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Walk in the fog #9

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 16 April 2011 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Readhead's Landing on the river Tyne in South Shields, it has been here forever, well it feels that long. Hundreds of years certainly, and it has served as a public slipway for launching small boats into the river Tyne and to provide access to land for anyone injured on the river.

The cobblestones here are as old as time itself.

Listen guys I may not be around for a couple of days, more PC problems I'm afraid, this time it looks like the video card, I'll get around to visiting your blogs or replying to your comments just as soon as I can, keep them coming!

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Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Great POV, the best in the series for me!

16 Apr 2011 6:13am

@Richard: I just knew it would look pretty good down here Richard, I used to play on this slipway when I was a kid 40 odd years ago!

PATRICK from miramas, France


16 Apr 2011 6:20am

Ddo from Verdun, France

what a sadness here ! But love the paving stones and this plate like a face.

16 Apr 2011 7:23am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

fantastic shot - the way to nowhere!

16 Apr 2011 7:24am

@Roman: Yes, difficult to believe there is a huge river down there.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

...and they heard the ghosts crying in the wind...

16 Apr 2011 7:42am

@CElliottUK: Odd......I always thought the Wind Cried Mary.

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Looks like you'd walk down there and disappear into the mist never to be heard of again!

16 Apr 2011 7:59am

@J.R.: It didn't look a whole lot better when you arrived at the water's edge.

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Fantastic gloomy atmosphere of this place and picture. I like the perspective and texture of cobblestone street.

16 Apr 2011 8:21am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great angle and excellent shot looking into the eerie light. I like the ghostly face shape in the foreground!

16 Apr 2011 8:37am

@Stephen: It is actually an old "keep" used for the gigantic bolts for an old set of gates at the top of the slipway.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

That simian face in the foreground rather disturbing:) Hope you solve your problem

16 Apr 2011 8:37am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

nice :)

16 Apr 2011 9:09am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like the textures on the ground... but what a sad atmosphere here.

16 Apr 2011 9:23am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Thought it was a street at first, great bit of info.
Disappearing over the edge is brilliant.

16 Apr 2011 9:33am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Great POV also like those wet cobbles

16 Apr 2011 9:54am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


16 Apr 2011 10:06am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Wonderful mood and perspective here. I like the textures and detail as well
Good luck with sorting out your PC

16 Apr 2011 10:34am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

...that's the name of the ghost

16 Apr 2011 11:52am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Fantastic composition & tone. It looks like a walk into the abyss.

16 Apr 2011 12:03pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

this image draws you right into it - very nice indeed
I am loving this fog series

16 Apr 2011 12:50pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

very fantastic ! excellent

16 Apr 2011 1:02pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

encore une tres grande photo, bravo

16 Apr 2011 1:24pm

franz from Baden, Austria

the path into the light ... wonderful perspective and leading line, awesome dof, a very convincing compo!

16 Apr 2011 1:54pm

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

Listen guys I may not be around for a couple of days.... I am not a guy, but I take the liberty of commenting out your photo anyway:)
*perfect little "thing" in the foreground
*Wonderful structure at the walls
*mystique of the fog in the background
I hope your computer problems will be all right, otherwise we will miss you.

16 Apr 2011 2:53pm

Florence from Paris, France

Love the face on the foreground and love also the angle of view here, very clever. I love this kind of places, love the mood, a nostalgic feel is really present from ground to walls, empowers by the mist and strong light in the distance. Clever choice for the mono.

16 Apr 2011 3:31pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The gentle "bleed" of light works so well with the patina of old brick and cobblestones; lovely composition and feel. Good luck with that PC issue.

16 Apr 2011 3:43pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

This is wonderful, Curly - there is a real sense of a passage before us here. Sorry about your PC causing you grief. Recently, my laptop got a nasty from somewhere that rendered it useless. It took three days and the help of a good and knowledgeable friend to restore the beast. But she's running like new! May you find your own 'silver lining' in this process.

16 Apr 2011 3:59pm

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Un endroit qui ferait presque peur

Bonne soirée

16 Apr 2011 4:11pm

Goddess from Tehran, Iran

but I like it !

16 Apr 2011 4:16pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

gritty, urban, and so atmospheric...it has a studio quality and looks like a scene from Life on Mars?
Nice one Curly.

16 Apr 2011 4:18pm

marci from in, Morocco

wonderful b&w

16 Apr 2011 4:28pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome scene of fear and mystery ... a frame authentic! The fog always play in favor of criminal ... T'acompaña shooting someone in these outlets Curly ... ? I love the light on the ground and a special atmosphere that evokes so many feelings. Best regards, Adela

16 Apr 2011 4:56pm

alex centrella from California, United States

i lke the perspective ..

16 Apr 2011 6:33pm

Helena from San Sebastian, Spain

a very consistent processing with the site, it's age, history ... a quite interesting image! Well done, Curly!
I'm sorry you have problems with the pc. I hope you fix this soon
See ya!

16 Apr 2011 6:41pm

Syber76 from le Havre, France

Fantastic composition & tone.

16 Apr 2011 6:42pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Clicking back to see what I missed. I really like the fog photos. Very cool.

16 Apr 2011 11:04pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Excellent angle on this portrait! I like how you imposed the mood on this composition...clever texture and tones! Great series!

16 Apr 2011 11:21pm

Cheeky Mummy from Prescott, United States

Thank you so much for your response on color calibration, Curly. And thank you for taking such inspirational photos. I can't leave my computer-working on my photos unless it's to take more photos.

17 Apr 2011 12:12am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

really great shot, great feel

17 Apr 2011 12:28am

Suzanne from Naperville, United States

Love the cobblestones and the black and white.

17 Apr 2011 2:39am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Interesting capture...nice details......thanks for the info on its use

17 Apr 2011 5:45am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

This place seems interesting. You captured it nicely.

17 Apr 2011 9:22am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

outstanding leading lines. i love the street (bumpty, bump, bump)

17 Apr 2011 6:51pm

Rosana Tesone from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

bellisima imgen, el contraste, el primer plano, todo es maravilloso.

18 Apr 2011 2:06pm

Rafa from Madrid, Spain

Great perspective

19 Apr 2011 5:53am

Rafa from Madrid, Spain

Great perspective

19 Apr 2011 5:54am

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

wonderful perspective

19 Apr 2011 7:06pm

JamesKV from Barcelona, Spain

Lovely contrast

19 Apr 2011 7:58pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

very good looking

23 Apr 2011 9:01am

Ghassan from Baghdad, Iraq


10 May 2011 11:32am

1/8 second
ISO 800
27 mm (35mm equiv.)