Friday, February 01, 2008
When I saw that the photohunt theme this week was narrow, I knew exactly what I was going to feature. I had a PET scan today (routine part of my stage III melanoma follow-up and hopefully I'll get good news early next week). I had to lie on a very narrow bed while I went through the scanner. I was scanned from head to toe. The problem with using that for photohunters was I needed to take a photograph of the scanner. When it came down to it, I didn't ask the technician if I could snap some pictures of the scanner. Apparently someone else wasn't as shy as me because the narrow scanner is on someone's flickr site. So if you go there, you will see just how narrow that bed is, especially for someone like me who is getting wider. I had a fusion PET/CT scan but it looks a lot like the PET scan on flickr. Since I didn't take my own photographs when I got my scan this morning, I'll go with another choice for the narrow theme. Through the years I have hiked on many narrow paths in the mountains. The ones that seem the to be particularly narrow go straight up, and have a drop down into the valley if you stumble off the path. The one above isn't so bad because there are trees to catch hold of, if you do slip off the narrow path. Looking back over my photos, I realize that I don't have the best examples of scary narrow paths because I'm too nervous to take a picture when it requires focus to climb.The scariest climbs I've done were in the past before I started doing much photography. However, these fairly recent shots at least give a taste of some narrow mountain paths. The shot below is a narrow dirt road which isn't wide enough for meeting another car, and it's never a car. Whenever we meet someone on a road where you need to back up, it's always a truck.
The road above on the left hand side isn't a road we drove on. We were on the paved road above it but I've been in a car on similar roads many times.
Saturday is the photohunt day. I post early but Saturday is when you can find the photohunters at PhotoHunt. You can also find some photohunters on technorati - photohunt however, in spite of including the tag and pinging, technorati doesn't seem to be getting my new posts anymore. Not sure what's up with that. I hope everyone has a great weekend.