The moon was full, the night was warm and I was feeling restless. The ‘take it easy’ part of this ‘rehab from surgery’ rubbish was starting to get to me and I needed a little excitement. So… I tossed a sundress over my a-shirt, pulled off my shorts, and snuck out of the house with my camera and tripod.
Now, I live in a patch of woods with no streetlights, so when I say it was dark, it was DARK. A fact I’d be very glad for in a little bit.
I made my way carefully along with the torch I keep handy for tech work at the theatre. I was heading for the part of the road that has an honest-to-goodness street sign that I could pose with. At this time of the night there was the occasional car that came past the area I was thinking of, and of course people in their homes were still awake, so there was a certain element of danger.
I arrived at the intersection of two streets and the vista of sky opened up… we often come down here to stargaze and watch meteor showers. The neighbours at the corners still had their lights on, which put a thrill of fear through me… would they notice my camera flashes and peer out to see what was going on? I set up my tripod and had just taken a test shot when I heard the jingle of a dog collar. Damn!
A minute later I heard the dog trying to break free of its leash to come at me, and a man’s voice. Immediately I scooped up the tripod with the camera still attached and slipped back into the blackness, moving swiftly up the street in the direction I had come from. I didn’t stop until I reached my driveway; and as it turned out the man and dog were my neighbours across the way. I waited until I heard them enter their house, then walked back down the street, my heart still pounding from the close call.
Back at the street sign, I set up the tripod once more and stood beneath the street sign to get another test shot. I was very conscious of all the lights still on in people’s houses and alert for any cars, but fortunately remained undistracted and undiscovered as I set up and took my final shot.
Success! I began to chuckle as I broke down my equipment and was positively giddy by the time I was heading back up the road toward home! Another successful Dragon De-scaling
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