I wish I could just pack a bag, grab my camera and travel around the world for a year or two! In the meantime I’m grateful that I can at least go on the occasional extended trip and experience some pretty amazing places. Back in December I made what felt like the longest journey ever to Sydney, Australia and then went on to Wellington, New Zealand. It was most definitely worth it! I spent several weeks on this trip taking in all the scenery in one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever been to. Sydney was also a lot of fun but unfortunately I was there for just a few days. Most of my time was spent exploring various cities in the South Island of New Zealand. Of course I packed two cameras, a couple of lenses, a bazillion CF cards, and a hard drive so I’d be prepared to photograph everything I saw. And, well, I did photograph anything and everything but I ended up using my iPhone! I’ve never abandoned my cameras like that before, but it definitely was a bit freeing not to be weighed down by a big camera. For a change it was nice to just spend more time experiencing everything without having a camera stuck to my face constantly. I also really loved the convenience and excitement of being able to share my trip with everyone on Instagram and Facebook! Here are a few snaps that I did manage to take on my camera:
New Zealand. We took the ferry from Wellington to Picton.
A glimpse of Fox glacier.
I think this was a stop on our way to Lake Wanaka.
My favorite tree at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
About an hour before sunrise in Kaikoura!