As you can see from the latest images I’ve put up on Social Media, I went on a trip to outback Queensland, Australia, on a photographic adventure. It was a quick 4-week trip, so unfortunately, I didn’t have the time to sit and wait for the perfect time, place or weather to take the perfect shot. It was, ‘work with what you’ve got’ situations.
It was a great learning experience in understanding the equipment that was needed, how to use the equipment in the circumstances I was in and how to store the equipment so I could access it quickly and safely. (I dropped my cameras about 3 times in the red dirt).
I’m usually a careful person, but at the same time will take calculated risks. However, my Husband is super cautious and worries a lot. I’m talking deadly snakes, crocodiles, getting lost, breaking a leg etc……… which is all possible, but I’m sure he pictures it all happening to me. 😊
One evening, I just wanted to go for a walk with my camera, without the obligatory safety instruction this would invoke. The accompanying travellers were preparing the fire and getting ready for happy hour. So, I took the opportunity! I took 1 camera body and my 70-200mm lens, and off I went. Shhhh
I was happily taking photos of trees and birds for about 30 minutes. Then out of the corner of my eye, I saw movement in the nearby long grass. As I focused my eyes, I saw that it was an emu……. I was so excited! Then I saw 2 more……..Sooooo exciting! I felt alive, I felt like a National Geographic Photographer, sneaking through the bush, following these 3 emus. I must have followed them for at least 30 minutes.
After a while, I felt like I had taken enough shots to get at least a couple of good ones. I turned around to head home…………… and ……………… um, which way did I come from?
It took a bit, but I eventually found my way back to camp. When I got there, I acted like a seasoned hiker and knew what I was doing………
Lessoned learned! Be careful! There might be some truth in my husband’s worries.
PS. Don’t tell my husband about this story. 😊