Photography is my passion, the technology, the techniques, the journey, the discoveries. It began with my very first Praktica 35mm film camera Mum bought for a birthday surprise after we saw it at some secondhand store. I still have this camera & it still works as though it were new.
Exploring the Australian Outback by road is another passion lit by many years of traversing up & down the “middle” on the Stuart highway for work “adventures”. This big brown beautiful island seems small these days because of the vastness I have seen, & the distance’s I have travelled, but I just know, the exploration of my home has only just begun. It is much larger than I can imagine at the moment.
So upon waking up early one morning at the start of a few very short days off, I again jump in the ute & drive 8 hours into the bush to take a photo.
The image below is my best result so far using long exposures & light painting. A new obsession I believe. What you see is straight out of the camera using 1 very long exposure (shutter locked open) for around 20 minutes. Taken at night under the light of a moon at about 40%. It was cold & windy with spiders & every other bug imaginable watching & lurking close by. Suffer for the art I guess.