18 February 2008

Blyth


The small dot near the top of the sky is the moon which we could see all day. Another hand held image but I dont think it's turned out too bad.

Blyth is situated on the north east coast of England within the county of Northumberland. It lies approximately 20 kilometres [13 miles] north east of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The history of the port and town of Blyth dates from the year 1723. Newsham (pronounced 'news ham') and Cowpen (pronounced 'coopen') being the oldest parts of Blyth. The history of the port dates from the 12th century until 1854 when the Blyth Harbour & Docks Board was formed, and 1882 when the Blyth Harbour Commission was formed. Blyth ship building yard was the largest on the north east coast until it closed in 1967. The port reached it peak as a coal shipping port by the early 1960's.
The Blyth area has always been dominated by heavy industries such as foundry work, ship building and mining.But with the closure of the rail link, the shipyard, the pits, by the mid 80's Blyth had to diverse and change to light industries, such as clothing, electrical and small manufacturing businesses.
Blyth has two weekly markets on Tuesday and Saturday as well as indoor shopping in the Keelrow shopping centre. A feature of the keyside at Blyth being the row of nine windmills on the pier to generate green electricity,people come from afar to view and photograph them.
The 'Blyth Spartans' amatuer football team is known far and wide for their great cup exploits,plus we have a very popular Rugby,Tennis and Cricket club.Blyth also has a very long stretch of sandy beach and good fishing on or offshore.

Settings


  • Camera Olymus E500

  • Aperture - f/6.3

  • Shutter speed - 1/80sec

  • ISO-100

  • Focal Length - 11mm

  • Exposure compensation 0 step

3 comments:

Susanne49 said...

Hi Carol,

I see, you were walking at the beach, like I did too - in my last post.

Very nice photo, and I like th lighthouse picture too. Nice work!

Carole said...

I love the beach, it's my favourite place. Northumberland beaches especially near Bamburgh are just so beautiful and unspoilt.

Travis said...

Carol, this is a wonderful shot. As the snow continues to fall i only wish I were near a beach.