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  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Jonathan Ganley,

    Following one's mews...*

    On the fan trail, K Rd...

    I'm a big fan of Superette
    but I've never heard of
    Indian Grocery
    (Iggy Fans maybe?)
    or LTC
    (Little Turkish Cafe)!

    I should get out more...
    :- )

    *much like the waltzing swagman of yore
    I prefer stability** to no billy tea...

    **or do I mean stable utility?
    (he mused, too clever by half...)
    too early, time for a cuppa...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4822 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley, in reply to Damian Christie,

    Great photos of the Hikoi, Damian. I remember reading that Ans Westra was there that day. To take 100 photographs at an event, in the rain, with a Rolleiflex ... complete mastery of the camera.

    too clever by half...

    Too modest, Ian. But it is time for a cuppa (coffee), agreed ...

    Maungawhau • Since Dec 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie, in reply to Jonathan Ganley,

    I remember reading that Ans Westra was there that day.

    I didn't see her there that day, but I've often been out and about when she's been shooting in Wellington. I think we were both taking pics at the Free Burma Rally in Welly some years back. For a tall woman, she just shuffles quietly around, snapping away, I love watching her work.

    And I love her work too of course. I 'discovered' her myself only 6-7 years ago really, and now own any number of her books (including Washday, which cost me a pretty penny), school journals, and thanks to an interview (transcribed here) I also have hanging in pride of place at home the third photo down on that interview - the young Maori boy singing into the edmonds baking powder tin at the front of the class, from 1963. I've got a Rollei of my own too, although I don't get to use it much these days, when I do, I love the results.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1129 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew E,

    Ah, Damian, many thanks to you for that link to your earlier interview with Ans. Very nicely done. She recently showed some new photos of Cuba Street at the Thistle Hall gallery, but it opened one day and closed the next, gone before I could get there.

    174.77 x 41.28 • Since Sep 2008 • 197 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew E, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    I was just thinking that the brief you gave, Jackson, was to post our best shots of 2011.

    Whoops! I missed that bit when I posted my city scenes last night. I'd figured that was the theme for this thread, not a review of the year. If it's the latter then...

    174.77 x 41.28 • Since Sep 2008 • 197 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew E,

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    ...here's a flash car, in a city, from 2011.

    174.77 x 41.28 • Since Sep 2008 • 197 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    Yeah my Steve on High St scene was not 2011, always outside brief me.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    “Because. It’s you and me” she said.

    Jackie and here I was thinking it was City scene, best shots 2011. Now by my thinking , Auckland City envelopes one hell of a big wide space and stuff, so your wee girl, being part of Auckland an' all, qualifies. Go for it.
    I'll look ,I promise :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6077 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie, in reply to Andrew E,

    Whoops! I missed that bit when I posted my city scenes last night.

    Sorry, yeah I too thought the brief was street scenes.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1129 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    Gads we're honest ;-)

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

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    If it's just my favourite photo of 2011, then it's this. But probably a lot more for the subject matter than the photo. And I'm a teensy bit biased. This was taken about two weeks ago. Harry:

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1129 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    neat.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4773 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Damian Christie,

    Oh oh oh. I have never wanted babies. Not once have I yearned for them. But I do like looking at them, and holding them, and such. What an adorable wee person your Harry is. Edible.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Damian Christie,

    Harry:

    Well, he's learnt to respond to you quickly ;). He is lovely.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6077 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Andrew E,

    a flash car, in a city, from 2011

    threadmerge! Nice shot.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3438 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Damian Christie,

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    My favourite, since we went there. The beach in shot is also my wākāinga. (is that correct usage?)

    Whoops! I missed that bit when I posted my city scenes last night.
    Sorry, yeah I too thought the brief was street scenes.

    Hey, I’m never one for sticking to briefs. Street scenes or 2011. Whichever takes your fancy.

    Anyhoo, lovely shot Damian. It takes me back 7 years, and then 9 when the twins arrived. All your Christmases really have come at once.

    D is next I guess.

    PS. I’m just seeing if you can all leave that alone. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2132 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Damian Christie,

    Gee that's lovely Damian. Enjoy.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18815 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to JacksonP,

    Hey, I’m never one for sticking to briefs.

    Yuck, now that's an image I didn't want.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4773 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Well, he’s learnt to respond to you quickly ;)

    Ha, indeed. And that's why I chose that shot for our thank-you cards, because I like the idea of my son sticking his tongue out at dozens of our friends and whanau. Speaking of which, is Keystone still the appropriate place to find you?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1129 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

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    2011 was also the year when I was lucky enough to explore two Pacific Islands, Rarotonga and Samoa. Places that time forgot:

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1129 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Damian Christie,

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    Why 'tis Damian.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6077 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Damian Christie,

    2011 was also the year when I was lucky enough to explore two Pacific Islands, Rarotonga and Samoa. Places that time forgot:

    I like the idea that there's a container ship containing all the remaining Blue Stratos that's been circling the Pacific since the 1970s.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18815 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I like the idea that there’s a container ship containing all the remaining Blue Stratos that’s been circling the Pacific since the 1970s.

    A slightly pongy Marie-Celeste...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1129 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to JacksonP,

    The beach in shot is also my wākāinga.

    Ohope looking good - and for the next generation, it would seem their turangaringaringa rather than turangawaewae?

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 833 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Taken earlier this year,in Morningside Drive, Morningside Auckland, but I pass it every week at least. I look at it every time and admire it's ability to turn my head. I like the big hand that says to me "I'ts still all under control"

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6077 posts Report Reply

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