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Lobster Pot

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Lobster Pot, South Shields

Littlehaven Beach, South Shields

This was shot at low tide when a large area of rocks near the South Pier are regularly exposed, if you look at the very dark patch on the pier wall you will be able to see that this was a particularly small tide and much of Littlehaven Beach in South Shields offered new adventures for the curious.

Here I found a lobster pot (minus any catch) it’s rope and buoy was still attached and I often see the pot’s owner in his small boat in the harbour checking his pots, it’s usual to find small to medium sized lobsters in this rocky area. At the top of the picture, just behind the pier, is the watch house of the South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade which houses a small museum of maritime memorabilia collected from various vessels rescued over the last century, worth seeing on the odd occasions when it is open to the public.

The photograph has undergone two separate Photoshop actions the first was to replicate the look of an HDR (High Dynamic Range) merge, and the second to replicate the effect of a polarising lens filter, my own feelings are that only the second action has had much success.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 30mm lens, 1/180 second, f13, iso 200


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Written by curly

April 17, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Beach, Colour, Photoshop, Seascapes, South Shields

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  1. Another great photo, would like to visit the small museum some time

    S Wilson

    April 19, 2008 at 1:16 am

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