Sunset in Queenstown

Sunset in Queenstown – HDR, ISO 100, 15mm, f/8.0, 1/3 second, Sony A7Rii, Handheld

Sunset in Queenstown

As my time winds down in Queenstown this image gets more appropriate. Almost every night here has been an amazing light show at some point. The Original Stray bus group is now fractured and all over the place. Some are heading to the Deep South, and some heading off to Mt. Cook on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Its been great meeting so many new people. Its also hard to say goodbye to new friends. My time on the Stray bus has only been just over two weeks but it feels like I have been with these people for months.


This image turned out even better than i had anticipated. It’s nice to have the Hostel location right next to the downtown area and the beach.

Edited with Aurora HDR Pro.


Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at and writing about my experiences at