Every wanderer needs a waterhole, an oasis, occasionally. It has been a tumultuous year for this wanderer, exciting and very trying. My plan after Papua New Guinea was always just ‘get to Broome’. Papua New Guinea was the most incredible of highs, leaving me extremely happy and exhausted. As I arrived in PNG with 6-7 months of exhaustion saved up I need a waterhole and Broome is my choice.

broome-beach Broome has now been my home two and a half weeks. I believe it to be my sixth visit. I just love it here. It feels like a home where I can just be, feel comfortable, just be. This waterhole is presently sunny, 33-35 degrees and surprisingly not very humid yet. There are very few visitors so it seems the waterhole is almost just for me presently. I have my own room, something I now appreciate much and I have unpacked my bags for the first time since January. My waterhole, my island and apparently this blog is my Wilson.

My mate Nigel Gaunt (visit Nigel’s new blog!) and I have been out shooting and captured the first two storms of the season. The second occurred at Walmandan, James Price Point, sending us into a shooting frenzy, big smiles. James Price Point literally went from clear day to storm and back in under an hour, a great experience. I captured much video of the many moods of Walmandan, a new blog post on the current gas hub situation with a new video is planned. For now, here are two quick previews:

broome-storm-approaching-walmandan

broome-jpp-storm1

Stay

I am blessed with a plethora of options for my next destinations. Overwhelmed and unable to decide I am doing what I deep down most want to do. Stay. Just stay for a while. I do want get out there again soon and continue my storytelling travel images and capture more people and ethno-photography portraits. That is what really drives me now.

My friends down south, and in the world, I shall see you all soon. When I am ready.

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  1. Stephen Williams 9 years ago

    great work Flem, and is good to read you're settling down for a much needed break. definitely sounds like you needed one for a bit! although I guess you're busy working through your images which quite often leaves you with not much time anyway lol.

    I love that first image hey. just wow! something different from you too- a centered horizon haha. but it works. that dark, moody feel to it is magical.

    that sure is a nice stormfront, would have been cool to see. really can't wait to get up there, see it before it's destroyed. and if you're still in the area i'll finally meet the one and only Flembot! 😀

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 9 years ago

      Thanks very much Stephen. Glad you like that Cable Beach snapshot, it's just a snapshot for me, but the horizon in the middle works when the image is that mirrored.

      I wish there was a Flembot. I could put him on to a helluva lot of work for me!

  2. True North Mark 9 years ago

    Hey Bo…good words mate…I will contact you to discuss the timing and our movements for your down south sortie

  3. greg urbano 9 years ago

    what a stunning shot , red cliffs and dark sky !

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 9 years ago

      Thank you much, thanks for commenting. Yes it was quite a scene and the deep dark red of Walmandan contrasts nicely with the brooding sky.

  4. Adam Monk 9 years ago

    Love that "Snapshot", awesome sky and colours.

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 9 years ago

      Thanks Adam, it was a nice stormy sunset. There's a stitched pano version which I'll get around to stitching one day, the PNG images are still a lot more fun to work on 🙂

  5. Peta North 9 years ago

    Love the storm shot, those clouds are dynamic, the cable beach snapshot is also a great image.

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 9 years ago

      Thanks Peta, we're hoping for a few more storms up here so Nigel and I can go stormchasing!

  6. Tony Middleton 9 years ago

    Very nice Flem – it certainly is a lovely place to chill and catch yourself again. Some beaut light and skies in these images mate.

    cheers,

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 9 years ago

      Thank you Tony. Yes it is quite a nice waterhole here, contemplating making it a bit more permanent so to speak.