Daily Photo – Hiking the Routeburn Track
On the middle day of the hike, the fog rolled in for the entire day so it was extra moody. I didn’t mind at all because it just makes for a different kind of photo. I felt like I was in the Scottish Highlands, even though I’ve never actually been to the Scottish Highlands! That’ll be fixed soon though!
Daily Photo – Lockdown Walk
Every day during the lockdown in New Zealand, which I think only lasted about four weeks, I would go on an afternoon hike. I found myself drawn to this area again and again… these tiny little perfect pools of water… I actually took these with my mobile phone, although I don’t think most people would guess that in 100 years.
Daily Photo – The Routeburn by Pixel
Looking forward to the new Google Pixel 6 arriving in the coming days… It’ll be interesting to see how the camera is on this generation. The past models have often been class leading. In fact, they have been so good that as well as sharing a bunch of images on here from each phone, an image from one of them has even made it into my Fine Art collection! Anyway, here is a pic from a misty hike along the Routeburn track last year, taken with the Pixel 4.
Daily Photo – The Routeburn with the Google Pixel phone
Man, I was just looking at the metadata for this one to see where I took it exactly, and I realized it was with the Google Pixel 4 phone. Quite impressive, I must say. I could tell it was a little different because when I opened up the little “i” on SmugMug (you can do this too), I saw a little map of where I took the photo.
NFT Auctions Closing Soon
For those of you interested in the fun world of NFTs, the latest drop closes in a few hours on Makersplace. Check it out here.
Daily Photo – More Autumn Action in Queenstown
There’s a huge area here between Queenstown and Arrowtown with rolling hills, lakes, little streams, and tons of different trees that change color in the Autumn. (Autumn is happening now in the southern hemisphere, btw – I know that’s always confusing to all you “others” in the northern hemisphere!) – The mornings are crisp and cool but the sun comes out in the middle of the day to warm everything up and help the colors to really glow.
Daily Photo – Afternoon Autumn Walks
Another day in Autumn means another day for a walk to a new place. I feel really lucky that all these places are just a short walk from home. One of my favorite things about New Zealand are all the various sorts of trees… and they all go through their Autumn shadings at slightly different times.
Daily Photo – Anachronisms in the Steampunk Museum
When I was in Oamaru, New Zealand, I stopped at this rather eclectic Steampunk Museum. It was a quirky place, for sure, as one might expect. There were a bunch of asian tourists there dressing up in Victorian steampunk outfits, and I found the whole scene to be rather unusual, so I took some photos! What is Steampunk? It is an imagined future where electricity was never invented but steam technology kept improving.
Daily Photo – Lockdown Walks in Dalefield
New Zealand was NOT a bad place to be during lockdown because I was able to go out on walks in nature every day. How special! Luckily, I live out in the country, so I was able to wander off in different directions. I would take photos almost every day. Here’s one of the many paths I walked along the way. Also, believe it or not, I took this one with my pixel phone. No, this is not a paid add for Google! 🙂