South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

Archive for the ‘Lighthouse’ Category

Saturday Sanddancer Scene #17

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Dawn at Seaburn

This week’s well deserved pick from those submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board is this wonderful early morning shot taken just down the road from South Shields. It was taken by South Shields Man Brian Riley, and I think it’s a wonderful local shot to show the world.

Camera info: NIkon D90, 18mm lens, 1/30 second, f16, iso 100

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November 21, 2009 at 10:25 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

The view from over here

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The Groyne, South Shields

The Groyne

Yesterday I showed you the view from North Shields, today you can see the same area from South Shields. In the foreground we whave “the weebles” (“conversation piece” sculptures) and the Groyne pier, and in the background beyond the harbour is North Shields and Tynemouth. On the right you can see the remains of Tynemouth Castle and priory as well as the column dedicated to the memorial of Admiral Lord Collingwood.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82 mm lens, /350 second, f11, iso 200

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June 24, 2009 at 12:01 am

Souter lighthouse

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Souter Lighthouse, South Shields

National Trust lighthouse

This is another picture from my archives taken in March 2007 with the Konica Minolta Dimage Z3, probably before I had the SLR. I may have posted a similar version of this (over sharpened) picture in the past, I cannot remember.

Souter lighthouse is at the southern edge of South Shields in between Marsden and Whitburn village and it was the first lighthouse in the UK to use electricity for it’s 800,000 cadle power light, it started operating in 1871 and is now owned by The National Trust.

Camera details: Konica Minolta Dimage Z3, 420 mm lens, 1/400 second, f5, iso 100

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May 11, 2009 at 12:01 am

Groyne grass

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The Groyne lighthouse, South Shields

The Groyne lighthouse

South Shields has three lighthouses along it’s coastline to warn shipping of the potential dangers presented when approaching land. Souter Lighthouse at Marsden warns of the dangers below the cliffs, the South Pier is to aid ships into the harbour, and the Groyne lighthouse is situated where the River Tyne enters the harbour.

Many ships in the past have ended up stranded on the rocks and silt which used to build up here, although the Port of Tyne Authority no longer has a great deal of use for this one, modern methods have kept a good deep water channel and onboard navigational aids have also had a significant impact in improving marine safety.

The Groyne is situated at Littlehaven Beach in South Shields where tough dune grasses grow and prevent much of the migration of the sands away from the harbour when the winds whip inland from the North Sea.

Camera details: Konica Minolta Dimage Z3, 75 mm lens, 1/200 second, f5.6, iso 50

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April 22, 2009 at 12:01 am