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Steetley Structure

By Chant57  
This now redundant structure was once part of the Steetley Magnesite Works which used to dominate a large part of Hartlepool's Headland. The Magnesite Works have been demolished and the ground cleared. All that remains is this remnant of the pier which carried two pipes out to a concrete structure a short distance beyond the low water mark. A gap has been created in the pier, presumably to prevent anyone from walking out to the end, which was a favourtie but somewhat dangerous location for fishing enthusiasts.

Last night John and I took a trip to Steetley Pier, and in a howling wind walked as far as the gap where we set up and decided to have a play with our ten stoppers.
I cannot describe to you how bitingly cold the wind was, how frightening the walk was, considering someone in their infinite wisdom had tried to set alight the wooden boards at some point, how scared I was as I set up near the edge to shoot across the gap. and how bl**dy relieved I was to get back to terra firma.

As always Thanks for Looking

Tags: Travel Seascape Landscape and travel Steetley pier Ten stopper Hartlepool Structure

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John_Horner 14 12 2 England
1 May 2013 4:34PM
Ace. Top Drawer and so well done you!

It was only when I later realized you were holding on to ME! that i got s"*t scared lol.

A super take with the big ten. Love it.

J x

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LesF 13 182 9
1 May 2013 4:50PM
All your efforts have been rewarded Chant, something different of a seascape and a good un too.


ps Bet John was holding on to you really.
fazzer 10 54 7 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 5:14PM
The best landscapes always come from the more precarious vantage points ... Great shot Smile
He who dares gets the shot, it's different and I like that, good colours in cracking detail.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
1 May 2013 8:49PM
Brilliant--- next time take along a life jacket so I do not have to worry about you!
derekhansen 11 210 24 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 9:09PM
Like the central position of the pipe carrier and the effect of the long exposure has worked its magic on the water. I cant see any sign that the wind was vibrating the camera and tripod. Looks razor sharp.
marktc 9 101 15 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 9:16PM
1 May 2013 9:19PM
Great image and one you won't forget either!
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
2 May 2013 4:04AM
Like giant binoculars searching for a far off boat. But very beautiful.......Sandy
derrymaine 7 17 Greece
2 May 2013 6:25AM
beautiful shot
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
2 May 2013 12:44PM
Lovely capture, Chant, and beautiful quality work Smile
Trev Smile
Chant57 Plus
14 395 3 United Kingdom
2 May 2013 11:02PM
Thanks everyone. Further thanks to Mark for his UA- much appreciated.
stevenb Plus
16 268 7 England
2 May 2013 11:13PM
Good use of the Big Stopper perfect shot.

jaktis 16 84 Sweden
4 May 2013 7:19AM
Excellent capture

ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
7 May 2013 2:53PM
Incredible detail and depth here. I love the contrast between the sharpness surrounded by softness too.

Beautiful work, Chant Smile


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