Lake Marian, NZ

This panorama of Lake Marian in the Fiordlands of New Zealand has been a long time coming. This edit was a composite of 50 individual photos. I did the whole trip without a wide angle lens, so I’ve become very familiar with composites, but still. This scene was just so massive, and so the edit was too.

This lake was the highlight of our NZ trip, in my opinion, and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area. However, the hike there was brutal, and if you’re a novice hiker, like we were, expect some pain.

Physically, this hike is what I dream of being able to achieve again. If I was able to do this hike again, I’d know that I’d reached a milestone, if not the end, of my recovery journey. For now, I’ll hold as a distant goal, because I know that I’m years away if, at all, I’ll be able to do something like this.

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