South Shields Daily Photo

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

Saturday Sanddancer Scene #33

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yellow dandelion

Bright yellow

Hello and welcome to the winner of last month’s photography challenge which I set for the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, the theme for the challenge was the colour “yellow”.

I’m delighted to show you our winner a simple dandelion shown in macro close up, and it was taken by South Shields man Brian Riley, I think it was a great entry Brian, so congratulations!

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May 7, 2011 at 11:14 am

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Saturday Sanddancer Scene #32

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Laura Fada

Lauren

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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April 9, 2011 at 9:46 am

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Saturday Sanddancer Scene #31

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Water (frozen)

Here is the latest in our occasional series of pictures submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, the most populat forum these days on Tyneside!

The theme last month was “water” and this is the image that I have chosen from the many that were entered, I was impressed by a number of things, the topical winter viewpoint, the thought which had gone into interpreting the theme, the inventiveness of the picture, and the sheer sparkling quality of it.

The picture was submitted by David Gray, also known as “Beachbum” who lives near Lake Erie just south of Windsor, Ontario in Canada, he is an ex pat Sanddancer from Jarrow.

Dave had this to say about his photo:

It was a nice sunny day and the snow on the roof was melting fast so we had icicles all over.

This was taken through the sliding glass doors on the lake side of the house.

The door was closed and so was the sliding insect screen door which you can make out in the picture.

The screen is just about the same stuff as the starlight filters that were all the rage about 30 years ago so I thought I would try for a retro look.

It worked out OK

I was born in Jarrow but spent most of my time in Shields.

My favorite haunts were The Marsden Inn and the Neon Social Club in the Scotch Estate.

I came to Canada 1n 1967 and am now retired.

The picture was shot on a Canon Powershot SX120IS at 1/250 second, f5.6 on 10th. February 2011 late in the afternoon.

My thanks to “Beachbum” for this sparkling little picture and to all those other Geordies and ex pats who took part.

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March 5, 2011 at 5:28 am

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Saturday Sanddancer Scene #30

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Red Rose in winter

Something Red

Hi, and welcome to another picture in our series submitted by members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, the busiest open forum in South Tyneside with over 222000 posts!

I had set the members a challenge of photographing something “Red” and from those submitted this is the picture which I have chosen, it was taken by Shaun Robson, formerly of South Shields but now living in Newcastle upon Tyne. Shaun took his picture with an Olympus E520with the Zuiko 70 – 300mm lens set at 215mm. The exposure was f5.6 at 1/250 second.

Shaun told me:

This photograph was taken the day after the heavy snow fall at the beginning of December and depicts the plight of the single surviving rose in my border. This rose is the only original plant remaining in the garden from the couple who originally bought the property back in 1935 and rises resplendent year after year. I feed all my plants on chicken manure pellets which seem to give them extra life and vitality all through the growing season and in this case beyond. Unfortunately this winter has taken a great toll on the plants in my garden with the weight of the snow destroying many small shrubs and bushes as well as a thirty year old slow growing conifer which has snapped and will need to be dug up and disposed of.  I also have a medium size pond stocked with a variety of Koi Carp, Gold fish and Sherbunkins which froze over for two weeks and killed many of the fish as well as bursting the Ultra violet lamp housing which is integral to the filter and we did not notice when the pump was turned back on that the water was not being fully returned to the pond but was flooding the already saturated garden, so I could have lost all my stock Рwhat a carry on.

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January 15, 2011 at 11:43 am

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Saturday Sanddancer Scene #29

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Carlo
Carlo

This week’s picture chosen from those submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board comes from David Smith of Chester-le-Street who was born and brought up in South Shields. Dave married an Italian girl and often they visit her home town together for holidays and to meet the rest of her family.

I was particularly impressed with Dave’s portrait of “Carlo” which shows an underlying indomitable spirit and reflects the hardship of a life lived and earned from the land. Mr. Smith told me:

Carlo is a comparatively young man whose face reflects the hardships of the life which he has had to endure. Badly burned and mangled in a serious car accident, suffering from kidney failure and on regular dialysis. Undaunted he struggles on without complaint and working hard on the land in Italy.

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September 25, 2010 at 12:42 pm

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