A "supermoon" rising over the harbour in South Shields near to the lighthouse on Tynemouth's pier, marks the passing of a long day and the journey into a new one.
This picture kind of reflects the long journey I have been on since coming to Aminus 3 back in 2008, almost 2400 images later and my fire is starting to burn out. May I thank you all for joining me on this journey, the ride has had its ups and downs and some years have been particularly difficult for me. As a working single parent my time for this wonderful hobby has become very limited, and I no longer have the energy to commit to visiting your sites and joining in the community commentaries, which is a great shame and pity. 2018 will be here very shortly and my photography contributions will be much different.
I thank you all very much for the thousands of comments and votes which have helped to earn 36 "Spotlight" images, your time and company has been very appreciated this last ten years. However from tomorrow (and unless I have a change of heart) I will only be posting on Instagram which I find convenient and rapid - indeed almost instant - where I will be very pleased to meet old friends again. I do not post on a daily basis but as and when I find the time and the inspiration. I will not delete this photoblog just in case I find a surge of inspiration to make amazing photographs of some event in the future, but it will remain as a vehicle for others to view pictures of South Shields and the North of England.
Wishing you all a very prosperous New Year, and hoping that 2018 brings you all much success, good-bye for now.
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