The plans for the new site (and a BIG announcement – NO I am NOT pregnant) are well underway, but in the meantime I wanted to share with you the dumbest picture I ever took. (Thanks for your patience, by the way. This website stuff isn’t exactly easy or quick, and I appreciate the patience of those of you who actually read my ramblings – it really means the world to me.)
I snapped it on my way home from a visit to Frederick, MD this weekend (more on that later). I drove over this bridge – probably about 100ft. above the water – and couldn’t resist the beautiful sunset with the kayaker below. So I crossed the bridge and pulled my car off to the side. There was no shoulder, so I basically had to walk on this elevated piece of cement that held the bridge railing. The railing was probably only a couple feet high. I was wearing flip flops and had been in the car (hung-over) for 6 1/2 hours.
Not my brightest moment.
Meanwhile, cars are flying by, the occasional SUV brazen enough to honk. Enough already, I know I’m an idiot.
The worst part is that the picture is not even good. Not terrible, mind you, but not good. The sunset had all but disappeared, and I was so nervous as I crouched at the railing, my bare toes hanging over the edge of the precipice as the cars zoomed past a couple feet behind my back, that holding the camera steady was not really an option. And I didn’t even get to the center of the bridge.
So the lesson? Don’t risk your life for a mediocre photo. If you’re going to risk it, then walk to the middle of the bridge, take a deep breath, and get the shot you want.
And for God’s sake, don’t drop the camera!