South Shields Daily Photo

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Hurrying home

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Tyne Bridge, Newcastle

The Tyne Bridge

I took this picture one afternoon recently when I’d taken the children away from South Shields to go shopping for a birthday present. We’d parked the car on the Gateshead side of the river and spent most of the afternoon walking in the city centre, it’s amazing how quick you can get around on foot once you’ve climbed the hill from the Quayside, and that’s without using the very modern Quaylink bus service.

However on the way back the heavens opened causing everyone to scurry about in great haste to escape the rain. In the background we can see the iconic images of the Tyne Bridge, the High Level Bridge, and the Swing Bridge, a view which will be very familiar to locals.

The picture was converted to black and white in Photoshop and light touch of a blue tint added.

You can find more pictures of our region’s capital at Newcastle upon Tyne Daily Photo

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 50 mm lens, 1/125 second, f8, iso 800


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Written by curly

April 25, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. The dramatization of this picture makes the bridge look glorious! Super good job!

    Wilmaryad Ben O'Scallas

    April 25, 2009 at 1:43 am

  2. I see that you have also captured the more modern Metro Bridge. This is a very good photograph.


    April 25, 2009 at 9:39 am

  3. The riverside in Newcastle (and Gateshead) always seems an exciting place to me. Water always adds a touch of magic.


    April 26, 2009 at 12:32 am

  4. Great shot. Cheers for linky as always.


    April 28, 2009 at 7:25 am

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