Back to Newcastle

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At the end of last month, Iain and I took a flying visit to Newcastle for a walking tour of the central motorway. It was great to have any kind of excuse to get back up to the wonderful city, but an added bonus to meet a group of like-minded people, who also knew some excellent craft beer venues.

We had a fun night, first with the ubanists and then with old friends of Iain and his partner, the fantastically talented PeachyRaith. Somehow, I still managed an early enough start to get out and take a few pictures before the long journey south. Here’s a few now…

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I’ve shot similar before, but love this arrangement of spectacular bridges dwarfing people.

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It was cold night to be out on the streets, but many people were

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The Manors.

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One of central Newcastle’s ‘gateways’. This on the former Great North Road

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Symmetry University

 

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The classic, but ever-mesmerising view down the Tyne

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By the time this guy had stuck all his posters to the base of the Tyne bridge, it was time to take them all down again. I guess his morning’s work was important to him

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The cold, clear light of north

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It was another chance to try out the 7Artisans lens that I bought from Hamish at 35mmc, and as you can see, it continues to produce handsome results in real world applications.

3 thoughts on “Back to Newcastle

  1. I lived there for many years but your cliched pictures don’t come close to the feel of being there. I detest this kind of stereotype. Make it black and white and bleak. This is just lazy and crap.

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  2. Fantastic series of photographs, the black and white works so well. I’m pleased to see that the “old” Newcastle I remember from the late 1970s/ early 1980s hasn’t entirely been replaced by posh wine bars and footballer’s wives.

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