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Being 74 is not so bad

It was my birthday yesterday and my lovely wife took me out for dinner at our favourite restaurant by our local beach, followed by a stroll to our local harbour quayside as dusk fell.

Here are a few pics that summarise why I decided being 74 and living down here in Christchurch is not so bad

needles on arrival by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr

gull against needles by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr

starter by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr

haven house by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr

sundowners by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr

night rider leaving harbour by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr

Avon Beach huts dusk by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr
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Re: Being 74 is not so bad

A belated "Happy Birthday," Brian and I'm glad to hear that life is good.
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Re: Being 74 is not so bad

Sorry missed your birthday hope it went well, photos look as if it did. Happy birthday
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Re: Being 74 is not so bad

thanks Ed, no way anyone here could have known it was my birthday so no worries, I just wanted to share some happy pics from a great evening (not seek birthday wishes )
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Re: Being 74 is not so bad

Looks to me like the perfect birthday. Your beautiful photos sum up your day. I enjoyed them, thank you for sharing.
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Re: Being 74 is not so bad

That looks like a birthday celebrated in style Brian. I like all the images but am especially taken by the 'night rider' shot. 1/60 sec is very impressive for a moving subject like that.

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Thanks Ron, I was surprised how well that came out (part of a series all which were not too bad)

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And a great time was had by all, eh? Some very nice shots there Brian. I take it the alcohol helped....?

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Belated happy birthday Brian. I expect Pam enjoyed a quiet dinner on her own while you were taking all those photos

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I take it the alcohol helped
Thanks Keith, unfortunately not. One downside I have found getting older is that I have become allergic one or more of the chemicals produced during production of all alcoholic products (even de-alcoholised wine - yuk! ) so have had to be teetotal for the last 12 years.

I'm a great connoisseur of sparking mineral waters though!
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Re: Being 74 is not so bad

Still browsing through some of the dusk shots and was impressed with the way the camera handled this one

night fishing by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr
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Belated happy birthday Brian. I expect Pam enjoyed a quiet dinner on her own while you were taking all those photos

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My lovely Pam insisted I take the camera with me! (and as usual, acted as my "Shot-spotter", as in - "have you seen that" just as I'm looking in a completely different direction trying to get a particular shot )
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Re: Being 74 is not so bad

Happy yesterday's 74th birthday Brian!
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Re: Being 74 is not so bad

Belated Happy Birthday Brian, it looks like you had an enjoyable day.

I really like your images, especially those of the Needles.

At 74 you've still a long way to go, my Dad will be 80 in January and still goes partying as often as possible!

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Re: Being 74 is not so bad

Well done Brian, great shots for a man off your age!
Happy Birthday.
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