7 on 7 is a photographic blog circle of friends posting 7 photos on the 7th of the month. Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and walk through our circle with us. It will do your heart and soul some good.
I’m late with this post as I am just getting to some good wifi, but I’m realllly late because it’s already nighttime on the 8th where I am. We are currently in Christchurch, New Zealand where tonight we have been watching the All Blacks beat Argentina 46-24.
We have been in Australia and NZ for the past couple weeks, and finding time to download and do a little editing has been a challenge. The challenge today was which 7 photos. First 7 seconds in Sydney? First 7 beers? First 7 photos of the Sydney Opera House?
I decided to go with the first 7 photos that came to mind when I thought about sharing a bit of this trip. For me “travel photography” is a misnomer. I shoot at home the same as I do when I travel. There is always something to see isn’t there?
When traveling, it’s just more exciting because everything is new. The balance between wanting to capture everything and just being present in a moment is a struggle. In the end, I seldom regret taking a shot. Finding a happy balance of the stuff I “should take” and the stuff that will only mean something to me or my family because it made me laugh or caught my eye is the sweet spot for me.
Anyway, I’ll probably be editing the shots from this trip for a while, but I’ll try not to make this the entire rest of the year’s editing. On to the pics!
Starting with the icons:
Sydney Opera House & the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Places we went. This helps a lot later with the
“Hey where did we eat that one time…?” discussions.
Things that made me smile:
Lorikeets. Just a random flock of lorikeets.
Communal knitting basket at the The Tea Cosy in The Rocks.
The circle is small but sweet this month. Please continue around to see Kristina’s beautiful daughter on the beginnings of real adulthood. Kristina captures her so tenderly in these bittersweet days of letting kids go.