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Littlehaven Beach, South Shields

Littlehaven Beach

Surprised that my little ones could even be bothered to ask to go down to the beach a couple of days ago, it’s still a bit chilly on some days here in South Shields, despite leaving winter behind for spring.

First rule at this time of year, before the season really opens, is to bring your own refreshments. Although some places are open near the amusement park, all other catering establishments may not be open all day every day just yet!

Now I don’t have a 10 mm – 18 mm super wide lens in my bag, so this effect was achieved using Photoshop’s lens distortion filter, it’s meant to remove the barrel distortion, but I decided to go the opposite way!

The River Tyne flows out through those piers in the distance into the North Sea, check the map link to find out where we are.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28 mm lens, 1/180 second, f11, iso 200


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Written by curly

March 27, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. Nice effect, and that looks like good picnic fare.


    March 27, 2009 at 8:46 am

  2. As usual, a great photo! But perhaps you could clarify something for me. I was brought up in Shields and I seem to remember that the beaches were known as the Shields beach or the north or south beaches and my mother, who was brought up in the 1920s used to talk of the Boys’ Beach. Are Littlehaven and Sandhaven new names or are my grey cells really letting me down?


    March 30, 2009 at 9:21 am

    • Yes Mike, when I was a lad they were always the big beach or the little beach, occasionally I knew the big beach as Herd Sands. Little haven and Sandhaven have probably been introduced within the past 20 years or so.


      March 30, 2009 at 7:59 pm

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