Hurunui Dambusters Protest

Christine Aguila caguila at
Fri Oct 16 02:47:44 EDT 2009

Hi Dave:  The shot of what looks like 3 fisherman in the water near the 
weeping willow tree looks like a winner.  I'd love to see that one larger, 
though I understand about the size.  Composition looks great there.  Also 
the one immediately following  the 3 fisherman is a terrific shot as well. 
Looks like a great crowd shot.
Nice work, Dave.  Cheers, Christine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Mann" <dmann at>
To: "Pentax-Discuss Mail List" <pdml at>
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 1:17 AM
Subject: GESO: Hurunui Dambusters Protest

>A protest was held here today to oppose an irrigation scheme that's  being 
>put in on the Hurunui River in North Canterbury.  Dairy farming  is making 
>massive amounts of foreign exchange for our country but  there's a bit of 
>resentment about its environmental impact, so damming  up a river for an 
>irrigation project isn't the most popular of ideas.
> The protesters were mostly made up of kayakers, fishermen and 
> environmental advocates.  The march ran along the Avon River from the 
> Bridge of Remembrance to Victoria Square in Christchurch City.
> <
> >
> I don't consider this to be my best work but I did what I could given  the 
> conditions.  Sorry about the small size of the pics, I'm limited  to a 
> certain width & height and most of the photos were portrait  orientation.
> The K10D showed itself once again to be a robust camera.  It wasn't  fazed 
> by the rain, and it came out muddy but undamaged when I slipped  on the 
> riverbank and landed sideways.  The hood broke off my lens (FA  24mm) and 
> separated into two pieces.  Not the first time I've done  that so I'll 
> just glue it back together again.  My right arm still  feels a bit strange 
> and I'm expecting it to bruise tomorrow.
> Cheers,
> Dave
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