Closed for business - indefinitely

© Ann Coates

Closed for business - indefinitely

Uploaded: September 11, 2010 00:05:32


This portrait studio has been in business since 1933. It is in a block of shops which will all have to be demolished. My kids had their portraits taken there a couple of years ago. There must be a lot of customers who will now never ever get their photos.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Barbara Waldoch level-classic September 11, 2010

Sad... Terrific capture, Ann! #1306859

Natasa Mikuz level-classic September 11, 2010

Beautiful picture! #8893760

Renee Doyle September 11, 2010

It is all just so terribly sad :-(
Great clarity and capture Ann! #8893768

Kerry Hill September 11, 2010

How sad is that...wonderful capture Ann! #8893777

Dick W. Wyatt September 11, 2010

This is a great news photo Ann.

So well done. #8893806

Barbara Mason September 11, 2010

Excellent image and story Ann #8893825

Michelle Alton September 11, 2010

Your photojournalism chronicling this tragedy has been so well done, Ann. #8893855

Carolyn J. Connolly September 11, 2010

Ann, it really IS sad to think of just HOW MANY businesses like this one will be 'closed for business - (hopefully not!) indefinitely'!! :o(

Also, hopefully there will be SOME way that the studio can retrieve photographs that had already been taken...

Anyway, this is superb photojournalism here, my friend... Keep the images coming - they give us just an inkling of what the Christchurch and Canterbury aress are faced with now for a while...

It reminds me a bit of what Newcastle looked like after our M 5.6 earthquake on the 28th of December 1989, in which 13 people lost their lives...

Thankfully, only one aftershock of M 2.1 was registered the following day... #8893954

Vickie J. Jenkins September 11, 2010

Great capture, Ann. Very sad. #8894116

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 11, 2010

Nice capture, Ann. Very sad though. Hopefully the places will open again. #8894248

Phillip R. Connolly September 11, 2010

An excellent capture depicting the life changing event of last weekend, Ann. These things are devastating and pose so many problems in rebuilding, but a few years down the track there will be little evidence of it happening. However, your city will take on a slightly different persona compared to the old Christchurch! I'm so glad our youngest son had the opportunity to visit and stay in your city and witness its charm a few years ago. I think Carolyn is disapointed she didn't get to see Christchurch as it was, and she is the born NZ'er!! Very well captured and presented.

Phil #8894685

John Connolly September 11, 2010

A graphic image of the devestation you have been through over there Ann! A sad sight indeed, but I still marvel at the fact that no lives were lost! #8894721

Tiia Vissak October 15, 2010

Congratulations! #8968772

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 15, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8968986

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 15, 2010

lovely finalist, congratulations!!! #8969432

Nancy (Peaches) Harker October 15, 2010


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Sharon C. Hinze October 15, 2010

Everyone else has said it all, Anne so I'll just say Congratulations! Well deserved!

Merna L. Nobile October 18, 2010

Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile

Christine Lobsinger level-classic January 11, 2011

So sad Ann, but an beautiful detailed and gorgeous colouring image. Congratulations on an awesome Finalist!
Smiling Christine #9155683

Dale Hardin June 02, 2011

Truly enjoying your gallery Ann. This is one of my favorites not only because of it's photo journalistic message, but also because of it's compositional aspects and technical attributes. It's a very good photo. #9440512

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