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Post-Desert Blues

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[They say SpaceX has to first build a rocket before we can go to Mars, but from this vantage it looks like there’s a shortcut there.] And so, inevitably, the withdrawal symptoms begin. Deserts are terribly difficult places to mentally leave behind; it has always been this way for me. Towards the end, I tried to hang on to every image of the Atacama for as long as possible – ... Read More »

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Dunes of Death Valley

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Death Valley, California, USA The glowing dunes of Death Valley as wind passes across the plains Camera Equipment Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS L Read More »

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Piha Sunset

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Long exposure shot of Lion Rock at Piha to capture the mist on the rocks at sunset. Auckland has so many stunning nooks and crannies! Wanted to put myself in the shot for a change to capture the scale of Lion Rock. Gear: Canon 7D Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS L B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber Tripod Manfrotto Quick Release Tripod Ball Head 496RC2 Canon TC-80N3 Intervalometer   Read More »

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New Zealand Day 14: Devonport

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For our last day in New Zealand we hopped onto a ferry to Devonport, a navy base near Auckland. Along the way, we saw a double rainbow and even a pair of dolphins which swam right up to our ferry. With the perfect weather and all these little lucky encounters, we really couldn’t have asked for a better holiday. Devonport is filled with charming cafes and bookshops – just the ... Read More »

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New Zealand Day 13: Matamata/Hobbiton

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Today I died and went to Tolkien heaven. And if you’re also a fan of the Tolkien books or the Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit movies, make sure the Hobbiton tour is included in your New Zealand trip. The set is stunningly real. Every last bit of detail was taken care of – moss (actually a concoction of dye, sawdust, and yoghurt) was painted onto well-worn fences to create a ... Read More »

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New Zealand Day 12: Queenstown

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For our final day in South Island, we took a stroll through Queenstown Gardens, a botanical garden which has, curiously, something called Frisbee golf. (You’ve gotta see it to believe it). Swimming right through the autumn colours 皇后鎮植物園中的鴨子   Read More »

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New Zealand Day 11 (Part 2): Queenstown

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Well, with 2 nights in Te Anau I dare say we overstayed a little. If we could do it again 1 night would’ve be enough – just enough to catch a sunrise and explore the nearby trails. (Who are we kidding? We just want to stay long enough for at least two meals at Mostly Seafood). Today we were back in Queenstown, and found ourselves almost overwhelmed by the change ... Read More »

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New Zealand Day 11 (Part 1): Te Anau

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If there ever is a time to experience the magic of New Zealand, it is in those ephemeral moments before sunrise. For in that gentle hush before the break of day, the air is always crisp, pure, and full of promises for the day ahead. Read More »

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