Saturday, 8 February 2014

Street Scenes

Donna's photo challenge for February is
Street Scenes.

I took these photos last Summer
at Whangamata which is a beach resort
on the Coromandel Peninsula in
New Zealand.

It was the day of the annual "Beach Hop"
where all the 1950's enthusiasts
"strut their stuff"
with their pristine American cars of the era

and professional displays of 
"Rock 'n Roll".
It was a fun carnival atmosphere
full of colour
like this Chevvy ute!

Sorry, Donna but I had to include a
5th photo because this completes my photo story!
Elvis and Marilyn
sitting on the back of the convertable!

Thank you Donna for challenging us to think
about what we are photographing!
If only I had known about this challenge
when I took these photos... 

I use a basic “Point and Shoot” 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 with a Leica lens.

Please pop over to Donna's blog here 
to see what everyone else is posting!

I'm also linking up to Kati's

please pop over and join in - it's fun!

Thank you dear friends

for visiting and for your kind comments.

Merci à bientôt
be kind to one another!



  1. Very cool! That looks like a lot of fun.

  2. You really made this FUN! I love your photos of this neat event. Makes me want to dance! Love your new banner, too! Sweet hugs my friend!

  3. Your photos are so full of lively fun, Shane. What a great job!

  4. What a fun street party! I'd really enjoy that. Jiving in the streets would be a blast! Love your new header. Very pretty.

  5. This does look like a fun event, one I know I would enjoy. Love seeing the red pickup. How I would love to have one like that. Yes, you did capture the excitement of the day.

  6. It's a street party! Love it! The whole series tells a story, and you even included an action shot with the dancing. Love the pops of red color along the way too. Gosh, I want that red truck! And the last photo made me chuckle, so no need to apologize for adding it as an extra. You did a terrific job with the challenge!

  7. Love these Shane! We had dances when I was a teenager and 'let's go to the hop' was a common phrase that rolled off my tongue.
    Elvis and Marilyn are fun.
    I like the new header, very elegant.

  8. Love these! So much energy and fun. And your new header is beautiful!

  9. I love your portrayal of the street scenes Shane :) they are so vibrant! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  10. Great fun to see these! Must say I love that red truck.

  11. Wow! You were rocking the challenge before you even knew what the challenge was! :D

  12. This looks like a fun event. Very neat!

  13. Very interesting!! Looks like a fun street party!

  14. Wonderful header. And lovely photos from the street party.
    Hugs and love

  15. Hi, Shane!
    Wow, what an interesting street event!
    Your images make me fun in the cold and grey days now in Japan. Do you see me smiling for the party?
    Have a good day!

  16. That looked like it was crazy fun to attend!

  17. Looks like a lovely event Shane! Just noticed the photo of your mother in your sidebar. What a pretty lady she is!

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

  18. It looks like it was a lot of fun and thanks for sharing these lovely photos. Have a nice weekend.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  19. Fantastic photos for the challenge this month! Very interesting.

    And thank you for coming to visit my post to!

    I have enjoyed reading some of your other posts. Very creative! Love the little bag for your grand daughter!

  20. Who doesn't love a candy apple red truck and just look at those petticoats flying! Lots of action in that picture. What a fun series.

  21. I dolove a challenge and you seem to have mastered this one!

  22. Great job, Shane! I agree with everyone - looks like it was a super-fun event. Aren't you glad you had your camera along? Thanks for visiting This Sweet Life to comment on my photos. It's so neat that you recognized the Stonewall Jackson name halfway around the world!

  23. Such a fun street party Shane……..I can hear that great song, At The Hop, being belted out by Danny and The Juniors. Those were the days!

    Thanks for your kind comment dear.
    Hugs - Mary

  24. Your photos are full of action and beauty!Have a nice weekend!

  25. Oh Shane! How FUN!! YOU also rocked the challenge! Love Marilyn and Elvis!!

  26. Fun pictures. You've caught a bit of the atmosphere.

  27. Oh my goodness what a fabulous event this must have been and it looks like a perfect day for it too...
    Elvis has left the building ;)

  28. Let's go to the Hop and Hop! What fun and you captured the excitement of the party and fun. Th candid shots of the people tell the story. Loving it.



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