Turns out all the shots-worth-keeping from my phone were landscapes. So here are three. Also a pronunciation lesson for Americans.
By the way, that “NZ” abbreviation; it’s perfectly OK to use it in NZ. But, dear Americans: The pronunciation is “enn-zed”. If you say “enn-zee” the Kiwis, a politer-than-average nation, probably won’t call you yokel, but their thoughts will be unkind.
The One+ One camera doesn’t seem as good to me as my Nexus 5’s was, but when you get out in the wide-open spaces with lots of sunlight and the beaches of Muriwai to shoot at, you’re going to get a decent result.
This last shot is from a little hilltop near the Waitomo caves.
You can drift through the caves in a silent boat, looking up through the blackness at constellations of glow-worms on the ceiling. But that’s really hard to photograph, especially with a phonecam.
When in you’re in NZ, it usually looks pretty great, wherever you look.