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Outside The Phoenix. Images of Canberra

By johnboy - 22 October 2011 57

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Adam wondered why his friend wanted the camera in such a hurry, and while many of us will be a bit disappointed by the depth of field, I think we can all agree it’s an awesome photograph of East Row outside the Phoenix of a night.

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thumper109 2:39 pm 28 Oct 11

Wow. If everyone on this board unclenched at the same time, the sound of poles hitting the ground would be deafening…

It’s a wonderful photo, a great snap of night life in Canberra… Perhaps more here should go out an experience it, instead of venting at the universe on here..

ex-vectis 3:20 pm 25 Oct 11

Yes, I have to add my vote of disapproval that this is on RA as well. I’ll bet if he didnt have glasses and a beardette you wouldn;t have shown that picture.

Ere, has anyone noticed what is the background?

mojo jojo 9:00 am 25 Oct 11

Thumbs up for the subject/s: Adam, one of the loveliest guys you could ever hope to meet, and the anonymi, the picture of human connection. Nice light. Evocative capture. The caption, IMHO, did no favours to the act of sharing this post with what had potential to be an appreciative public. It brought ‘perviness’ to the forefront of readers’ minds. Hell, someone earlier asked if the pic would have existed if it was backdropped by two guys in an embrace. Answer: if I’d been present with a camera, yes. Definitely. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; LONG LIVE LOVE.

Gershwin 8:34 am 25 Oct 11

I called this juvenile because there is nothing remotely of interest in this to anyone whose mind functions beyond “Two chicks kissing… hur hur hur!”

Yes, Virginia, there are gay people. Get over it.

No-one is calling for “equal representation”. The RiotAct somehow thought that two women kissing was unusual, or perhaps that enough straights would get a kick out of the picture for no other reason than it’s two women, that it was deemed post-worthy. Editorially, this should have been a “so what” and digitally binned.

TheDancingDjinn 11:48 pm 24 Oct 11

2604 said :

Kath said :

If they aren’t out to their Mum or friends, will the world be a nicer place if they’re outed on The Riotact?

Anyone who’s worried about being “outed” will hardly be making out in such a public place, will they? Their friends have just as much chance of walking past as they do of seeing this on the RA.

For some reason, people are very determined to portray gays as the victims of some massive homophobic conspiracy perpetrated by the rest of society. To the point where anything that could be viewed as even remotely hurtful to the feelings of homosexuals seems to be labelled homophobic and inappropriate. Are gay people really that fragile? None of my gay friends are and I think that most of the females would actually be turned on by a picture like this.

Your female friends who are gay get turned on by a woman looking at another womans necklace? wow

Classified 10:11 pm 24 Oct 11

2604 said :

Kath said :

If they aren’t out to their Mum or friends, will the world be a nicer place if they’re outed on The Riotact?

Anyone who’s worried about being “outed” will hardly be making out in such a public place, will they? Their friends have just as much chance of walking past as they do of seeing this on the RA.

For some reason, people are very determined to portray gays as the victims of some massive homophobic conspiracy perpetrated by the rest of society. To the point where anything that could be viewed as even remotely hurtful to the feelings of homosexuals seems to be labelled homophobic and inappropriate. Are gay people really that fragile? None of my gay friends are and I think that most of the females would actually be turned on by a picture like this.

But if someone picks on say, a cop, the comments on here are all ‘harden up princess dry your eyes’…

2604 8:47 pm 24 Oct 11

Kath said :

If they aren’t out to their Mum or friends, will the world be a nicer place if they’re outed on The Riotact?

Anyone who’s worried about being “outed” will hardly be making out in such a public place, will they? Their friends have just as much chance of walking past as they do of seeing this on the RA.

For some reason, people are very determined to portray gays as the victims of some massive homophobic conspiracy perpetrated by the rest of society. To the point where anything that could be viewed as even remotely hurtful to the feelings of homosexuals seems to be labelled homophobic and inappropriate. Are gay people really that fragile? None of my gay friends are and I think that most of the females would actually be turned on by a picture like this.

Pandy 7:48 pm 24 Oct 11

Chop71 said :

who likes short shorts?

me! me! me!

Now that is what I find beautiful.

Kath 7:03 pm 24 Oct 11

Chaz said :

He doesn’t have to ask them for their permission to distribute the photo. Anyone can be photographed without consent on public land. Learn the rules, n00b

Charming, Chaz. Just because you can legally be an arse to people doesn’t mean you SHOULD. And that goes for both calling people names for having an opinion, making your otherwise valid point seem like it’s written by a teenager, and distributing photos of incredibly personal moments without asking if they mind. If they aren’t out to their Mum or friends, will the world be a nicer place if they’re outed on The Riotact?

Tooks 4:32 pm 24 Oct 11

The blonde one looks like Kelly McGillis, Top Gun vintage.

Chop71 3:07 pm 24 Oct 11

who likes short shorts?

schmeah 2:37 pm 24 Oct 11

And again, Riot Act tarnishes its reputation as a stellar local news service but posting rubbish like this .. truely juvenile, a shame really.

poetix 1:20 pm 24 Oct 11

MERC600 said :

Hell I do need some new glasses. I thought it was only a derriere shot of a pair of torn jeans ..

Could you please lend your glasses to Adam’s mate?

MERC600 12:55 pm 24 Oct 11

Hell I do need some new glasses. I thought it was only a derriere shot of a pair of torn jeans ..

matt31221 11:20 am 24 Oct 11

poetix said :

Sorry JB but I think I will be cancelling my premium sub over RA posting this photo.
To take a moment of passion like this and post it for everyone to have a snigger is quite appalling. Any beauty in the image is ruined by the way it is framed by the man laughing in the foreground, and the fact that the women (or woman/man?) don’t know what is happening.
I wanted to support independent media by subscribing, not support a site that is happy about potentially embarrassing two young people. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement.

Have a cry princess. It is a nice photo no harm done. If you want to be bored then go to CanberraTimes.com.

DUB 11:03 am 24 Oct 11

Definitely no kissing happening there, and it looks like it is a guy with long hair, helping his gf. What is all the fuss about, people?
Look at the comments-most posted on Saturday-don’t you people have a life? 🙂 Take it easy!!!!

Classified 10:51 am 24 Oct 11

Fairly poor form in running this, I reckon. No news or real interest content beyond voyeurism.

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