Hokkaido paddy fields
While staying at my mother in laws home, I had spotted a little cemetery nearby , and was eager to get some shots over the rice fields, with the setting sun doing its magic.
I set off on my own but it wasn't long before I realised what seemed to be the same car, had driven past a few times.
I entered the small cemetery trying to shake off the feeling that I was being followed . I was a good way in when I turned back to check again and saw the car pull into the entrance , thereby blocking my way out . The man got out the car and started walking toward me.
While I was annoyed some idiot was following me, I was really really bugged that I could no longer continue on my blissful photo adventure . I knew I had to turn around and walk back out before I was any further into the cemetery. It was so irritating ( and yes slightly frightening but I'm a big LOUD girl )( it's my rock singer lungs you know😝)
I passed him looking straight ahead and he stopped . " Where are you from? " he asked .
"Australia" I said as I strode past him .
I heard him following me trying to ask more questions but by this time I was really really annoyed he had ruined my photo session and ignored him .
I kept walking without turning back but knew I couldn't walk straight back to my mother in laws incase he was following me .
I walked past her little street and turned the corner to loop around and go into a back street that would lead to her house .
I had a good look around and couldn't see him .
Cursing cursing and cursing some more at the lost photo moment , I turned into the little back street and was struck by the setting sun illuminating the paddy fields in hues of orange and gold .
I couldn't believe my luck , mentally thanked the stupid annoying stranger moment and happily clicked away .
The second I heard the shutter on this photo I knew I had taken one I would love
and would always remember that moment when just when you think you've lost an opportunity, something so surprisingly wonderful can be right around the corner .