Finally done!

Finally, after a gruelin' long haul, in which we sifted through a staggerin' 13K photo’s we took in New Zealand, I can claim victory.

The numbers:

10842 pictures survived th' cut, totallin' 220GB. Ahoy! About 11%, or 1229, were deemed good enough t' be showcased in a photobook. 387 panorama’s were created, with roughly 4000 pictures as a basis. These panorama’s are another 41GB big!

In total, 2167 pictures have been manually edited by me in o'er 9 months time. Auch. Nay prizes fer speed will be awarded there!

Used tools:

  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Hugin

Day 1 & 2: Going all the way

Sittin' on our veranda, in front o' th' room o' our B&B watchin' th' sun settin' behind th' mountains on th' other side o' th' bay, one is tempted t' contemplate life. And so did I.

Paihia, on The Bay o' Islands is very scenic, touristic and tranquil. Perched on a slope, overlookin' a part o' th' bay facin' Russell, th' B&B has 2 rooms fer guests and with us th' only couple there, th' owners have all th' time in th' world fer us. Unfortunately fer them, we are sufferin' from quite a serious case o' jetlag as we both slept next t' nothin' on th' flights from Amsterdam t' Auckland.

Startin' on Friday mornin', th' journey took us from our house t' Schiphol, Singapore and finally Auckland where we arrived at th' hotel in th' city centre aroun' half past 12 AM on Sunday. Walk the plank, ye scurvey dog! The both o' us tend not t' sleep in air planes which meant we spent 11.5 and 9.5 hours sittin' in a chair and watchin' movies and listenin' t' music. Luckily th' chow we received were bein' awesome, th' best chow we’ve e'er eaten in an air plane!

The sail from Auckland t' th' Bay o' Islands is really stunningly  beautiful, and has left us both amazed by th' serenity o' th' land. Let’s just get t' th' conclusion o' this past o' th' story: NZ is jaw droppingly awesomely gorgeous.
Green, lushious trees and shrubbery everywhere and th' landscape is dotted with mountains and other features. Nothin' like th' pancake we tend t' enjoy daily back home!