Australia

In April of 2004 Emily and I spent a month roaming around Australia. I decided it’d be a good opportunity to start doing some semi-serious photography again — something I hadn’t really done much of for a few years.

Harbour Bridge
Harbour Bridge
Harbour Bridge
Harbour Bridge
Harbour Bridge
Harbour Bridge
Harbour Bridge
Harbour Bridge
The Obligatory Opera House Photo
The Obligatory Opera House Photo
Not The Opera House
Not The Opera House
Sydney offices
Sydney offices
The Obligatory Uluru
The Obligatory Uluru
Uluru Climbers
Uluru Climbers
Uluru: a sense of scale
Uluru: a sense of scale
Sunset at Uluru
Sunset at Uluru
Uluru
Uluru
Nullarbor
Nullarbor
Three days on a train
Three days on a train
Perth
Perth
Kings Canyon
Kings Canyon
Kings Canyon cliffs
Kings Canyon cliffs
Tree at Kings Canyon
Tree at Kings Canyon
Uluru Postcard
Uluru Postcard
Kings Canyon is visited by the Society For Putting Things On Top Of Other Things
Kings Canyon is visited by the Society For Putting Things On Top Of Other Things
A waterfall which is nowhere near the Great Sandy Desert
A waterfall which is nowhere near the Great Sandy Desert
Waterfall
Waterfall
Another, subtly different, waterfall
Another, subtly different, waterfall
Okay, enough waterfalls already
Okay, enough waterfalls already
Roots
Roots
Eats Shoots And Leaves
Eats Shoots And Leaves
But mostly just sleeps a lot
But mostly just sleeps a lot
The echidna is a silly creature
The echidna is a silly creature
Gators!
Gators!
Hyde Park
Hyde Park
King Of The Central Business District
King Of The Central Business District
Prince of the Central Business District
Prince of the Central Business District
Hang on a moment; there’s something in my pouch
Hang on a moment; there’s something in my pouch
Kangaroo
Kangaroo
The whole kangaroo, and nothing but the kangaroo
The whole kangaroo, and nothing but the kangaroo
I’m ready for my closeup, Mr. Kangaroo
I’m ready for my closeup, Mr. Kangaroo
One last opera house, before you go
One last opera house, before you go

In fact it turned out to be an excellent opportunity to relearn important lessons such as:

  • If you’ve been taking pictures for more than a week without ever having to reload, it’s not because you have a magically long roll of film.
  • Rewind before opening the camera, no matter how much of a hurry you’re in.

…and so on. Whole chunks of the trip are therefore missing, and the breadth and quality of those lost shots have increased to mythic proportions — you’ll not see here Emily climbing the 50,000-foot lookout tree in the southwestern forests, or the tree full of tires from the central desert, or the empty tracks around Cook, or the feral camels and decaying cattle corpses in the central desert, or, or, or….

This was the incentive I needed to finally go digital. I’m never switching back.