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Old January 10th, 2011, 12:44 PM   #21
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Indeed, just a paradise... very nice photos SYDNEY
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Old January 10th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #22
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Old January 11th, 2011, 10:15 PM   #24
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Incredible landscaping, a great city in the making
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Old January 11th, 2011, 11:08 PM   #25
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Amazing landscaping indeed - almost enough to convince me that suburbia is great
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Old January 13th, 2011, 12:36 AM   #28
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Count me in! Wonderful, coulourful, sunny pictures. Wish I was there... (or is it raining there too?)
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Old January 13th, 2011, 05:37 AM   #29
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Count me in! Wonderful, coulourful, sunny pictures. Wish I was there... (or is it raining there too?)
Thanks mate, we had one overcast day in Tauranga, which was very welcome relief from the sun, and no rain ... needless to say we are having an incredible summer this year Hang in there boys, not long to go and then we will be complaining about all the rain
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Old January 14th, 2011, 03:12 PM   #31
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NZ is like a different planet. Only those global brands like Burger King are spoiling this feeling (although it was interesting to get know that there are such a thing as frozen cola and fanta on the planet ).
And I LOVE such suburbia. Looks like perfect, calmful and aesthetic place for living. Interesting, is it happening there any crimes in Tauranga at all?
Btw, your pics has also unusual, interesting color tones. What camera model do you use?
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Old January 14th, 2011, 09:30 PM   #32
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NZ is like a different planet. Only those global brands like Burger King are spoiling this feeling (although it was interesting to get know that there are such a thing as frozen cola and fanta on the planet ).
And I LOVE such suburbia. Looks like perfect, calmful and aesthetic place for living. Interesting, is it happening there any crimes in Tauranga at all?
Btw, your pics has also unusual, interesting color tones. What camera model do you use?
It is so far from Europe it could be on a different planet I am pleased to read that you enjoy the photographs - thanks for the compliments mate

As far as I am aware, Tauranga had 2 murders (mostly domestic related) last year and yes there is crime but the levels are very low. We also have our fair share of delinquents The biggest problem NZ faces is youth binge drinking which leads to all sorts of alcohol fueled violence - I guess that it is becoming a world wide phenomenon unfortunately

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Old January 17th, 2011, 12:00 AM   #35
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Your photos remind me a lot of Miami Beach, only less crowded and congested, the way it was before I moved off the Beach in 1999. It got way to crowded and expensive for me. I love the shot of the seabird having brunch. It's as if the caption would be "I have just as much a right to have brunch here as the rest of you mates!" I love animal shots, and you're really good with the people shots too, the way I am not. I prefer the animals.

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This shot definitely does NOT remind me of Miami Beach! You won't find this kind of scenery in flat Florida. It's one of the things I miss about having lived in California.
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Your photos remind me a lot of Miami Beach, only less crowded and congested, the way it was before I moved off the Beach in 1999. It got way to crowded and expensive for me. I love the shot of the seabird having brunch. It's as if the caption would be "I have just as much a right to have brunch here as the rest of you mates!" I love animal shots, and you're really good with the people shots too, the way I am not. I prefer the animals.

This shot definitely does NOT remind me of Miami Beach! You won't find this kind of scenery in flat Florida. It's one of the things I miss about having lived in California.
Thanks mate, I am also not a big fan of crowds and I too prefer the more sedate side of life Are you too shy to take pics of people or do people find it evasive in the States ? I love animals / birds as well, much nicer than people

Would you think of moving back to California ? One last question, how much rental would one pay for a 3 bedroom apartment along the beach in Miami ?

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Thanks mate, I am also not a big fan of crowds and I too prefer the more sedate side of life Are you too shy to take pics of people or do people find it evasive in the States ? I love animals / birds as well, much nicer than people

Would you think of moving back to California ? One last question, how much rental would one pay for a 3 bedroom apartment along the beach in Miami ?

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You are welcome! I'm not sure what the rents on the beach are like these days. When I moved off the Beach in 1999, I thought nothing was worth what they were asking then.

About the people shots, I'm just not as interested in them as I am in architecture and natural scenery. I like incorporating them into a shot wherever I can to compliment the scene, but people in my photos tend to be incidental and many people do consider it an invasion of privacy. I like shooting people on boats and jet skis, but people shots in and of themselves simply aren't me.

No, I would not think of moving back to California. I'm originally from Florida and tried getting into film for a time in Los Angeles. I moved back to Florida actually because I have family here, and then South Florida started to take off with the way the TV show Miami Vice popularized the area.

Now downtown Miami is going through an incredible renaissance that I've been able to witness and document firsthand through photos I'm taken over the past three years. It's great to be able say "You were there" at a time like this. I think it is a great time to be alive and living in Miami in spite of the current economic downturn. Much more is planned for when the market improves and interest in further development is still very strong here. We will rise out of this, just as Australia will rise out of that terrible disaster the country is going through now. I find Australians to be a very resilient people, much like the positive side of Americans in way.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:30 PM   #40
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You are welcome! I'm not sure what the rents on the beach are like these days. When I moved off the Beach in 1999, I thought nothing was worth what they were asking then.

About the people shots, I'm just not as interested in them as I am in architecture and natural scenery. I like incorporating them into a shot wherever I can to compliment the scene, but people in my photos tend to be incidental and many people do consider it an invasion of privacy. I like shooting people on boats and jet skis, but people shots in and of themselves simply aren't me.

No, I would not think of moving back to California. I'm originally from Florida and tried getting into film for a time in Los Angeles. I moved back to Florida actually because I have family here, and then South Florida started to take off with the way the TV show Miami Vice popularized the area.

Now downtown Miami is going through an incredible renaissance that I've been able to witness and document firsthand through photos I'm taken over the past three years. It's great to be able say "You were there" at a time like this. I think it is a great time to be alive and living in Miami in spite of the current economic downturn. Much more is planned for when the market improves and interest in further development is still very strong here. We will rise out of this, just as Australia will rise out of that terrible disaster the country is going through now. I find Australians to be a very resilient people, much like the positive side of Americans in way.
Your photographs are awesome and every time that I view your Miami thread I want to pack my bags and move Miami is #1 on my list of other places to live - Queenstown on the South Island is my second favourite but then you need lots of money in order to be able to afford a helicopter so that you can whizz off when you get bored

Auckland is in the same position as Miami, transforming itself at a rapid rate but it will never be on the same scale as Miami. It is exciting to bare witness to it and I can understand your enthusiasm. As for the Aussies, I think that no nation can be singled out as being more resilient than any other. It is human nature to make the best of adverse situations, just look at the people who live in war torn countries. The Kiwi's were also carrying on how everybody pulled together after the Christchurch earthquake and how strong the people are etc. I find it quite cliché and cringe-worthy to be brutally honest

I am not one for Nationalism and New Zealander's in general find it very tacky (bogan / redneck) and that is why I love it here Nationalism breeds ignorance and ignorance breeds intolerance

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