A new one from today - typical Irish weather: sun on the left, clouds and rain on the right
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Canon EOS 40D + Canon EFS 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM @ 16mm, 1/400, f/7.1, ISO 100, handheld
Unfortunately, this is the only shot I took on this trip. I had a very unpleasant adventure that made me give up todays sunrise shots, and maybe even shooting overall for some time.. I was driving to this beautiful beach for sunrise shooting this morning, it was still completely dark and all the surrounding villages dead with no signs of life (after season = no tourists = dead silence). Some idiots spotted me driving alone at night and tried to stop my car in the middle of nowhere, by chasing my tail, blinding with long lights, taking over and blocking. I think I only managed to get rid of them because I used to play Grand Theft Auto in my teens. Seriously, I'd never thought I had this good driving skills by taking 80kph bends at 140 kph, and that I could do the U-turn maneuvre so quickly. God save manual transmission! They had a faster car, so I used a petrol station + the wrong side of the road trick to leave them behind and they were amateur enough to let me escape. God only knows what'd happen if they'd managed to block me on one of those narrow 1-lane countryside roads.. I heard so many stories about what happened to those drivers, especially female drivers..
Anyway, I'll double think next time when I want to drive anywhere alone at night. I think I need a photo/travel companion.. if only I had a traveling photographer friend.. my friends are not willing to wake up for sunrise when we travel together *sigh*