Archive for November 2008
Christmas decorations in South Shields
We are all lit up for Christmas in South Tyneside and over the next few days I’ll be taking the camera around South Shields, Jarrow, and Hebburn to show you how good we are looking. Most of the decorations are of the modern energy efficient LED types, they are bright and colourful, stand out well, and are cheap to run.
This galleon sits on the roundabour at the foot of Crossgate in South Shields, you can just see the Town Hall clock tower in the background.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/20 second, f3.5, iso 200
Sandhaven Beach, South Shields
The unusual sight of snow lying on Sandhaven Beach after an early winter dusting last weekend. The fences on the right have been erected to prevent winter winds blowing the sand inland and to give dune grasses a chance to recover. Trow Rocks in the distance.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/125 second, f6.7, iso 200
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A rare picture of snow lying on Sandhaven Beach, South Shields, after a minor winter event last weekend. Normally the salt in the sand would not allow the snow to lie but the temperature at 07;00 was minus 2 Celsius and for a brief hour or two the beaches were white.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82mm lens, 1/125 second, f8, iso 200
All lit up for Christmas
The first signs of the festive season in South Shields after the crowds watched former Atomic Kitten singer Liz McClarnon switching on the Christmas decorations in the town centre.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 35mm lens, 1/30 second, f4.5, iso 200
The pop star and the Mayor.
Pop star Liz McClarnon, formerly of Atomic Kitten, assists South Tyneside’s Mayor Cllr. Alex Donaldson switching on our Christmas illuminations in South Shields. Liz had entertained the crowd gathered around the stage set up at “the lights” in South Shields town centre with some of the group’s biggest hits before switching the Christmas decorations on.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 60mm lens, 1/60 second, f4.5, iso 200, flash fired.
Christmas lights turned on in South Shields
Mayor and Mayoress Cllr. Alex and Brenda Donaldson with “Tommy the Trumpeter” preparing to switch on the Christmas illuminations in South Shields. They would soon be joined on the stage by Liz McClarnon, the 27 year old former singer with all girl group Atomic Kitten, she was our guest of honour and had the job of switching the lights on.
It looks like snow, it was cold enough for snow, but it was fake, a foamy mixture blown into the air by a machine.
Come back tomorrow for another picture of this event.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 35mm lens, 1/60 second, f5.6, iso 200, flash fired.