Deserted in the desert

Today, there are no sage words of wisdom, nor will the there be promptings of a debate. Time has done what time does, and flown away with not even a whisper, leaving me gasping this evening wondering what I’m going to write.The weekend has been filled with last-minute preparations for our holiday beginning next Friday. Amongst that, I have been coming to grips with the latest bit if tech that sits before me right now –  a MacBook Air. Trying to shoehorn this into an existing workflow for digital asset management, photograph post processing and writing has proved a challenge. Not because of any technological inadequacies though; the shortfalls were entirely my own and the gulf between what I did, and what I need to do had to be filled somehow. The answer to this was time. There are many questions left unanswered, and many things left undone. Let’s all hope none of those will be my undoing.

So… I leave you with a gallery of some images taken on our holiday to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park last November 2010. This was a part camping, part chalet kind of deal. Lots of driving was done, and there were more than enough things that went wrong to place this firmly in the ‘adventure’ column. Needless to say, kindness from strangers goes a long long way when you find yourself in awkward situations a long way from home. Note to self, never undertake major vehicle repairs before travelling thousands of miles. And DO make a point of having the battery checked…

The Kgalagadi is a magical place. Regardless of how many times I visit in the future, I will look back one day with regret and not going there more often, but I’ll be counting myself as fortunate to have been even once!

 

NOTE: The gallery for these images is available here on www.trevorives.com.

     Aperture: ƒ/9.5 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Focal length: 20mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/60s
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One Response to Deserted in the desert

  1. Leslie Ives says:

    Trev, very nicely written… you’re improving and I don’t mean that in a condescending way… Well done!

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