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Saturday Sanddancer Scene #28

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Loch Shiel

Loch Shiel

The latest submissions from the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board have been of a very high standard and I’m delighted to be able to present three pictures from the latest challenge which I set them. Today’s picture is of Loch Shiel which is situated 20 Km west of Fort William, Lochaber, Scotland, and it was submitted by South Shields man Brian Paget, I liked it’s strong composition with the eye being led along the rope to the boat on the loch, also his good sense in using a tripod for the longer exposure.

Brian had this to say about his picture:

I’m chuffed my shot got chosen.   I took it early-ish morning looking North across Loch Shiel from the Loch Shiel Hotel’s landing in Acharacle (pronounced Ah-harra-cul).  I took a series of shots mostly just to try out my new Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens, experimenting with different combinations of aperture and exposure settings.  Although I had set up with a tripod and remote shutter release I didn’t expect the mirror effect as there was a slight breeze.  This shot was pure luck just a couple of minutes after the wind suddenly dropped, turning a lightly rippled black surface to a mixture of still mirror blending to window to the loch bed.  I didn’t really appreciate the shot until I’d loaded it onto my laptop.

The greatest feeling I recall were the midge bites; they were swarming around me, oblivious to the lashings of repellent I’d applied.

I’m sure you will agree it is a terrific shot.

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September 4, 2010 at 9:52 am

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Saturday Sanddancer Scene #24

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Cleadon Hills, South Shields

Yellow

The latest picture chosen from those submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board following the challenge to produce a picture which adequately shows “Yellow”.

This is the winning entry from Graham Slessor of Westoe, South Shields and shows rape growing on the sides of Cleadon Hills near the New Ship in South Shields.

Graham grabbed the picture on his new Canon EOS500D it was shot at 1/320 second at f6.3 iso 186mm on his zoom lens at iso 100.

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May 8, 2010 at 1:39 pm

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Saturday Sanddancer scene No 19

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Port Campbell National Park, Australia

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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January 16, 2010 at 12:01 am

Saturday Sanddancer Scene #16

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False bay/Black point, Eyres Peninsula, South Australia

I’ve chosen this picture from those contributed from the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board this week, it was submitted by Cheryl Abrahamson and depicts False bay/Black point in South Australia near where she lives in Whyalla. I chose it because it is so synonymous with the coast line around South Shields, Marsden, and Whitburn.

According to Cheryl this location is one of around three breeding grounds around the world for the giant cuttlefish and lies about 40 minutes drive from her home town. To me, it does not look that far removed from Whitburn beach!

The picture was taken on Cheryl’s Nokia mobile phone.

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November 7, 2009 at 1:53 am

Posted in Beach, Colour, Landscapes

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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August 23, 2009 at 12:01 am