Returning to an old friend

by Tim Rogers September. 02, 2020 710 views

It's been over a year since I did this. Feels strange to look back at all the photos of many journeys all around the place. Some of them seem surreal, but the photos also bring the memories flooding back and I'm right there in the moment. It seems like 2020 isn't a bad year to travel back in time mentally and forget the weirdness this year has brought. Normal might be different in the future, but I'm sure it's not too far away.

There's a lake I go to about 150km from where I am living now in Northern Australia. In between work and completing the worlds most simple PhD, I still love to take photos. The equipment I am using is showing its age, but my bank account is showing little support for an upgrade. I enjoy heading here for a number of reasons. It's a great drive and really in Australian terms not very far away. I've found a spot where I can always get a reasonable photo and it's often in varying light. Also, a bonus in Northern Australia, no pesky signs warning of little locals of the crocodilIan variety. Lots of rivers and creeks have warning signs and I know 100% they are lurking just below the surface ready to take me under and do what crocodiles do.

No such risk at this place. Unless crocs learn to scale dam walls I am safe up here. There is some birdlife cruising about but a 300mm lens doesn't cut. I'll keep trying to capture those pelicans as the glide above the water. It's part of the fun in heading there.

Mostly this place is just a wonderful place to chill and be at peace. To forget 2020 has been a bit of a bastard but there will always be beautiful places to remind us of good times and good people. Those we have and those we no longer with us.

I like coming here.

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Tsao T-F 1 year ago

Wonderful series. You really found a nice place that is often in varying light.

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Tim Rogers Replied to Tsao T-F 1 year ago

Thanks. I still haven’t got the sky on fire sunset so I guess I have to keep going back there

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Tsao T-F Replied to Tim Rogers 1 year ago

The sky on fire sunset is not common. Since the place is 150km away from you, and you want to shoot it, do you know when the phenomenon will appear, my friend?

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Tim Rogers Replied to Tsao T-F 1 year ago

The weather moves fast so it’s a little potluck. The crowd can look like it’ll be perfect one day and then it blows away the next

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Tsao T-F Replied to Tim Rogers 1 year ago

praysmile

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Alex L 1 year ago

Beautiful images!!!  Not sure if I like the black & white or the color best. None the less, they are all wonderful creations.

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Tim Rogers Replied to Alex L 1 year ago

The black and white for me 🙂

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Pino Pino 1 year ago

Stunning captures!

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Tim Rogers Replied to Pino Pino 1 year ago

Thanks very much

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Camellia Staab 1 year ago

Beautiful captures! Welcome back smile

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Tim Rogers Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year ago

Thanks

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Antonio Gil 1 year ago

Welcome back Tim, and with a bunch of excellent images

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Tim Rogers Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year ago

Thank you. Felt like the right time

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Brian Scott 1 year ago

Very nice, looks a beautiful, tranquil place thumbsup

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Tim Rogers Replied to Brian Scott 1 year ago

It definitely is. Thanks

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