Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Monkey'ing Around

Tonight I came out of my shell, I mean house. After working through most of the weekend, I had already gone a little crazy confined to the walls of my office. Even though I finally moved the couch in and it's become much more comfortable, there's only so much I can take of sitting in my office by myself. One of the major drawbacks to working from home, but I really shouldn't complain, right? So, I headed out to Java Monkey in downtown Decatur, my new 'hood. Love free wi-fi. And for the first time in a long time, the traffic buzzing by me at my comfy outdoor table and chair didn't bother me. Kinda nice to see other people while I work away at my laptop. Love the mobile studio!

So mentioned in my previous post about Courtney and Michael's wedding that I had a spill while we were shooting in downtown St. Augustine. I have to admit that I have NEVER fallen while shooting and the moment that I made it a first for me couldn't
have been more embarrassing. I was so busy getting the perfect shot that I became completely oblivious to what was about to happen. So, C&M were walking down the sidewalk when one of those touristy trams pulled up the street. I thought, "How perfect! Their reactions to C&M walking down the street will make a romantic picture and tell a great story about the nature of this city." So, I'm walking backwards. I check behind me to be sure the sidewalk is level and nothing is in my way. Just as C&M step into the right spot, I take one shot and then Q#$%@%^@$ I fall backwards onto something really hard. Funny how my gut reaction was to keep my camera as far away from the ground as possible so I lift it up as I fall to the ground. And I fell hard on some random steps that jutted out onto the sidewalk. OUCH! The worst part was that not only did C&M and Jenni see me do this, but the entire tram of tourists and all the traffic on the street. AH! I and my camera are ok though. Aside from a huge black and blue mark on my (achem) that I am still looking at a week and a half later - a daily reminder of a single moment of clumsiness. Oh, well, makes a great story and I can be sure that I'll watch where I walk backwards much more closely next time.

Here's the shot I fired just before falling to my embarrassment.

Don't you think it was worth a fall? Yeah, me too. :)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:08 PM

    great photo!!! hope your achem feels better :)