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Saturday Sanddancer Scene #13

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Cranes, River Tyne, South Shields

Red sky at night

A wonderful red sunset sky captured by 49 year old South Shields man Brian Riley, showing the view of the few remaining cranes at work on the River Tyne at Aker McNulty Marine in Commercial Road, South Shields.

Brian’s well captured picture was my favourite amongst those submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board last week (a forum for Sanddancers and ex-pats which now hosts more than 185,000 posts!)

Camera details; Canon D90, 200mm lens, 1/40 second, f5.3, iso 200

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October 3, 2009 at 9:37 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

Ferry to Shields

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Market Dock, South Shields

Market Dock

I took this shot a couple of years ago when I took the ferry across the River Tyne from North Shields to South Shields. It shows the riverside apartments of the new Market Dock area which were built on land reclaimed from the old Brigham and Cowans docks.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 55 mm lens, 1/250 second, f11, iso 200

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July 21, 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

The view from over there

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North Shields fish quay and South Shields

South Shields seen from North Shields

Another picture from the archives, this one taken in 2007 shows in the background South Shields harbour, the Groyne pier, the Pilot jetty, and the Littlehaven Hotel, as well yachts from the South Shields Sailing Club enjoying some sport on the River Tyne.

In the foreground is the North Shields fish quay

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82 mm lens, 1/350 second, f11, iso 200

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June 23, 2009 at 12:01 am

Tacking under a beacon

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south shields harbour

South Shields harbour

Members of the South Shields Sailing Club enjoy yesterday’s fine warm weather and gentle breeze by taking to the River Tyne’s harbour for an afternoon of tacking the wind and racing against each other.

On the right is our coastal beacon on The Lawe, a symbolic piece recalling the days when the Sovereign would order that beacons be lit around the UK to signal good news. The last time that I can remember a fire being lit in it’s basket was on the occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1978, there is another a few miles down the coast at Whitburn.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 50 mm lens, 1/500 second, f9.5, iso 200

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June 22, 2009 at 12:01 am

Hill climb

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Pedestrian Tyne Tunnel, Jarrow

The Tyne Pedestrian Tunnel

The first Tyne Tunnel was built to take pedestrians and cyclists under the River Tyne from Jarrow to Howden, it has the longest single section wooden escalators in the world, and they are set at quite a steep gradient. If you live in South Shields and fancy a look around North Shields, Tynemouth and Whitley Bay whilst the weather is warm and pleasant as it is now, then can I suggest you drag that cycle out of the garage and get some exercise, you can be at your destination in under 45 minutes by using the old tunnel.

I deliberately set my camera to aperture pririty for this shot as I travelled down the escalator, I could see other cyclists coming up on the opposite side uphill, so I held the camera as steady as possible for a longish exposure to give a good sense of movement, in fact I wanted sheer speed! I think the escalators move at about 2 mph!

Camera details: Pentax K100D,  28 mm lens, 7/10 second, f11, iso 800

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June 13, 2009 at 12:01 am