Walk a while with me

Sometimes photographs come out of a relationship you have with other people, or a place.

To be honest you can’t expect to get a great picture if you don’t spend time getting to know that person, or that location.

I’m lucky to have several Aboriginal (I prefer indigenous) friends.  One thing about indigenous people is that they don’t try an pigeon hole you.

And if you want to get to know them, you have to walk a while with them.  When you do this they start to reveal themselves and what’s important to them.

Perhaps – like many people – you have the impression that the heartland of Australia is just arid desert, but this isn’t the case.

Stunning waterholes are scattered throughout our vast outback; and wherever water comes to the surface, there is life.  And after spending a long time ‘walking a while’ with one of my indigenous friends he showed me a beautiful one.

I’m sworn to secrecy and can’t tell you exactly where it is.  But I can tell you it’s in central Australia.

When you’ve watched the clip have a think about the people you know – the ones you’ve walked a while with.  I wonder what places they can show you …

  1. I’m glad you took this photo – it is amazing and so beautiful.

  2. Excellent tip.

  3. Effie Katrakazos

    Amazing! 😀

  4. Great background story – I am privileged to have it on my wall and everytime I look at it, I appreciate your skill and what a great country we live in.

  5. Beautiful photo, and I’m really thinking at a spiritual level on this reflection, about my expectations and openness in relationships with people, and God. Thank you for this.

  6. Great tip because we are a society that wants everything instantly and then find out it doesn’t really have any true meaning to us. We need to develop relationships with the people and places we come in contact with for things to have any meaning for us.

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