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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Random Photo Post #1

I have been wanting to share some of my older UN-wedding related photos for some time now, so I thought today was a great day to start! I will be posting them randomly throughout the days to come so I can hear your thoughts and share with you some moments of my life that has meant so much to me!


The first set is from the time I worked on a cruise ship as a photographer (jan '06 - April '07). These 3 photos are taken while I was in the South Pacific. The islands: Ouvea, and Isle of Pines. They were my first two places I went while on ships, and it was such a contrast to what I have seen my whole life. The first 26 years of my life I spent in a semi-bubble... living in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and the only places I ventured outside of that was Texas, Montana, and Newfoundland... and then I was just literally NUMB when I left the BC airport, landed in LAX (WOW!), and then 14 hours later I was in Melbourne Australia. Keep in mind I did this alone. When you join ships as an employee, you don't go with friends, you go alone. You MEET some of the best friends you will ever have in your life, mind you, but it all starts off with just you. It was kinda scary! After being in Melbourne 1 day only, I was escorted onto the first ship, The Mighty Pacific Sky. What came next was even more unimaginable... the wide open ocean for days at a time... and then just when I thought I was about to lose civilization altogether, there it was. An Island. A different kind of civilization.

I have so many I want to share with you, and I cannot wait for the days to come when I can tell you tales of my travels!

I can tell you a caption from each, but I think for the most part I want the photos to speak for themselves. What I WILL tell you, is the last two photos (taken Feb 3rd 2006 on Ouvea, New Caledonia) was taken the day I received the worst sunburn I have ever had. lol... typical.... just typical... a fluorescent Canadian heads into the South Pacific and stands in the sun at NOON without suntan lotion...

Namaste my good friends,

MW


Vancouver Wedding Photographer - Michael Wachniak

Vancouver Wedding Photographer - Michael Wachniak

Vancouver Wedding Photographer - Michael Wachniak

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Hi, saw your post on OSP, jumped on your blog to see the photos! Ive been on 4 south pacific cruises, the most recent March this year. LOVE it, absolutely beautiful. Check out my photos if you want, on my old blog: http://tigerlilyphotographyaust.blogspot.com/2008/04/when-were-cruising-together.html See you!

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