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7 Super Shots with Hostel Bookers


I’m thrilled to participate 7 Super shots with

It’s currently the hottest photography round up posts on social media, and I’m proud to be one of the members to participate. Thanks Erica from Over Yonderlust to nominate me. (If you haven’t followed them, please do!)

Basically, you select your photos for the best ones that you feel fit perfectly in the categories listed. You can read the rules here. It took me quite a long time to choose these shots and frankly I’m still deciding, but I’m proud of these shots.

Check out other round up posts throught #7SuperShots on Twitter.


Here are my 7 Super Shots. Enjoy!



1. A photo that…takes my breath away


Taken at Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. It was a peaceful and beautiful town. It was in the middle of winter, and no one was around. Lake Tekapo is well known for transit  place so I was basically only one traveler who were staying in the town. I only had a small point-and-shoot camera, but most of the photo I took in Lake Tekapo would take my breath away. Maybe because I loved the time so much, but it is really beautiful.




2. A photo that…makes me laugh or smile


This is one of my “America, You are Funny! –  Remarkable signs around the country” collection. Yes ma’am, that’s why we all need a cup of coffee in the morning.



3. A photo that…makes me dream


Borneo sunset. There’s something magical about sunset in Borneo. The colour is so vivid, and it feels like I’m looking a water colour painting that is on the painting process.




4. A photo that…makes me think


This photo was taken in Gettysburg Battlefield, PA, USA. During the tour, Carl who guided us for two days point out this specific place. And this was the very point of snipers during the civil war. I was down on my knees to see the view and I could see why. The whole experience of Gettysburg blew my mind. The first time I learned about the Civil war, and the amount of consequences from the war were enormous.



5. A photo that…makes my mouth water


Poutine! Enough said. The day I ate Canadian Food, my taste bud thanked me. Shame I have no way to get this now, in Laos!




6. A photo that…tells a story


This photo is taken in Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China. It was the very first town I liked in China, and the reason was these people. People in Jianshui knew how to enjoy life. They were singing and dancing under the Chaoyang Gate in the afternoon. This man invited us to take photos and videos of him playing this musical instrument. He was playing and his friend was singing.



7. A photo that…I am most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)


I spend two days up in the mountain to take a series of star trail photos and this is one of them. It was in the middle of the freezing winter, and it was the very first time I thought ‘this is how people die because of the cold.’

I spent good amount of time in my life to take star trail photos and to this day, this is one of my greatest star trail photos. And this makes me want to take more shots. I love long exposure photos, and especially night sky ones.

I took this with my film camera; Pentax MX + 24mm K lens.




I’m nominating the following 5 fellow bloggers to participate in the 7 Super Shots:


Downtown Traveler

Wild Junket

Inspiring Travellers

Art of Backpacking

Bohemian Traveler


Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .


  1. Ross says:

    Great photos. I especially like the star trail photo, it awesome.

  2. Leslie says:

    Great photos! I especially live the Borneo shot… such vivid colors. Thanks for nominating me 🙂

  3. Andrea says:

    These are incredible photos, Juno! The star trails are unbelievable – thanks so much for nominating us =)

  4. Tom Bartel says:

    Very nice. Especially liked the sniper shot. Battlefields are some of my favorite places to visit.

  5. Stephen says:

    Great shot! Thanks for nominating me…

  6. Noel says:

    Beautiful photos. Of course I just love the Borneo one 🙂

  7. Anwar says:

    Awesome Photos! I really like the lake tekapo shot and of course the Poutine! I tried it for my first time several weeks ago….

  8. Kathryn says:

    Lovely photos and I’m glad getting so cold was so worthwhile! Great shot. Here’s my 7 Super SHots if you want a peek
    Now going to read your post on Canadian food as I’m really not sure what that is with those chips! But it looks delicious anyway.

    • Juno says:

      Thanks Kathryn! Oh those poutines… those are the best. 🙂 Yeah, sometimes you have to beat the physical pain to get a great photo. Life of a photographer ain’t easy. 🙂

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  10. Love the star trail photo! That takes patience – I have yet to try it!

    • Juno says:

      Thanks Suzanne! I should do this more often but I don’t have my film camera with me! 🙂 It’s fun. Requires a lot of patience but you can forget all about it when you see the product. 🙂

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