Thursday, February 5, 2009

Photography can be dangerous

Today hubby took me on a drive to get photos of bridges for this coming Saturday's Photohunt. But in that short hour long trip I feared for my life on more than one occasion! Let me share what happened:
  • First I had to walk through a field of frozen snow in sub freezing temperatures, getting said snow in my shoes. I could have easily gotten frostbite and died a slow painful death.
  • Then to try to get a good vantage point of the bridge I had to walk dangerously near the edge of a raging ice cold river. What if I had fallen in? Another death by freezing.
  • On the way to the next stop we drove over at least two mammoth size craters that stretched the width of the road at a speed of 45mph. We were air born for a good second before we came crashing back down to earth! Luckily I was unharmed and the airbag did not deploy.
  • As we approached the next bridge hubby decided to do a u-turn to face the other direction so I could get a shot out the window without having to get out of the car. In doing so he nearly drove me off the side of a mountain, not once but twice! Well, Ok it wasn't really a mountain but it was a really steep hill.
  • He then pulled out into traffic as he likes to do so often because he drive like a maniac. Of course traffic was coming from my side of the vehicle and I could have easily been creamed by an SUV. Yeah, it was turning onto another street but I didn't see that at the time.
  • We stopped at one place where the road curved drastically under the bridge. The first time we got out was not a problem. But the second time, on the opposite side of the bridge he parked so I was on the side of traffic. While exiting the vehicle and attempting to walk across the street I almost got creamed by a big pickup of some sort screaming around the bend.
  • And lastly, we stopped to take pics of some old rusty metal equipment from a old sand and gravel quarry (ya know, like where Fred Flinstone worked). I was constantly looking over my shoulder in fear of being surrounded by cops and thrown in the slammer for trespassing.

My hubby is usually pretty cool about helping me out with these things but seriously today I think he was trying to kill me! ;-)

But since I was lucky and made it out alive, you should be able to see some of those photos on my photoblog in the near future!


Amy said...

I so feel your pain. Men drivers are the worst. I have had my fair share of those moments, believe me.

Can't wait to see what your photos look like :D

Aim said...

I'm glad you made it through the ordeal. Can't wait to see the pix!

Amanda said...

Thanks for stopping by from SITS yesterday.

Wow that sounds like that was a CRAZY trip to go take those pictures. umm maybe you should drive next time! haha