Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

I’m a newbie to the Weekly Photo Challenge and thought I’d give it a try. When I read about the topic, my mind instantly wandered in 2010 when I spent a month in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Christchurch is a very small city in south New Zealand. To get there, I had to travel alone, outside of my continent, for the very first time. R was there when I arrived of course, but the excitement of just getting on a plane alone, passing by a country that I’ve heard horror stories of (hello, Australia!), just freaked me out and amused me both at the same time.

This challenge reminded me of Christchurch because there, the sky just goes on forever. And ever and ever. It’s amazing!

I am not a professional photographer and I took these photos with an old Canon Ixus camera.

Botanic Garden

Walking around the Botanic Garden. I love this picture. And see what I mean about the bluest sky, ever?

North Brighton Pier

The birds are everywhere at North Brighton Pier. They were good subjects and I found this one just waiting for some photo opportunity. And the sky, see?!

This bonus one is not from Christchurch. This was taken at an MTR station in Hong Kong, taken with my Holga. I didn’t know how it would turn out, so I was really surprised at how haunting this is.

Random girl at Hong Kong MTR

Random girl at Hong Kong MTR

I hope I was able to interpret the topic for this week’s photo challenge. Will definitely join again next week. It was fun to reminisce!


About Jenn

I'm Jenn, a 28-year old web developer/newlywed living in Taguig City, Philippines. At the start of 2009, I weighed in at 187lbs. In May 2011, my boyfriend of almost 9 years proposed to me and we walked down the aisle in January of this year. With all the recent changes in my life, I would like to document my journey to become my fittest and healthiest self by the time I am 30.

14 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far”

  1. The Good Villager says :

    I love Christchurch – spent a month there myself many years ago. Thanks for some shots I hadn’t seen before πŸ™‚

  2. eof737 says :

    Wonderful job and welcome to blogging! Do check out my contribution. πŸ™‚

  3. Naomi Baltuck says :

    Lovely blossoms, Jenn. Good luck on your journey!

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