Lights, camera, action
Night may have fallen, but the dairy industry never sleeps.
After we asked Southlanders to submit photos of their favourite southern locations on Neighbourly, 18-year-old dairy farmer Quinn McLeish sent in a stunning photo that proves you don’t need a city to have big lights.
A Southlander for nine years, Quinn quickly fell in love with the landscape and abstract beauty of a rural town.
Wanting to show people a side of Southland’s dairy industry not often seen, he waited till the cover of dark and ventured to a nearby roadside.
He set up his camera for the perfect shot and waited for a rush.
‘‘There’s nothing I know quite like standing by a dark road as a big truck, lit up like a Christmas tree, rushes past.’’
He wanted to show how something so simple and mundane like a truck passing could transpire into something beautiful.
Using a long exposure, the photo captures the sudden brightness and fading noise that comes with every passing truck on a southern road.
Other photos submitted to the Eye’s Neighbourly page included a sunset at Oreti Beach by Gillian Crawford, sheep grazing in Central Southland by Ethan Kauri and Strangs Coffee building facade by Rick Harvey.
Are you doing something interesting in Southland? Let us know – post your snaps on our Neighbourly page or email our reporter joanna.griffiths@fairfaxmedia. co.nz. Visit The Eye on neighbourly.co.nz and check out what activities we have running this week.
A long exposure was used to capture the sudden brightness of a milk tanker passing on a country road.