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Beauty and the Beast (Lyttleton Harbour)

Posted by
Linerberry (Herne Bay, United Kingdom) on 23 February 2011 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

Hi Folks,
this is an image that I posted back in 2008 and I thought it was appropriate to post it again as Lyttleton was the epicentre of yesterdays devastating 6.3 earthquake here in Christchurch. The title is the same as it was in 2008 but this time I feel it suits it for a very different reason - the beast this time being uncontrolable and unpredicatable, taking lives and causing so much pain!
Sorry I haven't been around for a while, I do think of you all. Just been getting my life back together after Sept 4th and then this! Still, I am not alone and I am by no means the worse off. I am alive and have my friends. My heartfelt love goes out to all affected by this terrible frightening earthquake.
I will be returning to the UK in April - for a good while! So I hope to get posting again soon. XXX Thank you for this wonderful family! I'd forgotten how much you all keep me sane! XX

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Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

It certainly is, so much to look at in this image, lovely colours and composition, well done!

20 Jul 2008 5:30am

@Kylie Greenan: Thanks Kylie. I didn't realise just how 'busy' a shot it is! Appreciate ur comments:-)

rem_la from Villiers, France

sympathique ce mélange de montagne et d'industrie !

20 Jul 2008 8:55am

@rem_la: Merci beaucoup. I do not speak French but I used a web site to translate your comment. I too like the mixture of mountains and industry.

Pep Mir from Spain

Good atmosphere you have obtained in this shot.

20 Jul 2008 9:05am

@Pep Mir: Gracias. I appreciate your comments:-) What an excellent web site Pep. Great , thank you for sharing:-)

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

beautiful shot of exquisite wilderness and and man-made beasts! great title too! and thanks for the note! yes i agree - this is a great site / community! :)

20 Jul 2008 6:55pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks dj:-)

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

What contrast in landscapes, hopefully they keep their distances.

20 Jul 2008 7:48pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I miss your presence here, but today my heart is aching for all of you having to go through this horrible earthquake, with its loss of so many lives and the destruction it caused. I am sure you are counting the days until your departure. I send you my prayers!

24 Feb 2011 11:53am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I'm really glad everything is o.k. with you Liners ... alive and kicking ;) Hang in there and hope to see you back soon on Aminus3 xxx

24 Feb 2011 12:56pm

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

Hope all is well with you and your family

24 Feb 2011 1:15pm

Cass from Wigan, United Kingdom

So glad that you are OK. Our thoughts are with you and your friends. Take care hope to see you soon. LOL

24 Feb 2011 5:56pm

dagilmar from Córdoba, Spain

I'm happy to see you back again. I'll wait until things are settled down there and look forward to seeing your pictures on a regular basis soon.
Best wishes for you Liner.

24 Feb 2011 6:52pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

How nice to see you again. Glad to hear you stayed safe. Look forward to some new postings too.

23 Mar 2011 4:47pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Great to hear from you my dear !! Hope to see you safe and sound in good old blighty posting like a mad thing again soon !!!

23 Mar 2011 6:05pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Here it is, another Silly Tuesday and I'm thinking of you. Here in the states, we haven't heard any progress reports on NZ after the quake; everything now is about Japan's and now the nuclear issue. Your trip home is coming up soon; I hope it offers healing of your soul. ... God bless.

29 Mar 2011 1:10pm

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

yes, a powerful title and image considering recent events! my thoughts are still often with all Canterburians! I hope your time back in the UK will rejuvenate your nerves. xoxox

17 May 2011 4:42am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

Wondering how you are and I hope you'll take up posting on aminus3 again!

20 Nov 2011 3:25am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I see Kate has posted today and I thought of you. Your ST carries on, but we miss you!
Merry Christmas from Florida!

23 Dec 2011 7:45am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Silly Tuesday is still here! Thanks to you! :) Hope you are doing well....

24 Apr 2012 4:53am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I hope you will see that your Silly Tuesday is being credited as something we Am3'ers continue, even in your absence. This was included in the June 1212 newsletter:

"Community Photography Themes

Silly Tuesday - a bit of Aminus3 history
Here at Aminus3 we've had many ideas and contributions shared by members over the years. One in particular that seems to continue is called Silly Tuesday. This concept was originally credited to Linerberry, and the idea is that anyone who wants to participate, can upload an image each Tuesday that makes them smile, provides some comic relief, or is otherwise a bit goofier than they'd normally post. It's a way to let go of trying to post technically compelling perfect photos, and just be silly for a day.

26 Jun 2012 12:29pm

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