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South Marine Park

By gingerdelight    
A view of the Park in South Shields, although this time I haven't included the Ladies in the shot. You can quite clearly see the new Bandstand, behind which is the boating lake, then the seafront fairground and, finally, the sea.

The park also has attractions that appeal to a younger audience thanks to the 250,000 new play area complete with water play features and adventure climbing frames. A firm favourite with all ages is the boating lake. As well as enjoying a leisurely row or pedal around the lake, visitors can get up close to a huge number of swans, ducks and geese who have made the park their home. For those who prefer to let the train take the strain, the miniature steam railway operates throughout the main season and this is a great way for young and old to see more of the park. There are now park rangers based in the park and they organise a range of fun activities throughout the year.

I have also uploaded the same shot converted to sepia, as I thought it gave the Park an old-fashioned look.

Thank you for all your comments on the "Ladies", and for your good wishes on my new job. I have survived the first day intact, so may just go back tomorrow!


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Tags: General Landscape and travel

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martinjp 11 2 3 England
22 Feb 2010 6:13PM
beautifully composed Carol like the sepia version...


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cantona43 Plus
14 928 4 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2010 6:13PM
superb shot right through to the horizon of the sea, I like the sepia version too it is like a very retro postcard
stephenscott 10 8 2 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2010 6:18PM
Great shot carol.Has to be V2 for me,it works excellent with this image..

Jekaro 10 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2010 6:35PM
A wonderful shot, Carol, although I like the effect in V2, it has to be V1 for me today.
Canadiann 10 2 Canada
22 Feb 2010 6:36PM
Both lovely shots Carol. Now I can't decide about the versions. I think it's a tie.
22 Feb 2010 6:38PM
Well composed image Carol - what a lovely bandstand, looks a lovely park. Colour for me !

22 Feb 2010 6:44PM
Really like the sepia as the bandstand itself seems to hark back to earlier times - lovely image
Rock 17 10 2 England
22 Feb 2010 6:57PM
You certainly have shown this scene very well.

22 Feb 2010 7:08PM
great shot
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2122 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2010 7:08PM
I know that park from passing by on walks, never explored it... V2 for me, it always looks a Victorian sort of place, it has such innocent pleasures. Well I thought so until you started uploading pink squares from there!
22 Feb 2010 7:12PM
great shot and looks like a nice place and i like the comp
22 Feb 2010 7:13PM
Know the park well used to visit often when growing up in Sunderland.
Thanks for the memories. Maggie
colmar 12 42 35 Scotland
22 Feb 2010 7:14PM
Wonderful image and has to be v2 stunning in sepia Colin
Shootme 10 England
22 Feb 2010 7:28PM
Super shot, thats a great Bandstand, fits he scene just right, and although I love the sepia, it has to be colour for me.

woolybill1 Plus
13 30 75 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2010 7:29PM
I rather like the off-set composition and sepia is an ideal treatment for the view; I do find it a touch aggressive, though, so I've toned it down a little for my mod and tried to lose the invasive plant without otherwise altering the composition.
Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2010 7:39PM
so nice like the colour best

taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
22 Feb 2010 7:40PM
OH, Yes, shall we have lunch here one of these days-- Very appealing image!
gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2010 7:47PM
Thanks to Steve and Bill for your wonderful Mods, and for getting rid of the intrusive plant, which I never noticed!!!
andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2010 7:48PM
brilliant capture wonderful detail v2 my favourite nice one carol Wink
danbrann 15 640 17
22 Feb 2010 8:06PM
Apart from everything else that SS has it also has Colmans fish and chips mmmmmmmmmm. A pleasant view of this cracking where's me kiss me quick hat...i hope that Moira hasn't borrowed it again.
10 10 10 England
22 Feb 2010 8:28PM
Sounds a great place to be and you have presented it to us very well Carol.
22 Feb 2010 9:06PM
Both work very well but on balance I would have to come down on the side of the colour version, although I do like the sepia.
22 Feb 2010 10:51PM
good shots,like the sepia best..dave
borrower 10 4 England
22 Feb 2010 10:51PM
Super set, lovey comp and detail, like both, but V2 for a victorian feel.
clicknimagine Plus
10 516 98 India
23 Feb 2010 8:27AM
a beautiful place, and you have captured it so well, lovely composition...
Dusan 10 Sri Lanka
23 Feb 2010 8:48AM
Great shot prefer the color so V1 Today
User_Removed 10 80 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2010 10:10AM
Great image, I like both versions for different reasons Smile
Brian65 10 2 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2010 11:41AM
Nice shot Carol.
metro074 10 8 Australia
23 Feb 2010 12:43PM
An exellent image. Well done, its one of the best scenes I have seen
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
23 Feb 2010 12:50PM
both works for me Carol, excellent toning in v2
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
23 Feb 2010 1:25PM
Looks a great location, that bandstand. Both versions are very lovely, but really like the sepia V2.
TrevB Smile
fentiger 18 920 24 England
23 Feb 2010 5:33PM
I like the effect you have created in the sepia version.

Suehh 13 39 6 England
23 Feb 2010 6:08PM
Superb capture - I like both versions but V1 is for me with the colour - especially the colour of the bandstand. Sue
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
24 Feb 2010 11:07AM
Hmmm...hard to decide. V1 by a wispy hair, I think. I do like how the bandstand and the trees in the background stand out more in the sepia version, though.

gerrymac 12 10 1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2010 7:43PM
Both excellent comps.....need straightening tho'....lovely job
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
22 Mar 2010 10:37PM
A fine view of the park, I like both versions. V2 has a great old postcard look to it

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