I think this has been the longest I have been away and i apologise for that.
I hope i find you all well and still snapping away.
I have had so much work on just lately I didn't know whether I was coming or going. I still have a 2000 word essay on Rephotography to complete and a presentation to do all before the end of May.
I'll get it done.......................hopefully, hahahaha.
Right, this image.
I went to Brixham a little while ago on holiday and see my parents.
One day I popped to Berry Head and decided to go down into the old limestone quarry that is there. This is an image of part of the old offices that are there.
Believe me when I say they stink. Fishermen have used them and left old bait lying around, I shall say no more.
Anyway apart from holding my breath whilst I placed the flash in the doorway nothing really happened during this shot. It was when i went to take a shot of the railings that you can see at the end of the corridor when the fun started.
I walked through the building and out onto the balcony area, huge mistake already. I am scared stiff of heights, I may have mentioned this before once of twice. The balcony area must be a good 20 feet above the sea, to high for me.
Once I had assessed the situation, screamed and made a hasty retreat I formed a plan of action. I got to the doorway that leads onto the bbalcony and decided to get my shot from there, shooting from the hip. It's a good job it was digital or else it could have ended up being a self portrait.
I was just about to take the shot when I felt something wet on my hand, I looked down only to find something not nice, bloomin' seagulls.
It was everywhere, all over my hand, camera, lens, trousers, floor, well actually the floor didn't really matter.
I finally got myself and everything else cleaned up and proceeded to take the shot. Click, just check I have what I want. Answer, no. Hmm!! flash required to highlight the railings. Try again with the flash fitted, perfect.
I then continued to take shots until I got the composition right. Finally with the shot in the bag off i went. No I didn't, I can't hide it.
I got the shot I was after and began to put my gear away when I heard someone shouting, I looked round, noone there. Must be hearing things so I carried on doing what I was doing.
"Oi you up there". I looked around again and then realised it was coming from the sea not the land. I carefully approached the railing only to find a small fishing boat just below.
"Yes mate, can I help you" I said. I wasn't expecting the answer I got. "Are you alright, I don't know morse code but I figured you were stranded or something when you kept flashing me out at sea for help" he said.
My mouth went very dry and my cheeks went very red, "sorry mate, I was just taking a photo" I replied in a rather embarrassed voice. I won't type what he said next as I don't have a blue button, I think you can guess.
I hope I never bump into him in Brixham in the future.
Well, I got the shot that I wanted.
I hope you like this one.
Look after yourselves and hopefully it won't be so long before I am back again.
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