I bought a local paper when I travelled to Christchurch the other day. I was struck by the content of the front page that day: almost 2/3 was taken up with two major stories. One was about a nine-year-old girls’s disappointment, the other about Cadbury changing the recipe for one of their sweets!
Today is the start of four days of celebrations “When Country Comes to Town”. Formerly known as the Canterbury A&P (agricultural and pastoral) Show, it has been held every year since 1862. I’m sorry to be missing it this year, it is a lot of fun for photographers too! I deliberately missed an opportunity for a great photograph of this pair. Father and daughter were crouched down beside a pen containing freshly shorn sheep. I could have put three heads with almost identical hairstyles (or woolstyles) into the same frame. Problem was, there was a good chance of getting thumped if the largest of the three took offence! I whimped out and settled for this rear view. The wood chopping and sawing events are a great crowd pleaser, especially when the field includes a few world champions. Age appears to be no limit to competition: skill and experience can often…
A New Zealand centric picture of the Earth goes a long way to explain why New Zealanders are as we are: No wonder we: are world travellers good sailors too, accustomed to having to do things ourselves confident when we venture out into the world love the internet! (Our nearest neighbour, Australia, is more than 2200 km away)
Graeme Robertson’s stories, not just about photography but also Nelson and New Zealand events, often with a science flavour. It’s a companion site to an online gallery of NZ pictures covering New Zealand landscapes, birds and marine life, as well as sports and events (including some great motorcycle speedway images).