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The Ocean Beach Pleasure Park

It was Easter Bank Holiday Monday yesterday and surprise, surprise, lots of people were out enjoying themselves at South Shields fairground, despite the hailstorms and snow showers! It’s almost like a tradition at Easter time here. The fairground is a permanent fixture, not one of those travelling shows that comes and goes, more like Blackpool, but on a much smaller scale.

I had a fairly testing time taking a batch of pictures yesterday, you can read all about it here, it left me wondering if it’s worth all the bother. I hope somebody tells me that it is. If you like fun fairs, I’ll post a few more pictures from here over the next couple of weeks.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/60 second, f22, iso 200


Written by curly

March 25, 2008 at 12:01 am

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  1. Yes, more funfair photos please. And sorry to hear about your ordeal. Don’t get me started on our nation’s police farce…whoops, pardon the spelling mistake – apologies to all concerned. Anyway Curly, hope you had a good Easter despite the kerfuffel

    S Wilson

    March 25, 2008 at 12:33 am

  2. A very cool photo! I love the colors!


    March 25, 2008 at 10:40 pm

  3. Look how great you did. You caught the movement perfect. MB


    March 25, 2008 at 10:59 pm

  4. Really well done ! Anymore?

    Fabrizio - ikol22

    March 25, 2008 at 11:28 pm

  5. Curly, your story is horrifying. I have wondered if something like that could ever happen to me, going about with the big white telephoto lens in places where I have not been invited.

    These are sad changes for your country. I get to the UK every year or two and I have seen the transition. (And by the way, when did GB become the UK, and why?) The ubiquitous speed cameras on the roads would cause an insurrection in this country. It seems that Britons are forbidden from doing anything fun that carries the slightest bit of risk, lest they injure themselves at the cost of the taxpayers. Is there no serious public opposition to all this?

    And, yes, more fun fair pictures.


    March 26, 2008 at 2:11 am

  6. A cool picture but a nightmare day. I think more of this kind of thing will happen and already has happened in your case. Sorry for the problem you had. And, thanks for coming over and telling me about it.

    Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

    Abraham Lincoln

    March 26, 2008 at 8:22 am

  7. A disturbing chain of events for having a camera with you.

    I must admit to being very careful these days where i take my camera as its too easy for someone to get the wrong idea and think incorrectly that i am up to no good which would be odd, i don’t even like photographing people!


    March 27, 2008 at 9:33 am

  8. Greg,
    you need to take a stand,
    photography and art will suffer immeasurably if you fail to.


    March 27, 2008 at 9:44 am

  9. My goodness, what a mess for you to have gone through. It is disgusting how much of a pain in the butt innocent people must put up with due to the few who have ruined it, and continue to ruin it, for the many. Thank goodness it didn’t get any nastier than it did. To tell you the truth, I’ve wondered about it or something similar happening to me here in Portland, Oregon, especially since I love to photograph the bridges over the Willamette River. When Portland was part of a great big preparedness scenario last fall, I refrained from taking photos period for those few days.

    And that photo you have here is certainly worth it, Curly. I fairly feel myself spinning, and I don’t like to feel that way because it makes me nauseous. Still and all, it’s another fantastic photo thanks for your efforts!


    March 28, 2008 at 6:28 am

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