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This month I set the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board a new theme for their regular photography competition, it was nice and simple “GREEN”, and of the pictures submitted this was the one that I chose to show here . I chose it because the overall tones and hues in the image are all uniformly green, I instantly thought of green apples, and the fruits were particularly seasonal just before we lose our greens and collect our browns and reds!
This was submitted by Stottie Cake again who has now been chosen on two consecutive events, so congratulations to this South Shields woman who is green fingered and enjoys her gardening. This is a picture of her “Quince” bush as it fruits towards the end of summer. According to Wiki[edia the fruit changes colour to a yellow in autumn and becomes pear shaped, you learn something new every day!
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Hi and welcome to the latest publication of our series of pictures made or created by the members of Curly’s Cornershop Message Board, the most active forum on Tyneside with over 241000 posts!
Today’s winner of my photography challenge comes from South Shields woman “Stottiecake” who produced this colourful and creative picture following her shopping experience in South Shields, she told me:
I was thrilled that you picked mine this month and it seems very unfair to the rest of your customers who sent in splendid work.
I had been out shopping in Boldon Lane that morning and had unpacked my bags at the kitchen table. I was alone, pottering about making lunch and with it being a fine day my sunglasses were nearby so I tried them on the pineapple just for my own amusement. I was amused too! I thought of Curly’s Shop and put a black handtowel on the table, lying the fruit down, back on with the sunglasses, add one chilli for a smile and a cute button mushroom nose. A green apple for colour and Voila!
I keep my Samsung E565 compact camera in my handbag most of the time so I took a couple of snaps and put one in your shop. I enjoy looking at the photographs posted there and like to join in also.
I have lived in South Shields almost 50 years (born in Whiteleas) I met my husband 30 years ago this month and we have been married for 25 years. We have 2 grown up children and now live near the Nook.
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Hello and welcome to our latest winner from entries submitted by members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, last month we had an “open competition” without a theme and this is the shot chosen to be published here today, I don’t think we’ve ever chosen a portrait before and I think you will find this one a very pleasant change.
This is South Shields’ girl Lauren Fada and the picture was submitted by her mother Audrey, Lauren had arranged a special day out in South Shields for her mother’s birthday on the day this was taken and had gone to the trouble of decorating the house with balloons and garlands as well as organising a huge buffet to be enjoyed by her mother’s friends and relations before they all carried on the celebrations in our town centre on the evening.
Audrey Fada tells me that she had one of the best days of her life after the effort that Lauren had put in to make it enjoyable, and that she had made it a very special day for her to remember. The tow of them are still “buzzing” after winning the competition and she’s really proud of the fact that her snap of Lauren was chosen.
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Many thanks to those members of the Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board who submitted pictures for last month’s challenge which was to provide a night time shot to reflect the happiness of summer in South Tyneside and the north east of England.
This was the picture which I chose and it was sent by Audrey Fada of South Shields and shows some of her family enjoying a “hen night” for the girls up river in Newcastle upon Tyne. Audrey is the young blonde girl in the centre and on her left is her daughter Lauren and on her right her step daughter Kelly as they enjoyed themselves in a Moulin Rouge themed night out near the Centre for Life.
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South Shields Town Hall
Apologies, folks, this post is one day later than I intended, but I simply ran out of time yesterday as I struggled to help fit my new kitchen and take in the Cookson Parade in South Shields. I’ve chosen this picture from the batch submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board after I asked them to provide pictures with a “summer” theme. This stunning summer sunset showing South Shields town Hall silhouetted against the red clouds was sent in by Graham Slesser of Westoe who had to climb into his loft space to get a view over the roof tops, he just couldn’t resist the temptation. It was shot with his new Nikon DSLR but he cannot remember if it was set to aperture or shutter priority, I don’t suppose it will bother us too much, it’s a smashing picture Graham.
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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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Our favourite foods
Hi, and welcome back to the feature where members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board submit their pictures for inclusion here, this is the busiest open forum on Tyneside for Sanddancers and ex pats with over 20400 posts!
Today’s picture was selected from a challenge that I set them to photograph their favourite foods, and this is a lobster caught off the coast in South Shields by one of the board members and donated to another who prepared and cooked it. So many thanks to retired mariner and South Shields’ man “Jeff” who submitted these four pictures. The lobster was caught in a pot off Camel’s Island in Marsden Bay and was in Jeff’s pot on the stove within 15 minutes having been rush delivered to his door by bicycle!
Jeff’s wife boiled the lobster for 12 minutes before removing the claw meat and halving the tail. She also prepared a seafood sauce using mayonnaise, tomato purée and Tabasco sauce , before serving up with a wedge of lemon and a chilled white wine as a starter course, and it looks just delicious.
Jeff shot these pictures with his Nikon D40, 1/60 second, at f3.5, with the lens at 28mm.
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