The privilege of travel

I’ve just read a blog post on Medium called Lifestyles of the Young, Rich, and Homeless. Go and read it now, although you may struggle to all the way through it.

In a way, it’s an interesting story although I can entirely understand the derision currently directed towards it on Twitter.  Continue reading The privilege of travel

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Basic photography lesson

I’ve got a friend who has just bought a DSLR and was wanting to know how to use it. I’ve just sent him an email with some basic information based on having done some photography courses over the past year and using my camera a lot. I thought that I might as well include the information here. The information would’ve been useful for me although that’s now a guarantee that it will be useful for you.

Anyway, this is what I sent him Continue reading Basic photography lesson

Earthquake tourism in Christchurch

Over the weekend I spent a few days in Christchurch. In 2010 and 2011 there were a series of large earthquakes in and around Christchurch that caused a lot of damage to the city. These were probably the most destructive earthquakes in New Zealand, at least since the Napier quake of 1931, if not earlier.

This was my first visit to Christchurch in a number of years and was a rather sobering experience. Continue reading Earthquake tourism in Christchurch