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Silly Tuesday (Bedrock shipping)

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 27 November 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Heaven knows what sort of activity goes on aboard this ship passing South Shields on her way out of the River Tyne. Perhaps she dredges up rocks and crushes them into tiny pieces of gravel.
Don't know if the Captain's name is Fred, but the Ship is called The Flintstone!

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Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

beautiful dramatic sky...

27 Nov 2012 5:07am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very good silly Tuesday-picture.

27 Nov 2012 5:20am

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Hihi, you should go and ask them if their Captain is called Fred...
Happy ST.

27 Nov 2012 5:25am

Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Tremendo el cielo ... y las aguas revueltas del río aumentan el desasosiego. Parece una toma en HDR.

27 Nov 2012 5:54am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Très sympa et superbe ciel

Bonne journée

27 Nov 2012 6:18am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

I vibrant color for a ship!

27 Nov 2012 6:29am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Yeah, I meet Capt. Fred on one of my journeys wonder if he ever piloted a river boat up the Mississippi?

27 Nov 2012 6:35am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonder if they collect 'Barneycles' as well ? :-)

27 Nov 2012 6:40am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Nice... The Flinstone really would be a clever name for a ship that crushed up rocks - you are probably right! Come a long way since the dinosaur age... that's evolution for ya

27 Nov 2012 6:45am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

There has got to be a Barney onboard as well - Happy ST!

27 Nov 2012 6:50am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

You can imagine the cry of yaba..dabba..doo as they set sail. Lovely image and Happy Silly Tuesday

27 Nov 2012 7:07am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

27 Nov 2012 8:28am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

The colors came out beautifully, particularly the sky

27 Nov 2012 8:30am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Lovely views the sky is superb. Apart from the humorous side of the ship's name, it is a beautiful photo. Great shot.
Happy Silly Tuesday.

27 Nov 2012 9:23am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Superb shot. Very nice framing and processing.

27 Nov 2012 9:25am

Emma G from Canberra, Australia

A great capture and a great find...someone has a great sense of humour! I love the green colour of the ship and grass against the grey clouds and water. Happy ST :)

27 Nov 2012 9:25am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe ta photo!! j'adore+++ les couleurs!!

27 Nov 2012 9:39am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful ! Superb sky and great green color of te boat .

27 Nov 2012 10:07am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

le vert du bateau m'a plus attirée mon attention

27 Nov 2012 10:38am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely tones and patterns here Curly. I like the idea of dredging gravel rather than grinding up hillsides which is what they do here.

27 Nov 2012 10:40am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

ha ha.. the flintstone, nice name for the boat. Happy ST

27 Nov 2012 11:04am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Tout en vert il est écologique :) Happy ST.

27 Nov 2012 11:24am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

didn't know South Shields was twinned with Bedrock - Happy ST

27 Nov 2012 1:16pm

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Very good HDR sky and good framing !

27 Nov 2012 1:46pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

as usual fantastic work. details /cloudy sky are superbe.

27 Nov 2012 2:04pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully dramatic sky to help show off this very busy looking ship! Well seen and captured Curly! ;-)

27 Nov 2012 2:30pm

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great shot!! Ilike the postpro!!

27 Nov 2012 2:48pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Amazing colors! Great work!

27 Nov 2012 4:01pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Haha a very rare name for the ship...and isn´t too big for that River? Happy ST!

27 Nov 2012 4:13pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Come on Curly, it must have some sort of underwater dinosaur strapped to the bottom which picks the stones up in its mouth!

27 Nov 2012 4:57pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?MMSI=245861000 Give it click to satisfy your curiosity..but i much prefer your description. ;>)

27 Nov 2012 5:22pm

@Jeff: A stone age floating pipe layer? Nice one Jeff, now we know!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Happy ST! A very nice image.

27 Nov 2012 7:38pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great shot of this impressive ship ... the sky is really amazing !!!
Happy ST ...

27 Nov 2012 8:07pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

That is too funny! I love the green and white and those clouds are amazing! Happy ST!

27 Nov 2012 8:31pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

nothing small about the traffic you get up there!

27 Nov 2012 9:52pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

She definitely dwarfs everything around her! Incredible textures captured on the surface of the water and beautiful cloud formations!

27 Nov 2012 11:33pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Haha, great name for a ship, we do the samples for this ship as well

27 Nov 2012 11:39pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Ha ha a great silly Tuesday post Curly!

27 Nov 2012 11:53pm

Harry from Apex NC, United States

Great clouds above this industrial harbor scene.

28 Nov 2012 1:15am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Happy Silly Tuesday! ;-)

28 Nov 2012 4:13am

Allucio from Singapore, Singapore

great processing. love the colors.

28 Nov 2012 4:56am

Navin Harish from Noida, Haiti

Awesome clouds

28 Nov 2012 7:11am

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Beautiful !!

28 Nov 2012 6:33pm

David from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Wonderful treatment and result. I used to watch a dredger and barges on the Tyne 50 years ago but our eyes were different then?

2 Dec 2012 3:30pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Great sky..as for the ship..its probably a shop on water...industries are more then ever on water..even whole fish plants ..from capture to canning or freezing...

5 Dec 2012 7:45am

1/250 second
ISO 50
72 mm (35mm equiv.)