Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Two out of three ain't bad.....!


I wasn't drinking, not then anyway :) and there was no chance of me swimming ..but just for a second my attention was taken away from the rocky uneven surface of the sea wall. All the shots I've taken of the lighthouse at Hillarys Boat Harbour have been from the marina side, for a different angle we walked along the sea wall, a popular spot for fishermen and photographers. Distracted my foot went into a dip and I went 'a over e' if you know what I mean..oh la! my camera!! No fear, believe me my camera was the first thing I thought of, thank goodness it was around my neck and not just in my hand and landed on me :) not the ground, phew! Falling is a horrible sensation don't you think, it kinda shakes you up a bit, have you had an experience like this? Hoping for an 'upright week' and the same for you, take care and stay safe....p.s. I did have that drink a wee bit later :))


34 comments:

  1. It's easy to get distracted by the scenery, so... tripping hazard indeed.

    A lovely area to photograph.

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  2. Glad you -- and your camera weren't hurt -- well, at least not seriously!! And, yes, I've had the same thing happen to me, but fortunately not recently!! My bones are too old to handle falls these days!!! I do love your captures! What a beautiful place indeed! I love light houses and just being close to the water!! I do miss that about Seattle!! We have the big Willamette River though and that's better than nothing!! Hope you have a great week!!

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    1. Just how old are you, Sylvia (or is that a deep dark secret!)?

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  3. The cricket commentator Henry Blofeld often uses the expression "Oh my! He's gone completely base over apex!" which sounds rude but of course isn't. Just stick with the vertical!

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  4. What a fabulous light there is in those pictures!
    I did not fall since a long time , but last time it happened , I remember feeling more ashamed than injured! Glad that you and camera are both safe!

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  5. Beautiful shots. I hope you're ok.

    I fell once, I was walking with my Dad's big Canon. I almost broke my knee -and 4 years later it still isn't right- but his camera got off unscathed!

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  6. Glad no damage done to your camera or YOU! You got some really classic shots, Grace. I bet you fell 'gracefully' :).

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  7. Wow free alcohol or did I read it wrong?
    Nice photos, love those reflections, would make a good painting.

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  8. I've only fallen once in my adult life when walking through fallen tree branches and not realising there was wire tangled up in them. I certainly had my camera with me, but I think it was in my pocket. I wonder if there is an exact age where you no longer fall over but take or have a fall. I like the last photo, with the rock in the foreground.

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  9. Oh, yes , falling as an adult is very frightening, Grace, happened to me, too, I also have a "security-system" on my cams - glad nothing bad happened to you, non?!
    The pics are awesome :-)

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  10. I slipped on the ice several years ago and broke my wrist so I am now very careful especially in winter!

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  11. I like colors. Wish you a nice day. Kisses from Italy
    Erika

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  12. Such beautiful shots Grace, and I'm glad you - and the camera - weren't seriously hurt! It is an awful feeling to fall - like an empty, lost, totally insecure, suspended, flash moment - I've done it a few times and now am very careful! The body seems to go into a bit of shock for a few days after - a wee drink was such a good idea, haha!!! Joy x

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  13. Beautiful place. That is a unique lighthouse. Oh, the hazards of photography. Glad you survived. Like my photography prof. used to drill into us -- the camera has a strap for a reason, use it.

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  14. Glad to hear you saved your camera and weren't injured seriously, Grace. Your shots are beautiful despite the near disaster.

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  15. Gosh I'm glad to hear that YOU are OK!
    and you got nice shots too


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=

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  16. I'm very glad nothing was broken. I've had a few falls (mostly in winter) and have become very cautious as I get older. One minor slip ended with a long lasting concussion that was quite unnerving. It was only one step...

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  17. I am glad you didn't get hurt too badly. Be careful, kid!

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  18. I really like the last shot. Make sure to be careful on your next outing.

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  19. Glad nothing happened to you or your camera Grace. Nice pics.

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  20. Superbes photos! la marina est très belle, je vois que tu n'es pas la seule photographe !
    Belle journée à toi!
    Cath.

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  21. Oh gosh Grace. It is important to stay upright when taking photos. Glad you and your camera are OK. Onwards and upwards intrepid photographer.

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  22. I hope everything is fine there! Hey, I love these pictures, the tower structure is very interesting and I like the way you captured the young man photographer in your picture!
    Now...tell me more about "that"drink! :)
    hugs
    Léia

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  23. OUCH!! You still came up trumps with some great shots - I don't know how you do it!!!

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  24. I know what falling is, I expierenced twice in one week! One of the stairs at home and one in the supermarket of all places. It is a miracle I can still walk without any induries apart from a blue leg. I think not only leaves are falling in autumn but also eldery ladies.....

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  25. Spectacular shots!! the lighthouse looking beautiful..

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  26. I'm glad you and your camera were safe. I've had several spills over the past year and I'm not sure why. All of them have been trips. I can't figure out why I've tripped so much lately. Perhaps my depth perception has changed a wee bit.

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  27. oh wow, yes a scary feeling for sure...glad you weren't injured and your camera is safe! beautiful views...and you really deserved that drink afterwards!

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  28. You've got to be more careful. Good cameras are hard to come by! :) I know what you mean about falling. A couple of years ago I fell on a hill on a golf course which resulted in a knee operation and a leg which will never be the same. But I can still play golf so it's OK. I wasn't carrying a camera, thank goodness! :)

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  29. Good job saving the camera!!! Always my first thought when climbing in precarious territory!!!

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  30. Lovely tonal range in these pictures. Super colours.

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  31. Falling with camera in hand is never any fun, glad you and the camera are fine.

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