There’s actually not that much backstory to this photo. It’s pretty much what it looks like. We were on a road trip with Mrs. Pix in her traveling clothes – naked – in the passenger seat. Came a time that we needed to fuel up, and Mrs. Pix was game for the classic pumping gas pic. It’s broad daylight, there is a well-traveled road in the background, and the gas station mini-mart is just out of view to the right. Behind us and to the left are some non-descript businesses.
There were no other cars actively pumping next to us, but there were certainly cars passing on the road in the background and any of them could have turned in without warning. Likewise, at any moment someone could have emerged from the mini mart. Who knows what other eyes may have caught a piece of this view. All these possibilities contributed to the adrenalin of the moment, so I’m a little surprised that this shot is not completely out of focus … thank the bright sunlight and fast shutter speed. We didn’t linger to shoot a whole series.
Someone will doubtless wonder about the one shoe and one bare foot: The companion photo to this one, already posted, shows both feet shod. In shifting to this photo, she stepped over the gas hose, which knocked off one of the shoes, creating this somewhat awkward composition.