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High Light and small craft

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 15 September 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I mentioned in a recent post that in the days before buoys, modern technology, and electric powered lighthouses, that ship's captains used to line up the sightings of two white towers on the north bank of the River Tyne to navigate the deep water channel. Here on the left of the picture we can see the High Light and on the right hand side hiding behind the white house we can see the top of the Low Light, both in North Shields.
All of the small craft moored in the centre belong to people in South Shields, many of them used for sea angling trips.

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PATRICK from miramas, France


15 Sep 2012 5:19am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A magnificent view of the harbor. I love the composition.
Good weekend,

15 Sep 2012 5:49am

Jatta from Joensuu, Finland

Good post with words and the photo together.
Nice Saturday to you!

15 Sep 2012 5:57am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran


15 Sep 2012 5:59am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I can imagine the big ships, must have been a great sight.

15 Sep 2012 6:43am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

Very nice composition and framing.

15 Sep 2012 7:07am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland


15 Sep 2012 7:10am

Florence from Paris, France

Great composition !

15 Sep 2012 7:18am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A good explanation ... thank you very much. I like the surface of the water ... with different colors currents ... A very interesting picture! hug, Adela

15 Sep 2012 8:34am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Mark 1 eyeball....no battery needed, and works most of the time(Unless you've been on the Rum!)

15 Sep 2012 8:44am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Lovely scene my friend. that was probably before your time; I'm sure? :)

15 Sep 2012 9:06am

@J.R.: Yes, for sure!

Victoria from Sweden

Very nice!

15 Sep 2012 9:14am

Brockaly from Leominster, United Kingdom

Water always has an interesting texture when captured, is that a bird or an 'elecopter?

15 Sep 2012 9:15am

@Brockaly: Gull - we are full of them!

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The truth will out Curly. I see you have the rocket boots on here. The wind of your passing ruffles the water:) Nicely documented

15 Sep 2012 9:26am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

I see you have purchased a floating cherry picker - nice history

15 Sep 2012 11:28am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Nice info from a time when everything was so much more "low tech" and still everything worked and got done.
I like the big expanse of water in the foreground.

15 Sep 2012 2:07pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Land marks are used by sailors the world over, nice shot and info.

15 Sep 2012 2:38pm

Surendra from Mumbai, India

Lovely landscape…

15 Sep 2012 2:40pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

really well framed, it´s so a facinating landscape you´re living! perhaps in my next summer holidays, i´ll travel to the south-west of your island! and inbetween, i´m glad to see so many captures here on your blog! ;-)

15 Sep 2012 3:21pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

A neat capture of the harbor between the two lights and I like the wind rippling the water in places.

15 Sep 2012 3:26pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Another nice photo and great history lesson. The wind on the water made it look active.

15 Sep 2012 6:09pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

A lovely place! Great composition!

15 Sep 2012 6:11pm

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

The Low Light would kick some butt and hide and go seek! :-)
Clearly I would run aground here... but I love the blue in this image... mostly the bright blue of the buoys and a land structure.... they "pop"

15 Sep 2012 6:16pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

A good harbour shot, looks breezy across the open water.

15 Sep 2012 9:30pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Nice shot of this wonderful place and harbour ... The colors are gorgeous !!!

15 Sep 2012 10:21pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

amazes me the landscape and novelty attracts my eye. buildings, ships, are so different from what I'm used to love and I feel beautiful. make me feel like I'm there, thank you very much for showing your photos. a big kiss to my great friend Curly. Alejandra

15 Sep 2012 10:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely shot and great information.

15 Sep 2012 11:36pm

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

nice shot....

17 Sep 2012 5:43am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Lovely marina capture...actually because of the intro i’ve explore more the whole scene...nice

23 Sep 2012 5:31am

1/200 second
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