Gibb River Road and We eat the snake!

I will be offline for 8 days as I depart Wednesday for a trip up the good old Gibb River Road in Kimberley, Australia! I am going with All Terrain Safaris, I am friends with the manager and in return for the trip, will be shooting landscapes for me – and him. He has also asked me for some ‘people shots’ for his website so I’ll have to remember to disable my Anti-Face-Recognition software! We’re going up the Mitchell Plateau up to Mitchell Falls where I have never been before. Should be interesting, the Mitchell road is so bad it breaks 4WDs in half and eat them for breakfast and people regularly get stuck up there!
Until I return, enjoy my personal favourite of all my Kimberley images:

Click to see large size on my gallery! Copyright Flemming Bo Jensen Photography

Kimberley, Silent Grove Sunrise Panorama
© Flemming Bo Jensen Photography

Randomness

  • Many years working in IT, dealing with servers, storage, faulty hard drives, corrupted files, blown up controller, blown brain cells on operator (me) has made me paranoid about data protection – see my post on backing up your images. While travelling I have 4 copies of each RAW file. The images from Namibia are priceless, irreplaceable, can never be re-shot. The light we had was one in a million, the trip I had was unique. So I am not formatting the memory cards from Namibia (memory cards are almost impossible to kill). And I still have 4 copies on 4 hard drives of each RAW file. I even carry one, a small WDC Passport drive, everywhere I go so even if my room is raided, or the backpackers burn down – I still have my files!!!!! Like I said, paranoid! Storage is cheap, my images are priceless (to me at least). Murphy’s Law is real and he was a very optimistic person!
  • Having not walked into anything seriously for two weeks my sprained foot and toes (one of them at a strange new angle?) are ready for outback action. Hope the Flying Doctors answers our call as I foresee beautiful clouds and me walking into more things! Need new bionic left leg!
  • Absolutely brilliant quote from the brilliant book ‘Someone Else’s Country’ by Peter Docker, spoken by an aboriginal elder. Adam is of Adam and Eve of course. ‘Mob’ basically means people or group.
    “We’re not Adam’s mob though.
    Snake come offering apple?
    We eat the snake! haha!”
    I want that on a T-shirt! Snake offers apple? I eat the snake!

6 Comments on “Gibb River Road and We eat the snake!”

  1. Have a great time, likely to be in that part of the country in 2010. Looking forward to your take on the Mitchell Plateau.

    BTW, totally agree on the backup thing. Murphy IS everywhere 😉
    André

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