Recently, I went on a whirlwind of a trip to Australia and British Columbia, Canada. With all the sheer beauty surrounding me, I had plenty to photograph. After editing the photos, I found common themes running through most, so over the course of a few days I’ll post the photos accordingly. Please mind you, I am not a “photographer” and just do this as a hobby so you will definitely find flaws and rules being broken – but that’s all good!
I don’t have fancy-shmancy equipment. Just a simple point-and-shoot. Maybe one day, I’ll reward myself with a cool camera but I don’t feel I have exhausted the features on this little one to abandon it just yet. Until then, this loyal camera stays by my side and has been with me through all my major travels since 2010. It has served me well.
So let’s start here. The one behind the camera.
I like to shoot photographs left, right and center. Whatever inspires me, I shoot.
I’m not sure how my dear husband puts up with it. But he’s been ever so supportive, alhamdulillah.
Then there’s awe-inspiring moments when you somewhat lose yourself by the mountains…
But a minute later, find this in your tracks. Whoa, that was close! I look back at this moment now and am freaked out even thinking of what could have happened. But when you are surrounded by so much nature and mountains, you just lose your fear of everything. Everything.
Well, sort of. Soon after that thrilling brush with the train, I somehow let my camera fly out of the vehicle and land in the middle of the highway on our way to Whistler, BC, Canada. I ran back barefoot to the middle of the road and reclaimed it. Luckily no cars were speeding past. I took this shot walking back to the truck just to make sure it was still working from the terrible impact. I guess this little guy made it, minus the nicks and scratches. Phew. I blame it on the ecstatic nature. Honest.
There’s something about nature that brings out the childlike wonder in me. I also flew my smartphone off the roof of a car after shooting photos by the Dandenong Ranges in Australia – that too survived.
Well, that’s a little behind-the-scenes of my so-called photography. Tune back for more photo sharing.