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Appalachian Trail Photo Journal

We’re going to break up our pictures into galleries of similar topics to make it a little easier to navigate. We look forward to any comments you have for our photos and suggestions of other things to document on our Appalachian Trail Adventure!

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Appalachian Trail Preparation

Our full equipment and resupply box layout!
Our full equipment and resupply box layout!

 AT Part I – Georgia thru Virginia

Clay and Lindsay, getting ready to start the Springer Approach!
Clay and Lindsay, getting ready to start the Springer Approach!
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New Zealand Photo Journal

We separated our New Zealand experience into three different categories to make navigation a little easier. We look forward to any comments you have about our photos or travels!

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WWOOFing and Working in New Zealand

Walking down to catch the water taxi back to Punga. Possibly my favorite picture of Lindsay and I
Walking down to catch the water taxi back to Punga. Possibly my favorite picture of Lindsay and I

 

North Island Adventuring

We met some cops at the put-in point. I promise they were cool with the whole thing and we weren't getting arrested.
We met some cops at the put-in point. I promise they were cool with the whole thing and we weren’t getting arrested.

South Island Adventuring

Sunset at the Morekai Rocks
Sunset at the Morekai Rocks

Shitty photographers…

Look, this is more of an announcement than an actual blog posting and as we go forward with telling the story of our last couple weeks and attaching photos with them just be warned that we suck at taking pictures, if we even remember to take them. We realized right from the start when we made it all the way from Chugiak, AK to Whitehorse, YT and only took three pictures; two of which were of a stupid metal chicken stature in Chicken, Alaska. (Yes, I took the pictures. Yes, I know I’m retarded)

Chicken statue in Chicken, Alaska
Chicken statue in Chicken, Alaska

We’ve attempted to be better at taking pictures in quantity to document our experience but I assure you, we are not better at taking them in quality. We have a Nikon D5100 camera that is substantially better at taking a proper photo than the people pressing the buttons. Seriously, I manipulate the exposure settings with the precision of a chimpanzee slamming down on a piano’s keys and calling it Mozart.

Despite the shortcomings I am attempting to improve my skill. I’m reading a book called Understanding Exposure that Matt Schlesinger gave me several months ago and I’m at least starting to understand how an exposure is taken.

There is an ice field in there... somewhere...
There is an ice field in there… somewhere…

At this point I should apologize to Matt S, Christina H, Mike H, Beth M and any of our other photographer friends that might read this. I’m speaking blasphemy and conducting sacrilege on your art… sorry guys. I’m good at picking things up and putting them down not taking pictures; if you ever need a refrigerator moved I’m your man!