Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

More Wandering around Downtown Wellington, February 2020


March 1, 2020

Wellington held more treasures, I was sure, than I was able to discover two weeks ago. So last Sunday I went back.

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27 responses

  1. fantastische Strukturbilder

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    March 1, 2020 at 4:22 AM

    • Lieblinge No 10 und alle Rostbilder

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      March 1, 2020 at 4:23 AM

    • Vielen Dank, Gerda. Können Sie mir bitte das Wort “Strukturbilder” erklären? Das Wörterbuch sagt nur “structure image,” und ich weiß nicht, was das bedeuten kann. (Entschuldigung. Mein Deutsch ist nicht sehr gut.)

      Es freut mich dass Sie die Rostbilder gern haben—auch #10.

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      March 2, 2020 at 8:10 PM

  2. Excellent. A real treasure trove. Love them.

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    March 1, 2020 at 5:22 AM

    • Thanks, Jessica. I wondered if I should put them all in this one post, but decided yes, hoping to find another trove for next week. So far I haven’t found it, so the next post may feature photos from the archive.

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      March 2, 2020 at 8:11 PM

  3. So beautiful, all of it! Must have been great to take the time for another closer look!

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    March 1, 2020 at 5:57 AM

    • Thank you, Gunilla. Yes, I was very glad that I went back for another look. I think I’ll try wandering around the town just north of here next week.

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      March 2, 2020 at 8:12 PM

  4. The blue in the triangle formed by the parted curtains in #16 drew my eyes, beckoning me to cross through to another world (and also unrelatedly reminded me of the pyramid in the seal on the dollar bill). And speaking of blue, the contrast of that bright hue with the rusted brown in #21–31 made an excellent pairing. The final picture made me think someone should design a typeface based on the colorful forms of the numbers shown there.

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    March 1, 2020 at 8:02 AM

    • Number 16 was something of a surprise. I have a collection of photos of ladders, and at first I was just interested in getting that ladder just right. But then I saw the red, and the window reflection, and thought there was more there than I first thought. I see how you were reminded of that image on the one-dollar bill. 🙂 Blue and orange is one of my favorite color combinations, so old rusty blue dumpsters can be especially appealing. The typeface would be called Welder, don’t you think? Great idea.

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      March 2, 2020 at 8:13 PM

  5. Great series of images, Linda. Shots 5 and 6 would make a nice diptych. #11 and #12, too!

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    March 1, 2020 at 11:43 AM

    • Thanks, Ken. Glad you like these. I see that you have diptychs on your mind. This might mean that you will post another soon . . .

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      March 2, 2020 at 8:13 PM

  6. What originally drew me to your work is your remarkable ability to find abstracts in the environment and present them purely. That is still what I like best about your work, and this post absolutely knocks me out. It would be very difficult to pick a favorite. The artist is the curator. The curator is the artist.

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    March 1, 2020 at 12:20 PM

    • Thank you, Michael. I went out the other day to a natural area, hoping to find good nature photographs. I did not. It just may be that urban abstracts is where my eye is now. Pity. I do love to be out in nature, and I wouldn’t dream of being there without a camera. Maybe when spring comes, I will see more.

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      March 2, 2020 at 8:14 PM

      • I think the happiest photographer is an adaptable photographer.

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        March 2, 2020 at 8:36 PM

        • I agree. Are you old enough to remember the song “Love the One You’re with”? Or the saying “Bloom where you are planted”? Despite the kitch, these are some of my guiding principles for photographing.

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          March 2, 2020 at 9:34 PM

          • I am definitely old enough. And they are good principles for photography, if not long-term relationships.

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            March 2, 2020 at 9:51 PM

  7. Great series 👍
    Some really lovely images. I really like no 16.
    Have a great week.
    Best wishes
    Mr C 🙂

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    March 1, 2020 at 6:20 PM

    • Thanks, Mr. C. See my reply to Steve Schwartzman’s comment. You have a great week, too.

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      March 2, 2020 at 8:15 PM

  8. Nice walk, Linda; and then there was that blue dumpster… 🙂 Great set; and I also like 3, 7, 8 and 16.

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    March 2, 2020 at 6:42 AM

    • Thanks, Harrie. Not only a dumpster, but a dumpster surrounded by traffic cones—another one of my little photographic obsessions. I found #3 in an alley. It’s the side of a discarded air conditioner or something like that. Numbers 7 and 8 are of the same abandoned building.

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      March 2, 2020 at 8:16 PM

  9. The blues are so vivid in the last images!

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    March 2, 2020 at 9:53 AM

    • By the time I got to that side of the dumpster, the sun was shining very brightly on it. Yay sunshine.

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      March 2, 2020 at 8:16 PM

  10. Hahaha! >>> wow! what a collection of images!!! I like lots of them, but my favourites are 1, 7, 11, 13, 16, 19 and 28 – excellent shooting, Linda! 🙂

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    March 3, 2020 at 3:14 AM

    • Thank you, Adrian. I’m happy that you like lots of them, and it’s good to know which are your favorites. I doubt I’ll ever show 31 images in one post again.

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      March 3, 2020 at 4:48 PM

  11. A ladder! (Fabulous shot, Linda!) A blue dumpster!! I love the dumpster series here. I’m glad you’re exploring like this…#2 was a good find, wasn’t it? I like #7 & #8 too, for that forlorn post-industrial beauty they capture. I love the two traffic cone images, too – the one by itself is a treasure. You already said that, didn’t you? 😉

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    March 3, 2020 at 7:26 PM

    • I was so happy to be able to add to my ladder collection; glad you like this photo. To be honest, I’m glad you (and the others) like any of them. It’s so wonderful to have this outlet for getting the work out there. At dinner tonight I sat with a guy who grew up in Wellington. Did you notice the big blocks of stone that are on each side of the closest doorway in #7? There’s another block of stone in #8, too. And #s 14 and 15 are close-ups of two more sandstone blocks. My friend says these are what’s left of the cheese warehouse foundation. The building burned down under suspicious circumstances, he says. The warehouse must have been huge. There are many many of these blocks between the silos and the building in #s 7 and 8. I couldn’t frame a decent photo of the whole group. Maybe I’ll go back and try again some day.

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      March 3, 2020 at 7:52 PM

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