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River Tyne at South Shields
OK there are lots of pictures from my home town South Shields in this site, but I think this may be the first to be taken from the opposite bank of the River Tyne.
This panorama was from seven frames and I stitched it in Photoshop, they were all taken from the same spot on Tynemouth Haven almost below the statue to Admiral Lord Collingwood. The great shame is that the detail which I see in the full resolution originals cannot be shown with any great justice on this internet, I am providing a link to a much larger image but once that was compressed to about 830 kb a lot of detail just disappeared. This original panorama is almost 28000 pixels wide, and its print size is 13 inches high by 84 inches long, the file size is 48 Mb!
From the left we start with the gap between the two lighthouses, the one you see is on the south pier, moving left at the rear as I zoom in I can see Marsden Rock and Souter Lighthouse, then Marsden Craggs with both Sandhaven and Littlehaven beaches below. A little further to the left I see the water tower on Cleadon hills, and just to the right of centre on the skyline the clock tower of South Shields Town Hall, the Groyne pier sits on the river's edge just a little further to the right. The huge mass of rocks in the foreground and to the right are the infamous "Black Middens" which in the late 1800s and later were responsible for the wrecking of many ships, these rocks are not visible at high tide, and in days of yore wooden hulled ships had their bottoms just torn out if grounded on the Middens. So many lives were lost just a few yards from the shore.
As we move further to the right we see an old jetty in Tynemouth which just about marks the mouth of the River Tyne where it flows towards the North Sea.
If you check closer in the foreground on the extreme left you will find some folks "crabbing" on the rocks, in fact one man got himself into two frames!
Here is the link to a much larger version, bear in mind this is over 800 kb in size.
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