Road Trip

by Tim Rogers January. 31, 2016 2421 views

When I knew I was going to be moving overseas I decided to go on a road trip and catch up with as many people as I could. Even though it's easy to stay in touch with people in this era of easy communication, nothing beats face to face.

So far I've caught up with many people who've played important parts in my life, often without them knowing. If being coffee-logged is a condition then I have it. A few times we haven't been able to get it together but that's ok. The best thing about real friendships is you don't HAVE to see each other every day. I know we'll be in touch. And some people have ducked me…point taken & all the best.

One place I wanted to visit was about 2 1/2 hours north of Sydney. It was the bottom of what we know as the Great Lakes district. Anyone from North America please don't look it up. Compared to your Great Lakes it should be known as the Small Puddles. I have an old friend living there who's spruiked the view. Unfortunately on the few visits I've taken the conditions weren't right and our timing has been off & we haven't been able to catch up. But I know we'll get there one day MC.

Anyways on this day the conditions weren't perfect but my god they were pretty close. All the parts weren't quite in place for what I wanted but about 90% of them were. A crowd were drinking at a local watering hole and I'm sure I got a few weird looks when I took off my shoes and waded into the waters with a 5ft tripod and camera in hand. The water was warm and the view was getting better by the minute. A few funny looks from behind weren't doing to change what I was doing.

I'd be lying if I said I'm not a little nervous about moving to Malaysia. It'll be different and not being able to catch up with people I care about is always difficult. But as I took these shots in this incredible place, the people I haven't been able to catch up with and the people I care about, were right there with me. They always will be

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Lukesmom 5 years, 8 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous! I've learned to ignore the stares; or at least most of them. And I love that you are traveling around to see your friends before you leave.

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Andy Lumb 5 years, 8 months ago

Great photos & fantastic colours. I grew up not far south of there - the NSW Central Coast - it really is a beautiful area. Good luck overseas!

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Maud - Normandie - France 5 years, 8 months ago

Bravo pour ce FP bien mérité !! Quelles jolies couleurs !!!

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Antonio Gil 5 years, 8 months ago

So well deserved in FP. Your long exposures are so impressive.

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Paolo Martini 5 years, 8 months ago

Congratulations !!!!

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Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 8 months ago

Another F.P!
Congratulations !!

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Bill Baird 5 years, 8 months ago

Congrats !! Great set.

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Abby 5 years, 8 months ago

Congratulations on FP!!!

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Ram Ya 5 years, 8 months ago

Great set, thanks for sharing with us!

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Delightfulpink 5 years, 8 months ago

just one word, incredible!!!

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Michel Benjamin 5 years, 8 months ago

amazing shots (as usual), and so beautifully told

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Julie Domingo 5 years, 8 months ago

wow! awesome captures!

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Tomie Poodle 5 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful long exposure...I like composition in the first one.
Good luck in Malaysia.

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Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 8 months ago

Your images are full of sentiment, exceptionally beautiful and tell of your feelings on departure.
I wish you well with your new life in Malaysia.

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Jay Boggess 5 years, 8 months ago

Lovely images & sweet, heart-felt sentiments! Best wishes for an exciting new chapter in your journey!

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