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Don’t Always Stick To The Time Factor

Don’t Always Stick To The Time Factor

Often people can be traveling and they have an end point to get to. They can be focus so much on this end point that they just don’t allow time to capture that unexpected landscape, piece of art or any other worthy subject that might be worth photographing.

If you want to grow in your photography and to broaden your skills as a photographer, then one needs to be able to have the flexibility to dis reguard the time lines and constraints that we  might be under.

I’ve heard all too often…”We were traveling to Uncle Jacks and we saw this awesome shot on the side of the road, it would have been an awesome shot. I wish we had stopped but we did need to get to uncle Jacks by…”

What Vicki and I love doing is when we are out and about on the road, we love having the flexibility t0 change things mid course. Even when we are shooting for out vlog stories on our you tube channel, if we come across something that is worthy to photograph, we will stop and do just that.

I have learnt over the years that it always pays to stop and to photography that subject that is before you that you never planned for. For those who have heard us speak before,  will know how often we mention this.

This series of pics were taken on the way home from doing our Silo Painted Tour and we saw this strange piece of quirky art in the middle of a clay pan. What made the shot for us were the amazing awesome skies and I have said this so so so often in the pass and will continue to say it in the future, that it is the skies that give depth to the landscape . The landscape without the sky is naked.

With the quirky piece of art and an awesome skies as the back drop, this scene was just waiting  and demanding to be photographed. As we were in our own little piece of paradise we observed countless cars just drive past. If only they knew what they were missing out on.

It does take a discipline to break the habit of always having to be a place on time but if you can break that habit and have a little more flexibility in your driving from A to B, you will enjoy he drive more, you’

You’ll have more fun with the camera and when you get home and view your pics, you will bb so happy and thankful that you did stop to find time to take a few pics.

The road trip home or going to your destination will always be remembered by the pictures that you took on the way there to your destination or on the journey homeward.

The skies will always compliment the landscapes and make it so much more impacting. Image these images above with a plain and boring blue sky . How different will the subject appear to be.

Pete Dobré

Author Pete Dobré

Pete's photography is self taught. As a young child photography was an interest. His passion for the varying landscapes of Oz comes from frequent visits as a youngster, to his Gandparent's sheep farm in Barmera, a small country town in South Australia. Pete Dobré is a Freelance Photographer who blazes the trail for 6 months each year, capturing awe-inspiring images. Pete's work expresses his creative flair, emotions and love for the natural scapes of Australia. He remembers the hot day when he was 8, leaving town for the farm. His parents had an old car. Within about 2 kilometres of reaching the farm gate, they were bogged on a small red sand dune. The flies were buzzing continuously and the heat was beating down. Sticks, leaves and branches were wedged under the back tyres, to get the car moving. His mum was in a panic but Pete thought that it was exciting. From that moment he knew that he loved being out in creation, with the sense of adventure in the wild. This is where Pete's passion began. Photography for Pete is an expressive means for visual communication. He says, 'There is never a boring moment in my work. There is always something to photograph and I love being creative. The only limit to creativity is a lack of creativity.' Pete's aim as a photographer is to present images that provoke and stimulate the mind, to capture God's awesome creation and to share this with others. If Pete can do a little justice to God's creativity, then he is quietly satisfied. As a photographer Pete's inspiration and passion for his work comes from knowing God who created everything in the beginning. Knowing God, the Creator gives more substance and meaning to what he captures on film. Pete sees his role as freezing a moment in time and history which will never be repeated exactly the same again. The light, clouds and seasons will always be different. Pete's love for natural conditions at different times of the day, displaying varying moods and cloud formations makes his work very special and eye catching.

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