Hurunui Dambusters Protest
caguila at earthlink.net
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 bluemoon.net.nz>
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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.
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