Swing Bridge

While this post goes live, I am someplace over the pacific on my way back home.  It’s been a long 40 days away, but it will be great to get back.  I’ve got a few meetings I’m excited about when I get back, and also some parties that will be fun.  Nothing like a pseudo four day weekend to kick it off too!

This was one of the more permanent swing bridges long the trails were were on.  Since we only stayed on the nicer trails, we didn’t really have to forge any rivers or anything too difficult (thankfully).  It’s amazing how much work they put into some of the trails.  Just getting all that stuff back into the remote areas makes me quiver.


Dune Grass

Really digging back into the archives here.  This is from almost exactly one year ago.  Yow-Yow and I had gone up to Pictured Rocks National Park, up on Lake Superior.  When it wasn’t raining (just when we first arrived), it was absolutely gorgeous.

I’ve always wanted a good dune grass picture.  Is this it?  Maybe, but it will definitely do for the time being.



I really like this picture even though it doesn’t fall within my normal likes.  I think it is more to do with the colors than anything.  It was captured at dusk in the Chinese Gardens in Dunedin.

Less than a week until I’m back on a plane heading home!


Dunedin Rail Station

Looking through all these images, I still can’t get over how clear the skies were almost the whole time we were in New Zealand.  It was just incredibly beautiful all the time.

We didn’t even think we were going to head to Dunedin, but when we arrived in Christchurch, there wasn’t much to do as they had just had the large earthquake a few weeks prior.  We also didn’t arrive early enough to get on a bus to Queenstown.  Instead, we asked at the information desk about where else we could go.  He mentioned the next bus was heading to Dunedin, so we signed up!

I love trips like that, where you have a general plan, but if things don’t work out, you just head in another direction and make the most of it.  I think that’s why I love travelling with Yow-Yow so much, she doesn’t get frustrated if things don’t work out exactly as we hoped.  We both can get edgy at times, but most of the time it just rolls of and we move on.


Lake Wakatipu

Is this picture from an exotic island?  Well, no, not really.  It’s from our honeymoon down in New Zealand. The colors of this lake were just amazing out by Queenstown.

I miss being there, it was so gorgeous.  Hopefully I’ll hear back about Australia soon, which will get me that much closer.


Cliff Pondering

Obviously I didn’t take this photo.  It is actually from Yow-Yow, but I enjoyed it so much, I thought I’d post it up here.  This is in Castle Rock in NZ.  Yet another place on the Honeymoon.

Almost missed today’s post too, as I’m having to run to the Embassy here in Singapore.


Eiffel Tower

More pulls from the archive.  This one is actually from the 2nd time I was in Paris, and was with my point and shoot (turned out half way decent).  I was working in London and my team and I took the train to Paris for a couple of days.  Since I had been there not even a year before, I took them on a very long walk through the streets.  I think I killed them that day, as they were both limping along at the end, and there was still another place I wanted to find!

Hopefully I’ll get back to Europe soon, but in the mean time, each new week is a bit closer to a move to Melbourne in the fall…



More coolness from the Speight’s Brewery in Dunedin.  I hadn’t been using my macro lens all that much until I went there.  It definitely reminded me how much I love that lens.  It also reminded me how much I love the industrial pictures.  Industry and landscapes; somehow that combination makes sense in my head.

Less than 25 days left in Singapore!


The Path Ahead

Look at this, the 6th photo on the days that I said.  It’s almost like I had them all lined up or something.

This was on the Kepler Track hike from our honeymoon.  Amazingly this is on the same day as the other picture.  Amazing how a few hours can really burn off the cloud cover.  It was so very cool to be up that high and walking right along the crest of the mountains.  I’d hate to be up there in the winter though.  While the markers were pretty tall, I can only imagine how the wind could gust.

Anyways, I’m still in Singapore.  We were moved into corporate apartments (boo!), and so I may post some pictures later.  Just received some good news though, in that I’ll probably be talking to recruiting in Melbourne sometime this week or next about a transfer.  Once we can figure out a position and nail down the details, there may be move in the cards soon!

Also, I’m thinking about buying a new lens.  I’m really sick of my 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G.  It is definitely a cheap lens that is driving me nuts.  However, due to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, prices for the 24-70mm f/2.8 are at their all time high.  I’ve also been wanting to upgrade my body, but I need to wait for the D700 v.Next.  Maybe it’s just because I have a tech budget that is burning a hole in my pocket…