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Photo of The Day: Stuck

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Camera: Canon 5D | Lens: EF16-35mm f/2.8L | Setting: f/14, 1/125, ISO 100

I stopped and looked around for another way. He, on the other hand, rolled by me on the passenger side, draped a wrist at 12:00 on the wheel, and entered the sludge at a creep. Life as we knew it unfolded in slow motion. The front tires touched the water and went down. They didn't stop, but they sank with such a dreamy, cartoonish pace that those of us watching had enough time to process, react, and theorize. So, we laughed.

He kept sinking. And yet still driving. Those 37" tires whirled around in the muck like egg beaters in chocolate cake batter until we could see them no more. The Land Cruiser moved forward, abandoning the laws of reason and perhaps of science for just a singular miraculous moment. You know what the Chinese proverb says, "Be not afraid of moving very slowly. Be afraid only of standing still."

So it was all good.

Until it wasn't.

The Land Cruiser finally responded to his enthusiastic application of the throttle by digging in until it came to rest on the frame. He stepped out of the Land Cruiser and into the mud to discuss the situation with me, leaving his wife and two children inside.

I grinned, snapped a fistful of photos, and asked, "Need a tow?"

"Yeah, probably a good idea. The wife's kinda pissed now."


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# B.D.P. 2012-01-12 15:44
Now that is what i call STUCK!!
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# musicmaan 2012-01-13 23:03
hahaha... that's the funniest write up for a photo I've ever read!! good job
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# Wendy 2012-01-17 18:52
Awesome trip! I wasn't pissed for long
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# Mark 2012-01-19 23:04
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# OutdoorDad 2012-01-30 13:51
Been there...
Got the look...

Sometimes you only learn by doing..
Sometimes you don't forget because your wife is all too happy to remind you.
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# Burby 2014-01-06 23:15
This was my favorite thing to happen, if that makes any sense.

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