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Moon River

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 9 December 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

I couldn't resist shooting at the moon one evening last week as it rose in the west above the River Tyne. This was the view from the Mill Dam in South Shields, and the next afternoon the very spot where I was shooting from was inundated as the Tyne burst its banks on a combination of an extremely high tide and a storm surge in the North Sea. I have some pictures of the flood waters but I'll probably save them for a later date.

This view shows much of the facilities and the work of The Port of Tyne at North Shields and Tyne Dock in South Shields, and the crescent moon was so prominent in the clear sky that I couldn't walk away without a quick hand held shot of the scene.

Many apologies for my absence around AM3 these last few weeks, but my wife, Sharon, is going through a rough and painful time, her cancers are slowly growing and she requires a fair bit of help with her pain management. I'm afraid my absences will continue for a while.

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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image Curly.
Don't worry family comes first, you have our thoughts

9 Dec 2013 7:10am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Gorgeous shot.

You just spend your time with your wife and family, they need you now more than ever.

9 Dec 2013 7:22am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent compo

9 Dec 2013 7:28am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A beautiful and delicate crescent of moon. My thoughts are with you and your family, Curly.

9 Dec 2013 8:35am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Nice night shot, you shot the moon:)

9 Dec 2013 9:49am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

great shoot

9 Dec 2013 10:33am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Thanks for your words. They are always interesting! Wonderful moon night a beautiful composition! A hug, Adela

9 Dec 2013 10:55am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Magical B&W.
Sorry to read the last paragraph though Curly

9 Dec 2013 11:19am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Stunning night-time view of the harbor. Black and white its output will increase. I want to wish the same forces wife. You live in difficult times.

9 Dec 2013 11:42am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful BW !
I hope less pain for your wife.

9 Dec 2013 11:47am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

It's a master piece, I'm glad you couldn't resist

9 Dec 2013 12:24pm

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful capture and superbly presented in monochrome . I wish you and your family strenght during this difficult time.

9 Dec 2013 12:49pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful nighttime image Curly with a perfect title to go with it! Bravo! ;-)

9 Dec 2013 1:25pm

Gerard1948 from France

Very nice composition and beautiful Black and White. Excellent framing and great shot.
Have a good week.

9 Dec 2013 1:58pm

Sam from Chennai, India

A beautiful scene and a lovely crescent moon.
Hope your wife will feel better now.
My thoughts are with you and your family, Curly.

9 Dec 2013 2:59pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

What a fantastic scenery...love it a lot, nice capture, thanks for sharing.
Don't worry, our thought are with you and your family, take care Curly.

9 Dec 2013 3:35pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Amid the wonderful lines and points of light one can get a beautiful
surprise here and see the moon, so much feeling here !~

9 Dec 2013 4:36pm

alex centrella from California, United States

love the title and the shot !

9 Dec 2013 4:46pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An excellent B&W composition that you've captured which really makes the crescent moon stand out beautifully here!! All my best to you and Mrs. "C" as she continues with her pain management.

9 Dec 2013 5:27pm

David from Avranches, France

Excellent shot Curly, very dramatic and atmospheric.

9 Dec 2013 5:57pm

Florence from Paris, France

Great mono Doug, truly elegant.

9 Dec 2013 7:10pm

Florence from Paris, France

Sorry, of course, you are Graham. :-)

9 Dec 2013 7:14pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Lovely shot of it, just and no more

9 Dec 2013 7:52pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous night image. I like the lights reflecting on the water and the mooon. Beautiful b&w!

9 Dec 2013 7:56pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the night lights and the moon. I am sorry your wife is going through all of this. DO not be concerned about your absence here. I continue to send prayers and good thoughts your way.

9 Dec 2013 8:29pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A very pleasing and rich black & white shot !

9 Dec 2013 10:13pm

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

Good, clear cut of the moon over the harbor lights!

10 Dec 2013 3:23am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressante lumière

10 Dec 2013 7:20am

STEED from D, France

Well ...................I'm listening Audrey Hepburn sing slowly in the wind.....

10 Dec 2013 5:38pm

STEED from D, France

And a lot of Courage for you,Friend.........

10 Dec 2013 5:41pm

Eruaistaniel from Rivendell, United States

Sparkling whites on black, nicely done.

10 Dec 2013 10:41pm

1/6 second
ISO 800
82 mm (35mm equiv.)