Times of transition – is the first journey different to the well-worn path? Does the amount of travel time have an impact?
Coming back with a selection of warm and cool images was an unexpected outcome. Instead, I thought there’d be a contrast between technology and nature. All telescopes have a relationship with the environment in which they sit, be it hilltop, desert or, in the case of the CSIRO Radio Telescope at Parkes, a sheep paddock.
I suppose technology often tends to cool tones. However, I think on this day the issue was …
A post-Christmas road trip; detour required!
On recent drive in southern NSW, just north of Junee, I came across debris from the old railway line neatly piled along the road’s edge. The proximity to the road implies they are waiting to be collected. They seem to have been here for a while.
The video footage plays across the screen and I look for an image, or a selection of images, that will translate my experience into a few brief bites, into a story. The results have been so often disappointing in the past. Why?
I know that I rarely think of narrative structure when taking photos with my digital camera. Instead, I think of light and composition. I try to think about the technical wizardry of the digital equipment. I think about a singular image.
But we are primed to find satisfaction in the narrative arc that culminates in a neat resolution. We are the children of storytellers.
Moving into video, I now need to think about how those singular images build a story.
We walked. We stood. And we walked some more. We wore ourselves out.