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Saturday Sanddancer Scene #18

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light trails, South Shields

Light Trails

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.

To stay up to date with Curly’s latest photoblog posts please go to South Shields Daily Pictures, and if you like what you see, why not add it to your bookmarks or favourites. In this new photoblog you will find a number of HDR (High Dynamic Range) pictures, a new style that I have become very interested in, I also have some pictures featured in the world renowned HDR Spotting website for followers of this style, (including one chosen as the editor’s choice.)

Hope you all had a great Christmas day!

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December 26, 2009 at 12:01 am

Vintage vehicles

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Tyne Tees Run, South Shields 2009

Tyne Tees Run 2009

The 27th Annual Tyne Tees Run arrived at the Bents Park in South Shields yesterday with a huge collection of vintage vehicles on show, having driven the 50 miles from Teesside Leisure Park in Stockton to South Shields. There were parades along the way in Durham City, Chester-le-Street, Shiny Row, Roker, and Marsden.

One of my favourites in this collection, owned and operated by members of the Historic Commercial Vehicle Association, is the 1951 Merryweather fire tender which originally operated in the old South Shields County Borough Fire Brigade, it was also one of the very first pictures in this photoblog in August 2006.

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June 8, 2009 at 12:01 am

Top Gear in Jarrow

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Ford Mustang Jarrow

Ford Mustang

You don’t see many of these around South Shields, Jarrow or Hebburn. Come to think of it, you won’t see that many in the UK. “Junior” liked it that much he pleaded for a photograph.

I’ve used Photoshop’s Quick Mask and then rendered the background with a motion filter and some wind.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28 mm lens, 1/125 second, f8, iso 200

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April 14, 2009 at 12:01 am

Posted in Cars, Colour, Jarrow, Photoshop, Transport

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Formula fun

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amusement park, south shields

Easter Sunday in the fun fair

Yesterday was a busy day in the Ocean Beach Amusement Park on the sea front at South Shields, we had thousands of visitors from out of town in what is becoming a modern day tradition of going to the seaside on Easter Sunday. I’d like to think that some of our churches had an influx of visitors in the morning too, but I won’t hold my breath.

This picture of a future racing star in a go cart has had a little Photoshop work with an additional layer featuring the motion zoom filter, for a little extra dynamism.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 50 mm lens, 1/30 second, f27, iso 200

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April 13, 2009 at 12:01 am

Bonny bonnet

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American circus truck, South Shields

“Colourful” truck

One of the huge trucks supporting Uncle Sam’s American Circus when they came to South Shields last weekend. The artwork on the bonnet (or “hood” as the Americans call it) is very “colourful”, but nicely done.

I found that the circus was quite self sufficient, carrying it’s own generators and portable toilets, safety barriers, and satellite dishes for the caravans too. I also found some huge American 4X4 cars which apparently have zero carbon emissions (very impressive).

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/2000 second, f8, iso 3200

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October 19, 2008 at 12:01 am

Starting grid

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Ocean Beach amusement park, South Shields

Dodgem cars

All lined up ready for the drivers, dodgem cars at the Ocean Beach amusement park down at the sea front in South Shields. They may see some action at the weekends if we get lucky and see a little sunshine, otherwise they will undergo routine maintenance before being put into storage for the winter.

Does your town have a permanent funfair?

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 105mm lens, 1/125 second, f5.6, iso 200

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October 3, 2008 at 12:01 am

Stretched out

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End of term, South Shields

End of term

It was more than just the usual end of term for “Junior” and his mates yesterday, in fact for the entire year 6 (11 year olds) in South Shields it meant the end of life in primary school. After six weeks holiday they commence a new chapter in new schools, with new pals, new teachers, and new environments where they will need to grow up – fast!

So one of the parents decided to treat these young lads with a ride about town in a huge stretched limousine, the papparazi consisted mainly of friends and family thrusting cameras and camera phones in faces to create that “star treatment”.

Yes, it’s a far cry from my days at school.

Two layers in Photoshop, black and white on top of colour, I simply erased the black and white away to reveal the clour below.

Camera details; Konica Minolta Dimage Z3, 35mm lens, 1/40 second, f2.5, iso 50

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July 19, 2008 at 12:01 am