This is Wanaka, New Zealand. Eva and I went there in August 2007 while we were living in Korea. New Zealand is, hands down, the most spectacularly scenic and unabashedly naturally beautiful places I’ve ever been to. I highly recommend it. I don’t recommend whacking your shin on an inch thick 100lb glass coffee table thereby devoting your shin bone and bleeding through the jeans you have on. I’ve done both. New Zealand is better.
New Zealand, Point & Shoot
I’ve decided to post, in conjunction with my other standard and more recent SLR photographs, shots I’ve taken with a standard Point & Shoot over the years. I used a Canon Digital Elph before upgrading to a Canon Rebel XSi. I wanted more flexibility with exposure, interchangeable lenses, the ability to shoot in RAW, and exposure bracketing for HDR composition. And it looks cooler.
On a side note, everyone is up in arms that Michael Phelps might have smoked weed. I’m not one to give him the benefit of the doubt–there’s a picture of him holding and lighting a bong at a college party; he did it. However, Mr. Phelps won 14 Olympic Gold Medals (9 individual, 5 team), broke 7 world records, won the World Swimmer of the Year award 5 times, and keeps his teeth like that just to prove you can have a f***ed up grill and be an international superstar/Subway spokesperson. Oh, and he did it as an American for America. Oh, and he’s 23. A 23 year old American hero that smoked weed? You mean like Jimi Hendrix or Cheech & Chong or Barney Frank or Arnold Schwarzenegger or the entire 1975 cast of Saturday Night Live? Yea, that’s what I thought.
This is a photo of Eva beside Lake Pukaki in New Zealand outside of Wanaka. The lake was a surreal tealish blue which we were told was such a color because of magical mystery enzymes living in the lake water which flowed from glacial runoff. The enzymes are magical and mystery because I don’t know what they are or what they do. I don’t even know if they’re enzymes. Hence: magical and mysterious.
Eva, New Zealand, Point & Shoot