Wandering the streets of a country town I spotted this service station with vintage signage on the wall filling my view with the contrast between the yellow and red of the vintage signs. The scene also shows life does renews itself with red roses blooming in the hot outback sun.
I took a few photos with my phone and my camera with the intent to post to Instagram however the photos out of camera provided a better result however I do regret not having my film camera with me as a good roll of colour film may have provided fantastic results.
Clicking on the image will take you to a higher resolution image on my Flickr page.
As an Australian, I have only seen Dingos (Native Australian Dog) in their natural habitat maybe 7 or 8 times throughout my life. On this occasion, we spotted two together but the lead Dingo wasn’t sticking around to pose for a photo. I did try to photograph from inside the car however wasn’t having much luck so I very quietly and slowly got out the car, switched lenses and using the bonnet (hood) as a stable platform squeezed off a few frames. Is it perfect, no it’s not but both my wife and I feel pretty fortunate to see not one but two in their natural habitat.
There are plenty of Australians that have only seen a dingo, and other native Australian animals in a zoo! and to be honest, it’s probably the safest place to see them.
Jim encourages all photographers to join in and all the details can be found by clicking on this link. Even if you don’t participate this year, go and have a look at what other photographers have created. It may just provide that little bit of inspiration for 2020.
So without further a due, these are my (favourite) moments in time for 2019.
The 13th Horse – Barwon Heads, Australia
Speed Demons, Melbourne, Australia
Kelly Slater, Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach, Australia
Niagara Falls, Canada
The Comet Windmill, South Australia
If you have a favourite photo from 2019 and would like to share it, please leave a link in the comments.
A small town in Western Australia called Cocklebidy is remote, hot, dry, dusty and can be a lonely place if you break down. There is nowhere else to get fuel, food, spare parts or accommodation and serves everyone including bush pilots.
Much like the Grey Nomads, I was surprised to see the plane being refueled among the cars and caravans. He had drawn a crowd who stood around watching and photographing him go about his business. Once refueled, the pilot walked the small plane to the rear of the roadhouse, lined up on the dirt airstrip and took off. I half expected to see him again at the next remote roadhouse getting more fuel.
Asking at the counter if that’s a regular occurrence around here, he replied yeah it happens from time to time!
Clarification – A Grey Nomad is (normally) a couple who have retired and have purchased a vehicle and caravan to travel around Australia in their retirement.