South Shields Daily Photo

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Two kites and a hole in the sky

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Seaburn Beach near South Shields

Seaburn beach

Just outside of South Shields is Seaburn beach belonging to our neighbours in Sunderland, and this is where I caught this shot yesterday. About 11:00 in the morning with the sun struggling to rise above the low clouds and Roker pier, although it was quite cold there was not sufficient wind for the two kiteboarders who had left their equipment on the beach.

The weather did not improve much at all during the day.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82mm lens, 1/500 second, f8, iso 200


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Written by curly

December 30, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Beach, Colour, Lighthouse, Seascapes

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  1. Wow. I love streaks of sunlight like that. What a lovely photograph.


    December 30, 2008 at 12:15 am

  2. This is beautiful! I love this photo!


    December 30, 2008 at 1:19 am

  3. Beautiful…


    December 30, 2008 at 1:48 am

  4. I love these holes in the sky. Beautiful! But I hope you get some sunny weather soon.


    December 30, 2008 at 1:54 am

  5. Very striking image!


    December 30, 2008 at 4:13 pm

  6. Real good shot. Fortunately it can be enlarged (which also turns off those moving white spots for a while).

    Per Stromsjo

    December 30, 2008 at 10:52 pm

  7. Initial impressions:
    – beautiful tranquil scene, we saw a similar sight just a few days ago at Brighton Beach, Adelaide S.A. 1 hr before sunset, except there were some dazzling ‘silver-lining’ effects as well!
    – at first glance it looked like 2 quad stunt kites there on the sand – but then saw the inflatable spars sticking up… (as you can see from my URL, I’m a kite person!)
    – not exactly a wind-swept look – then saw your comment on the windsurfers giving up, which confirmed the impression of a lack of wind.

    Great photo, that brighter patch top left is another feature that adds interest and draws your eye…

    Tim Parish

    December 30, 2008 at 11:04 pm

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