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Wow or woah ?…I am blogging.

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.