Riley is one of Ba Mack Farm’s resident kelpies, and the first to greet us upon arrival at the property gate. His enthusiastic curiosity is blended with a quiet and gentle nature, and it’s little wonder that we regularly found him in the willing company of horses, sheep, cats and chickens.
Late each afternoon Riley would spend some time on our porch and I have to confess to rewarding this habit with the occasional treat. However sitting beside him as the sun was setting on another perfect day remains a favourite memory of mine.
This photo was taken before our last night at Ba Mack Farm. Riley stood up, received a few farewell pats, and then trotted away. However he stopped and sat briefly on the ground outside our cabin - the moment in which this image was captured. Like almost every dog that I’ve known, he knows exactly how and when to be.
August 4, 2018.
Ba Mack Farmstay, Windeyer, Australia.
We wouldn't have experienced the things we did if it weren't for the awesome people we met along the way. This place in particular is absolutely magical; got to see it in all its solitude and glory. Travel connects us to people who otherwise we may have never crossed paths with and sometimes that's even more beautiful than the destination itself. 👌🏼👣
'The Chase' In the South Island of NZ a small town called Manapouri, near Te Anau was a photographer waiting for an hour on a beach for sunset. After I thought it was a complete washout I left, only to see in the revision mirror 15min later the sky lit up. Drove up and down streets and driveways until the reflections in this puddle captivated my attention.
Epic show put on by the Perseid meteor shower last night. The night was clear and calm, so I decided to head to Sun Valley Lake to try and get the Milky Way, Baldy Mountain, and with a little luck hopefully a meteor reflecting off the lake. I set up my cameras for some time-lapses and hoped for the best. After waiting for hours to get as many shots as I could I finally called it a night. Before heading home I took a quick look at what I had captured and to my surprise there it was! A perfect little meteor shooting towards Baldy and reflecting beautifully off the water, while another huge meteor struck high in the sky!