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    Easy virtue. Kalgoorlie

    Kalgoorlie is a remote gold mining town in Western Australia, renowned at least in earlier days for its louche lifestyle. This was taken with a shutter speed of 1/6s through a moving bus window but still seems to show enough detail. It's ironic that the Virtu clothing shop is next door. I hope the picture conveys the spirit of the place.

    Easy virtue. Kalgoorlie
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    Re: Easy virtue. Kalgoorlie

    Western Australia is one of my favourite places...were you there on a visit? For a moving bus shot, this is pretty good...I am not going to ask you to tidy up that supermarket trolley, don't worry...it seems to be the atmosphere of any place to have one or two of them around this kind of joint.

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    Re: Easy virtue. Kalgoorlie

    Nicely done especially considering the shooting conditions.

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    +1 to John

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    Re: Easy virtue. Kalgoorlie

    Very nice.......I have been on our travels around Australia, several time to Kalgoorlie, like Izzie, I like West Australia too, although a couple of days in Kalgoorlie were enough for me

    Griddi.......

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    Re: Easy virtue. Kalgoorlie

    Good shot. Were you panning?
    I suppose you were after all it is a gold mining town...

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    Re: Easy virtue. Kalgoorlie

    Quote Originally Posted by pnodrog View Post
    Good shot. Were you panning?
    I suppose you were after all it is a gold mining town...
    Just want to apologise to new members who might see this. Honestly, the humour is not always this bad.

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    Re: Easy virtue. Kalgoorlie

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Honestly, the humour is not always this bad.
    True, but L. Paul's humour is always at least that bad.

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    Re: Easy virtue. Kalgoorlie

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    True, but L. Paul's humour is always at least that bad.
    Yes indeed, but he is a Kiwi

    You've done well Tony to capture that building under the circumstances. But I can't really see any evidence of the "easy virtue".

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    Re: Easy virtue. Kalgoorlie

    It was a genuine question.At a 1/6s from a moving bus and little indication of blur there is a good chance he was panning.

    I don't know you ask a simple question and you get a whole lot of personal comments...

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    Re: Easy virtue. Kalgoorlie

    Quote Originally Posted by pnodrog View Post
    It was a genuine question.At a 1/6s from a moving bus and little indication of blur there is a good chance he was panning.

    I don't know you ask a simple question and you get a whole lot of personal comments...
    A sort of reverse panning, I suppose, where you follow the stationary subject.

    As for the jokes, keep em coming mate !

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    Re: Easy virtue. Kalgoorlie

    Thanks, everyone for all the comments.

    Dave, I think you have to look closely through the lighted windows on the top story to see the bad behaviour (?)

    L.Paul, I enjoyed your comment. My sense of humour was honed as a 14 year old when I was in a boys only boarding school, many decades ago. It hasn't matured since then.

    Izzie, I have to say that I did not even notice the shopping market trolley. I had already removed a car in that corner of the picture. It must have been hiding behind the car This image is actually left over from last year when we went by train to Perth and had only a couple of hours at night in Kalgoorlie. Perth was nice and the wine south of there even better. When I am brave enough, I will try to photograph one of the bottles from the Donnelly River winery for Mike.

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