Today presented an ideal opportunity to get a typical postcard type shot as the conditions were ideal. I'd already bagged seven of the ten postcard images and the designs had been to print and then delivered to the Sunderland branch, where they are now available to buy. Only three postcards were outstanding - two beach shots and one of the local church, more commonly known as the Stadium Of Light (wink).
I'd planned to photograph my two 'Beach Shots' from planned locations, one with sandy beach and one without. The top image shows the coastal walk between Seaburn and Roker, along the promenade towards Roker Pier. It's a very popular area of our coastal region and one which has great views across the mouth of the River Wear, especially from the bank top near the Roker Hotel.
Well, that's eight cards down and only two to go. A batch of 1600 cards have been delivered so far and as soon as the other 400 have been sorted it will be time to focus on a similar project for the Durham City branch. The last shot (shown below) is my attempt at a 'Smoking Cigarette'.
So, our coastal journey comes to an end. Just two hours and Shields to Seaburn was covered, on a day that typified an ideal day beside the sea. Next time I might brave the rocks and waves by getting up close and capturing some more of those blurred water shots, similar to those I got at Dunstanburgh Heugh's a couple of years ago. Quite a challenge, but that's half the fun.
Time to go. Until the next time, thanks for reading.