I think I'm starting to lose it

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NIKON D70 - 8/5 sec, f8 at 22mm

Ever since I bought my car, 2 and a half years ago, the boot (trunk) has leaked. Despite the previous owner buying and fitting a brand new seal for it, it still leaks in the rare event it's out in the rain. This has seriously pissed me off for 2 and a half years.

Off and on over that time I have searched the internet to see if I could find what might be the problem with the seal. I was sure the seal was fitted incorrectly, but I couldn't really work out how it should be installed. All I found was lots of descriptions how it should work, but I was buggered if I could figure out the problem.

Then 2 days ago it finally hit me like a bolt from the blue. Parked right next to my car in our own garage is another car exactly the same as it. The same make, model and year. It's been parked there that whole time. All I had to do was open the boot (trunk) and have a look at another seal exactly the same to see how it was fitted correctly. Smacks head with incredulity.

To make matters worse, Gabba wandered by, spotted the problem immediately and fixed it in about 2 minutes.

The Photo

I took a trip to a parking building tonight to have a play. Then headed home to see what the result was on the computer. Realizing what I needed to change I jumped back in the car to have another crack at it. I spent about 5 minutes getting the camera set up and the shot composed only to have the lights go out. Bloody hell. So this is the best of the first trip.

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Posted: Saturday, 6 January, 2007 22:33

Captured: 2007:01:06 21:15:47

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  • Having seen this type of shot attempted before, and knowing the risks, I am very impressed.
    seriocomic - Sunday, 7 January, 2007 9:49
  • Know what you mean about the car. we have had trouble with our seatbelts choking us ever since we had the car then dicovered after 3 years that they could be moved down the door piilar. Don't have to hold them away from our necks all the time now.
    Ma - Sunday, 7 January, 2007 18:03
  • this is awesome! I have to wonder how exactly you set it up.. Lots of burnouts in the carpark, eh? :)
    mike - Monday, 8 January, 2007 10:00
  • Why is it that cars have leaks, rattles and odd things that get's one rattled trying to find the cause. Is it Gremlins? Nice looking car.
    Nova - Monday, 8 January, 2007 16:43
  • Very interesting shot
    Frank - Monday, 8 January, 2007 21:57

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