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Luck beats stupidity.
18 11 2005 John Victor Cooper

Luck beats stupidity.

Barnes Railway Bridge and footpath. view map

Timetable of events.
Thinks to self, train approaching fast, I will take a picture for Dave Beedon (Dave likes trains)
Being tall, I hold camera at arms length above safety fence and point it at train, looking sideways at LCD screen to align picture.
Forget no.1 = the track is very close to the fence.
Forget no.2 = my arms are quite long.
Forget no.3 = trains are fast.
Take picture.
Train then misses camera and hand by "INCHES"
Swear to never do that again. (really, really swear)
Get told off by wife, who wishes she had a camera in her hand to get a picture of my face as I jumped back.
Go home and change underwear.

Canon PowerShot G6
1/100s f/4.0 at 28.8mm full exif

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Hernan E. Enriquez22-Dec-2009 14:50
Nice shot but...Never Again!!!We need you here every day. Happy Holidays to you and yours!
caveman_lee22-Oct-2006 03:06
Wow ! What a risky shot. I would never do that. Anyway, this is a nice one.
1moremile10-Oct-2006 09:04
John, how did I miss this? It's hilarious. (please be more careful)
Dave Beedon20-Nov-2005 01:03
Thanks for thinking of me, John. I'm glad you were not injured. Forgetfulness is a curse.
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