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Capture: Going Walkabout in Sydney

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  • Lilith __,

    Awesome captures, Jackson! I'm particularly intrigued by your shot of the cages/skateboarder/advertising shoot.

    The other weekend I walked past a photo-shoot on Sumner beach, with a scantily-clad model disporting herself in the freezing-cold wind. She deserved whatever she got paid, not just for freezing to death, but also for doing her job while half of Chch sauntered past eating icecreams and walking their dogs. I wanted to take a picture, but it would have felt mean!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    They have a flyer warning of Stendhal Syndrome, and I really understood what they meant

    Wow.
    <envy>!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Lilith __,

    Cheers Lilith. It was a balmy 22 degrees in Sydney, so had no such qualms. ;-)

    Was a strange scene to happen upon though.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    The cage alley one is wonderful Jack!
    It must have cost a fortune for all the extras etc.

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 854 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Jos,

    must have cost a fortune for all the extras etc.

    He's a jetsetting TV star now. With expensive taste in sofas.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Lilith __,

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    With expensive taste in sofas.

    As above.

    Hope I haven't scared everyone off from posting photos on the Internets.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Wallpaper art.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to JacksonP,

    Hope I haven't scared everyone off from posting photos on the Internets

    Nope; too lazy to find the picture file, that's all. I do like the fountain. And the cages. And the twirling Krishnas. And the leaves. And the colonnade. All of it is good for my eyes today. Sorry, I can't join your fan club as I didn't watch the Show.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2578 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Thought you Capture folk might like this bit of high-speed photography: Alan Rickman making tea at 3000 frames a second.

    Some background here:

    What you’re seeing here is about five to twelve seconds of footage slowed to seven minutes. This particular piece was displayed on the side of Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City in July of 2011.

    It's worth watching through. Something does happen. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Hebe,

    Thanks for comments Hebe.

    And the colonnade.

    I was going to call it that, but for some reason thought the archways changed it into something else, like an arcade or something. Anyway, I'll go with colonnade. Cheers.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    an arcade

    I fled Him, down the nights and down the days;
    I fled Him, down the arches of the years;
    I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways
    Of my own mind;

    from Francis Thompson, The Hound of Heaven

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to JacksonP,

    I was going to call it that, but for some reason thought the archways changed it into something else, like an arcade or something. Anyway, I’ll go with colonnade.

    Snap with the doubt. I opted for colonnade because it is such a lovely word :-) I think the columns make a colonnade, and if they don't they should.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2578 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Hebe,

    I think the columns make a colonnade

    Arches need columns to hold them up...
    Maybe an arcade is a type of collonade? We could make a Venn diagram! :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • Julie Cross,

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    Nice pics JP. I should visit Sydney more often!!

    Coffee amidst a colonnade. Melbourne's GPO.

    Australia • Since Nov 2011 • 120 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Julie Cross,

    I should visit Sydney more often!!

    I should visit Melbourne at least once! Everything I see of it attracts me.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2578 posts Report Reply

  • Julie Cross, in reply to JacksonP,

    As above.

    Is that, um, the $27,000 sofa in question?

    Hebe, Melbourne is fantastic minus the weather. I lived there for three years, adored everything, except the weather.

    Australia • Since Nov 2011 • 120 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Julie Cross,

    t the weather

    What is a good time of year to visit? My impression is of a bigger, more sophisticated Wellington with a funky edge.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2578 posts Report Reply

  • Julie Cross, in reply to Hebe,

    more sophisticated Wellington with a funky edge

    Spot on, and with lashings of European styling. It probably don't matter too much if you're just visiting... hotels, lane ways, funky bars, holes in the wall, tram rides, galleries, shopping, fantastic food... who cares about the weather. It's that four seasons in one day thing those crowdies wrote about... random weather all over the shop. I just need seasons seguing nicely. The solution is to layer... layer more heavily in winter than summer, but layer. That said, summers can be sweaty... I'd go at a slightly cooler time.

    Australia • Since Nov 2011 • 120 posts Report Reply

  • Julie Cross,

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    I loved Lilith's pics of the cosy container and you have some kind of cosy antelope thing going on here, so I have to post this one of a cosy wombat. World domination by the knitting fraternity.

    Australia • Since Nov 2011 • 120 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Julie Cross,

    Mmm, sounds like I could have a midwinter Viennese-ish excursion without the airfare -- art, food, shops, coffee, poking about in alleyways. Sounds alluring.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2578 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Julie Cross,

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    Is that, um, the $27,000 sofa in question?

    Yes. It comes with two lounge chairs for the more ambitious, at a paltry AUD $12,000 each. So for AUD $51,000 and change, you can have a full suite, for the small-ish family of four to seat uncomfortably, but with style.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Julie Cross,

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    More pump house. Colonnades? Pushing it maybe.

    Coffee amidst a colonnade. Melbourne’s GPO.

    I’m having a Kanye/Taylor Swift moment. Great shot Julie.

    Might have to start a collection of colonnade captures. The vanishing point is magnificent.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Jos,

    The cage alley one is wonderful Jack!
    It must have cost a fortune for all the extras etc.

    Thanks Jos. Incidentally, there were half a dozen Japanese school children in uniform behind me taking photos too. I could have got them in the shot, but that would have seriously blown the budget. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to JacksonP,

    Got it covered!

    Might have to start a collection of colonnade captures.

    working title for that digital column:
    Cloister Home...

    From pillar to post...

    Maybe an arcade is a type of colonnade?

    Classical arcade: colonnade, gallery, cloister,
    loggia, portico, peristyle, stoa.

    Market forces...

    Wallpaper art.

    This is at Paddington Market, right?
    It was great having that just round the corner (almost)
    when we lived in Sydney, just off Elizabeth Street,
    on Windsor Street. A great suburb. It was weird
    having drunkenly left Auckland the night before
    to wake up next to another Windsor Castle....

    I have another embedded mental image,
    of wandering about a block away from
    the posh part of George Street, to find an old
    area with a coupla horses tied up outside
    a classic Aussie pub, magical... (circa 1979)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4681 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Julie Cross,

    World domination by the knitting fraternity

    Taking over the world, one peggy-square at time! Your wombat is very cute. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

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