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Nov 06, 2009 23:35 |  #1

Took these shots a couple of days ago, about two miles north of Auckland's main railway station.


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Nov 07, 2009 02:46 |  #2

Cool stuff! Looks like you have a couple of good vantage points.


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Nov 07, 2009 09:44 |  #3

Cool stuff! Looks like you have a couple of good vantage points.

I agree. Now if you can get some of them in "late light"...


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Nov 07, 2009 17:33 |  #4

PhotosGuy wrote in post #8971883 (external link)
I agree. Now if you can get some of them in "late light"...

Interesting stuff - always funny to see local transport here on POTN. I'm picking late light would be coming from directly behind the #1 shot, but #2's looking the other way so could well be a go... :)


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Nov 07, 2009 17:45 |  #5

Joeseph,
Correct, it was taken about 6pm last Wednesday with the sun was setting over the city. I additionally I applied 1/3EV, however in hindsight that was an overkill. The second shot was taken from on top of the footbridge which can be seen in the far background of the first shot!
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Nov 07, 2009 19:53 |  #6

Looks like left hand running is common on the rails and the roads in Kiwi land.


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Nov 07, 2009 23:41 |  #7

FLphotoguy wrote in post #8974438 (external link)
Looks like left hand running is common on the rails and the roads in Kiwi land.

Yes, here in Australia and New Zealand we drive on the left hand side! When walking we also keep to the left. Funny thing is when your in the city walking on the footpaths, you always know who the tourists are as they are the ones walking on the right hand side of the paths and bingo..we have a "head on collision" :-(


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Nov 08, 2009 08:15 |  #8

I always thought it was walk against traffic so you can see what's coming at you and ride (bikes, etc) with traffic. Nice vantage point. In the first picture the water levels are different and assume the bridge is also some sort of dam.




  
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Nov 08, 2009 15:10 |  #9

Lurkingshadows,
You are quite right when it comes to walking with traffic, we here in Australia and New Zealand "should" walk on the right hand side of the road, so as you rightly pointed out, be facing the oncoming traffic. My post was in regards to walking on a footpath. The water levels on each side of the bridge are exactly the same, although I do agree totally with your observations, they do tend to give the impression they are at different levels....an optical illusion I would suggest?
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