27 January 2008

South Shields

South Shields is a coastal town in Tyne & Wear on the south bank of the mouth of the River Tyne. It has six miles of coastline and three miles of river frontage, dominated by the massive, functional if not beautiful piers at the mouth of the Tyne. These are best viewed from the Lawe Top, which also houses two replicas of cannon captured from the Russians during the Crimean War the originals having been melted during World War Two.

Armed with my wide angle and 200mm lenses, camera and tripod I started off in the car to go to Marsden in South Shields thinking I would have all afternoon to concentrate on taking good photos. How wrong I was...... Traffic jams into South Shields held me there for nearly 1 1/2 hrs. My favourite spot at Marsden closed off due to subsidence and the steps down to the beach cordoned off. I ended up having to go down by the pier in South Shields itself. So much for all afternoon to take photos.
I have to say though, I look forward to the weekend, and weather permitting, getting out into the fresh air. Being couped up at work all day during the week and unable to get out sometimes gets me down, but it also makes me appreciate my weekends more too.
  • Camera Olympus E500
  • Lens Zuiko Digital 11-22mm Wide Angle
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture - f/22
  • Shutter Speed - 1/6 sec
  • ISO-100
  • Focal Length - 22mm
  • Exposure Compensation -0.3step


Jinghui said...

Great photos you had posted here on your blog ! All the best to capturing a photo a day, it's not going to be easy at all with work & family & personal stuff to take care of !

Would drop by often to view your photos & have added your blog to my blogroll too !

Go with your heart and passion, I can see it from your photos !


Carole said...

Thank you Jh for you comments and the links to my site from yours.