South Shields Daily Photo

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

Craggy views No. 4

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South Shields lighthouse seen from Marsden Craggs

The south pier and lighthouse

This picture is the final in this mini series of views from the top of Marsden Craggs and the old quarry in South Shields, to remind you, I was positioned next to Marsden Hall, check the Google map link to see where I took the pictures from.

This one was cropped from a larger image and I’ve posted this today to illustrate the compressing effect of the longer lens, in reality the lighthouse at the end of the south pier is almost two miles away from the houses that sit atop Blackberry Hills on the Coast Road in South Shields. Yet with this 450mm lens they appear just yards apart!

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 450mm lens, 1/1500 second, f5.6, iso 200


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Written by curly

May 5, 2008 at 12:01 am

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  1. Curly – this is very good composition. You kept the horizon above all of the town and the whole frame is quite sharp. It takes some personal vision to show a scene like this in B&W; it works.


    May 5, 2008 at 3:17 am

  2. Great photo!


    May 5, 2008 at 1:09 pm

  3. Yep, long lenses sure do compress things. Who said the camera never lies? It’s all about point of view.


    May 5, 2008 at 8:10 pm

  4. curly that is the north pier


    May 5, 2008 at 8:20 pm

  5. Sless, I’ve just been back to look at the original, and you are right!
    The compression is even more pronounced than I thought.


    May 5, 2008 at 9:13 pm

  6. just keeping you right curly
    great photos


    May 6, 2008 at 7:39 pm

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