An old photo from my walk on the Queen Charlotte Track. Below was a scary death drop. The Marlborough Sounds are incredible. #deathdrop #heights #newzealand #backpack #queencharlottetrack #hiking #travel (at Queen Charlotte Track)
Melbourne I love you. It was bit of a weird love/hate affair between us i know. I rejected you every once in a while, cause i felt a sense of instability between us. But, i was stuck with you. I had no choice.
Now i love you so much that when i return from travel i see how good you are to me. Some people don’t get it but others under your love spell do. You are so easy-going and give me the space i need.
Melbourne i love you and you used to bring me down but now you don’t.
Check out this gorgeous short film about my home in 1966.
The tilt shift lens, often used in architectural photography, is fun to use for rendering actual settings into scale-model worlds in which people look like toy figures. Because you’re altering the planes of focus and drawing the eye to a narrow area of the photograph, a specific point of interest must be included. In this image, the two small figures walking through the “maze” are essential elements. I love that one of the people is wearing something red, providing the only bright color in the entire image.
The Great Wall of China is all you think it’s going to be and more. I was a bit, OK, here-we-go-with-the-touristy-shit… But once i was doing that full-on hike, i felt on top of the world. There weren’t that many people and it was a beautiful clear, cold day. I’m all cliche’s, i know, but sometimes these cliches ring true and being on the Great Wall of China was incredible. I kept thinking “how did i ever end up here?”
I have been a little quiet on the Tumblr front. I was travelling through China and was generally having a ball. I have fallen behind on my Tumblr duties which i knew would happen but like some habits it can be hard to pick up once again. I have been faithful to my naughty tumblr as its easy to maintain and is a world of images but maintaining my writing duties for The End of Romance has been harder. Sometimes we just get in a rut…
1. China is massive, amazing, complex, inspiring.
2. Love has been on my mind
3. I have watched some great movies i hope to talk about.
4. I finished studies and now not sure what is next.
5. I need to get life into some sort of routine once again. I love routine interspersed with travel.
6. Not sure where i will go next on my travels but maybe check out the coolness of Wellington, New Zealand followed by a year of Chile and then a move to Toronto.
"OK. This is fucking crazy. I am going to China in about nine hours. I have to do a little work on an assignment (fucking referencing) then I board a plane to Shanghai. I am so ready and also not. I have no plans once i get there but i know i am going to Beijing and i’m going to eat lots of food and walk… and some write. I want to get back to my writing. It feels surreal that only today i was working at a box office and that this time tomorrow i will be in another part of the world."
You check your phone and check your email inbox. Nothing. You expected that and it only confirms why you need to let go. You and him have clashed one too many times. Your eyes have welled up on busy streets, making cars and pedestrians blurry as you strained to hold it all in. You want to cry at…