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From Dusk Till Dawn?

March 9, 2012


I arrived in Adelaide, Australia yesterday utterly exhausted

I arrived in Adelaide, Australia yesterday utterly exhausted. The day before I was in the hospital emergency room which ended an eight hour post-cancer operation side effect ordeal. It was a potentially very dangerous incident. Though the medical incident ended well, I didn't get one minute of sleep.

I then went on to do a lecture/book signing and concert that same night. When I checked into the Hilton, I feel asleep within minutes of entering my room. Before I fell into a Rip Van Winkle coma, five straight hours in Nile-world, I snapped a photo from my window.

It was 17:00 (5pm for my fellow Americans) and the street was some what bustling with cars and people. I woke up around 22:00. After quickly demolishing a huge platter of oysters I turned around and snapped this shot. The same street was almost deserted. Notice the time 10:03 on the digital clock in the lower left corner.

At this point I wolfed down a Caesar salad and round two of the sleep-fest commenced. I next awakened at 3am for good and now the entire street was deserted. Without a tripod, there was so little light I could barely focus.

The street stayed basically deserted for a couple more hours. Just before Dawn, signs of life started returning. Suddenly I noticed how bright it was getting and the moon was still visible. I snapped a shot and got a bright idea.

I got dressed, went downstairs, ate breakfast and timed the next two shots perfectly. If you look closely in the center of the photo, you can just make out the setting moon - and at that exact moment in the opposite direction was the rising sun. That was my last day's adventure, From Dusk Till Dawn?

 


Though the medical incident ended well, I didn't get one minute of sleep


I then went on to do a lecture / book signing


I also did a concert that same night


I snapped a photo from my window. It was 17:00 (5pm for my fellow Americans) and the street was some-what bustling with cars and people


I turned around and snapped this shot. The same street was almost deserted


I next awakened at 3am for good and now the entire street was deserted


Without a tripod there was so little light I could barely focus - The street stayed basically deserted for a couple more hours


Just before Dawn, signs of life started returning


Suddenly I noticed how bright it was getting and the moon was still visible


If you look closely in the center of this photo you can just make out the setting moo


At that exact moment in the opposite direction was the rising sun