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A night departure

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 3 February 2013 in Transportation and Portfolio.

A DFDS ferry seen from South Shields berthed on the River Tyne at the Northumbria Quay. Another night departure for passengers to Amsterdam.
A beautiful night to sail through though, with a calmer high tide to help her passage out of the harbour.


My wife has been admitted to hospital and I have two children and a part time job to look after. I have pre-posted pictures up until Tuesday, not sure when I will be back on a regular daily basis. Just hoping that it won't be too long.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very beautiful. Amazing colors.

3 Feb 2013 5:29am

Devi from Chennai, India

Fantastic night shot !! Would love to board this ferry on a night like this :-))

3 Feb 2013 5:53am

Mandar from Kudal, India

Golden Glory.....

3 Feb 2013 6:52am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

perfect shot

3 Feb 2013 7:12am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Amazing colours on the sky! Would really be a perfect moment for a little sailing.

3 Feb 2013 7:28am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5***

3 Feb 2013 7:52am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Splendid sky !!

3 Feb 2013 8:27am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A sort of busy serenity about this . . if that makes sense.

3 Feb 2013 8:31am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Marvelous color ! Really impressive.

3 Feb 2013 8:47am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


3 Feb 2013 9:06am

Marie-Line from Lille, France


3 Feb 2013 9:38am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

You've picked your moment so well. Of course the sky helps, but so does the placement of the boat!

3 Feb 2013 9:43am

CLODO from PESSAC, France

Pure gold for this harbour shot

3 Feb 2013 9:57am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Lovely colors, very well laid out shot

3 Feb 2013 10:09am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Delectable light Curly

3 Feb 2013 10:41am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Whaooooow a beautiful view port, and a fantastic frame. The colors and reflections are beautiful. A wonderful photo, great shot.
Good Sunday.

3 Feb 2013 10:52am

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Dreamy !

3 Feb 2013 11:04am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Wonderous sky and waters. Magnificent.

3 Feb 2013 11:04am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendides ces tonalités, superbes reflets. Bonne journée.

3 Feb 2013 11:10am

Florence from Paris, France

What a night. Full of fire ! Wow !

3 Feb 2013 12:15pm

David from Avranches, France

What a beautiful sky you found there. Beautiful shot.

3 Feb 2013 12:50pm

Tony from United Kingdom

Stunnung, stunning colours and lighting. Lovely composition, really draws the viewer in for a lnger look.

3 Feb 2013 12:58pm

Olivier Rault from Bayeux, France

Ces tons orangés sont magnifiques, belle photo !

3 Feb 2013 1:16pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Spektakulär dieses Licht und die Farben.
Gute Besserung für Deine Frau.

3 Feb 2013 4:02pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Really super

3 Feb 2013 4:10pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

A stunning harbor shot with the levels of the ship deck reinforced by the horizontal bands in that incredible sky. So sorry to hear about your wife...sending positive thoughts your way.

3 Feb 2013 4:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous colors! Best wishes to your wife.

3 Feb 2013 5:27pm

Ann from Nelson, New Zealand

muy beautiful

3 Feb 2013 5:29pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Excellent ! 5*****

3 Feb 2013 5:33pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

As a sunset it's a stunner. As an industrial scene it's also a stunner. Combined....well...

Good to see you've got out as where you tread, a lot of us follow.

Hope all is ok. Keep your chin up fella!

3 Feb 2013 5:49pm

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

A golden photo!!

3 Feb 2013 5:54pm

jean pierre from paris, France

couleurs et compo magnifique!!! amitié

3 Feb 2013 7:18pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

This is gorgeous, the colors and all !... hope everything goes well for you.

3 Feb 2013 8:13pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Great shot, been on it many times.
Hope your wife gets well soon and life returns to normal as soon as, sounds like you have a lot on your plate. all the best.

3 Feb 2013 8:24pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Magnifique ambiance crépusculaire

3 Feb 2013 8:46pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Fantastic colours and light ! Excellent picture!*****

3 Feb 2013 9:35pm

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

beautiful sky and reflection!

3 Feb 2013 9:47pm

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Magnificent shot... love the golden hue.
Happy vibes for you and your wife :-)

3 Feb 2013 10:33pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! I hope that your wife gets better and returns home soon. Take care of yourself and your family.

3 Feb 2013 10:36pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful sky with the reflection in the water !!

3 Feb 2013 11:16pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic scenery!

3 Feb 2013 11:20pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent light and wonderful golden colour tone! great focus on the ship as well and superb level of detail!

4 Feb 2013 12:34am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

This is absolutely stunning!! I love love love the orange!

4 Feb 2013 1:16am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wow!!...that's Golden Hour...5*

4 Feb 2013 3:16am

Hilde Morin from Portland Oregon, United States

Love that band of purples in the center of your photo!

4 Feb 2013 5:36am

L'angevine from Angers, France

super cet orangé

4 Feb 2013 8:19am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent shot dear Curly...
Happy vibes for you and your wife ! A hug, Adela

4 Feb 2013 11:05am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Incredible light and vibrant hue. Great shot.

4 Feb 2013 11:56am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

beautiful colour tones - wonderful composition

4 Feb 2013 2:11pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Gorgeous light and scene!

4 Feb 2013 3:53pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

superbe lumière et reflet, une mer d'or...

