We here at the Afield Photo Bureau have been working hard to bring you the next incarnation of Afield Book. Over the next few days you may notice some changes to the theme of the site as well as to the title. This blog is still in its infancy so there are bound to be some minor tweaks as I find THE niche on the already crowded travel-culture/photography web.
Along with the new look I have added links to my Instagram, tumblr , and VSCO Cam Grid pages. These are for those of you who don’t want to wait for the next Afield post or who want to see more photos that didn’t make the cut – this will also make me think an extra time before I post something stupid really late at night. The links are in the Afield in the Field tab at the top of the page as well as on the sidebar. If you are viewing from a mobile device there is a drop-down menu accessed from a button to the right of the title.
I hope you all enjoy our offerings as we venture forth into another year of adventure. We have two big trips in the planning stages for this summer and winter as well as a number of smaller sorties into the countryside that are just waiting for the right combination of weather and time to be accomplished. In the meantime we will do our best to provide a few pictures and words to take up some of your free time.
Bula! Unlike the last few adventures to Iceland and the American West our most recent trip focused more on relaxation rather than activity. We decided early on in the planning process that we should go on a beach vacation, and we ended up choosing Fiji – Namale to be exact. If I were to go into detail about the people, the resort, the luxury, the phenomenal service, the amazing entertainment, and the fact that were one of just eight couples there at the time I am afraid this post would seem like a 2,000 word treatise on bragging. What I will say about Namale is this – do whatever it takes (sell the house/car/kids/farm) to get there and stay as long as you can.
Blondie’s goal for the trip was to Relax and read and repair the damage that her high-stress gig causes and mine was to experience the beauty of the place and really look around rather than peer at everything through the viewfinder. Luckily for you I can only sit still and read, and snorkel, and drink for so long before I get the itch and head off somewhere to make some pictures. Here is but a small selection of photographs that I took during our travels to and stay in Fiji. I may post a few more in the future because there were a lot of good ones. Please click any photo to see its full-sized version.
The urban sprawl of the LA area is remarkable at night. Here we are just about to land at LAX before our long flight across the pacific.