Not a true reflection of Stockton

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (14)

David Brown Photogra… on October 4, 2010

I thought this was Newcastle first time I looked at it.


Zooming in reveals nice shaped light stars from the f12 but then the noise from the ISO1600 and camera shake becomes apparent.

If I ever pluck up the courage to try this, I look around for flat surfaced things to plonk my camera on and use delayed exposure (usually 2 seconds) so that I am never even touching the the camera when the shutter fires.

I never move above ISO-100 on my old(ish) Canon as I know it is just so grainy.

How's that for honesty Kenny?

All the very best ol' chum.

Kenny Wharton on October 4, 2010

I like honesty! Heres the truth, my son shot this hand-held because he forgot the tripod (as usual) So the shot was blurred and I used far more sharpening than I should have. It was too good to discard because of the reflection in the puddle.

Many thanks for your comments (it appears you know your stuff!!!!)

Best regards


David Brown Photogra… on October 5, 2010

That's in a PUDDLE? Geez now I understand. If I were you Kenny I'd go back there as soon as they have some more rain.

I am right impressed regardless.

Neil Grimwood on October 7, 2010

I like this Kenny,nice reflections they are too.Never tried night shots myself,,no tripod!! so i can't comment on quality,i'd probably get the same result hand held.I can see what Jethro means now,one thing about pano,there's usually someone with good advice.

All the best...Neil.

jknaus on October 20, 2010

Brilliant stars with excellent light!

Like, Joni

Christos Theodorou on October 29, 2010

Lovely capture - like - Best regards from Athens, Christos

Kenny Wharton on October 29, 2010

Ya su Christos thanks for the visit and the comments.



Si Mulgrave on November 13, 2010

Looking on Google Earth recently I found possibly your first night shot, in Whitby. The comments seem to confirm that, anyway. And oh how you have come along! Night photography has given me a new found interest in towns, which up until recently I hated. But this is lovely. Masses of inky black drawing the eye right to the subject. I gravitate to such as this as I am still learning and seeking ideas. Favorited!

Kenny Wharton on November 13, 2010

Oh what a tangled web we weave! Its all good, multiple accounts, tricks to get attention, miss-placed photos and anything else our mischievous minds concoct. On the way I have stumbled across tips to help and shots that inspire!

Keep sharing.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 15, 2011

It's a superb shot Kenny..Who could have imagined that, one day, the banks of the tees at Stockton could ever look like this..The last time I walked down there, following the construction of the Tees Barrage, there were many salmon jumping for joy having escaped all that estuarine pollution and reaching perfectly fresh and safe water.

Cheers ;>)


mihai cristian on January 16, 2011

great capture!! like

der Machdeburjer on March 28, 2011

a wonderful shot - like, best greetings Reimund

Dee Wainwright on July 6, 2011

beautiful photo kenny :-)

Laura Perinelli on January 13, 2014

Bellissimo notturno del bel ponte molto elegante!! LIKE - Carissimi saluti Laura

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 2, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Kenny Wharton
    • Camera: Canon EOS Kiss F
    • Exposure: 0.177s
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/12.884
    • ISO Speed: ISO1600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash