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The Holiday picture
Hello and welcome back to the feature where members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board contribute to this page, and last month I tasked them with supplying their favourite family holiday picture, and this month’s winner came all the way from China!
Pictured above is Andrew Stewart and his daughter Mary visiting the Tsingtao Brewery at Qingdao, Shangdong province, China!
Andy is an ex-pat Sanddancer originally from Simonside in South Shields, the ex Royal Navy man is now settled in Australia where he is a regional operational manager for a very large retailer. Andy travelled from Queensland to China for his holiday this year to visit family and friends and this is what took his kith and kin to the brewery. I’ve met Andy a few times and despite spending over twenty years in Australia he still retains his authentic Geordie accent and is firmly tied to his roots here in South Shields. Andy told me:
The Germans built the brewery during their occupation of Qingdao, and the Japanese changed the name to Tsingtao during their time of occupation. It is in the suburb of Beer Street and is well worth a trip if you are ever visiting Qingdao. Qingdao hosted the sailing events during the Beijing 2008 Olympics and it is a city with over 10 million inhabitants.
I just used a little Canon pocket camera set on the self timer to take the shot.
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South Shields Town Hall
Apologies, folks, this post is one day later than I intended, but I simply ran out of time yesterday as I struggled to help fit my new kitchen and take in the Cookson Parade in South Shields. I’ve chosen this picture from the batch submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board after I asked them to provide pictures with a “summer” theme. This stunning summer sunset showing South Shields town Hall silhouetted against the red clouds was sent in by Graham Slesser of Westoe who had to climb into his loft space to get a view over the roof tops, he just couldn’t resist the temptation. It was shot with his new Nikon DSLR but he cannot remember if it was set to aperture or shutter priority, I don’t suppose it will bother us too much, it’s a smashing picture Graham.
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These two pictures were submitted by Graham Slessor of Westoe, South Shields, after I asked the members of Curly’s Corner Shop, Message Board to come up with pictures with a “before and after” theme. Graham had been in the process of rewarding his wife Deborah, who does so much hard work raising money for local cancer charities, and he wanted to share his efforts and pride with us all.
So here is their new kitchen taking place after the old had been ripped out.
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This picture was chosen from amongst those submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, the busiest community forum in South Shields with close to 198000 posts!
I had set them the task of photographing “curves” before Christmas and this was the winning shot of South Shields’ man Brian Riley showing the light trails from the evening traffic at the end of Slake Terrace in South Shields, near to Kennedy’s bar, in the background you can see the buildings of the Port of Tyne Authority. I think this is a fine shot from Brian.
Brian shot this with his Nikon D90 using a shutter speed of 30 seconds and an aperture of f22 on his 105mm lens.
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Hope you all had a great Christmas day!
Joe McElderry projected on Town Hall
South Shields’ X Factor finalist Joe McElderry had his image projected onto South Shields Town Hall yesterday evening before ITV’s “X Factor” was broadcast to the nation. The South Shields student is one of the hot favourites to win ITV’s annual talent show and the whole town is now backing him to become a major star and this series of images were projected to encourage locals to remember to vote for him to ensure his continued success.
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South Shields lad set for stardom
18 year old Joe McElderry from Westoe, South Shields has been setting the world alight after his performances on television’s X Factor, the programme created to create new stars of the future. Joe is the big market mover amongst the punters willing to gamble on his winning the talent show, where he is mentored by Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole, he has been backed down from 12/1 to 4/1 to win the contest.
In the second live show young Joe sang “Where do broken hearts go” after advice from Witney Houston, here’s the video of his performance
The windows of Joe’s parents’ house are covered in posters advising people to get on the telephone and VOTE FOR JOE!
Photo shop – get it?
The Edinburgh Buildings are on the corner of King Street, South Shields and include a photo processing shop on the ground floor where you can take your cd-rom, memory card, usb stick etc. to have your photos printed, ideal for a bit of heavy photo processing I thought, so off I went and got to work on it.
This image originally came from three separate ,jpg files (bracketed at two stop intervals) and they were processed as an HDR (High Dynamic Range) in Photomatix, before the result was sent to Photoshop to have a few extra layers and a mask added, to finish it off I flattened the image and did a bit of dodging and burning in the sky. Cool, I thought – Photo-shop!
What do you think?
Having made one or two HDRs now I’m almost hooked, so I’ll be featuring a few of them shortly in South Shields Daily Pictures where you can catch up with my latest work.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/125 second, f8, iso 200