Day 190 - The Money Shot

This shot cost me £70....


I spent the last few days staying with Chris and Sarah down in Cambridge and yesterday we decided on the spur of the moment to have a BBQ (like most Brits on a sunny afternoon). So Sarah and I drove to Tesco to go and get some supplies.


The yellow of the Oil Seed Rape had been distracting me on the way there, so as we were driving back, I stopped the car to take my 365 shot for the day. I parked the car and put my camera on the roof (I didn't have a tripod with me). I did a test shot, but the camera was angled too low, so I reached into my bag and grabbed my wallet to use to level things out. Perfect!


I set the 10 second timer, ran up the road, posed and then ran back. I grabbed the camera, looked at the shot and it looked fine, so I got back into the car and we carried on driving.


The afternoon progressed nicely, the BBQ was lovely, the sun shone, we got plenty of practice on the Wii and eventually I said my goodbyes and headed home. 10 minutes into my journey I stopped to get some fuel, reached into my bag to get my wallet, and I couldn't find it. "That's weird" I thought. I rang Sarah and Chris, I searched my car, they searched their house. We discussed where I'd last seen it.... then the penny dropped. Shit! I left it on top of my car!




Well, it wasn't on the top of my car anymore! So it must have fallen off somewhere along the road as we drove back. Shit.


I turned the car around and drove back to see if I could find it. In the meantime Sarah and Chris went back in the fading light as well to see if they could find it.


Half an hour later, and it was getting pretty dark, so we had to give up and head home. The wallet was nowhere to be seen.


I decided to stay the night, mulling over my own ineptitude and then had another look this morning in the daylight. I still couldn't see it though. Plus, it's a 4 mile drive from the photo point back to the house, and it could have fallen off anywhere, so it's a pretty big search area. Oh, and the wallet is brown. Like the mud. Hmmm, nicely camouflaged!


So I am now missing 2 credit cards, 2 debit cards, a donor card, various loyalty cards, my national insurance card, £60 cash, a spare front door key, an old photo of me and some stamps.




So, if you've enjoyed this photo, feel free to buy me a virtual drink to commiserate.

  • Thorpeland PRO 7y

    Oh no that sucks!! Sorry to hear that news. :( But hey you got a great photo here!
  • Nicola Hudson 7y

    nasty end to an otherwise fab weekend =[
  • *kth* mmmbbooo 7y

    oh,b*gger...what a shame...still,get yourself a bean bag,once you get some cash that is.
  • Joachim Game 7y

    Fanbloodytastic!! Love the colour and perspective in this shot!
  • Paul Waite PRO 7y

    Dang. I lost my National Insurance card with my wallet at a Michael Jackson concert in 1996. The plus side is that, ever since, I’ve been forced to know my National Insurance number off by heart.
  • Hussain Waheed 7y

    great view , hope u will get back the wallet .
  • Juppppy 7y

    Oh dear! Sucks to be you today.

    Lovely shot though. I have lost my purse before, it's a horrible sinking feeling when it's not where it should be.

    Maybe someone will find it, would there be a contact number in there?

    Anyhoo, good shot!!
  • mom23lilrascals 7y

    i am so sorry to hear! sounds like something i would do and definitely ought to be in commercials!

    you're taking it well, and that is such a wonderful thing.

    next time, try a shoe? :-)
    Seen in a discussion of 365 Days. (?)
  • Ian PRO 7y

    A real bummer! (At least you took the camera off the car!?) :(
  • amber {in the shadow of za'ha'dum} PRO 7y

    bummer! that really sucks--but hey, at least you got the shot! :P

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  • Sledge Callier 7y

    Gutted for you! It's a right pain in the arse when things like that happen and it is always worse when they happen because of something boneheaded.
  • metró 7y

    -pet- i'm still looking for it every time i drive on that road (so, twice a day on average. heh.) dopey, i know, but you never know, stranger things have happened. x
  • metró 7y

    oh, did it get into explore? yay :D
  • Black Rider Studios 7y

    nice shot
  • Luis Eduardo ® 7y

    Wonderful tones
  • Salvatore Lapignola 7y

    molto bella! sembra che i fiori ti escano dalle mani : )
  • tandito 7y

  • nataliej 7y

    It's back! Check out this entry folks :D
  • Clay Hoff 5y

    Its very cool. Can I use it on my Life Insurance website as the main header ??
  • nataliej 5y

    @Clay-Hoff - Sure! Go ahead :)
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