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Day 146: The walk of shame

discreetphoton > discreetphoton Blog > Day 146: The walk of shame
18/01/2012 - 10:07 PM

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For much of the afternoon, it was grey, overcast and a little bit bleak. I got a phonecall telling me that I didn’t have to give my fiancee a lift home from work today, as a colleague was going to drop her off. So there didn’t seem to be much point in going out.

Shortly after that, I got a message saying “Oops. Maybe not. [She's] put petrol in her diesel car by accident! What will that do?”

And that’s how I ended up at the local petrol station, back on transport duty, staring at a sky full of colour that appeared without warning. You’ll see two characters on the right (blurred to protect the embarrassed driver) returning to the car in time for the tow truck to arrive.

In fairness to her, it’s been a hectic week. The saving grace was that she realised what she’d done before she turned the starter over. I’m sure it will seem funnier when the sting of having the tank drained wears off.

Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 18mm; ISO 200; F/7.1; 1.3s. VC off.

Tags: Cars, Shame, Sunset, Tamron


AshTree  61702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 10:44 PM

My husband filled my diesel engine car with petrol, when it was just 6 months old. He then drove it 30 odd miles without realising what he'd done. He started to wonder why the engine was juddering slightly, as he pulled into a car park, and when he couldn't start the engine again the penny suddenly dropped! A totally understandable error though, as his car is a petrol one, and when you consider this was the day after his mother had passed away, it was hardly surprising that his mind wasn't on what he was doing.

The guy from the RAC could not believe the car had managed the drive from Plymouth to Exeter without seizing - he'd drained literally thousands of tanks and in all his experience cars rarely got more than a few hundred yards before giving up the ghost. No damage was done, thank heavens - this was about 8 months ago and I've had no trouble with the car since.

Love the colours in this image, by the way, great shot.

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conrad  1110882 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 11:43 AM

Well, things like these happen, we're all human, and we all make mistakes. I sense an undertone of 'I would like to have shot that sky elsewhere, with a different view', but to be honest I quite like this image. Not a landscape, no, nor a seascape to go with that sky, but this really does work for me. And knowing the story, it works even better. A picture from real life, and nice colourful one at that.

Last Modified By conrad at 19 Jan 2012 - 11:44 AM
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