best of: 2017 pictures

best of: 2017

I uploaded 2,575 pics to flickr during 2017, compared with around 1,500 in 2016 and 3,500 in 2015. The ANZ cruise-to-nowhere and 2 trips to japan provided all of the worthy top 10 pics. Honestly, I think it’s the scenery and nothing to do with my skill as a photographer.

Scroll through the set using the arrows on the left and right of the image. I have:

  • a mountain–Fuji
  • a lake–the champagne pool at wai-o-tapu geothermal park
  • a garden–kenrokuen in kanazawa, one of japan’s three great gardens
  • two houses–one at suganuma near shirakawa-go and the other at hobbiton
  • a lantern–at the historic higashi chaya tea house district in kanazawa
  • a couple of sculptures–one at the hakone open air museum and the other at waiheke island outside auckland
  • wine tasting at waiheke island
  • a snap of the tugboat Hastings at the bow of our stricken cruiseship, preparing to tow us back to port

No homemade food, because it’s already a struggle trying to figure out what to cook for everyday meals, I barely experimented and probably baked just a handful times.