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Light up my disaster - Goffen
21-NOV-2010 Goffen

Light up my disaster - Goffen

Last weekend while driving in Jølster my friend asked me; "Is this where the new shooting range is coming ?" I turned my head to see if it was the right spot, and came so far over to the left that my wheels entered the snow edge along the road. I lost control, and went into the wood. As we swooshed by a tree (a one foot miss) and the car almost went upside down we both had the same thought. It'd probably be a good idea to wear a seat belt right now. Miraculously the only thing that got hurt was my pride, and eventually a neighbour with a hefty tractor pulled us back on the road.

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Brad 01-Dec-2010 12:49
looks like a crime scene photo,, film noir
Olympus DSLR Challenge01-Dec-2010 00:59
There is a joke about winter driving that goes:

"As the guy from Minnesota heads for the snowbank his last words are always - Oh Sh!t!. The guy from Wisconsin (our neighboring state) is more likely to say - Hold my beer and watch this!"

Funny how quickly one goes from on the road to off the road - isn't it? Wonder what the guy with the tractor was thinking as you were off taking picts ;-)

brent
Guest 27-Nov-2010 16:26
Of course we all know that you staged all this to get an entry into the competition, right?
Just kidding, of course!
The last time I drove on ice or snow must be about 30 years ago, so perhaps I should get up there for a refresher course

Barry
Mireoslav Kral 26-Nov-2010 16:23
Ugly feeling when one can't control the vehicle. When younger I was in two similar situations with happy end. Nice picture.
kleivis25-Nov-2010 18:59
It's all about focus, Goffen, focus! You should know something about it. Or did you just do it in order to get a great light up! photo??
Shirley Haden24-Nov-2010 21:41
You don't know how many times I've almost done this! I know I'd feel like an idiot if I ended up in the ditch! lol just giving you a hard time about it. I'm glad you thought to get a shot of the action. Nothing will heal your ego wounds like a great picture!
Colin24-Nov-2010 19:37
Some folk will do anything to get a good shot :-)
Seriously though, glad it all turned out OK, a real scary moment!
Olympus DSLR Challenge24-Nov-2010 12:02
Yikes! I'm glad you guys are ok. Even without your story, this image really tells a story. --Stefan