South Shields Daily Photo

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

Craggy views No. 2

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View from Marsden Craggs, South Shields

The view 17 miles distant

Here is another view from Marsden Craggs, South Shields, this one looks up the coast. Moving from the bottom of the frame upwards we first see two horizontal structures, these are the two piers of South Shields and Tynemouth, just above them is Tynemouth Haven with it’s ruined castle and abbey. The white lighthouse in the middle distance is at St. Mary’s, or Bait Island, and on the extreme left we can see the gigantic wind farm of electricity generating windmills at Blyth/ Cambois.

I’ve labelled the huge chimney of the aluminium plant at Lynemouth in the distance and a quick measure on Google Earth tells me that the straight line distance from where I stood was 17 miles!

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 450mm lens, /500 second, f9.5, iso 200


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Written by curly

May 3, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Colour, Landscapes, Lighthouse, South Shields

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  1. What a beautiful photo!


    May 3, 2008 at 12:39 am

  2. Wow. That’s a long ways off. Clear day sure helps, eh? I particularly like the rooftops in the foreground. No, I don’t know why, but I do.


    May 3, 2008 at 3:02 am

  3. Great picture. It helps give a feel for the geography of the area.


    May 3, 2008 at 3:09 am

  4. This is a nice photograph with many details.

    Abraham Lincoln

    May 3, 2008 at 11:57 am

  5. What an amazing view! And so clear as well! Beautiful photograph!


    May 3, 2008 at 2:50 pm

  6. A many layered photograph, from the foreground onwards, so much to see. Beautiful capture of a much underrated area.


    May 3, 2008 at 8:27 pm

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