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Saturday Sanddancer Scene #9

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jetski, Australia

Jetski champ

This week’s Sanddancer Saturday Scene photograph was submitted by Lolita (Danet) who is a regular contributor to the Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, she lives in the beautiful Yarra Valley near Melbourne in Australia and she just loves the folks from South Shields.

Lolita describes the picture in her own words:

Kylie Ellmers, formerly a New Zealander, now an Australian resident, is a 35 yr old female,current world titles champion for runabout personal watercraft for 2007 and 2008. A couple of English female racers were also in the world titles comp – Lisa Barsby and Anya Collie, and according to Kylie, were tough competition and very fast on their water skis.
And this month (September) the world titles are being held again, in Havasu USA. So good luck to all the riders.

Kylie is a very good friend of the family, and this new ski Kylie is practicing on, is called a Hydro-space Jet Ski, it is a 4-stroke 130 hp machine.
The lake is on our own private 10 acre property we live at, located in the beautiful Yarra Valley Ranges, about an hour east of Melbourne.
(The heart of the vineyards, hot air balloons, and orchidists and berry growers.)
I have always loved taking sports action photos, I am a keen supportive jet-ski sports mum, with a son that races also, and was in the top Australian 3 of the best last year. He is also considering doing the world titles next year.

The camera I took this particular photo is a Panasonic Lumix TZ3, 7MP, with 10 optical zoom lens, which gives an advantage for close up action shots.

Remember if you want to keep up to date with Curly’s latest posts you need to be visiting South Shields Daily Pictures where he already has a sizeable following.

Thanks for the action picture Danet.

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September 5, 2009 at 1:02 am

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Move along

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Mrs. Curly, South Shields

Nothing to see here

“He’s gone, skedaddled, and took half of his folks with him, you may as well go join them.

He’s took his photoblogging to a new home, South Shields Daily Pictures I think they call it, why don’t you bookmark it, or stick it in your favourites? I was sick of him sitting here every day hogging the keyboard with his insane infatuation of posting a picture here every day. 1,131 times he’s done it now, so I told him it’s time to have a rest. Isn’t it just a bit silly trying to find a new picture of South Shields every day of your life? So I told him to go get a new website where he isn’t pressuring himself to post something every day, somewhere he can show off the best bits and not the boring mundane dross. That’s why he’s gone, so he can spend a bit more time with me and the children.

He’ll still put something here every now and then, but not every day, so run along and have a look at his new place, you might like it.

Now get off my lawn”

Mrs. Curly

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August 31, 2009 at 12:01 am

Sailing away

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South Shields harbour

South Shields harbour

A bit like this photoblog really, sailing off across a new horizon, tomorrow sees us looking for greener pastures, if you want to come along for the journey you can join me at South Shields Daily Pictures which already has a reasonable following.

You will find it has the familiar look and feel of a regular photoblog, starting with the current day’s picture and navigation that will take you backwards to the previous day, or to the archive where you can see thumbnails of all the pictures posted, or forwards to the next day. Commenting is just as easy using an email address (which is never seen or published), and your name or pseudonym. That’s it, nice and simple, hope to see you there after the last regular posting here tomorrow.

This blog will be left in place to allow folks to make a journey through South Shields life and to leave their comments, I will be making some irregular postings in the future so it is worth checking now and then, but certainly not on a daily basis after posting 1,130 images so far. Thanks for your support over these past three years and may I look forward to seeing you all in the new place.

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August 30, 2009 at 12:01 am

Self portrait

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Curly in King Street, South Shields

Taking a rest

Here’s a rare treat for you, a picture of me! I’m busy taking a rest at the moment after undergoing a heart operation in Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital so the pictures that you are seeing this week have been preloaded in advance.

This is me (reflected in a shop window) taking a rest in King Street, South Shields recently. One of the reasons why I am having this heart surgery was the inability to walk decent distances and sustain physical activity for anything more than a few minutes. I’ll be back with you all in a few days, right as rain I hope!

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 30mm lens, 1/125 second, f9.5, iso 200

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August 20, 2009 at 12:01 am

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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

Learning to fly

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Sunderland International Airshow 2009

Hawk trainer

South Shields Daily Photo is back after a short holiday and Curly and his kids joined the 500,000 visitors to South Shields’ neighbouring beach at Seaburn, Sunderland, to enjoy the 2009 International Air Show. We arrived too late to photograph the RAF Red Arrows on the first day of the show, but here we see some youngsters getting the feel of the Hawk trainer jet used by the RAF’s world famous display team.

We’ll be back on day two to capture some of the action.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28 mm lens, 1/750 second, f6.7, iso 200

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July 26, 2009 at 12:01 am

Posted in Colour, Curly, Events, People, Sunderland

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Shopping in the showers

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Northumberland Street, Newcastle

Northumberland Street, Newcastle

I was out of South Shields most of yesterday on a trip up to Newcastle to have the ccd sensor of my Pentax professionally cleaned -ten pounds exceedingly well spent!

It was very showery with a few rumbles of thunder too, this was the view down Northumberland Street as I tested the camera out (no sign of dust spots, and no need to use the healing brush either), this is supposed to be England’s busiest street outside of Oxford Street in London. As you can see, the weather forced most of the shoppers into the indoor malls at Eldon Square and Monument to keep dry. Those that were on the streets seemed to be in a hurry to get away and catch a bus or a Metro, something I should have done!

Seeing as I’m invading “Toon” territory again, why don’t you have a look at Newcastle upon Tyne Daily Photo while you are here?

Black and white conversion and colour picked in Photoshop

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 30 mm lens, 1/90 second, f11, iso 200

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July 4, 2009 at 12:01 am