Lights, cam­era, ac­tion

The Invercargill Eye - - FRONT PAGE - JOANNA GRIF­FITHS

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. Visit The Eye on 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.

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