NO POINTS PLEASE
ENGLISH: I took this shot at Cicular Quay Sydney. But my thoughts are with New Zealand at the moment. On Saturday 4 September 2010 Christchurch suffered an earthquake which was 7.1 on the richter scale. Luckily no one has been killed. But there are billions of dollars worth of damage and some people have lost their homes for good. New Zealand will host the 2011 Rugby World Cup and this is why there is a giant rugby ball in the middle of Sydney. But today, my thoughts and prayers are with the Kiwis for a different reason.
ITALIANO: Ho preso questa foto a Circular Quay, Sydney. Sabato 4 Settembre 2010, e stata un grande terremoto a Christchurch nel Nuovo Zelande, alle 7.1 Richter Scale. Fortunatemente, non sono niente morti, ma ancora billioni di dollari in dannegiare e tante gente sono senza una casa. I miei pensieri e preghieri sono con la gente di Nuovo Zelande. L'anno prossimo sara il Rugby Cuppa di mondo a Nuovo Zelande, pero oggi i miei pensieri sono con i Kiwi per un ragione diverSo.
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cherryripe (21015) 2010-09-05 1:18
Even though earthquakes can happen there (some clients once even had to sleep in a car after an earthquake in Napier), it's still a shock when it happens right in the centre of such a big town. Thank goodness so few people have been injured or died as it could have been worse. Have no clients there now but I'm wondering if some of the hotels I've booked for future clients are still standing. Anyway, the NZ government did well with this original form of advertising the World Cup and you captured it well.
dkmurphys (44090) 2010-09-05 2:40
I like the well known New Zealand's rugby team and your capture is perfect. I've seen on tv about the earthquake, it's a horrible think against you can not fight. Such a disaster is expected in Romania too (after a cycle of aprox 30 years - in 71977 died millions here)...
Have a nice Sunday, afterall...
Jeppo (17637) 2010-09-05 6:03
a black and white compo for a all black picture!
well, I think NZ is one of the most suitable places for hosting a Rugby World Cup!
Sergiom (49008) 2010-09-05 7:00
I just saw on Tv what happened in Christchurch. At least, nobody died in the quake. But they are strong people and they will recover.
Have a nice weekend
sabermonajati (8491) 2010-09-05 10:51
it is eye-opener.b&w is amazing for this frame.
have a nice week for photography
Clementi (52514) 2010-09-05 11:27
aggiungo anche il mio pensiero a quelle persoine sfortunate,
bellissima l'immagine che hai scelto, per una pronta rinascita di quei luoghi
peppe59 (14551) 2010-09-05 12:29
certo terra di grande meraviglie la Nuova Zelanda, bella questa cattura e ottima la scelta del B/N.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-09-05 13:35
Az Új Zélandon történt eseményeket figyelemmel kísértem én is. Szörnyű pusztításról láttam felvételeket...remélem, gyorsan orvosolják a károkat és a fájdalmas események következményeit.
A fotó nagyszerűen érzékelteti a rögbi iránti rajongást. Látványos fotó remek kompozícióval és részletekkel! Szuper! Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
ciakgiak (30403) 2010-09-05 13:56
Ciao cara Lisa,
siamo tutti con la gente sfortunata della Nuova Zelanda, il nostro pensiero va a loro ed a quanti sono rimasti senza una casa.
Grazie per averci dato questa opportunitŕ.
jimkil (1684) 2010-09-05 19:25
It looks pretty bad down there, the papers and news yesterday was non-stop, I woke up at 6am Saturday morning to take the dog out and get the paper when the man behind the counter told me about the quake. We didn't feel a thing here in Auckland, I rushed home and you could see some images had been posted already but yesterday the real truth showed
it was bad... the mad thing is the scientists were not expecting this one... the bigger alpine fault in the heart of the south island is the one which is going to be the biggie and Wellington needs to be aware that this is the one that will cause the most heartache. I think the response of the government has been excellent, power is restored to 95% of Christchurch and the surrounding rural areas and they will be back on their feet in no time. Great to see that the government also put a end to the ongoing mining act here, yes we have lots of natural minerals like Australia, problem, is the country is not as vast as you guys and it would look more obvious...... hence the 100% pure New Zealand brand would be nothing short as laughable had they started ripping up national parks to give us an extra 500 billion or so in the coffers.
Hopefully the AB can win it next year, however they have a tendancy to choke - especially when the French are involved Nothing wouldn't be worse than the Aussies coming over here and winning, somehow that is doubtful in my opinion though - not even with dingo Deans as the manager :-).
kordinator (14805) 2010-09-06 1:24
Hello dear Lisa
The most important thing is that no one was hurt in the accident.
Excellent b&w composition.
Interesting point of view.
An elegant photo with excellent realization.
Excellent sharpness and lighting.
Very well framed.
Very well written report text.
mauro61 (52623) 2010-09-06 1:49
un pensiero a tutti coloro che hanno perduto la casa e per fortuna non ci sono vittime.Ottimo il B&W.
francio64 (38256) 2010-09-06 5:17
non sono abituato a sentire di terremoti in queste zone, ma sembra che il mondo stia andando contro uno sconvolgimento totale.
Mi dispiace per la povera gente senza una casa, ma aver salvato la vita credo sia piů importante.
Grazie per la condivisione che mostra la tua grande sensibilitŕ d'animo.
photoxtreme (1335) 2010-09-06 5:26
ottima immagine e ottimo punto di ripresa,buona anche la conversione al B/W,sempre ottime immagini,brava !!
ciao e buona giornata,
Cretense (68675) 2010-09-06 5:57
Impressive photo, unusual subject and unusual but successful choice of b&w, which enhances the graphical impact! Great composition and framing!
fritzi007 (231) 2010-09-06 13:18
Il mio cuore č con voi
paololg (31448) 2010-09-06 13:58
Ciao cara Lisa,
giusto dedicare questa foto e il pensiero a chi č colpito da disgrazie come il terremoto. In Italia, purtroppo, č ancora vivo il ricordo dell'ultimo terremoto a L'Aquila, una cittŕ distrutta con tanti morti. La tua foto č veramente originale, con questo pallone da Rugby che sembra un grande uovo lasciato da qualche uccello gigante in mezzo alla cittŕ. Bravisima!
Ciao, buon martedě!
Silvio1953 (109341) 2010-09-07 7:21
Ciao Lisa, se c'era un terremoto cosě in Italia era una strage, bellissima la composizione in un ottimo biancoe nero, piacevole ed originale, brava, ciao Silvio
macjake (48357) 2010-09-07 10:32
very thoughtful of you to post this.
seeing the reports on TV and in print is devastating, one can only imagine the luck in that nobody was killed.
I do have to say though, you're photo here is great. all the geometric shapes, designs, patterns...lovely.
have a great day
bobocortis (15918) 2010-09-07 21:35
Grande bianco e nero perfettamente esposto, prospettiva grandangolare che esalta il contrasto tra le diverse architetture.
danyy (0) 2010-09-07 22:41
un gros problčme de perspective avec ses distorsions, une photo sans couleurs qui ne gęne pas. Un bon rendu du mauvais temps.
ikeharel (47000) 2012-05-07 8:19
Hi Lisa, Don't know how I missed this picture, but reading the note brought up memories: My daughter was not far from Christchurch on the very same day (150+/-km) - we had some time to endure untill heared from her. Seems like yesterday's - but almost 2 years since.
Fine shot, B&W to convey the ambiance, and override imballance of WB, well taken on picture.
Good morning from Israel,