Well i said i would try to keep up with my blog this travels, but until now my motivation has been very lacking. So i thought i start with a safe subject (or is it).
Before i left on this current travel the weather in my home town of Brisbane was extreme. One day we were having fire alerts and within a week we had severe weather conditions that caused brisbanites to hold their breath and hope there was not a repeat performance of the floods 2 years ago.
Now the weather affects my travels - you know having Parkinson’s is a challenge with balance at the best of times but add sloshy snow and ice to the picture and its a recipe for entertainment for those watching and frustration for me especially when i just cant jump out of the car or get to “the best” vantage spot and take that “moment’s photograph”. So to the outside world i think it looks as if i don’t want to or i am not interested but its more a case of hiding that loss of independence. The worse thing is that sometimes you can do it with ease then only 30 minutes later as drugs wear off so does the balance and confidence.
I really can’t complain too much about the weather – as it was amazingly beautiful in Sweden (albeit a little on the cold side with -22 on the morning we left Abisko). But on my first 3 days of aurora hunting i got 3 nights of the green stuff . Its amazing last year i thought i was lucky to see what i did and the hope was that i might get something this year. But for some reason the Aurora gods have been very kind to me. I can not describe it and photos do it no justice, unless it is not overly bright- then the camera on long exposure picks up what the eye doesn’t.
Today we leave for Tromso - The weather has been dramatic – mostly wet – which was a little bit of a shame – but we all still managed to get a couple of great shots out. So make sure you check out my Current Travel Gallery http://handshakephotography.com.au/?gallery=current-travels