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Across The Waitemata
Across The Waitemata

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Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: May 6, 2006
Aperture: f18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 20 sec
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2006

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Comments: 4
Favorites: 1 (view)

Last Saturday I went out to take my photograph for Night Shot III. I already had a few plans of ideas for different subjects in the city so I caught the train in which for me is about a 50 minute ride as I live so far out. Plan A really didn't work out too well so on to Plan B which involved a ferry crossing to the otherside of the harbour & getting a photograph looking back toward the shoreline with all the buildings & especially the Sky Tower.
As I waited for my ferry to arrive, I noticed a blind man sitting alone. When The ferry arrived, everyone was ignoring him & I wondered how he would find his way on to the ferry so I went over & asked if he needed a hand. I think he was very happy that someone did. So on we went. We chatted on the way over to the other side. During the conversation he asked what I was doing in the city & I told him I was there to take photographs for the Night Shot III challenge. He told me that he hadn't always been blind & knew where to get the shot I was looking for. Coincedently it was quite near to where he was heading & as there was no one waiting for him on the otherside of the ferry crossing I ended up helping him reach his destination & found a great vantage point for the photographs I took. I helped him navigate through the streets & side walk cafes & he navigated me to the top of Mt Victoria.I'm glad he knew where we were going because I had no idea. I think it was a case of the blind leading the blind. Anyway here's the photograph I was going to enter.

And why didn't I enter this I hear you ask. Well there is this little rule that says that you can only enter one exclusive challenge at a time & I had already entered a photograph in Holy Places. I was at the time unaware of this rule but I wont be making that mistake again.

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04/06/2009 06:45:04 PM
ive taken a few shots from down devo, must try vic hill thought, looks awesome
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12/09/2006 09:40:34 AM
That blue building is stunning.
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12/09/2006 09:32:26 AM
Great story and great photo!
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09/18/2006 06:37:52 PM
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