Photo of the week
I finally got around to selling my Giottos tripod and I was treated to a bit of a surprise. The man that purchased it was quite keen, so we arranged to meet up so he could pick it up. When he showed up I kept thinking he looked familiar, but I thought nothing much of it since I couldn’t remember where I saw him before. After talking for a bit, he tried out the tripod and it came out that he lost his tripod at Uluru a few weeks before. So I asked him when he was there and how he liked it because I had been there around the same time. He showed me some photographs on his phone, and as he was going through them I pointed out where I was standing when I was there, then a few photographs later there was a photo of my wife Katie. The next photo was of me shooting Uluru. Turns out he and I talked a little bit when we were both at Uluru.
In the photograph below I’m looking at the photographer who eventually bought my tripod. In the photo he still has it though. Also in the photo my friend Carlos appears to be assembling a sniper rifle, although he is just trying to figure out how to put my radio trigger back on the camera. We had a bit of a laugh when we first saw the photo.
It was a pretty funny chance event, but it went to remind me that the photographic community is really not that big, and it pays off to treat other photogs well as you may run into them again, sooner then you may think in some cases.