16 Aug
186/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
186/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f2.5, 1/5, raw

NO CARD … NO CARD … NO CARD … no memory card inserted.
I didn’t have much sleep, Agata put three teeth in one night. Then woke up early in the morning. And I’m the one responsible to bring her out and baby-sit. Headache was behind the corner. Even internet was incredibly slow this morning. I had just the energy to publish the daily shot and post the story. Then I went into advanced zombie mode (go back to day 75 for its description).
It was suddenly time to leave home. We had been invited to the beautiful pool at Cala Piccola. That was very fortunate, not only because at the pool there’s not much more to do than relaxing, but also because today is the 15th of August, “Ferragosto”, or “Festa dell’Assunta” here in Italy, which means that every single Italian is at the beach somewhere, so every beach is ridiculously crowded, and every road extremely busy. Hence, a perfect day to avoid driving to the beach.
However, it is difficult to be an organized zombie. I managed to leave home with my mobile, wallet, and nex-7. But I failed to perform the daily check for battery power and memory card. So, when after lunch, while laying on a sunbed and reading “L’acte photographique”, I eventually got the inspiration for a shot, I had just the time to bring the viewfinder to my eye before reading the orange-blinking, dreadful message.
One thing after another, we returned at home late in the evening. When we arrived, I had to walk through the moonless, pitch black night that separated the dim-spooky illumination offered by my cosy car from the far-and-immersed-in-the-darkness lights-switch. Instead, I walked straight home, I retrieved the memory card, and I went back to capture the emptiness of an Alfa Romeo parked in the moonless night of the countryside.

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