Archive for July 2009
Ocean Road (through the gold window)
An odd quirky shot with odd colours. This is Ocean Road in South Shields as seen in a reflection of the gold mirrored windows of “The Beach”, a popular town centre bar. Oh, and it was raining.
From the left, a mainly empty shop which used to house a supermarket (now relocated to Coronation Street)), the statue of South Shields born John/James Simpson Kirkpatrick (the man with the donkey), Kirkpatrick’s public house (formerly the Marine School)
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28 mm lens, 1/15 second, f8, iso 200
The Red Arrows
Like many people from South Shields I was at the 21st. Sunderland International Air Show last weekend, I managed to take in a little of the action on both days and unlike last year when a heavy sea fret prevented any flying there was plenty of action to see this year. Here we see the ever popular RAF Red Arrows Hawk display team at their very best, if you’d like to see more of them have a look at South Shields Daily Pictures.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 180 mm lens, 1/2000 second, f5.6, iso 200
Sunderland International Air Show 2009
You could hear this one all over South Shields, this is an F16 of the Belgian Air Force climbing thousands of feet into the sky in what seemed like half a second. The acceleration and power was absolutely awesome!
If you would like to see some of my pictures of The Red Arrows they are on South Shields Daily Pictures (my other newer photoblog).
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 450 mm lens, 1/2000 second, f5.6, iso 200
Three is a crowd
If I wondered why South Shields seemed remarkably quiet and empty on Saturday afternoon then I guess this was the reason why.
The 21st. Sunderland International Air Show was taking place just a few miles down the road, the sun was out, it was dry and warm, and a few people had taken to the beach at Seaburn! In fact organisers reckon that there may have been 500,000 visitors or more in Seaburn and Roker on Saturday to watch the aviators in what is Europe’s largest free event of it’s kind – a lot of chips, burgers, and ice cream were consumed!
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 30 mm lens, 1/500 second, f9.5, iso 200
South Shields Daily Photo is back after a short holiday and Curly and his kids joined the 500,000 visitors to South Shields’ neighbouring beach at Seaburn, Sunderland, to enjoy the 2009 International Air Show. We arrived too late to photograph the RAF Red Arrows on the first day of the show, but here we see some youngsters getting the feel of the Hawk trainer jet used by the RAF’s world famous display team.
We’ll be back on day two to capture some of the action.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28 mm lens, 1/750 second, f6.7, iso 200
This week’s picture chosen from those submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board is this beautiful red bloom, captured in amazing clarity and detail by South Shields girl Emma (also known as “Party Girl”).
Emma captured this wonder in her South Shields garden using a Fuji Finepix Z10fd, exposed for 1/60 second at f4, using the inbuilt flash at iso 400.
Well done Emma!