Travelling Australia

posted on 7th of april, 2010

Hi All

I have had the best experience of my life this past year so I thought I would share it with you all....

We drove 36,000 kms around Australia in 4x4 with a roof top tent
Jan 09 - Jul 09

The size of the country is mind blowing and you just don't understand that until you drive around it!!
It is such a beautiful place with so much to see. 7 months was not enough to do it all but we gave it our best shot!

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Not a huge % of the trip was 4x4 but we did do Birdsville track, big red, cape york, coffin bay, bungle bungles etc
These are truly wilderness areas and should not be taken lightly. We did driver training and always carried plenty of fuel, food and water.

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During the trip I found a new love - Photography. I find that I see a potential picture in everything these days. My biggest problem is how to get the camera to do the scene justice. Just need to keep practicing I guess. Still struggling in a big way with getting the whole image in focus. Understanding focal length and DoF is proving tricky.

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Most of the pictures I have here for sale on DT are from our big trip and if I could do it again knowing what I know now there would be many many more...

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We are in the middle of writing a blog (63 posts long) about the whole trip, the final state - Queensland is still a work in progress

(The blog runs a bit back to front so if you want to go from the beginning use the date selector on the right hand side of the screen)

I am back at work now and just want to be back on the road, I miss the freedom a lot. Such a great country to travel!!

Hope you enjoy our little adventure...

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Carl & Heidi

Comments (11)

Posted by Thanatonautii on June 10, 2010
Great photos! Wonderful country, hope I will visit Australia some day! :)
Posted by Joezachs on June 10, 2010
This must have been a wonderful experience.
Posted by Ck109 on April 10, 2010
Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed them

It truly is a beautiful land of contrast...

Took some more shots today hoping they will be good enough to submit.
Posted by Yuritz on April 08, 2010
amazing landscapes and pictures,beautiful country!
Posted by Egomezta on April 08, 2010
Great images, beautiful country. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Trottola on April 08, 2010
Australia is a wonderful country and you really gave as a tasting slice with your beautiful pictures ;)
Posted by Antoinettew on April 08, 2010
Really bautiful pictures!
Posted by Joe1971 on April 08, 2010
It's very beautiful.
Posted by Mariaam on April 08, 2010
Amazing photos and great article!
Posted by Franky242 on April 08, 2010
Hi Carl & Heidi,

thanks for sharing these great impressions and also the link to your blog which I will be happy to read. After travelling two times through Australia now (unfortunately no proper camera by that time) I know pretty well what you are talking about regarding the size of the country and its wealth regarding nature and sights. The advantage you are having however is that you are still downunder and can always go for the next trip - which I would love to do! So enjoy photography and Australia, I wish you good success!
Posted by Mani33 on April 08, 2010
These are awesome photos & the trip looks great fun! No wonder all these smiles on your blog :)
Thanks for sharing!

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