South Shields Daily Photo

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

Archive for September 2009

Saturday Sanddancer Scene #12

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Gunner's Howe, Lake Windermere

Gummer’s Howe, Lake Windermere

This is the picture that I have chosen from those submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board (the busiest forum in South Shields with over 182000 posts).

We are fortunate that South Shields is located fairly close to the English Lake District and that we can drive there in about a couple of hours, local businessman 43 year old John France did just that  when he captured this scene of a balloon rising over the low clouds forming at Gummer’s Howe on Lake Windermere.

John was in the right place at the right time (early in the morning) and captured the scene using a Casio Exilim digital camera.

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September 26, 2009 at 9:52 am

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A new town!

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2009 Great North Run, South Shields

2009 BUPA Great North Run

As each year passes, the Great North Run to South Shields gets larger and larger. This year’s events had 54000 runners, and the facilities to support the run take almost two weeks to build on The Leas. Everything from hospitality tents, to feeding stations, meet the family areas, massage tents, medical tents, a charity village, television studios, you name it and it will be there. They literally build a small new town on our cliff tops.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 450mm lens, 1/350 second, f8, iso 200

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September 25, 2009 at 12:01 am

Driving to the line

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2009 Great North Run South Shields

2009 Great North Run

The great mass of competitors in the Great North Run making that final effort towards the finish line in South Shields, watched by friends, family, or even fans hoping for a glimpse of their athlete and urging them on to reach the line. Millions of pounds are raised every year for needy charities by the thousands of runners in the BUPA Great North Run, so failure is not an option for them.

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Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82mm lens, 1/15 second, f38, iso 200

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September 23, 2009 at 12:01 am

Unequal struggle

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Great North Run South Shields 2009

2009 Great North Run

One of the wheelchair athletes powers up John Reid Road, South Shields just a few miles from the end of the 13.5 mile Great North Run held on Sunday.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/45 second, f22, iso 800

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September 22, 2009 at 12:01 am

Red Arrows at The Great North Run

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Red Arrows at the Great North Run 2009 in South Shields

2009 Great North Run in South Shields

54000 fun runners in the world’s largest half marathon ran from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields yesterday in the annual BUPA Great North Run. After 13 gruelling miles the final stretch along the Coast Road is greeted by a welcome sea breeze and a fantastic display by the RAF’s Red Arrows Hawk display team.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 30mm lens, 1/750 second, f8, iso 200

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September 21, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Saturday Sanddancer Scene #11

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hoverfly

Hoverfly in flight

I have chosen this rather nice macro shot from the pictures submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board this week.It is a little unusual because the hoverfly has been caught in flight instead of settled on a flower.

A big thank you goes out to Andrew Wiltshire of Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia who has submitted this week’s picture, he tells me that he found it hanging around his blue hebe bushes. The fly is only around 1cm long and feeds on the nectar in the plants in Andrew’s garden, pollinating them as it goes around.

Common Hover Flies are sometimes confused with bees or wasps because of their mimic their colour but if you have a look at its head you will see that its very much like a fly.

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Nikon D40, 155mm lens, 1/100 second, f18, iso 200

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September 19, 2009 at 12:01 am

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South Shields Town Hall

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South Shields Town Hall

Last flowers of summer

I wanted to get this one in before autumn arrives.

South Shields Town Hall, in Westoe Road, and it’s forecourt have been a riot of colour over the summer months with some excellent floral displays. I’ll post a couple of more shots next week.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/500 second, f9.5, iso 200

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September 18, 2009 at 9:42 am

Posted in Buildings, Colour, South Shields

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