“silent, in the dark” – Senryu / Haiku

silent, in the dark
twenty bodies breathe. in. out.
armed intruder drill
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I do confess there was a little phone watching that was not strictly kosher in such things, but the silence was impressive, because it is so rare.

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The Land of Fire Breathing Dragons – Wood River Refinery

Each time I drive home from my brother’s home late at night I want to take this shot. Last night, the sky was misty and spitting rain and my camera sat on a the front seat next to me. So I pulled over alongside of the highway, turned on my hazards, grabbed my extra shirt to serve as a tripod, and sat my camera on it on top of the roof of my car.

I am pretty pleased with the result. Be sure to zoom in to see the details, including the serendipitously appropriate “Gas” sign.

If one is brown and bearded, perhaps one should limit the number of times one might be found on the side of a highway photography refineries (I’m just saying), but I would love to shoot this just once more, on a moonlit winter night when there is a thin blanket of snow on the ground.