South Shields Daily Photo

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

A glint in the eye

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Millennium Bridge, Gateshead

Millennium Bridge. Gateshead

That trip up the river from South Shields a couple of weeks ago was profitable in terms of the pictures that I brought back, I still haven’t got around to sharing my favourite shots with you yet.

This is the Millennium Bridge, made for pedestrians to cross the River Tyne between Newcastle’s Quayside and Gateshead’s Baltic Square, it is cleverly designed to tilt, thus allowing larger boats or smaller ships to pass under. Across on the south bank we are looking at the former flour mill which is now the highly regarded Baltic Mill Arts Centre, and it has viewing platforms on the top floor affording wonderful views east and west looking at the various bridges crossing the Tyne. If you follow the map link and zoom out a little, you will be able to use Google’s Streetview on the south side of the bridge and take a virtual tour.

I took this shot just before the rain came down, the shape of the bridge lending to an impression of a blinking, glinting, human eye.

Apologies once more to Newcastle Daily Photo for encroaching on their territory, I’m almost finished – honest!

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28 mm lens, 1/3 second, f13, iso 200 (hand held)


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Written by curly

March 26, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. we got no Smileys in here,but im clapping my hands to this one Curly ,it has to be up there with your best ..its brilliant..


    March 26, 2009 at 12:21 am

  2. I love your pictures, I don’t have a professional camera but i love to take pictures especially of nature. I like the field of dafodils as well.


    March 26, 2009 at 12:33 am

  3. This is an awesome shot, Curly! Well done.

    And thanks for the link, too!


    March 26, 2009 at 1:58 am

  4. This is a superb shot in every way!


    March 26, 2009 at 2:36 am

  5. Beautiful! It looks like a rainbow:)


    March 26, 2009 at 7:53 pm

  6. Lovely lovely shot, especially the reflections.


    March 31, 2009 at 7:20 am

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