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Saturday Sanddancer Scene #29

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Carlo
Carlo

This week’s picture chosen from those submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board comes from David Smith of Chester-le-Street who was born and brought up in South Shields. Dave married an Italian girl and often they visit her home town together for holidays and to meet the rest of her family.

I was particularly impressed with Dave’s portrait of “Carlo” which shows an underlying indomitable spirit and reflects the hardship of a life lived and earned from the land. Mr. Smith told me:

Carlo is a comparatively young man whose face reflects the hardships of the life which he has had to endure. Badly burned and mangled in a serious car accident, suffering from kidney failure and on regular dialysis. Undaunted he struggles on without complaint and working hard on the land in Italy.

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Written by curly

September 25, 2010 at 12:42 pm

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Saturday Sanddancer Scene #27

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Newcastle night life

Night time!

Many thanks to those members of the Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board who submitted pictures for last month’s challenge which was to provide a night time shot to reflect the happiness of summer in South Tyneside and the north east of England.

This was the picture which I chose and it was sent by Audrey Fada of South Shields and shows some of her family enjoying a “hen night” for the girls up river in Newcastle upon Tyne. Audrey is the young blonde girl in the centre and on her left is her daughter Lauren and on her right her step daughter Kelly as they enjoyed themselves in a Moulin Rouge themed night out near the Centre for Life.

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Written by curly

August 7, 2010 at 10:28 am

Saturday Sanddancer Scene #15

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Lake Windermere

I saw three ships/boats

I have decided to choose this picture from those submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board (which now hosts over 188,000 posts), it was taken by local businessman John France at Lake Windermere in the Lake District, hoping that he doesn’t mind me pushing his original through Photoshop to create this composite.

Of  his original shot John said:

“I took this picture in the fog on the edge of Lake Windermere at White Cross Bay, I took a few pics from the shore but for this one  I walked to the end of a jetty and I found the effect of only the boats and the water in the pic all the more peaceful.
White Cross Bay is very popular for kayaks and other water sports but fortunately for me it was quite early in the day
and the lake was calm and mirror like,which helped the atmosphere of the photograph enormously.
I almost forgot I took the pic on my mobile phone (nokia 97) goes to show how much mobile technology has come, don’t you think ?”

We certainly agree John, but hope the shock of this new look doesn’t cause too much upset.

Camera details: Nokia N97, 5.4mm lens, 1/1000 second, f2.8, iso100

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Written by curly

October 24, 2009 at 9:58 am

Posted in Black and White, Photoshop, Ships

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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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Written by curly

September 21, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Park at night #2

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South Marine Park, South Shields

South Marine Park

A view of the new bandstand in the South Marine Park, South Shields, illuminated at night – I just cannot wait until someone decides to have the first evening concert here!

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 52mm lens, 1 second, f4.5, iso 800, Velbon tripod.

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August 24, 2009 at 12:01 am

Park at night #1

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South Marine Park, South Shields

South Marine Park

South Shields’ favourite public park now restored to it’s Victorian grandeur, this is how the terrace looks at night with its distinctive lighting.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 10 seconds, f22, iso 200, Velbon tripod.

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Written by curly

August 23, 2009 at 12:01 am

Culture Club

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Culture Festival, Bents Park, South Shields

Without Boy George!

One of the groups of entertainers at last Sunday’s Cultural Festival in the Bents Park South Shields, please excuse me I cannot remember their name, it was something like Bollywood dance band or brass band. Anyway, they had a decent repertoire of numbers, and actually although there were a few clouds passing by it never rained at all, in fact most of the afternoon it was warm and sunny.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 30mm lens, 1/500 second, f6.7, iso 200

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August 12, 2009 at 12:01 am