Tagged: Invercargill

Site of the new Langlands Hotel in Invercargill

The Changing Face Of Invercargill – Part 2

Back in mid-February I wrote about the changing face of Invercargill as demolition work started on some old buildings that sit on the site where a new hotel  to be known as The Langlands is to be built. Well – things have progressed steadily since then as all the old buildings have now been taken right down, but with high wooden fences surrounding the site, there has not been much to see. However a...

An old cart wheel with spinning effect

Rick’s Daily Photo Revisited

Rick’s Daily Photo I’ve been out of action for a few weeks following minor surgery to repair torn tendons in my right shoulder. Since the operation about 12 weeks ago I have been forbidden by my surgeon to lift anything with my right arm. This restriction on lifting even applied to handling a camera! As a result I have not taken any photos for quite some time – apart from the occasional snap using...

A leafy footpath in Invercargill

The Canon EOS 1000F Sticky Shutter Issue – One Year on…

It’s just over a year since I first posted about my Canon EOS1000F with a sticky shutter.  At the time I fixed the issue I recall reading anecdotal evidence on the web saying that such a shutter clean would ensure reliable operation for about a year. So just over a year on from that sticky shutter clean I felt the time was about right to give the old girl another whirl and see how...

Site of a new hotel development in Invercargill

The Changing Face Of Invercargill

Big things are starting to happen in my hometown of Invercargill. In fact the changing face of the city means that what you see today may not be visible tomorrow. For a long time I had been intending to head downtown and take photos of the old Langlands Building on the corner of Don and Dee Streets where the local Licensing Trust has just started work on a new hotel development. Unfortunately I left...

Grunge Photowalk In Invercargill

Dirty, gritty and old – a grunge photowalk I consider myself to be an opportunistic photographer in that I generally just head out with my camera with no specific goals in mind except to photograph whatever takes my fancy. However a few weeks ago I took part in an organised photo walk with a goal. The photo walk  preceded one of our Southland Photographic Society‘s Thursday evening meetings – and the goal that had...

Capturing the ethos of Queens Park

The Ethos Of Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park – a place of beauty We – by that I mean me and my partner Lyn, our two dogs and two cats – are lucky enough to live directly opposite Queens Park in Invercargill, and often quip that we have the most beautiful, best kept front garden in the city. The Invercargill City Council website refers to Queens Park as an “81ha jewel in the centre of the city” and in my...