First Fruits

By woolybill1
I interrupt my schedule to slip in the very latest version of a favourite landscape: looking west from the Cycle Hub at the mouth of the Ouseburn towards the Tyne Bridges and the Gateshead and Newcastle quaysides. Taken on Wednesday, the first opportunity we have had for a very long time to meet with a friend, in the open air of course, to sit, drink coffee and chat. Heavy rain was threatening and the tide was out, yet the weather held till much later in the day.

There can't be many better sights than this in any English city.

Thanks for all the comments, votes and awards that arrived yesterday, all truly appreciated.
Thanks for looking.

Tags: River Black and white Cityscape Black and white Tyne bridges Tyne riverside Hello clouds hello sky

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SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 7:30AM
Instant award, this is super Bill.
14 May 2021 7:40AM
Now that's mono! Wonderful shot Bill!
DaveRyder Plus
7 5.4k 9 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 7:43AM
Exceptional processing Bill.
14 May 2021 7:56AM
A super clean cut image of this interesting location, Bill. Very nicely photographed and presented.

franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 7:56AM
Impressive in mono, Bill.
gpimages Plus
10 66 2 England
14 May 2021 8:30AM
A fine cityscape Bill. Nicely composed too, balancing that wonderful cloud formation with the reflections.
Graham Wink
RonDM Plus
6 104 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 8:34AM
Impressive image excellent mono really good tones

IainHamer Plus
16 22 5 England
14 May 2021 8:40AM
Great capture of my home toon Bill.
Typical Geordie sky, loads of clouds and threatening to bucket down


saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
14 May 2021 8:52AM
This looks as if you were in the vicinity of The Cycle Hub, Bill. A fine clean and sharp image, perfect detail and a very complementary sky to add the icing to the cake.
I am sure there are others who would contest your assertion about it being the one of the best city sights, but I for one will not argue with you.
14 May 2021 8:59AM
A fine cityscape balanced by a contrasty and a slightly menacing sky - excellent !
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
14 May 2021 9:05AM
Looks beautiful in mono😁
viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 9:08AM
Indeed it is an impressive scene, enhanced by those wonderful clouds.

ZenTony Plus
5 6 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 9:19AM
Simply classic Bill. Everything right about it.
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 9:47AM
That's the way to do it Punch! Fabulous and you know it is Bill! One of those, 'Heavens to Murgatroyd' moments when it reveals itself on your screen!

You can have the weekend off now!

14 May 2021 10:04AM
This image is so beautiful Bill.. There's nothing more I can say that hasn't been said, so here's my award as a sign of appreciation..Smile
Minty805 Plus
4 42 9 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 10:04AM
What a super shot. The merging of different periods of architecture set of by that fantastic sky, plus the reflections, make for a very satisfying image.
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 10:31AM
Wonderful city/riverscape with an equally fantastic sky.
"There can't be many better sights than this in any English city" - have to agree - my first award of the day.
14 May 2021 10:43AM
Brilliant Bill
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
14 May 2021 10:52AM
All of the above. Excellent Bill.
14 May 2021 11:34AM
Stunning image, love that dramatic sky.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
14 May 2021 12:47PM
A fine composition and capture here, Bill, super reflections on the Tyne too 😃👍
Trev 😀
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
14 May 2021 2:14PM
It really is a wonderful view of the city. The clouds look amazing too. What a great day.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 2:50PM
Good sky, great sky line, and a lot of beauty...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 775 England
14 May 2021 3:32PM
Such a great sky to set it off.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
14 May 2021 6:38PM
Wonderful mono
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1859 England
14 May 2021 7:50PM
Yes - classic landscape-in-the-city!
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 167 16 United Kingdom
15 May 2021 11:52AM
A excellent mono image BillSmileSmile

17 May 2021 7:57PM
And Instant award from him as well the two Ronnies used to say.
Smashing capture Bill ...reminds me of the nice scenes
from the Grenada television logo from many years ago,
Enjoy your new found freedoms you guys.
Best regards

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