Down by the Riverside 1

By mrswoolybill
The Tyne Riverside Country Park runs from our town to Tyneside, and it's a precious asset. Miles of safe, attractive paths that are wheelchair, buggy and bicyle-friendly.
We went down looking for typical autumnal shots for future town calendars. The 2013 calendar is selling well for the Community Partnership, we want to keep it up as a regular publication, people appreciate something local. But it's a year-round project, we need to be on the look-out for seasonal images to keep in stock.
There was an angling competition in progress, ninety fishermen lined up along the river bank, and we thought they would make an unusual picture. But they were tucked away in hollows. The bank is steep, overgrown and wiggly there was no way we could get a picture without waders (and a Lifeguard on duty... )
So we looked for something else, and this is one of my results... It's a difficult place to photograph, particularly at this time of year, being very low in a steep-sided valley - the sun only reaches the riverside for an hour or so each day. This really is about how people use and enjoy the amenity, as well as the landscape itself.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism Autumn Landscape and travel Community photography

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 8:03AM
A wonderful late Autumn image Moira. For those who still regard the North as being grim, they clearly need to go to Specsavers.

Regards Nathan

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Nov 2012 8:05AM
A beautiful carpet of leaves on the ground, Moira, such a shame they fall all too soon. Carol
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
13 Nov 2012 8:12AM
Simply a beautiful Autumn scene.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 8:12AM
Lovely autumnal scene, beautifully composed and captured.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
13 Nov 2012 8:16AM
Perfect frame for the walkers Moira, colour of the season.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
13 Nov 2012 8:40AM
....I thought you liked 'wiggly'? Grin

The overcast lighting gives some lovely tones, Moira, and the extra saturation makes the Autumnal colours glow against the slightly blueish shade.

mikan 7 Romania
13 Nov 2012 8:50AM
Richsr 11 91 223 England
13 Nov 2012 8:52AM
Do a fine job here Moria, make a good November calander picture
Regards Richard
13 Nov 2012 9:07AM
As a walker, that just makes me want to get out there! it's an area we haven't explored much. A simple subject matter but you've given it a very individual and appealing feel, I'm really enjoying it.
Maggie Tear
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 9:22AM
Maggie, you can walk along the Tyne from Prudhoe to the Newcastle and Gateshead Quays, with occasional crossings from one side of the river to the other, and excellent refreshment breaks available along the route! (Recommendations for the Keel Man at Newburn...)
This one was taken at midday, before the sun had actually come up. There's another to come tomorrow from an hour or so later.
Thanks everyone.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
13 Nov 2012 9:24AM
Fabulous shot of a wonderful place, Moira. I think it is a must and so good a feeling to be amazed at what nature offers us. I can imagine how beautiful it is through your work, it's really amazing and fills me with joy.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
13 Nov 2012 9:27AM
Calendar girls? was expecting to see naked butts!!! WinkGrinGrin

fine colours Smile
13 Nov 2012 9:29AM
Fantastic image of a wonderful autumn scene
13 Nov 2012 10:26AM
The yellow leaves seem to make their own light and lift the image beautifully Moira. So many of us enjoy a walk in the woods when the colours are out.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
13 Nov 2012 11:04AM
Love those sweeping branches making a natural tunnel. Wonderful colour - I want to be there.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
13 Nov 2012 12:16PM
Fine colours in these leaves Moira.
And may I give you and Bill a challenge here ?
Can you produce a calendar without ANY bleeding sheep in it !!
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
13 Nov 2012 12:20PM
Beautiful !! What a stunning photo you have here ! Thanx for the info on it as well Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 12:26PM
Mick, sweetie, I promise you THERE WILL BE NO SHEEP!
Cheers, everyone.
MacroMeister 5 62 4 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 12:37PM
It's a very good autumn scene. But it looks pretty blue and cold on my (calibrated) monitor. I tried warming it in RAW edit by pushing the WB up +25 which makes quite a difference. I also pushed the mid-range whites a little. It makes it look a lot warmer and slightly brighter and vibrant. If you want to allow mods I can upload it.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 12:57PM

Quote:It's a very good autumn scene. But it looks pretty blue and cold on my (calibrated) monitor.

Well, zero degrees and freezing fog have something to do with that. I'm not sure why November mist should look warm and bright? I'm actually more interested in conveying what I experience than in creating pretty pictures.
This has been tweaked quite a bit (the Colour Temperature of the original is 5200, I used Colour Efex Pro 3 plus standard PS to enhance the yellow foliage and tone down the greens). I wouldn't want it pushed further.
I enable Mods when, for example, an abstract will lend itself to a variety of crops, but rarely otherwise.
Good work Moira, nice colours and the couple just makes the shot even better. well presented and good processing.

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
13 Nov 2012 2:03PM
I envy them this wonderful place to walk, especially now that I am actually enjoying walking!
I hope this is chosen for the calendar, it is beautiful.
Tibetan 6 3 England
13 Nov 2012 2:55PM
A lovely scene and brilliant colours, lucky you to have it to enjoy, we need to fight to save this sort of thing, we have lots of battles down South to stop Councils selling off land, even school playing fields are not safe here! nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
13 Nov 2012 3:28PM
A wonderful and colourful autumnal shot Moira. Like how the trees either side, together with the leaves on the ground and overhanging leaves frame the two walkers Smile
Trev Smile
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
13 Nov 2012 3:50PM
It is a beautiful scene Moira, perfect framing for the couple walking. Incredible colour. Very good perspective/vanishing point image. Should be very appealing for use on a calender.

Despite all that wonderful autumnal colour, I feel a desire to see this in mono.

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 4:43PM
Photo's like this inspire me, this is super.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 4:59PM
Superb composition, and wonderful seasonal autumn colours.
Nice one, Moira.
Darryl. SmileSmile x
13 Nov 2012 5:43PM
I hope to be taking lot's of lovely pic's like this in the New Forest this Weekend Moira, hope they're as good as this .

John Smile
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 5:55PM
Excellent autumn scene Moira.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 6:11PM

Quote:Despite all that wonderful autumnal colour, I feel a desire to see this in mono.

I've been thinking that, Anne. Might give it a whirl this evening....
Thanks again everyone,
13 Nov 2012 7:03PM
This is a lovely autumn scene Moira.
Maybe a little too blue in the shadows, if I can be so bold.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 7:17PM
My sort of picture, thinking I might go looking for colour this weekend (if it doesn't rain)Smile
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
13 Nov 2012 7:37PM
Lovely autumnal scene and candid. Walking down the path into the cold as the country is walking into the winter.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 7:48PM
Lovely scene of Autumn Moira.

UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 9:37PM
gorgeous Autumnal stroll Moira.

Gareth Smile
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
13 Nov 2012 11:43PM
I love it. - gary
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 7:45AM
Thanks everyone, and particularly thanks to Gary for his UA.
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
16 Nov 2012 9:49AM
You don't have to say a word Moira . This is the essence of Autumn . Very atmospheric .Just love it . I hope it is used .

Fishermen do try and hide away , you either need a boat or to be on the other bank SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile I know cos I was a fishermans widow & my son carries on
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
18 Nov 2012 9:18AM
greatcolour of the season...lovely shot
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 5:33PM
I did see itGrin and voted, definately a total different image in mono, not sure which I prefer. Some beautiful colours here, warm or otherwiseGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
22 Nov 2012 5:33PM
A wonderful image of autumn Moira, the inclusion of the walkers enhances this image greatly. It looks like you had a productive day
2 Feb 2013 10:49PM
THIS is a BEAUTIFUL shot...!

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