Runaway Photo of the week: Customize the travel photo

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Runaway Photo of the week: Customize the travel photo

Customize photo just for yourself!

How do I change a normal Church into a special one?

This one here is a Church of the Good Shephard in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand.

It  is a one of a kind spot in Lake Tekapo.

I dropped by here before I went to the hostel. A church was just a church, to me. But along with great view it looks very good to visitors.

Church of the Good Shepherd.

I met a guy who was really into photography as much as I am. He wanted to learn how to take astronomy photography so we took a walk at night to the church for get a great shot. We did take constellation pictures and long exposures and then… we flashed! Not with camera, with brain.

We had lanterns with us, so we thought it would be so much fun doing a long exposure shot if we were in it.

Want to know what we did? Set the camera on the tripod, and as soon as we pushed the button on the camera, we took a fast step toward to the church with lanterns on, and drew a shape of church when we got there.

Don’t follow? Then just watch the photo we took.

Can you see the chimney and everything, right? It was such an awesome memory.

Certainly deserves to be on my Travel Photo of the Week section! Don’t you think?

Long exposure Photo of my trail

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Juno set off for the wider world to pursue her passion for travel and storytelling. She traveled the world as an award-winning travel blogger and photographer, witnessing the everyday life of different cultures. Currently based in Anchorage, Alaska and exploring this amazing Last Frontier. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Instagram .


  1. WHOA!! That is an AWESOME photo and what a cool idea!
    Thank you for sharing with us,
    Stephanie aka TravelDesigned

    • Juno says:


      Thanks 🙂 thisis one of my fovorite picture too. We did take another picture that lantern drew ‘heart’ shape. 🙂 Will post next time! hehe


  2. Really great photo. I wonder, if I’d be able to do something like that 🙂

  3. Adam says:

    Fun photography! I’ve been to lake tekapo too and stayed at that hostel right off the lake. It really was very beautiful there.

    • Juno says:


      Glad you like the photo 🙂 maybe that’s the same hostel! There’s not many of them, right? I have such a nice memory in Lake Tekapo. Have you been to Observatory? It was the most beautiful night sky I’ve ever seen there!!


  4. j_sunny says:

    it’s a really amazing pic! Long exposure sometimes makes a splendid photograph. and daytime also, it’s very beautiful church, i’d like to visit someday 🙂

    • Juno says:


      Hi Sunny long time no see! 🙂 How have you been? Yes long exposure makes awesome photos sometimes.. 🙂 Inside of this church was quite amazing too, but i didn’t take a picture of it. don’t remember I didn’t allow to thou… 🙂


  5. Adam says:

    Great pic! We loved that place, too and have bunches of pictures of that same church. That area of New Zealand is just stunning to drive through.

    • Juno says:


      True! 🙂 I stayed there almost 4 days. Just love that area. Actually I’m gonna post an article about lake Tekapo later today too. 😉

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