Broken Down in Broken Hill

wondawe

Westgarth, Australia

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I had traveled 42 hours by train and bus into the middle of the Australian desert to witness 23 seconds of totality in an amazing outback solar eclipse. The return journey was even longer, for the train we were on broke down for 8 hours in Broken Hill. Patience was rewarded, however, for upon awakening from a cat-nap I was treated to the sight of a clearing storm. This photo was taken moments before the train pulled away from the station, perfect reward worth every moment of additional travel time. Additionally, as I returned to my seat, I noticed a flyer for a Great Southern Railways photo competition. Not only did this photo win but the prize money paid for my travel and photography expenses, and the photo was later published in a South Australian Tourism brochure. The beauty of the image is immediately apparent, but further to this is the fortune of the moment; moments of perfect fortune such as this are certainly worthy of celebration.

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