17, 2008 at 3:55 am

  6. What great and lovely shots you have!
    Livio

    Livio

    January 17, 2008 at 8:53 pm

  7. I’m trying to learn Photoshop but still don’t understand what you said. Someday. Whatever you did, the results are just great. Not such a great spot to walk on that slippery seaweed!

    Andrée

    January 28, 2008 at 12:52 am


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