Interview With Travel Photographer Lynn Gail

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“My guiding philosophy would be: When first inspired by a seemingly unachievable goal – one that excites and focuses you like a meditation – follow it, stay with it, play with it. Follow it to fruition; the view is incredible.” If you haven’t read the interview that Lonely Planet and Getty Images travel photographer Lynn Gail granted me in 2016, make some time to do so.


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And just like that, I’m back in the motherland (that’s Singapore, for the uninitiated). I haven’t written a whole lot about New Zealand for several reasons. I’ve never been great at blogging on the go. It takes time for this little brain to process the constant new inputs and fit them into the picture-in-progress before being able to spit out …

Bethells Beach

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At one of of Bethells Beach is a cave that yawns into the barrier cliffs, a magnificent respite from the long awaited summer everyone is celebrating, except you, and your singed equatorial skin.

By any other name

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You know, I’m really not a flower person. I like flowers well enough where they naturally occur, but I would be a bit horrified to be presented a bouquet of the things, artfully arranged for the blushing beauty queen mincing down an aisle in slinky bindings and hobbles, an ensemble popularly known as “dress and shoes.” And roses, don’t even …

Glimpses of Mt Taranaki

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New Plymouth, October 2017 “There’s an enormous volcano somewhere behind those clouds,” Flemming said, as we drove out of New Plymouth towards our home for the week, in the verdant foothills of what a grim blanket of cloud that day. Gary luxurious “Shed” is in a section of the Taranaki region that used to be farming country. Built as a …

Karekare Beach

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Auckland, October 2017 …is where Oscar winning The Piano was filmed. When Sherry and Jeff brought me there in 2012, it was a gusty grey day. It is how I remember Karekare beach. And it was grey again when I returned on this trip. Fog roiling on the peaks of the mountains that guard the continent from the treacheries of …