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The Pilot Jetty

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The Pilot Jetty, South Shields

Pre dawn, River Tyne

This shot was taken from the wooden promenade at the rear of Harbour View, South Shields at around 05:40 am, an hour so before sunrise. We can see the yellow remains of the old Pilot Jetty, and a faint glimmer from the light on the Groyne to the right. In the distance the light from Tynemouth’s lighthouse glints from the River Tyne as she flows into the North Sea on a high tide.

White balance was set to tungsten for this longish exposure with the camera firmly mounted on a tripod.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 2 seconds, f4, iso 800, velbon tripod.


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Written by curly

October 12, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Colour, Night, River Tyne, South Shields

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  1. Hi, Curly.

    Are you experiencing PCSOs demanding your name and address and issuing “Anti-terroroist stop and question advice notices” as you go about your totally lawful activity of night photography? Someone in the Met Police seems to have told them that 64 yr old white men looking very British and “pointing big cameras with large lenses at houses” (quote from the issued notice) must be stopped and have their names taken. How does this actually help the “war on terror”? What do the Police think they will gain from this? I’d be plsd to have a note from you and some advice on how you might handle this.


    October 12, 2008 at 3:18 pm

  2. Amazing light and colours!


    October 12, 2008 at 7:25 pm

  3. The blue of the sky and water is exquisite!


    October 12, 2008 at 8:33 pm

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