Friday, February 19, 2010

End of the road

Permanent rest
Along the 401, somewhere in Ontario
October 2009

[Please see here for more "at rest" thematic silliness]

As we cruised the monotonous route home, I grabbed my camera (don't worry, my wife was driving) and did my best to shoot out the window for as long as I could keep the nausea at bay.

(Note to self: You get sick reading in the car. What makes you think photography at speed will be any different?)

It was a challenging day to shoot. Cloudy conditions force you into lower-speed exposures, which apparently isn't a good thing at 120 km/h. But it's digital, so no one really cares about wasted "film", anyway. So off I went.

As we passed this sad-looking truck, I hoped that whoever had driven it managed to make it home safely. Because these wheels weren't going anywhere soon, and when they eventually did I guess they wouldn't be doing so under their own power.

Your turn: Where's the driver?


Tabor said...

Somewhere in my heart I think there is a whole movie in this photo just waiting to be produced!

Rinkly Rimes said...

A very different aspect of taking a rest here:

Mark said...

I want to know how you get your wife to drive so much.

kenju said...

I can't read in a car either, Carmi, I get very nauseated.

Tabor is right. There is a whole movie/book in that photo. Let's hop the driver had a cell phone to call someone to come and get him, otherwise, he had a long walk.