Under the surface

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  • Lake Wakatipu
  • Looking back toward Queenstown from the shores of Lake Wakatipu. This was a lot of fun actually, probably my favourite day so far. I left Paradise, with its sheer rock faces and rolling golden meadows, then headed back along the road beside Lake Wakatipu, stopping frequently to shoot pictures and splash in the shallow water on what was a wonderfully warm summer day.

    There could have been so many pictures for today, but I chose this one because it was a fun experimental picture where I used a zip-lock sandwich bag as an underwater case for my camera which seems to be dying a slow death at the moment anyway.

    From here the road out of Queenstown toward Lake Wanaka via Cardrona was amazing, a real drivers road. It snaked its way up the steep mountain and then swirled around the peaks like a roller-coaster ride. A wonderful newly surfaced open road perfect for my old MG, and not even that bad in my rented camper-van.

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    1. NO! You can’t let your camera die and let this wonderful project pass us all by! I love the photos and look for them first thing every morning…well, almost first thing….

      • Don’t panic, the camera is fine. I am pleased to report that zip-lock bags are very good for underwater photography 🙂

        The issue I have is that the lens scratches are really bad now. I think maybe there is some protective layer that is somehow degrading over time and its messing with the focusing censor. I desperately need to get a new camera, but going online to get one is time consuming and while I am on the road that is not really an option. I’ll get one in Asia if not before.

        So yeah, pictures will keep coming every day (when I have internet). I’m delighted you’re enjoying them.

      • Thanks Erin. And the cool thing about this picture is that the zip-lock bag I used to submerge the camera in, isn’t some nifty underwater camera bag, it’s just one of those free ones you get at the store to put nuts and cereals in! 🙂

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