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A girl sleeps on a bench below a billboard proclaiming ‘I love you’
Wellington, New Zealand

Nikon D300 | Nikon 18-200VR
Featured in Capital cities of the World (8 February 2010)
Featured in Speaking Photos (20 February 2010)
Featured in High Quality Images (4 July 2010)
Featured in Life in the City, Suburbs, or Bush (27 August 2011)
Featured in Revealed (31 August 2011)
Top 10 in Around The World “The Word Love!!!” (9 August 2010)


I photograph landscapes and people and mostly anything … just as long as it is in front of the lens and looks good
My images are from Australia, New Zealand and Asia

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  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08almost 5 years ago

    I like this capture :) Thanks for having it entered in the challenge!

  • thankyou – very glad you like it

    – Werner Padarin

  • leystan
    leystanalmost 5 years ago

    nice shot — you got my vote!

  • glad you like it leystan and thankyou for the vote

    – Werner Padarin

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome capture Werner.

  • thanks Don – actually just fortuitous – was just passing by (on the way home from the Scott Kelby worldwide photowalk)

    – Werner Padarin

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 5 years ago

    Do you mean Scott Kelby the Photoshop Guru?? WOW!

  • yes, but it’s not as though he was there in Wellington – the walk was orgainsied to happen on a day in July in any city where a coordinator had put up their hand and been approved for the task- we knew we were to be in Wellington on the day, so registered for the walk (and my daughter won the Wellington section)

    – Werner Padarin

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08almost 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS! You placed in Top Ten in the challenge in Capital Cities of the World (feb 2010) and were ex aequo with the challenge winner. This great photo gets a well deserved feature in our group! Please enter to the group!

  • thankyou bubblehex and to those who voted for this image (and I’ve submitted it to the group now after identifying an image to withdraw in order to stay within the 20 limit)

    – Werner Padarin

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08almost 5 years ago

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 4 years ago



  • thankyou very much Pat, greatly appreciated

    – Werner Padarin

  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your top ten placing in the The Word Love!!! challenge

  • thanks Christine and thankyou to voters – much appreciated

    – Werner Padarin

  • Carol James
    Carol Jamesalmost 4 years ago

    Maybe she was praying, and asking for a sign?? love it!

  • then again, perhaps she just wanted a reste and hadn’t even noticed the sign :)) – the beauty is in how such a scene is so open to interpretation – thanks Carol

    – Werner Padarin

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanover 3 years ago

    So wonderfully different.

  • Of course the girl may have been quite unaware of the placard, the juxtaposition was entirely in my mind – many thanks for the feature, Joseph

    – Werner Padarin

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