Well this won’t be your typical tech head of pixel related post.
Tonight my faith in humanity got a little restored, and all I tried was to take a little picture of an image that popped in my head while driving.
Here’s what happened…
I was driving home, after a long days work at the office, headed to the gym and after all that.. I again went to the gym in the evening for my Monday evening boxing sessions.
Yes, I work…. Yes, I work out… and yes I do enjoy putting on those gloves and get wild. But beside the physicality of things it’s the way it relaxes and eases my mind.
I digress .. yet again… let’s continue with this story shall we?
As I was driving home I drive towards a bridge I’ve seen once too many on a road that I’ve been driving on for too many years, yet never did I stop to capture that image, to capture how I saw that scenery in a glimpse of my eye while I needed to steer in as the road bends turning away from what I saw.
I don’t know why but I with the setting sun it got me thinking. Why didn’t I ever take that shot? I never had my camera with me on this drive to/from the gym.
The bridge was already showing in a distance and I’m not sure why but I felt like I had to take this shot. Not knowing where to leave my car, as there only was a bicycle lane and no parking space. I decided to go for it, and just park my car on a closed drive-in of Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (also know as Rijkswaterstaat) and left my warning lights on as there were a lot of police cars going about and I didn’t need any more hassle from those guys.
I needed to go for a short walk, about 100m (109 yards). Half way there a van started honking, the driver me walking/running or mixing it up towards the centre of the bend in the road. And guess he found that I looked distressed and asked me if my car broke down or my gas is empty. Maybe when I run I look worried? I don’t know.. He offered to bring me to the nearest gas station about 2 km’s away. I quickly explained that I needed to go for that shot and he understood. He smiled and told me to have fun and good luck. I cased the scenery took some shots. And decided I need to go in a bit further..
I ran back to the car and tried to find a spot to leave the car again somewhat closer to where I needed to be. So I made a U-turn after driving past the point I spotted. A few minutes later a female walking her dog took interessest, as she found it strange that I turned around at that specific point. She saw me sitting in the grass trying to align my shot. And started laughing. She asked me if I was OK and if I went to all that trouble of getting my car there just to take that photo. Yes I did. The things we do sometimes do to get the one photo.
In the car back I realised the man in the van (yeah yeah sounds like a kidnapper but really wasn’t) and the female walking her dog, so polite and so nice to take notice of me and to see if I was in need of some assistance. My faith in humanity got a little restored today… that just gave me a positive feeling…
I’m glad I decided to go for that shot, and eventhough I didn’t bring my heavy duty tripod and equipment.. I still managed.
“The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You… ” – Chase Jarvis (in this case my Samsung S6 on Manual mode)
This is what I did…. (oh this is just a rant/journal post, portfolio will still be updated accordingly)