Archive for January 2010
This is the picture that I have chosen from those submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, I had given them a theme as a challenge, and the theme was “Driven”.
Taken by Alex Carrington in New Hartley, Northumberland it shows the purely driven new snow that we experienced today, and in the last few weeks, covering his neighbourhood, Alex said:
I was actually quite pleased to see the snow, it made a change to see it a little deeper and thicker than normal. Mainly
happy for the grandkids who I was dying to see playing in it.
But really, just an excuse for me to play in it as well. ( 54 and getting dafter )
Like my sister said to me on my birthday… growing old is mandatory….growing up is optional.
Working from home it didn’t effect my day one little bit.
I just had to get that perfect undisturbed snow shot of car. There’s something about virgin snow, do you not think ?
My best experience of it, was as a teenager on the Leas one night………, big fat flakes, slow and thick….. not one footstep in sight.
Yes, we all love the way that the snow alters the landscape, thanks for the picture Alex; and I’ll be out and about capturing more pictures of snowy Shields today.
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Port Campbell National Park
This is my latest choice from pictures submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, South Shields busiest internet forum now with over 200,000 posts!
The picture was taken by Andrew Wiltshire who lives in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia and it shows a coastal view from the Port Campbell National Park coastal area fairly close to the famous Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. I liked it largely because this area of Australian coastline is so much like Marsden in South Shields and even the name of the road resonates with Sanddancers around the world.
Andrew’s picture was taken with his Nikon D40 shooting at 1/250 second, f8, and iso 200
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…but in my house it’s spring
Taken before the New Year’s Eve festivities began in South Shields. One small Yorkshire Terrier very much at home sitting on a nice warm sofa whilst the snow was heavily falling outside.
This is an HDR (High Dynamic Range) image processed in Photomatix from one single RAW file, I gave it a small curves adjustment in Photoshop and then resized, nothing more. The intention was to produce something with a more nostalgic look, hence the warm colours, I do think the style of this particular artificial Christmas tree was a big help too.
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