Category Archives: Travel
The move to Bozeman took me some 1400 miles from Long Beach through Nevada to Boise and then on to Montana. Nevada is a fantastic place to road trip through with is massive expanse of space and scenery, as well as many remote hot springs to stop at (and free camp!).
Day one was Long Beach to Spencer Hot Springs (39°19’37.7″N 116°51’33.5″W) where I found a spot to pop up a tent and after a soak (had it to myself even though there were a few campers around), had a great sleep. Day two had me up and onward to Boise, ID. So much wide open space and plenty of time to reflect and listen to a great book on tape via audible.
Took a wee trip down to Southern California to see the familia and do some sight seeing. managed to sneak in a trip to The Salton Sea as well as Salvation Mountain and Slab City. All very good locations and made even better through use of my grandpas Nikon film camera. All shots taken with a Nikon EM, Nikon 55mm micro lens and Fuji Superia 200 film. I heart film.
Took a quick trip up to Whistler to check in with a few photographers who have been helping out with a project I worked on. At the same time I had a chance to check out some of the final events of the 10 day long Crankworx Bike Festival held in Whistler every year. So much to shoot! Got to watch lots of people taking photos (learning stuff that relates to my job) and also got my hands (and knees) dirty taking some shots too. Next time ill go more well prepared as a 24-70mm f/4 is not ideal for every situation here. All picts shot on a Sony A7II and a Sony 24-70mm f/4.
Had a single day in Hong Kong either side of a week long trip to China for work. Explored both Tai O and Lamma Island in addition to checking out some of the usual local sights and sounds. Hong Kong, especially the area around Mong Kok owns the night for things to watch, see and do. So much life packed into such a small area…. Photos taken on a Sony A7II with a Leica 35mm Summarit.
Tai O, Hong Kong, May 2015: Part 2
Second part of images captured while exploring Tai O in May 2015.
Check out the first part and a description of Tio O here.
Tai O, Hong Kong, May 2015: Part 1
Had a day free in Hong Kong on a recent trip to China for work. With this in mind I planned a trip out to Tai O after talking to a few people about the different islands around Hong Kong.
People have inhabited the Tai O area for a few hundreds of years and at one point it was said to be a haven for pirates. Mostly people make a living by fishing, evident around every corner with drying fish and various other sea life. In 2000 there was a large fire that claimed many residents houses, and now there are a lot of mid size square houses all clad in metal (im guessing a cheap and fire resistant rebuild material). It would have been really neat to see the village before the fire as there are many vacant “lots” where only stilts stand where a house once was. Theres also a lot of junk piles in derelict houses.
Id definitely go again but this time I might look for accommodation as I think being there early morning and for later in the day into early evening would be pretty awesome for photo taking.
Took along my Sony A7II with a Leica 35mm f/2.5 as I wanted to try traveling with less camera gear. Worked out pretty well, and made the load lighter which was much appreciated as it was around 32C and 75% humidity…
Any long weekend i get i generally try and throw some stuff on my bike and get the f**k out of dodge. This time i came up with the loose plan of heading out to the Black Rock Desert to do some hot spring hunting (and damn fine riding). Super fun. Friday night I stayed at a buddies house up near Auburn, then onwards through to Reno, then north past Pyramid Lake, through Gerlach to fill up and then through Trego Springs and out onto the Playa to head north to the remote Black Rock Hot Springs. So worth the effort. Sunday I headed north west and explored the perimeter of the playa, seeing Double Springs before heading across and fording part of Wheeler Reservoir. Then south to Gerlach and then out to a remote hot spring on the way back to Pyramid. There are soooo many hot springs out there. Great to get some serious soaking done (and due to the remoteness most of the time it was just me). Around 885 miles all up.