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Park at night #2

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South Marine Park, South Shields

South Marine Park

A view of the new bandstand in the South Marine Park, South Shields, illuminated at night – I just cannot wait until someone decides to have the first evening concert here!

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 52mm lens, 1 second, f4.5, iso 800, Velbon tripod.

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Written by curly

August 24, 2009 at 12:01 am

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

Who am I?

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Family playing game at Cultural Festival, South Shields, 2009

Cultural Festival

I often used this as an ice breaker in my professional career, it was an excellent way to get complete strangers to start talking with one another just by asking simple questions. Have you tried it?

This family were out enjoying themselves at the Cultural Festival held last Sunday in the Bents Park, South Shields.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 390mm lens, 1/500 second, f6.7, iso 200

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Written by curly

August 13, 2009 at 12:01 am

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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Written by curly

August 12, 2009 at 12:01 am

All together like the folks o’ Shields

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Multicultural festival, South Shields

Multicultural

We had an excellent multicultural festival in the Bents Park, South Shields yesterday when people of all races, colours, creeds, and faiths came together to celebrate our unity and diversity. We enjoyed, music, dance, drama, and art in what was a very relaxed and neighbourly afternoon.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 450mm lens, 1/500 second, f6.7, iso 200

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Written by curly

August 10, 2009 at 12:01 am

Ceilidh

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South Marine Park, South Shields

South Marine Park

Just to prove that the newly restored Victorian band stand in the South Marine Park is getting used for the purpose for which it was intended. South Shields folks can now enjoy regular music here in the summer months from brass and silver bands to folk musicians who play a few Irish jigs and create a ceilidh.

It was an entertaining and relaxing way to pass an hour in the sunshine.

Camera details : Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/1000 second, f3.5, iso 200

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Thanks for your interest in coming here, but after three years of filling this photoblog with a picture every day I am finding it more and more difficult to find the inspiration to post, or that new view that I haven’t photographed before. As a project in promoting what I believe is the best that my home town has to offer I think I can say that it has been a success, but all good things must come to an end, and therefore I will be making my final daily posting on this blog at the end of this month. I may make one or more postings after that, but I will not be posting on a daily basis, and the site will be left available for those wishing to look at my pictures of South Shields and the north of England.

I’d like to thank all of my colleagues in the City Daily Photo community who have kindly visited regularly, and all those others who have been gracious enough to leave comments, perhaps you would all like to follow me as I have started a new project on the Aminus3 platform which is far more conducive to photoblogging and has the familiar forward and backward navigation that one comes to expect from a photoblog. If you would care to have a look at, and if you wish bookmark, South Shields Daily Pictures, you will find me there in the future.

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Written by curly

August 9, 2009 at 12:01 am

Saturday Sanddancer Scene #5

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South Marine Park, South Shields

South Marine Park, South Shields

This series of pictures are chosen from submissions made by members of the Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, the busiest forum around the world for South Shields Sanddancers with almost 180000 posts on the board!

Today we see a view of the South Marine Park in South Shields showing the renewed terrace complete with it’s Victorian styled lighting and the restored Victorian band stand which replicates the original down to the tiniest details, more importantly it gets used! In the background the River Tyne passes Tynemouth on its way to the North Sea.

The picture was submitted by Margy Houlsby of South Shields who visits the park regularly.

Thanks Margy!

Camera details: Kodak Easyshare C913, 70mm lens, 1/320 second, f3.8, iso 64

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Written by curly

August 8, 2009 at 12:01 am