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Red Sky in the Evening…and Drama to go with it.

Posted by mervfrench on June 4, 2009

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I was in Perth Monday night  so when we arrived I raced down to Cottesloe Beach but I was a bit late for the best of a really great sunset. I stuck around for a while and took a few shots here and there but missed the best of it. The storm was going off up in the northern beaches area then started out to sea so I kept trying for a lightning shot and this was the best that I managed before the storm eased off and it got dark.  Every time the shutter closed the lighting struck but I thought this wasn’t to bad really.  

THEN THE DRAMA HAPPENED.

When I arrived back at the car that dreaded sinking feeling, I’d lost the keys. Oh no Sh******tttttttttt.  I thought I must have lost them on the beach when I pulled the remote from my pocket and I didn’t hear them drop on the sand. I went down to the spot but no sign and the odd wave had covered where I was. I went back to the end of the groyne where I had been shooting most of the time but couldn’t see in the dark and had virtually given up.I went back to the car and rang my wife back at her sisters and she said they would come out with a torch, waste of time I said ,just come and get me and I’ll drive back home and get a spare set of keys, at least a 4 hour round trip. I went back out to the end of the groyne and borrowed a torch off the last fisherman as he was packing up and thought I’d just have one quick look on the off chance but didn’t hold any hope. I had a quick look around but nothing, where do you look really, amongst all the rock and dark holes.I turned to climb off the rocks and just pointed the torch down and there they were , about 2 feet down in a gap and sitting on a ledge. I laid down and reached in and picked them up, that feeling of relief is overwhelming.

Bloody hell…the things that happen and just to get one half decent shot from about 150.

And bloody hell again….. I’ve posted something nearly as long as Flemmings.

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