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At the end of the day.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 31 December 2017 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

A "supermoon" rising over the harbour in South Shields near to the lighthouse on Tynemouth's pier, marks the passing of a long day and the journey into a new one.

This picture kind of reflects the long journey I have been on since coming to Aminus 3 back in 2008, almost 2400 images later and my fire is starting to burn out. May I thank you all for joining me on this journey, the ride has had its ups and downs and some years have been particularly difficult for me. As a working single parent my time for this wonderful hobby has become very limited, and I no longer have the energy to commit to visiting your sites and joining in the community commentaries, which is a great shame and pity. 2018 will be here very shortly and my photography contributions will be much different.

I thank you all very much for the thousands of comments and votes which have helped to earn 36 "Spotlight" images, your time and company has been very appreciated this last ten years. However from tomorrow (and unless I have a change of heart) I will only be posting on Instagram which I find convenient and rapid - indeed almost instant - where I will be very pleased to meet old friends again. I do not post on a daily basis but as and when I find the time and the inspiration. I will not delete this photoblog just in case I find a surge of inspiration to make amazing photographs of some event in the future, but it will remain as a vehicle for others to view pictures of South Shields and the North of England.

Wishing you all a very prosperous New Year, and hoping that 2018 brings you all much success, good-bye for now.

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Gérard from Allauch, France

I wish you a long road Curly. May this lighthouse enlighten your way!

31 Dec 2017 9:53am

Olivier P from Tlse, France

Beautiful shot !!! Love it ! Well done !!!

31 Dec 2017 10:31am

Steve from United Kingdom

What a belting shot to end on. All the very best for the new year.

31 Dec 2017 11:42am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Superb shot! I wish you all the best again!

31 Dec 2017 12:06pm

STEED from D, France

A superb Abstract to close the Year,Curly ......All the Best for you and family ....*****

31 Dec 2017 1:11pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


31 Dec 2017 1:18pm

Devi from Chennai, India

wow !!! What an enchanting image !!
Wishing you and your kids a great 2018 and may all good things happen to you Curly :)

31 Dec 2017 3:44pm

Jean-Luc.M from Nancy et ailleurs, France

Superb picture.
Happy new year on your road.

31 Dec 2017 6:53pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a gorgeous image. I wish you all the best for 2018 and beyond, Curly. I know that it has been a tough last few years for you and it will continue to be so being a single parent (I was one too). It can be quite a challenge. I hope to see you on Instagram.

31 Dec 2017 11:29pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, tone & lights!
A M A Z I N G !

1 Jan 2018 12:05am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Waaauw....what a beauty
And happy New Year and all the best for 2018

1 Jan 2018 10:38am

Tomix from landerneau, France

Superb ! Meilleurs vœux pour 2018 !

1 Jan 2018 4:16pm

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe prise Bravo

Bonne journée et bonne année

2 Jan 2018 7:14am

Diane from St Paul, United States

oh no I am just coming back Curly and was hoping to chat with you again

10 Feb 2018 6:34am

mohammad from Isfahan, Iran

A glory moment,
The atmosphere of your image transfer peace and quiet.
BRAVO to you!

24 Feb 2018 4:56pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

No return ????

6 Apr 2018 9:44am

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

Wow! This is a great mage, not just another super moon shot, really special

14 May 2018 2:53pm

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

I miss aminus3 and occasionally return to have a look. Just read your goodbye note. Wishing you all the best Curly!

14 May 2018 2:57pm

Anne from France

Amazing shot!

4 Jun 2018 10:50am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Awesome moonloight.

8 Jul 2018 6:06pm

Zsákai Péter from Budapest, Hungary

wow. exclusive photo. I like the blue colors, the Moon, the composition... everything. great photo!

7 Sep 2018 4:07am

Michael Mitchell from Sparta, United States

Very nice

13 Sep 2018 8:43pm

Anne from France

Excellent shot!

3 Jan 2019 4:46pm

Colin at Eyeconic from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

This is great - love it

3 Oct 2019 7:16am

Véronique PEROTTO from Here & Now, France

Très joli final !. Bravo.

11 Nov 2019 6:51pm

mauro brando from Perth, Mauritius

Wow, Stunning shot, great image!

14 Feb 2020 12:49pm


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