South Shields Daily Photo

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


with 15 comments

hailstones, South Shields fairground

A bad afternoon in the fairground

It’s quite incredible how resilient South Shields folks are!

Easter time is the time to go to the fairground and have some fun, it’s a family affair for many, and a few sharp showers of hailstones, sleet, or snow, isn’t going to stop us.

Lady with a head full of hailstones takes shelter next to the dodgems.

You need a slow shutter speed for shots like these, blue toning added in Photoshop after desaturating.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 75mm lens, 1/20 second, f5.6, iso 200



Written by curly

March 26, 2008 at 12:01 am

15 Responses

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  1. Was it very cold out that day?


    March 26, 2008 at 1:55 am

  2. This is one hell of a good photo. It shows off your considerable expertise.


    March 26, 2008 at 2:12 am

  3. wow, nice photo!!!


    March 26, 2008 at 10:14 am

  4. Interesting photograph.

    Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

    Abraham Lincoln

    March 26, 2008 at 10:40 am

  5. This is a work of ART!!! Thank you!!!

    Sailor Girl

    March 26, 2008 at 11:05 am

  6. Well caught!! And well done. I too have braved the weather …but with less spectacular results.


    March 26, 2008 at 11:44 am

  7. My God, that’s amazing! First that people are out in this and secondly – of course – your photograph. Fabulous, Curly.


    March 26, 2008 at 1:06 pm

  8. Beautiful pic, Curly.
    Thank you for your visit in Marseille


    March 26, 2008 at 1:35 pm

  9. Beautiful photo. I’ll have to work on a slower shutter speed to capture the elements.


    March 26, 2008 at 4:32 pm

  10. Great photo. And well done you for going out in that sort of weather! Here in Colchester I was toasty and warm indoors!


    March 26, 2008 at 5:46 pm

  11. Fabulous photo. Your editing makes it really special.


    March 26, 2008 at 6:29 pm

  12. Great photo! Black & white makes it very powerful.


    March 30, 2008 at 5:59 pm

  13. Wow, what an umage. Also a steady hand is needed.


    March 30, 2008 at 7:11 pm

  14. Wow. What a great photo! I can’t get over the action you’ve captured here, the movement, and in front of the bumper cars which are all about movement.


    March 30, 2008 at 8:38 pm

  15. Very very cool photo. Love it!


    March 31, 2008 at 12:55 am

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