South Shields Daily Photo

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

Saturday Sanddancer Scene #24

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Cleadon Hills, South Shields

Yellow

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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May 8, 2010 at 1:39 pm

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Saturday Sanddancer Scene #23

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lobster caught in south shields

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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April 10, 2010 at 9:05 am

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Saturday Sanddancer Scene #22

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Kangaroo and baby

Kangaroo and baby

The latest in my challenges issued to the those amateur photographers who read and join in with the posts on Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, the busiest international community forum on Tyneside with over 203,000 posts. In this latest challenge members were asked to submit their favourite animal pictures and this is the one that I chose from the latest batch of entries.

My thanks go to Richard Robinson (aka “Freon”) from Australia who submitted this fine picture of a “Roo” with her “Joey”, demonstrating to us in the northern hemisphere that winter is ending, spring is here at last, and new life is making itself seen all around us.

Richard told me:

This photo was taken with a simple 8 megapixel Olympus FE340 camera and was taken on a fishing trip to the South Alligator river during March 2009. The South Alligator river is a tidal river about 200 kilometres South East of Darwin in the Northern Territory Australia.

Thanks for submitting this fine picture Richard, we look forward to perhaps seeing more of your work in the future.

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March 20, 2010 at 10:28 am

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Saturday Sanddancer Scene #21

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kitchen

kitchen

These two pictures were submitted by Graham Slessor of Westoe, South Shields, after I asked the members of Curly’s Corner Shop, Message Board to come up with pictures with a “before and after” theme. Graham had been in the process of rewarding his wife Deborah, who does so much hard work raising money for local cancer charities, and he wanted to share his efforts and pride with us all.

So here is their new kitchen taking place after the old had been ripped out.

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Written by curly

February 27, 2010 at 11:59 am

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Saturday Sanddancer Scene No. 20

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snow on cars

Driven snow

This is the picture that I have chosen from those submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, I had given them a theme as a challenge, and the theme was “Driven”.

Taken by Alex Carrington in New Hartley, Northumberland it shows the purely driven new snow that we experienced today, and in the last few weeks, covering his neighbourhood, Alex said:

I was actually quite pleased to see the snow, it made a change to see it a little deeper and thicker than normal. Mainly
happy for the grandkids who I was dying to see playing in it.

But really, just an excuse for me to play in it as well. ( 54 and getting dafter )

Like my sister said to me on my birthday… growing old is mandatory….growing up is optional.

Working from home it didn’t effect my day one little bit.

I just had to get that perfect undisturbed snow shot of car.  There’s something about virgin snow, do you not think ?

My best experience of it, was as a teenager on the Leas one night………, big fat flakes, slow and thick….. not one footstep in sight.

Yes, we all love the way that the snow alters the landscape, thanks for the picture Alex;  and I’ll be out and about capturing more pictures of snowy Shields today.

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January 30, 2010 at 1:25 pm

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Saturday Sanddancer scene No 19

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Port Campbell National Park, Australia

Port Campbell National Park

This is my latest choice from pictures submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, South Shields busiest internet forum now with over 200,000 posts!

The picture was taken by Andrew Wiltshire who lives in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia and it shows a coastal view from the Port Campbell National Park coastal area fairly close to the famous Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. I liked it largely because this area of Australian coastline is so much like Marsden in South Shields and even the name of the road resonates with Sanddancers around the world.

Andrew’s picture was taken with his Nikon D40 shooting at 1/250 second, f8, and iso 200

Map

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January 16, 2010 at 12:01 am

It may be winter outside…

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Yorkshire terrier, South Shields

…but in my house it’s spring

Taken before the New Year’s Eve festivities began in South Shields. One small Yorkshire Terrier very much at home sitting on a nice warm sofa whilst the snow was heavily falling outside.

This is an HDR (High Dynamic Range) image processed in Photomatix from one single RAW file, I gave it a small curves adjustment in Photoshop and then resized, nothing more. The intention was to produce something with a more nostalgic look, hence the warm colours, I do think the style of this particular artificial Christmas tree was a big help too.

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Written by curly

January 2, 2010 at 6:05 am

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