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Sledging in South Shields

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 21 January 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

That long haul back up the hill to tire the legs.
Kids enjoying sledging at Gypsies Green on The Leas, South Shields.

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NeGaR from Washington DC, United States

yuhuuuuuu! seems u had lots of fun!

21 Jan 2010 5:03am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

The sense of going up is very well captured here...got to be in shape..its and up and down ..many times...great shot.

21 Jan 2010 5:19am

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice shot !

21 Jan 2010 6:03am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

What a cracking shot, the sky says more snow

21 Jan 2010 6:24am

Hilde Morin from Portland, United States

Beautiful horizon line! Very sharp on the left side and fading towards the right.

21 Jan 2010 7:00am

Philippe from Pertuis, France

do not stay here !!! it is risky

21 Jan 2010 7:09am

STEED from Gueret, France

Come here with us,Children !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From here we can see the Sea !!!!!!

21 Jan 2010 7:42am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

STill enjoying the snow!

21 Jan 2010 7:55am

Rags from Plano, United States

Nice looking place.

21 Jan 2010 7:59am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely shot..

21 Jan 2010 9:23am

jeanclaude from 94160 saint-mandé, France

how far is the beach?

21 Jan 2010 9:31am

@jeanclaude: About 50 yards behind me.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Great !!! Did you join the fun Curly ?

21 Jan 2010 10:40am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice image. It looks that peoople over there are having fun.

21 Jan 2010 10:42am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Lovely well taken documentary shot. Sinister sky!

21 Jan 2010 10:51am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely done Curly. Both sky and land lead the eye to the horizon line

21 Jan 2010 11:14am

Petra from Tilburg, Netherlands

wonderful image

21 Jan 2010 11:42am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

joyful moment
its cool

21 Jan 2010 11:46am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Very beautiful !A great composition of the photo !

21 Jan 2010 12:13pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Very nice shoot!

21 Jan 2010 1:48pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

This is another nice shot !

21 Jan 2010 1:59pm

madagasca from Singapore

i would want to try this 1 day. seems so much fun!

21 Jan 2010 2:12pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Looks like a fun time was had by all!! Well seen and captured Curly! ;-)

21 Jan 2010 2:20pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Oh, I remember those tough climbs up the hills! You start off in a strong run but are dragging by the time you hit the top. But the ride down makes it all worth it. :)

21 Jan 2010 3:26pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Neat shot Curly, so much fun is being had

21 Jan 2010 4:43pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Just love the reds in this picture.

21 Jan 2010 6:14pm

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Nice shot!

21 Jan 2010 6:31pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Nice shot....almost looks like the people are silhouettes.

21 Jan 2010 6:44pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Great shot! I love the colours on the white snow! Very beautiful

21 Jan 2010 6:59pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific capture. I love that sky.

21 Jan 2010 7:03pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

LOVE the crazy carpet !!!
When I was young, I do that ! It's remenber me my youguest years, when we were leaving to Quebec ! :-)
Enjoy ! :-))))

21 Jan 2010 7:28pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Belle capture !

21 Jan 2010 7:29pm

roy from ostend, Belgium

beautiful picture of this snow fun

21 Jan 2010 7:32pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Tell me Curly, you had just sledged befor capturing such a nice shot, hadn't you?

21 Jan 2010 7:34pm

@Zeinab: Oh yes, accidentally on my backside! :-)

kerfendal from Paris, France

I like this composition , the pic severed in two parts with the litthe shades to give the life in the composition

21 Jan 2010 7:36pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

I do like that dark sky and quality of light...

21 Jan 2010 8:59pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

What a cool shot! I love your point of view and the contrasts here...bravo!

21 Jan 2010 9:13pm

Laurent from Lyon, France

ok! now you just have to climb and slide again!!!

21 Jan 2010 9:38pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

looks very funny...still in front of the sea?

21 Jan 2010 9:48pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Nice shot :)

21 Jan 2010 10:28pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Heavens, Curly - this brings back a hillside full of memories. I rarely have even the faintest notion of going back in time. This frames an exception. Excellent.

21 Jan 2010 11:00pm

sma from Esfahan, Iran

thanks for your comment,very cool shot...!

21 Jan 2010 11:31pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderful shot....Ominous sky...... I can promise you, I will never get a shot like this in Florida!!!

22 Jan 2010 12:01am

Jen Meers from Edmonton, Canada

Love this one - especially the contrast of the sky. We need a 'close action shot' of you thundering down though!

22 Jan 2010 1:10am

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Love the small figures and sky, where not getting any snow so far this winter, not missing it. :)

22 Jan 2010 2:05am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

It looks like this hill has become a favorite locale to sled with all the snow compacted from all of the sledding. I'm picturing (no pun intended) an upcoming series of motion shots with you sledding and capturing photos on the way down the hill. :-)

22 Jan 2010 2:06am

Kenny Couch from Spring, United States

Great composition!

22 Jan 2010 2:14am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Love the contrast of the horizon. Looks like those guys are embracing the spirit of the snow.

22 Jan 2010 2:45am

Bob from New Jersey, United States

I bet the ride down the hill is worth the climb up,
the sky looks threatening,
great winter picture.

22 Jan 2010 3:53am

Alistair Keddie from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice capture Curly, great compostion, something about those reds and the grouping of the people around the skyline.

23 Jan 2010 3:43pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

wow. love the contrast of white snow in the ground against dark skies above!

24 Jan 2010 3:27am

SupraSonic from Brunei, Brunei Darussalam

Tons of FUN ....

30 Jan 2010 9:55am

1/350 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)