Tynemouth Market ~ August 2022

Regular visitors will have seen a few posts from Tynemouth Market over my past 9 years on WordPress, there’s always something to photograph and it’s a fab place for great coffee, interesting foods, daft purchases and funny looking people. For those who are new here, or have forgotten, the market takes place in Tynemouth Metro station, the station is also a Grade II listed building which opened in 1882 as a railway station. It later became the first section of the Metro network in 1980, making it a great attraction for local history buffs. (Metrospotters?) Anyway with Sophie back in Spain, I decided to go looking for vintage spoons for a photo I need to do, and Phil came along as there are plenty of vinyl record stalls to browse.

I took my Contax of course, so there’ll be a Film Friday post at some point, but I also took my iPhone and used the Hipstamatic app to photograph anything/one I fancied that took my notice.

Just at the entrance there’s a small section of floor tiles that are cracked and blue, which I hadn’t noticed before today

the blues

I love the light in the market, the glass panelled roof makes some great shadows when the sun is shining.

shadows
in the navy.
got the blues
in the pink
decisions, decisions.
wooden hearts.
Bone Idol

I think it takes a fair bit of courage to stand at the top of the steps on your own singing to a herd of people who are not interested and don’t give a monkeys, but she needed to be a better singer to grab any attention. Also The New Seekers songs are a bit beyond 🙄 .

busker lady

I accidentally pressed the shutter at the bottom of the stairs, but I like the result

happy accident

I have no idea what this musical dummy is for, I don’t think it can be for dressmaking judging by the boob area, you could rest your drinks on that ledge!

Booby Doll.

I am not sure why this fellow is dressed in the (pesky) Scottish National Costume, but he does look fetching I think.

Foxy Scotsy
actual health and well being.
Phil purchasing tat 🥴 🤣 ♥️

That’s it for this week! Stay tooned for where/whatever next time!

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Days 212 & 213 ~366

We have had our grandkids Callum and Liddy for a sleepover this weekend, so everyone was inveigled into helping me finish my shadow shots this month.

This the one from yesterday

To Infinity and beyond
To Infinity and beyond~Cal & Buzz

 

and watching in the wings

Grandad & Liddy
Grandad & Liddy

 

and before today’s shot, some of the kids

Cal & Grandad 'Wardley United'
Cal & Grandad ‘Wardley United’

 

Goalie
Goalie

 

Cal being a basketball loop!
Cal being a basketball loop!

 

Liddy the ball girl
Liddy the ball girl

 

nope, it's mine, get your own.
nope, it’s mine, get your own.

 

And this is my last shadow shot

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Next month is Colour month. 🙂

 

 

 

Day 209~366

Orchids are not the easiest of things to grow apparently, but for a couple of years I had 4 plants of varying colours on my front windowsill, that bloomed regularly and lasted for ages when they did, with the minimum of interference from me. A bit of water now and then, a bit of orchid food now and then, and they were a happy little bunch. Then Storm & Skye came, and Storm, well, she was ill though we did not know it when we got her, and part of her illness made her eat strange things, like LP covers, knife handles, cat litter, paper, and orchid roots. So I moved my orchids upstairs, where the blooms eventually fell, and since then, never returned. After she died, I moved them back to the window ledge, and there they sit, watered, fed, but without their beautiful flowers. It’s been 7 months since Storm went and I keep hoping.  Today I was in the supermarket and saw some Orchids at ridiculously low prices, so I bought one, in the hopes it will encourage the others, (OK that didn’t sound bonkers in my head at the time) and this evening when the sun came out and went down in the space of 10 minutes, it’s shadow was quite glorious.

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Day 208~366

Phil & I went into Newcastle today as he wanted to buy tickets for Bad Company who are coming to the arena in October. Strange to see it in daylight and without herds of people.

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When we were walking out of the station I noticed some chaps up a height, looks like a scary job to me!

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I took my little Nikon S1 with me incase the sun came out and I could get some shadows, and whilst we sat and had lunch did some sneaky street shots, love the expressions that turn up,

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aw, so cute when the oldies are still holding hands 🙂

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Crossword break

 

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this is my shadow shot of the day

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but my fave shot of all is this next one- what the well dressed photographer about town should be wearing 😀 the gloves in particular make changing settings on the camera so easy 😀 :D.  His model is the chap on the right wafting his hand about.

Ninja Photographer
Ninja Photographer

 

 

 

 

Day 207~366

Still got this blinking cold, and fed up of having the sniffles 😦  Another cloudy dull day too, so back to creative lighting. Anyway at least I’ve been inspired to sort out my play room and made a table for doing macro’s and still life work. On which I made the shot for today, some acorns (nope! pine cones!!)I’ve kept from a trip to Eindhoven last year. They make fab shadows I think.

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