16:100 Strangers - Fairs are about food

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16:100 Strangers - Fairs are about food

This picture is 16 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page Just spending the day wandering around the rural May Fair at Michelago was not to be possible: I soon found myself called in to assist my daughter with a food stall. There I met Ingrid who also was a volunteer worker for the day and who has lived in the nearby Tinderry Mountains for the past twelve months. Needless to say, between customers,…

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01:100 Strangers - Kayla

I'd been thinking about taking up the "100 strangers" project challenge, but hadn't managed to overcome my discomfort about initiating the process of approaching strangers for photos. Then I found myself down at the local marina, admiring the visiting Russian Viking boat and chatting to a pleasant young woman who also was showing an interest in it. She called up another of her friends who she thought also would be interested, and together we talked to an Australian crewman from the boat. It was all so re…

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02:100 Strangers - John

I found myself down at the local marina, admiring the visiting Russian Viking boat and chatting to a pleasant young woman, Kayla (01:100) who also was showing an interest in it. She called her friend who she was sure would be interested, and he arrived shortly afterward. His name is John and he claims Viking links back to the time of Eric the Red. Together we talked as a group to an Australian crewman from the boat. It was all so relaxed and pleasant that when my photographic urges took over I found t…

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03:100 Strangers - Biker Andy

Probably because he is an English speaker, the "local PR" for the visiting Russian Viking boat appeared to have been left to crew member Andy, who seemed happy to chat with an endless stream of visitors to the wharf. I could have spent ages talking with him as he was a mine of interesting information. He is an Australian who joined the boat only in Brisbane as radio operator (language again). Many of the Russian crew have undertaken previous adventure tours around the world including a motorcycle run th…

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Fishing at The Bay

I had uploaded this previously, I'm now moving it forward in my photo stream as it belongs with the "Stranger portrait 04:100" of Vicki which I have just uploaded. I wandered down the foreshore at the Bay and eventually I found myself on one of the jetties, where I met some people enjoying an evening's fishing. One of them was Steven who promptly caught a flathead. After chatting to him for a while, I asked about taking his portrait. I had proposed to add it to a F****r portrait group, but found on my r…

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04:100 Strangers - Vicki

I've realised I should upload the previous images from my "100 Strangers" series, originally loaded to the 'other site'. What follows are my original comments: I wandered down the foreshore at the Bay as the sunset faded and eventually found myself on one of the jetties, where I met Vicki. She was visiting from Victoria and was fishing with a friend and his teenage son Steven. After some yarning about photography and fishing, Vicki kindly allowed me to interrupt her fishing, even though the flathead…

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05:100 Strangers - Sally

While I'm away, I'll add another of the earlier images from my "100 Strangers" series, originally loaded to the 'other site'. The following are my original comments there: I took the little red 1958 Renault 4CV to the Canberra "Wheels" heritage vehicle display. As usual, it created quite a bit of interest. Sally was one of the many viewers and happily agreed to participate in my 100 Strangers photo project. She smiled even more broadly when I suggested she have her photo taken in the little car. Best…

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15:100 Strangers - Oyez! Oyez!

It must be said that, in Australia at least, there are few job vacancies for Town Criers. But about two years ago, Alan found himself cast in that role. And I'd say it's one he thoroughly relishes. After seeing the position advertised he went for auditions and was an instant hit. So he was appointed by the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory as the official ACT Town Crier. He is a member of the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Australian Town Criers and also of the Australian Society for…

21:100 Felicite from the good ship 'Notorious'

There's nothing like a good dose of amazement. I had mine today when I drove across our local bridge and found myself looking at a 15th century Portuguese caravel sailing ship. It rated about 9.99 on a scale of ten! So I hurtled home for camera gear, then back to the wharf where I found a crowd of people waiting to board and inspect the ship. It is a replica of the type used in 1492 by Columbus to cross the Atlantic and (almost certainly) by Cristóvão de Mendonça to sail down Australia's east coast in…
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