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Just a few of my pics all random during my many visits to watch the TOON 😊
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01/02/2017
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Love this City ❤
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30/01/2017
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Jogging the other night freezing cold 😊
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Cold Sunday morning for the market about 2 degrees but still you get the people who don't know what season it is and wander around in shorts !!! 😅😂
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Not many posts lately but decided to review some old hand held shots for panoramas I did some time ago. Having taken the plunge and purchased PTGui pro I decided to see if I could stitch this 12 shot panorama together that I had previously had trouble stitching in Photoshop. The masking feature in PTGui has come into its own on this panorama. After exporting I then used a mixture of Photoshop and Colour Efex Pro 4. May be a bit OTT on the HDR effect but I was more interested in seeing how PTGui handled the stitching. Tripod and nodal point fix on the originals would have alleviated a lot of issues but please with the result. Purchased a panorama head "Fotomate" off ebay and already getting some better results on the stitching. Tripod leveling and nodal (no-parallax point) are well worth the effort on panoramas.
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Know local places like no other?

If you're a local and would like to share your knowledge of your area for the benefit of others there is a great voluntary community ran by Google called Local Guides. All you have to do is give balanced reviews on Google Maps to places you visit along with optional pictures and in return you earn points which unlock goodies as a way of saying thank you.

You can find out more about Local guides here

https://www.google.com/local/guides

You can join a local community here :-

Gateshead https://plus.google.com/communities/112400898602865498031
Newcastle https://plus.google.com/communities/112476404721782903778
Durham https://plus.google.com/communities/103614348743893870205
Sunderland https://plus.google.com/communities/112303708060694743928

If you're based in Durham or Sunderland and would like to become a moderator for the respective community and raise awareness of the group then just leave a message.

Thanks
Ian
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On at The Old Low Light Heritage Centre, North Shields until Bank Holiday Monday 25 May (excl Wednesday's)...


Here's a short clip from one of the "voices" - Norman - talking about his family home in North Shields being bombed...

https://youtu.be/fj9_kAzFcCw
An audio-visual exhibition has opened in North Tyneside to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe.

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne Freecycle group.
Got something you no longer need? please pass it on. or look for things people are giving away for free.

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Sage building shot with Canon 650D and stock 18-55mm set at 18mm 
Sage Gateshead hosts concerts from a wide range of internationally famous artists,
The centre occupies a curved glass and stainless steel building designed by Foster and Partners, Buro Happold (structural engineering), Mott MacDonald (building services) and Arup (acoustics), with views of Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides, the Tyne Bridge, and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge
Planning for the centre began in the early 1990s, when orchestra of Sage Gateshead, Royal Northern Sinfonia, with encouragement from Northern Arts, began working on plans for a new concert hall. They were soon joined by regional folk music development agency Folkworks, which ensured that the needs of the region's traditional music were taken into consideration and represented in Sage Gateshead's programme of concerts, alongside Rock, Pop, Dance, Hip Hop, classical, jazz, acoustic, indie, country and world, Practice spaces for professional musicians, students and amateurs were an important part of the provision. The planning and construction process cost over £70 million, which was raised primarily through National Lottery grants. #       
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