Getty Images photographer David Trood refelects on a recent shoot in the Australian outback: "A quick drive 2000 km from the Gold Coast into the heart of the outback, to a tiny dusty spot called Silverton, which used to be a silver mining town close to the South Australian border. There is a spot close by called the Mundi Mundi plains. One of the most open flattest places on the planet. You can actually see the earth bending out there. I went there because I wanted to sleep under the milky way for one night. My uncle knew of this little hut that was out there at the end of a sandy track.
I arrived just as the sun was going down, photographed into the night, made a fire, ate half a can of some terrible corned beaf and emptied a cold six pack of xxxx. When the fire died down I tried to sleep on the roof of the car, but kept waking up to make new pictures. The longest period of sleep was two hours during the long exposure of the star trails.
It was very lonely. There was a silence that had a chill to it and the insects came in thousands to my lights. Lots of mosquitoes and flies, but definitely one of the most memorable photo shoots I have been on. A little scary, but just enough to be exciting."
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