Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Found It!

This is the photo that rekindled my interest in photography, specifically digital photography, and put me on the road I'm traveling today!

I've been wondering for months, if I'd ever find it.

I took it at Marcoola, Queensland, Australia, when we lived there about five years ago.

A tropical storm had brushed by the coast (we lived less than a block from the beach) and I went to the lookout up on the dunes to see some of the surf action.

That's when I saw this rather absurd scene: A child riding a bike along the hard sand ... I remember wondering if his parents knew where he was and what he was doing!

This photo is one of three that I submitted to Dreamstime as a stock image. It's the only one that was accepted. Unfortunately, it got no traffic at DT so they emailed me to let me know that I should either donate, re-keyword, or delete the image. They were kind enough to email me a copy of the original file.

The photo was taken with a point-and-shoot camera, and is un-retouched. I thought I'd lost it in our many moves and computer changes ...

I'm SO happy to have it home again!


  1. Tanya, in my humble opinion, I think this is an excellent shot. I love it!!! It just looks like that child had to be there for this shot. Things that happen for a reason........

  2. Thanks, Mary! Yes, I love it, too! It was just dumb luck ... but I'll take it any way I can get it! ;-)