Some readers will remember the days when photographers had to be careful not to be too trigger happy or else they’d run out of film. And then there was the disappointment when you finally got home and had your film developed, only to discover that some of the shots you thought would be really good “just didn’t turn out” for some reason – and far too late to “try again”.
In these digital days, people often take several shots of something that captures their interest, and then later on delete all except the best ones. My impression is that the average photographer when travelling in the Outback now takes at least 100 pictures a day, and some take far more.
Even though some people who’ve never been there are inclined to think that the Outback is boring – “just sand and flies and heat” is often their ill-informed description – the very opposite is the case. The Outback presents an amazing variety of colourful/unusual/dramatic photo opportunities, and anyone who’s been there will agree.
Even if you specialise in just one area of interest, there’ll be plenty to keep you happy, for example, wildlife, people of the Outback, sunsets and sunrises, Outback humour, rock formations, history. A friend took a great series of photos of the bark of different trees!
Here are a few miscellaneous Outback photos:
Strange unidentified Outback creature
Warning signs near Lake Eyre
Dry creek bed near Broken Hill