Well, its July already. I’m not sure how that happened but I’m fairly certain that it did happen. It’s been a crazy-busy year so far, both on the photography and the flight ends of the world (pun intended). I’ve been some amazing places and made huge differences for a lot of people out there. I wanted to say thank you to all my friends and family for putting up with my unpredictable schedule so that I can do this. And thanks to all my photography clients for being so flexible with your scheduling in turn.
Here is a peak at what my flight map looked like for the 1st ½ of 2013. I was quite surprised.
There was so much natural beauty in New Zealand and the people were some of the nicest that I have met anywhere! I’m planning to go back there on holiday sometime soon.
While I was in Auckland I went on a day trip to Rangitoto Island. It is an island that is only 600 years old and has no top-soil, everything there grows in the volcanic rock and sand. It was amazing and beautiful and rugged, … and I got sunburnt. I wanted to share a quick photo from my excursion there. Theres many more that I still have to go through…
Shot with: Nikon d700 16mm @f8 1/640 iso200
HDR: 5-1stop brackets. Edited in Lightroom & Photoshop.
Recently, I had the opportunity to fly to Dublin, Ireland for work. Once I took care of my responsibilities, I had the majority of the afternoon to head out and do some sightseeing. I went to check out the Jameson Distillery and walked around town some. As is typical for Ireland, it was raining off and on. Fortunately, it’s the kind of rain that is just enough to be annoying, not the monsoon-like deluge of afternoon showers that we get in Florida.
Besides the distillery tour, I got to experience Aer Lingus’ Business Class product. It was nothing truly spectacular, but it was nice to experience something different from the major carriers on which I typically fly. And, fwiw this was the first trip where I used my Olloclip for most of the photos (all photos shot on my iPhone).
I’m going to start posting an ongoing series of my travel photos here. Because of the nature of my work (Flight Paramedic), I will not be talking a whole lot about the details but you’ll get a lot of photos of the sights that I go see. They’re mostly from my iPhone and recently my iPhone with Olloclip (seriously, that thing is awesome! review to come).
I’d love any feedback on this stuff, follow me on twitter and hit me up. Now, on with the show…
Back in February I went to Tel Aviv and took the afternoon to go to Jerusalem I saw some of the oldest structures that I’ve ever seen, tried to understand religious practices that I’ve not had experience with before, and was thoroughly impressed and awed. Oh, by the way, Hebrew is a tough language.