The empty challenge seems simple enough. And maybe it is, if you are taking pictures of objects that contain something. But a lot of things that are empty are actually full of something else. The landscape could be empty of people, but full of trees. The farmer’s dam could be empty of water, but full of dust. Or it could be full of water, but empty of ducks. What makes something empty? Nigel has said before that he feels empty inside, but I see him as full of anger, sadness and trauma. Oh dear, this challenge is making me think too hard. Is overthinking something a sign your brain is too full?
So the guys and I went for an overnight ride (just missing the holiday challenge by riding the day after Halloween and the day before the Melbourne Cup – which is a public holiday here). I’m not so sure we found too much emptiness, as even the moon was pretty much full. There was the empty sky (very few flights have resumed), but I’ve covered that before. Anyhow, I submit the feature photo for the empty challenge. This is a 22 square kilometre swamp that is empty of water (but full of grass, and probably weeds).
You can read about the rest of the ride here: https://rambleoutyonder.org/2020/11/03/shifting-nov-ride-1-the-frog-chorus/