Along the Way

Along the Way

Along the Way

By Garry Sonter

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If A was the beginning of a road trip and Z was my destination, then all the letters in between would be how many times I may stop to take photos along the way. Some of my most favourite photography has been taken alongside country roads.

Roadside photography is all about timing – being at the right place at the right time and being able to identify an opportunity when it is presented. I often find myself in two minds whether to pull over or keep on driving. Getting to a destination can take far too long if I were to stop every time I thought there was a chance for a good photo.

Many years ago I saw a spectacular sunset in the making. Instead of pulling over I tried to reach my destination ten minutes up the road. It turned out there was no way of seeing the sunset for the surrounding trees blocking my view. I have learnt since I won’t always make the right decision and just trying to be out and about with my camera will give me my best chance at capturing something special.

About Garry Sonter

To say Garry is excited about camping would be an understatement. Given a choice between a luxury hotel and a tent, he would probably opt for the tent. Garry loves introducing people to the outdoors and nature. And in return enjoys seeing them make their own connections. Garry strives for perfection with his photography. He has held exhibitions in his homeland of Australia and in Japan and he is in endless pursuit of photographic opportunities to illustrate how he interacts with life and the outdoors.
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