|Moonrise Over Portland Harbor|
I took this photo a couple of months ago behind Harbor Fish Market, in the Old Port and I don't know why, but I hadn't posted it anywhere yet, even on my website.
Yesterday, it was explored on flickr, which is always exciting, because it brings a lot of traffic and a lot of people look at my blog and website.
You can see it on Explore here.
But this tranquil shot belies what REALLY happened that night: when I
got there, there were two drunk guys, listening to classic rock on a
crappy radio out of a shopping cart and quietly slurring back and
forth to each other.
As I stood there with my camera, tripod and entire kit, a foot away
from the water, they suddenly got in a fight over one of the guy's
cell phone, and started rolling around on the cobblestones three feet
behind me, shouting obscenities and punching each other! I thought,
"it's only a matter of time before they knock me right into the
water, along with all my gear!" and I got mad, because I couldn't
even walk by them because they were rolling around so much.
For some stupid reason, I just yelled at them in my sternest "Mom
voice": "Both of you STOP IT RIGHT NOW! I am trying to take
a picture and you're fighting over a cell phone behind me? GET
UP!" And they both looked really shocked and shame-faced,
believe it or not, instead of whipping out a knife or a gun to kill
me, and said they were sorry!
I suddenly realized what I had done, grabbed my stuff, and marched off
towards Harbor Fish Market, where a guy who was having a smoke out
there, complimented me with a, "Way to GO, Mama!" lol!
When I went back afterwards, hoping it would all be okay, one of the
guys had run off, and the other one apologized profusely to me! Too
funny. . . But I WAS lucky that I got the right two drunks, who just
happened to be scared by "Principal Cindy."