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Sandra Herd_Mongolia

I’m busy trying to get the magazine out on time which may be a big call just at the moment but I’m giving it a shot! I’m running a feature on Mongolia and just wanted to put this image up on the blog…it’s one of my favourites from the trip and is 100% ridgey digde real. You probably can’t see in this small jpeg but the thing I just love about it is the tiny red light on the the camera resting on the the tyre that tells me the guy in the left got a shot off too. Magic! Shortly after this shot was taken we were pelted in the storm and took cover under a small canvas shelter just 5 meters from the ger. Dave and I had our tent pitched that night for the first time on the trip and we didn’t feel a single drop even though the thunder seemed to roll on all night.  Again, it’s a little hard to see here but the lightening was bright pink….something to do with the haze in the air I would’ve loved to have kept shooting but in the deluge it was near impossible.

Also, I have since found out (courtesy of Google) that the odds of being struck by lightning are 1 in 3000….probably more when you’re standing in Eastern Mongolian steppe with not a single tree for miles, holding a brolly with a metal tip!

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  • Comment by Peta — October 3, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    That is a great image Sandy, that is one place I would love to visit …look forward to the article in the mag..

  • Comment by Sandy@Shots — October 4, 2011 @ 3:12 pm

    Cheers Peta…book yourself a ticket, I have $400 worth of Mongolian currency that I can’t change anywhere…will do you a good deal hee hee

  • Comment by Peta North — October 4, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

    Great will it buy me a trip on horse back because I love there horses and I think it would be a good way of getting around.

  • Comment by Sandy@Shots — October 4, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

    …for $400 you could probably buy the horse!

  • Comment by Liz — October 8, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

    I’ve just finished reading your issue 5. Your magazine is simply wonderful Sandy – your photos are exquisite. You are going to some awe inspiring places and I like your honest opinions on things – like the Mongolian tour company!!

    I also find your Hints/Tips feature very helpful to improve my own photography.

    Some feedback:
    i) I’d like more info about the photo on the actual page it is on(like in issue 5 p.14).
    ii)I realise that you were really pushed for this issue, but I found some of the pages – esp written in white, hard to read.
    iii) The page footer needs to be a greater distance from the text to make pages more readable

    PLEASE don’t think I dislike your mag because I love it and have enjoyed every issue so far. I think tweaking these minor bits would make it so much better.

    I’m looking forward to reading issue 6…

  • Comment by Peta — October 11, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    Great magazine once again Sandy, enjoyed it very much. What adventures you had.

  • Comment by Sandy@Shots — October 13, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    Cheers Peta…hopefully there are more adventures to come soon :-)

  • Comment by Sandy@Shots — October 13, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

    Hi Liz,
    Thanks for the comment…feedback on the magazine is always welcome and I appreciate you taking the time to put pen to paper – or in this case, fingers to keyboard. You make some valid points which I’ll take on board for Issue 6…hope you continue to enjoy! :-)

  • Comment by True North mark — October 14, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    100% ridgy didge good to girl! Sweet!

  • Comment by Pete Hodgson — October 23, 2011 @ 6:26 pm


  • Comment by Sandy@Shots — October 23, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

    Cheers Pete.

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