Looking Out

Round Australia Road Trip #31

Mr ET tells me the optimum speed for best fuel consumption when towing our caravan is 100 km/hour. But 100km/hour is not great for taking photographs, and there’s no point in saying, “Stop! I want to take a photo of that!” because by the time we stop the subject of the photo is way back down the road.

So when we are travelling, I set my camera to sports mode. If I see something amazing, I point and shoot through the windscreen and hope for the best. Often the photos are blurred or crooked or I miss the subject altogether, but every now and then, I manage to get a decent photo.

Here are my favourite “Through the Windscreen” photos from our Round Australia Road Trip.

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Brumbies in the bush, Bullita Stock Route, Northern Territory

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Fire over the range, Old Telegraph Station, Parry’s Creek Road, Western Australia

Mirage, Great Northern Highway, Western Australia

Mirage, Great Northern Highway, Western Australia

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Peak Hour, North West Coastal Highway, Western Australia

Landing, Karratha, Western Australia

Smooth landing, Karratha, Western Australia

Solar powered street lights, North West Coastal Highway, Western Australia

Solar powered street lights, North West Coastal Highway, Western Australia

Which way? North West Coastal Highway, Western Australia

Which way? North West Coastal Highway, Western Australia

Windblown trees, Greenough, Western Australia

Windblown trees, Greenough, Western Australia

Renovator's Delight, New Norcia, Western Australia

Renovator’s Delight, New Norcia, Western Australia

Outback telecommunications powered by the sun, Eyre Highway, Western Australia

Outback telecommunications, powered by the sun, Eyre Highway, Western Australia

Someone has a sense of humour, Eyre Highway, Western Australia

A sense of humour, Eyre Highway, Western Australia

Overtaken on the Nullarbor, Eyre Highway, South Australia

Overtaken on the Nullarbor, Eyre Highway, South Australia

Travelling in style, Eyre Highway, South Australia

Travelling in style, Eyre Highway, South Australia

Been there, done that! Port Augusta, South Australia

Been there, done that! Port Augusta, South Australia

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Leave the mail at the front gate, Barrier Highway, New South Wales

Emu crossing, Barrier Highway, New South Wales

Emu crossing, Barrier Highway, New South Wales

Wide Load, Newell Highway, New South Wales

Wide Load, Newell Highway, New South Wales

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47 thoughts on “Looking Out

    • It’s my favourite highway photo and one of the favourites of the whole trip. It just gives a feeling of how vast the country is. It was very hot that day too, about 40 degrees, which is why the mirage was so effective. Thanks CC.

  1. Cool shots! As I am the driver I have to rely on the OH to take shots through the windscreen. And then there is the issue of having a dirty windscreen 😦 You have done well!

  2. Great shots. And I can so relate. My other half tells me the optimal speed limit for fuek consumption is 90kmph but still not slow enough for decent non-blurry pics! But I still persevere! Sport mode is good.

  3. I feel so much more in touch with all of this information. I loved hearing the pronunciation of some of these places. Phonics just doesn’t do it when you read English as another language! 🙂 Love and hugs Tychee gal (or whatever my name is in Australian!) Enjoy your last few days in one of our most beautiful states! 🙂

  4. Great photos! The endless road looks as though someone has laid a ribbon down, and I like the horses – they look very inquisitive.
    It’s a good tip to have the camera set to sport mode. I might try that next time we are out and about and can’t stop to take a picture (as long as I am the passenger of course!).

  5. Great images and so Australian, the road trains and endless wavy road. Putting onto sports mode is a very good tip. I will try it next time, and I know there is always a next time…

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