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. 😊