Confession; Usually when it comes to the Sinful Sunday prompts, despite knowing what they are months ahead, I work on my image for them in the same time frame as everyone else does but this one, Outtakes, I did because I had an image that has been sitting in my ‘to be used’ folder on my computer for a good for years now but I have just never quite known what to do with it. So I created a reason to use it.
And this is it’s story….
It had been raining, a lot, and I wanted to take a picture of me naked in the pouring rain under an umbrella. I set off on one of my regular routes. Of course the moment I got to the spot I wanted to use it stopped raining. However the sky was thick with dark clouds and so I thought I would give it a go anyway.
I set up my camera on the other side of the path and waded into the undergrowth on the other. I took a few practice shots with my clothes on. Once I was happy with those I double checked up and down the path that no one was coming, stripped off and started taking pictures. Some of those appear in this post: If you like Pina Colada’s
For once my timing was off and just beyond the bend at the end of the path had in fact been a runner and a fast one at that because one moment he was no one to be seen and the next I could hear his heavy footfall. There was no time for clothes by this point but luckily I did have a handy umbrella. The funniest thing about it all though is he never even looked in my direction but when I clicked the remote as he ran past he heard it and turned and looked at the camera but he never slowed his pace and he never looked over at me. Not quite the image I was going for but one that to this day makes me giggle every time I look at it.