Tapanui Community

I took these photos 30 March 2020 when New Zealand was in early Level 4 lockdown for Covid, we were one month into the autumn season. Nigel and I had taken a Monday exercise walk, finding our way to the town rugby fields and then wandering back via the golf course.

Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.

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Near the local school.


Town rugby fields.


Golf course. Blue Mountains in the distance.


Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

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  1. Like so many others, I was really drawn to the sign and chuckled when I read it–parents worldwide need that kind of reminder that their children are playing a game and should be able to enjoy it without parental pressure. I love the street art shots at the start, Liz. What are those structures that were painted? The long linear composition of the final photo attracted me too–I really like how you placed the horizon so high in the image and let the line in the grass draw our eyes upward.

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  2. Regarding your fifth photo, it’s sad that some parents need to be reminded that a game is only a game. From what I’ve seen in occasional news reports over here, the same reminder needs to be inculcated into some American parents, too.

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    1. Yes the sheep are lawnmowers! With childrens games there’s not usually stands, not in a small town like ours, the parents are standing on the sidelines. There’s often problems in NZ with angry parents yelling at kids or at the referees, and sometimes even being physically abusive.

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