Perfect Timing is a weekly photography project by two friends who met in college, became roommates and have been close ever since. We share a love for languages and travel, and although we’re from the same southern state, we now live on different continents, balancing a demanding work life with a private life. We both agree that everything happens for a reason, whether we see these moments as positive or negative at the time, propelling us ahead or slowing us down. We hope you will join us each week, as we share little moments of Perfect Timing with you.
This week we had to run an errand a few towns away from us, and on our way home, we saw a lot of smoke ahead. Firetrucks were zooming by on the freeway to get to the source of the fire, and as we were passing, we saw flames spreading through the brush off the shoulder. We immediately thought that it was a wildfire, because let’s face it, we’re in a severe drought here in CA. Instead, we were surprised to see this car on fire and a couple of firemen doing their best to put it out. While the brush around it was also catching fire, we could tell they’d gotten to the flaming car very soon after the accident. I only hope they had a lot of help coming to assist them in putting out the rest of it that was spreading up the hillside and that the driver and any passengers were able to get out of the car in time. Whenever we pass an accident of some sort, I always think of how blessed we are to not have been involved.
Mary of Moe-Digger Photography and I became friends in college after we realized how much we had in common. We each grew up with three brothers, played sports and studied history, languages and cultures. I still remember our SLR cameras and our love for shooting with film. We have shared many wonderful experiences together over the years and have supported each other through some of the most significant moments in our adult lives. I am excited to take on this project with her. Check out Mary’s Perfect Timing photo for this week, too: Ink.