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Red Centre Northern Territory Photo Tour July 2017

I have been pondering the best manner in which to highlight to all and sundry the extraordinary experience on two (thus-far) tours with Julie Fletcher. The difficulty I have is that it would be too easy to throw the words “brilliant”, “extraordinary”, “mind-blowing”, “surprising”, “exhilarating”, “challenging”, “fun” etc. around like cheap confetti at a bogan’s wedding but that just seems so… well just plain understating the experience.

Perhaps rather than those usual platitudes I could look at the outcomes; I am after all an engineer and client capability outcomes are the way we tend to measure project performance. The Flinders Ranges tour in 2016 produced three images I have on my walls at home which (still) solicit a calming smile when I gaze at them. Whatever other words I may use to describe the trip (brilliant, extraordinary, mind-blowing, surprising, exhilarating…) the success for me really rests on those prints hanging on the wall which I have no plans in removing anytime soon. To me this is an extraordinary measure of the tour success in all its dimensions that I just could not state in better terms.

To get to that point required some extraordinary coaching and mentoring – using both a carrot & stick, me not being the cleverest of people so need to be beaten a few times to get the message  by  Julie. By the end of the 5 days I was starting to ‘get it’ and translate my previous tolerable-but-not-competent photographic expertise into the landscape environment. Having thoroughly enjoyed/laughed through the tour and newly upskilled, when it was finished I just wanted to repeat the experience. I would have immediately shouted ‘Hell-Yes’ if Jules said how about we just do it all again.

The recent Red Centre tour just overwhelmed in every respect, so much more than I thought possible. I have some photos being currently mounted and looking forward to them gracing my walls very soon. The shear serenity and ‘awesomeness’ of the experience I hope is conveyed through those images and I anticipate many many calming smiles long into the future as I wander about my house. I simply cant find better words that could possibly describe the experience… well perhaps an almost-equal is a quaint expression from my humble country upbringing used only for extraordinary occasions; that the tour was the “chook’s tit”.

So, would I recommend a Julie Fletcher tour to anyone who has a DSLR and knows where the knobs for ISO, aperture and shutter are… HELL YES!

Mike Von Bertouch

Perth Western Australia

 

 

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- Richard La Motte -

Hi Julie We received the canvas print and are over the moon. My wife Rose forced me to hang it then and there and it looks amazing. Well done and Thank you. Richard La Motte Western Australia

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Hi Julie Just wanted to pass on that my grandparents absolutely loved the photograph and were over the moon with it. They have had a look at your website as well and were more than impressed with your work. Thank you again for everything :) Lynsey Pascoe New South Wales

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