Camera and Extra Charged Battery (check), Tri-pod (check), Snacks (check), Thermos (check), Dry Socks, Gloves, Hat (check), Water (check) Back Roads and Relaxation (here we come).
Just a few of the things that we take with us on some of our Road Trips that take us away from the indoors to take pictures and tour around on dirt roads.
You might find us stopped at the edge of a field or the side of the road to take pictures. With the window rolled down or out of the vehicle using a fence post for support, we will photograph just about anything that piques our interest – Scenery, wild animals and birds, old buildings and farm machinery, domestic animals and yes, even gravel roads.
We have, on occasion had vehicles pull in behind us and the occupants have gotten out to talk with us. We know our vehicle is a stranger to their world. They need to know what we are doing is not going to cause any issues for themselves or their neighbours.
We appreciate these interludes with people. It reaffirms our upbringing. The part about neighbours looking out for neighbours. Their immediate community comes first; and second, they would be checking to see that we weren’t stranded or in some kind of distress.
We miss out on some amazing photo opportunities because we respect people’s property, do not cross fences, open gates or ignore No Trespassing signs. We move on when we are asked to and livestock on the road brings us to a crawl and often a full stop until it is clear to move on.
Through all of this, our Road Trips all have a common thread. To share what we see through the lens and in doing so, help to educate people of some of the finer things in life that are fast disappearing.
You can enjoy our pictures on Facebook and Pinterest.