Spending my first ever spring in Christchurch, New Zealand.
This blog post will be mainly on showing you the pictures I took in Christchurch Botanical Garden in spring season. Like the following tree that has gained such tremendous popularity because of its extremely thick flowers - I couldn't even get near it. Why? Because I can't take a nice picture without having strangers standing in my photos photobombing me all the time. No, I am not allergic to flowers, but I am allergic to crowds.
I have like these visuals in my head on how I wanted the pictures to turn out, and they usually turn out how I wanted them to, except for unforeseen ones, like this:
It's alright guys, I just laughed it off and forced him to take another one:
Being a needy girlfriend usually means forcing your boyfriend to take lots of pictures with/for you. Truth be told - I was the one running back and forth because I trust my own skills better than his.
Don't worry, guy's not complaining. He didn't dare to. If you look closely, you can see my evil grin and his terrified smile.
When I set up the camera and the settings, he usually just... waits. Or plays with flowers. Or stares into blank space. Oh, the beauty of spring in Christchurch Botanical Gardens.
Look ma! He tried to eat me in the third photo!
It's too bad I did not snap a picture of Louis chasing baby ducklings. I guess if I did, everyone would've thought that he's one of them too.
Others might think that we're taking pre-wedding photos, but really, wedding gowns and makeups are too expensive. Let's go bare. Just don't take any pictures of our bare face. Better yet, let's take a picture of our backs. The flowers were the main focus anyways.
Look at me, boy! And smile!
We love nature, and low-angle shots. Those white dots you see on the ground? They're daffodils!
Sometimes he's really kind and willing to help me take solo shots.
Other times he made me lie on the same spot, and I received curious stares from passersby. I think it's his plot for revenge. Or he's just bad at camera settings. But the outcome, though. I gotta give him credit for that!
My favourite one.
Christchurch Botanical Gardens has lots of ancient trees. This one looked especially magical. Old. But magical.
We finally realised the best place which represented spring the best - the street of our place. The purple flowers, sunset, and the tree full of white and pink blossomed flowers made everything perfect.
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