Monday, 20 April 2009

Friday, 17 April 2009

What's the Link?

The white house in Whitburn Village

The Victoria Viaduct near Fatfield

Well the person responsible for the design and construction of the viaduct lived in this very attractive house in Whitburn. The Engineer in Chief of the North Eastern Railway no less, a certain Mr Thomas E. Harrison. When he lived there he also owned the two adjoining properties, the three forming a single, very large, house in those days. Harrison was also involved, with Robert Stephenson, in the design of the High Level Bridge in Newcastle.

Monday, 13 April 2009

60009 Comes to town

No. 60009 Union of South Africa storms through Plawsworth this afternoon. Pity that the wind has blown the exhaust over the train.......

Crook Hall Durham

I had to wait for a about 20 minutes to get this shot. so many visitors on Easter Sunday!

It's difficult to get an attractive shot of this magnificent old magnolia.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

The Mouth of the Tyne

As an antidote to all of these high dynamic range, high contrast, in yer face images that seem to be in fashion at the moment, I thought I'd add a softer photo. The mouth of the Tyne photographed on Good Friday.

Canon 5D, Zuiko 75-150 f4 lens.

This may be more to most people's taste?

Canon 5D 24-70

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Seen this lunchtime within the Wear

New in 2008 and described as a multi purpose light construction vessel, the Seven Sisters has a 150 ton crane. Canon 5D

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Some photos of Seaham

We cycled over to Seaham from Fatfield one sunny morning in early March. These shots were taken using Kodak Ektar colour negative film in my Pentax ME Super camera. RGB Labs in Middlesbrough developed and scanned the negatives.

A reminder of Seaham's past - coal dust being washed by the waves

A deserted beach - it was very cold!

A weather beaten door

The church of St Mary the Virgin dates back to Saxon times