Sun sets on 2008
River Tyne at South Shields
Well, that’s another year gone by, two and one third years of South Shields Daily Photo, gone in the blink of an eye with post number 888.
Although it has been enjoyable, and at times frustrating, it has always been hard work maintaining this site and finding the inspiration to go out and photograph this locality for people around the world to see and wonder at. I cannot pretend that 2009 will be exactly like the last two years, I like to bring you something fresh and new every day, but sometimes it is difficult and I don’t want to start repeating the same scenes over and over again. The summer months are without doubt easier, there is much more going on with variety being the name of the game, but winter and spring present their own sets of problems, there is less activity, the sky is never blue, the light is always flat and dull and inspiration and motivation are harder to find.
Unless I start to get more personally involved in other people’s lives I’m afraid this photoblog may become a bit less daily than it says on the tin!
Thank you to everyone who has visited this site during 2008, and even more thanks to those who were kind enough to leave a comment, I’m afraid I have not been so good in reciprocating, I will try a little harder next year.
I hope 2009 brings a little more hope and inspiration for you, and at the least I hope that you all enjoy good health if nothing else.
This is the scene as the sun sets behind the River Tyne as seen from the Mill Dam in South Shields, the DFDS ferry is getting ready to sail to Amsterdam and a few cranes are unloading cargo at Tyne Dock. I rather like the Victorian styled street lamps which are just coming to life on the left.
Camera details: Konica Minolta Dimage Z3, 65mm lens, 1/60 second, f3.5, iso 50