the All Blacks are welcomed/challenged to the 2011 Rugby World Cup in Auckland’s Aotea Centre | olympus e410 w/1:2.8/135mm [4:3~270mm] E.Zuiko Auto T vintage OM prime lens ISO 100 f/2.8 EV-0.3 @ 1/80 sec | as is, converted to B&W in ACR/photoshop.
photo featured in: No More Colour | Black and White Photography Enthusiasts | Polynesian Travel Photography | New Zealand Made’s, New Zealand Made Challenge, Shared Winner & Group Avatar Feature

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  • ☼Laughing Bones☾
    ☼Laughing Bones☾almost 3 years ago

    WOW! This harkens to “Moby Dick” and Queequeg. just a wonderful shot, he looks very intense and focused

  • the greeting at such a welcome is very intense, and full of theatre, during the challenge, the sky opened up and showered the participants, you can’t ask for better, special effects =)

    – dennis william gaylor

  • madworld
    madworldalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot and capture, go the Blacks!!

  • thanks so much, well worth the crowd scrum I had to wade through, cheers!

    – dennis william gaylor

  • Neutro
    Neutroalmost 3 years ago

    Superb shot! beautiful tattoos!!!

  • thanks so much for the kind comments Valérie!

    – dennis william gaylor

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful series of images! The tones are fantastic and you’ve really captured the essence of this cultural display. Great work!

  • thanks so much Damienne, such a dynamic and vibrant event, you wonder if you can capture that in a slice of the moment?

    – dennis william gaylor

  • BK Photography
    BK Photographyalmost 3 years ago

    wonderful shot

  • hey Big-Keg that is such good news, cheers!

    – dennis william gaylor

  • lovemexxx
    lovemexxxalmost 3 years ago

    wow i love this, what an amazing shot :0)

  • thanks so much for the kind props lovemexxx, I appreciate it very much, cheers

    – dennis william gaylor

  • RainbowWomanTas
    RainbowWomanTasalmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic. Congrats on the feature.

  • thank you for your kind comments Caz, cheers!

    – dennis william gaylor

  • TrishMita
    TrishMitaalmost 3 years ago

    Kapai !!!!

  • chur, TrishMita, thanks for that glowing praise!

    – dennis william gaylor

  • KAGPhotography
    KAGPhotographyalmost 3 years ago

    many congrats on your feature, such a beautiful image, well done

  • thank you so much Kelly for leaving such kind comments, I really appreciate it!

    – dennis william gaylor

  • blueeyesjus
    blueeyesjusalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful portrait – Jus

  • awesomeness, thanks for such great news, cheers!

    – dennis william gaylor

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