4 Feb 2013 7:03pm

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Congrats on this deserved spot !

4 Feb 2013 8:02pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

4 Feb 2013 8:13pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congrats on the Spotlight.

4 Feb 2013 8:41pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

A wonderful golden sunset. Congratulations for your spotlight

4 Feb 2013 8:43pm

firoozeh from kassel, Germany

wunderschöne Farben..Congratulations!

4 Feb 2013 9:03pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Just a superb photo as always, Curly - Heartiest congratulations...but ever so much more important - my best wishes to your wife and you - don't worry about us -just take care of the Mrs..Best wishes for a speedy recovery to her...Denny

4 Feb 2013 9:15pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Congratulations on your well deserved spotlight!

4 Feb 2013 9:18pm

STEED from D, France

The colours are absolutely surrealistic and the mood of this departure so well returned......Good one,Friend !!!

4 Feb 2013 9:26pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Beautiful picture, the mandarin tone of the sky is just superb.

4 Feb 2013 9:28pm

destani from mashhad, Iran


4 Feb 2013 10:03pm

Regina G. Santaella from Cancún, Mexico

Amazing! Beautiful light, colors and composition.

4 Feb 2013 10:20pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

It's a beauty!! Congrats!

4 Feb 2013 10:54pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Congratulations on this Spotlight! Splendid colors in this fabulous sky!

4 Feb 2013 11:24pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Beautiful colours and well done on Spotlight. Hope your wife gets better soon and all is back to normal in your home. best wishes.

5 Feb 2013 12:29am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight Curly! Well deserved!

5 Feb 2013 1:06am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

5 Feb 2013 3:53am

Learning Soul from Bangalore, India

Amazing colours !! Congratulations for this wonderful photograph !

5 Feb 2013 4:59am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Congratulations for the Spotlight, Curly. It's a great shot.

5 Feb 2013 5:18am

Florence from Paris, France

Congrats dear.

5 Feb 2013 5:51am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and Congrats on the Spotlight, Curly. Nice one.

5 Feb 2013 6:08am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Absolutely stunning image - congrats on your Spotlight, Curly!

5 Feb 2013 6:12am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


5 Feb 2013 6:54am

David from France

Congratulations Curly

5 Feb 2013 6:56am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight

5 Feb 2013 7:14am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful .....Congratulations on the spotlight !!

5 Feb 2013 7:39am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

great colours Curly, Bravo!

5 Feb 2013 8:38am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Simply glorious!

5 Feb 2013 9:39am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Congratulations Curly

5 Feb 2013 10:03am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

... and Congratulations on your Spotlight

5 Feb 2013 10:57am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Congratulations on the Spotlight Curly.

5 Feb 2013 11:16am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight ! Super shot .

5 Feb 2013 11:48am

Dwayne from Salem, United States

Beautiful! Congrats on the Spotlight!

5 Feb 2013 11:58am

eligreg from Madrid, Spain

Extraordinary! Very bright, congratulations

5 Feb 2013 12:32pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful atmospere and colors ! Congratulations on the spotlight !

5 Feb 2013 1:33pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Congratulations on your spotlight selection Curly! ;-)

5 Feb 2013 2:13pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaaaa!! bravo! elle est sublime ta photo!!! félicitation pour ton spotlight!!

5 Feb 2013 2:30pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Departure time ... superb sunset...

5 Feb 2013 3:08pm

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

well deserved spotlight, exquisite work Curly

5 Feb 2013 3:16pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Well done on your spotlight, love it

5 Feb 2013 4:07pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Splendid, Curly ! Congratulations !

5 Feb 2013 4:28pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Congrats curly ! Orange sunset ; great !

5 Feb 2013 5:03pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

congratulations on the spotlight.

5 Feb 2013 6:06pm

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful capture with marvelous colours. Congratulations on the Spotlight !

5 Feb 2013 6:23pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

5 Feb 2013 7:08pm

Ranita Imposible from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Amazing! Congratulations

5 Feb 2013 9:38pm

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

Congratulations, Curly ... sorry I missed this! ;(

6 Feb 2013 12:38am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful light and combo! Congrats to the spotlight!

6 Feb 2013 6:23am

mohammad from isfahan, Iran

رنگ ها و نور ها فوق العاده است
در کل عکسِ متمایزی است
تبریک می گم
امیدوارم موفق باشید

6 Feb 2013 4:19pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Congratulations on this very well done photo and your spotlight award !~

6 Feb 2013 6:08pm

saran from shiraz, Iran

A wonderful golden sunset. Congratulations for your spotlight

7 Feb 2013 7:16am

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, this is a photo i'd like to be able to "dive" into !!!
respect, and congrats on yet another spotlight ...

10 Feb 2013 4:41pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe lumière.

14 Feb 2013 9:20pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Gorgeous light and layers in the sky.

19 Feb 2013 8:01pm

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

a beautiful image with splendid light, colours & water reflection......Congratz. on the Spotlight!

1 Mar 2013 8:31am

Chantal Mandeville from Montréal, Canada

Fantastique picture. Love the sky and the water :o)

22 Jul 2013 4:55pm

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