17 February 2019

I got back from my trip earlier this week, but I don’t go back until Monday. I haven’t been up to much this week, still gettin over a chest infection and food poisoning.

I have managed to move my jetlag affected wake up time from 4AM to 6AM, so that’s nice.

In efforts to ease my way back into work after nearly two months off I’ve caught up with friends to catch up on all the goings ons, and found my new desk.

What photos have I taken?

I haven’t taken any photos since getting back, but I have started to go through more of my photos from my trip. I spent some time editing together some of my drone footage from Finland.

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Chasing Aurora

One of the things I was most eager for on this trip was a chance to see the aurora borealis, or the northern lights. There are also the aurora australis or southern lights that occasionally pop up in the south of Tasmania, but due to geography and physics, they aren’t nearly as strong or prevalent.

When booking the holiday I looked around to find a guide to take me out to hunt the aurora. There were some options for self supported cabins in the far north of Finland, but that seemed a bit much. I found a guide, Thomas, who operated out of a town called Oulu, about halfway up Finland on the coast, that seemed to be a good compromise. I booked two nights, the theory being if we don’t have good weather on one of the nights I would get a second chance the next day.

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Cooking with Fire

On our second day in Chiang Mai my sister organised for a Thai cooking lesson. We were picked up from the hotel in a songthaew (or สี่ล้อ / S̄ī̀ l̂x – four wheels). The car did a lap of Chiang Mai picking up other groups are other hotels.

One group got in the back with us. Michael started talking with them and we soon found out they were a family from France, and their father was Greek. They then got on like a house on fire for the rest of the afternoon.

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16 Dec 2018

What photos have I taken?

I haven’t ventured out to purposefully take many photos this week, but the sunset early did warrant me getting my camera out and standing in the driveway. 

I’m glad I bought the Sony RX100 VI for my next trip. Having a 200mm lens in your pocket is brilliant. I think this is what makes the camera more flexible than any other aspect.

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