|Just before leaving the UK, I figured I could et in one last little exploration. A friend of mine who wanted to do more exploring was in the area, so I figured why not.|
As I was in the midst of packing up, she rang and I rushed out of the house, leaving behind my climbing straps. This was, in hindsight a massive mistake. On with the pictures and the reason why it was a mistake at the end...
Processing comments: As we were very much overlooked by residential properties, I decided to use a flashlight as little as possible, so these were taken with long exposures and high ISO. The art deco pool seemed to suit the high grain with being B&W, so I hope you will indulge me.
The mistake... My friend slipped and fell catching the top of the 10' high palisade fence spikes and fell, ripping her hand open. After many hours in the emergency room later, and some stitches, it turned out that she had ripped muscle and moderate nerve damage after re-visiting the doctor.
I don't always bother with aids when climbing fences, I'm generally okay without them. But I think with the straps, she would have been fine. So after this, I'm always going to bring them, especially if other people are with me.
A week later: Obviously at the time I was more interested in getting her to my car where I had a med-kit and then proper medical attention! Doesn't look too much here, but that sucker was deep.
|Sorry to hear about your friend but sometimes getting hurt is unavoidable! I fucking love the first shot with the pool. Nice work! |
|definitely worth the fall! |
|I really, really like the look of these. Almost looks like a B&W negative or an infrared filter rather than a long exposure. Excellent work! |
When there is tranquility, you are in the right place. When there are no footprints, you are on the right path. When there are no tire tracks, you are on the right road.
|I know this place. There's one bit of the palisades fence which isn't bolted at the bottom allowing you to slide it over and squeeze in... No climbing required.|
I had a friend who slipped climbing some palisades and completely ripped open both his palms. He was off work for many months.
|Ouch looks painful! But great pictures!|
Were there a lot of mosquitoes and frogs in the pool? (Or does that only happen to abandoned pools/bodies of water in Australia? )
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