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The Cross

June 25th, 2010

I had gone for a walk with my cousin in Normandy. The path we took brought us past an old church, in the small grassy space next to which stood this beautiful cross.

I decided to make a picture. With my cousin’s assistance (he held the flashgun for me), I set up and took the shot. I exposed for the rapidly darkening sky and used the flash (to camera left) to light the cross itself. I thought I could bring out quite the mood that way.

The moment after I heard the click-clack of the shutter opening and closing, the skies opened. A wall of rain and hail descended upon us. We were each soaked to the bone within minutes (despite our rain gear which proved not to be quite as water proof as advertised). Thankfully, I was able to save my camera gear. I protected it with my body as I rapidly packed it away into my backpack. Then began the long walk back the way we came. Luckily, I managed to keep most of the wet out of the backpack by covering it with my jacket and hunching over it.

More coming soon!


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