Ailsa’s travel theme for the week is Fantastic and she has chosen some shots which are truly that.

I was lucky enough to spend January 2014 in New Zealand and it was pretty much ALL fantastic– so what to choose. The first shot is of those awesome giant ferns- I think the recently departed Terry Pratchett, as Ailsa says, was the maestro at fantasy.

I have chosen the fantastic sculpture entitled ‘unconditional surrender’, which stands alongside the aircraft carrier USS Midway, San Diego ,for my other two shots. I have featured this in a previous post but this time I wanted to feature how fantastic are the post edit tools of modern digital photography. I am completely self taught and just play at it ( as many of you can spot!!) but the software is so fantastic that even I might make you stop and stare at the before and after.

Before - a cloudless sky
After- not only clouds but a rusty USS Middway!


Where’s my backpack? | Romancing the planet; a love affair with travel.

Have a fantastic day!


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Welcome to my blog! After a L O N G break from blogging during which Instagram (vannilla)took over my life, I am returning in a more varied format. Yes, I will bake and have been a Thermomix users from the days before it was cult-like. I'll share the best but I will also include that other hobby in my life, photography from my small island and beyond. If you like what you see, I'd love to hear from you! Anne

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