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07/20/2009 02:17:25 AM · #1
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Starting out, this wave didn't look any different from any of the others splashing off the rock.
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But then it splashed higher... and higher...
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At this point I was smart enough to turn my back and cover my camera, so it only got hit a little. Someone else wasn't quite so bright.
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' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Becky-Lee and her camera weren't as quick either, though at least SHE tried to move.
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Then there's the guy who just stood there, shooting madly while the wave and lens got intimately acquainted.
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I'm sure there are better ways to clean one's lens than with salt water.
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AND better ways to wash one's clothes as well.
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But at least he seemed to enjoy it!
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edited cuz a c went wandering (no, I will NOT admit that I can't spell!)

Message edited by author 2009-07-20 17:23:12.
07/20/2009 03:14:04 AM · #2
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Wow. Better to laugh than cry...
I wonder how water sealed is a 40D?
07/20/2009 03:30:33 AM · #3
Well, he kept shooting for the rest of the evening and all day yesterday, so it must be pretty good!

Wait until he posts his series of shots of the wave. I must admit they're pretty cool :)

Message edited by author 2009-07-20 03:31:26.
07/20/2009 05:21:06 AM · #4
Fantastic shots Sheila!!
07/20/2009 08:16:19 AM · #5
Ha! Great series, and David kept his good humour. I'm looking forward to getting a look at his shots.
:-D
07/20/2009 11:01:41 AM · #6
DOH! I cant believe you posted those you little turd :P

The shots are nothing to write home about but Ill try to get some posted when I get home tonight or tomorrow. the shutter speed was a little slow so theres a lot of motion blur ;) I figured I was going to get wet half way through and figured meh might as well just keep shooting but didnt think Id get hit with that much water lol.
07/20/2009 11:14:59 AM · #7
Definitely in the same club.
I have felt much shame, embarrassment and stupidity from getting too close for the shot. Only to realize that 2 ladies were watching me the whole time ... which made me feel even better. Add to that the fact that I nearly lost my camera and possibly my life, and I should have gotten a special icon for this one ;)
Notice that this photo was taken with the 10-20 mm ... I was very close.
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07/20/2009 11:17:18 AM · #8
Originally posted by metatate:

Definitely in the same club.
I have felt much shame, embarrassment and stupidity from getting too close for the shot. Only to realize that 2 ladies were watching me the whole time ... which made me feel even better. Add to that the fact that I nearly lost my camera and possibly my life, and I should have gotten a special icon for this one ;)
Notice that this photo was taken with the 10-20 mm ... I was very close.
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Thanks for the confession post, glad to know Im not alone lol
07/20/2009 12:47:38 PM · #9
Originally posted by dknourek:

DOH! I cant believe you posted those you little turd :P


And I can't believe you're surprised! lol
07/20/2009 01:46:42 PM · #10
Originally posted by BeeCee:

Originally posted by dknourek:

DOH! I cant believe you posted those you little turd :P


And I can't believe you're surprised! lol


well yea not so much I guess... :)
07/20/2009 01:51:47 PM · #11
Hey, just be glad that those are the most embarrassing shots I got of you. :P
07/20/2009 02:44:58 PM · #12
hey now, I did good. no injuries or major mishaps at all...
07/20/2009 03:37:41 PM · #13
Yeah, dammit. Beck was really looking forward to some shots inside an ambulance ;)
07/20/2009 03:57:37 PM · #14
Originally posted by dknourek:

hey now, I did good. no injuries or major mishaps at all...

Less posting, more photos... get to work. I want to see a lens covered in wet! :-D
07/20/2009 04:16:36 PM · #15
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by dknourek:

hey now, I did good. no injuries or major mishaps at all...

Less posting, more photos... get to work. I want to see a lens covered in wet! :-D


you will have to wait another couple hours for me to get off work, get home, fire up the network, find the dam photos, edit the pics, and finally post them for everyone's entertainment ;)
07/20/2009 04:44:54 PM · #16
Originally posted by BeeCee:

Yeah, dammit. Beck was really looking forward to some shots inside an ambulance ;)


I don't know about the ambulances in your area, but if you come here I can give you your choice of three ambulances to set up a shot in (along with a bunch of fire trucks). I've never actually posed any shots in an ambulance though. I've taken a lot during training, but nothing where I actually posed a shot. Hmmmm, maybe I should.
07/20/2009 05:01:24 PM · #17
Originally posted by NathanW:

Originally posted by BeeCee:

Yeah, dammit. Beck was really looking forward to some shots inside an ambulance ;)


I don't know about the ambulances in your area, but if you come here I can give you your choice of three ambulances to set up a shot in (along with a bunch of fire trucks). I've never actually posed any shots in an ambulance though. I've taken a lot during training, but nothing where I actually posed a shot. Hmmmm, maybe I should.


Yea but she also wanted action like bones sticking through flesh and blood spraying all over... :P

Although there were a couple instances where if I had taken a wrong step that might have been a reality but would also gotten kicked up a notch with air ambulances thanks to the remote locations lol
07/20/2009 05:11:08 PM · #18
Hey hey, just one bone would have been enough if it was a big one, and we didn't want blood spraying EVERYwhere, just a little fountain. Was that too much to ask?

Nathan, too bad you live so far away. I probably could have arranged something when hubby was a firefighter but I wasn't into photography then.
(Rescuing guys like Dave were one of the reasons he gave it up. lol)
07/20/2009 08:01:23 PM · #19
I can do you even one better...how about an amputated hand??? One of our explorers blew his hand off when he was a kid and we could dress the stump up to look gory!!!! We have a guy working at the grocery store that doesn't have any legs below the knees. We could do a mass casualty incident!!!!

*grin* I'm a sick puppy. *grin*

As for being too far away....next time we go to Alaska (not sure when/if that will happen again) we'll make sure we take a detour your way. Won't guarantee we'll bring an ambulance or firetruck though. *sigh*
07/20/2009 08:16:46 PM · #20
Ooooohhhh, my kinda guy! :D
07/20/2009 08:25:17 PM · #21
Originally posted by The_Tourist:



Wow. Better to laugh than cry...
I wonder how water sealed is a 40D?


um, from experience, not very. A glass of water (freshwater thankfully) spilled on my camera 2 days after I got it. The only means I had to get the water out was to suck it out myself. Very effective, but it tastes terrible XP
It recovered an hour later though :)
07/20/2009 09:49:20 PM · #22
Well here we go in order of capture...

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' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/65000-69999/67579/120/808459.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/65000-69999/67579/120/808459.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' Im committed or should be at this point

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/65000-69999/67579/120/808463.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/65000-69999/67579/120/808463.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' OMG that water is cold

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07/20/2009 09:51:00 PM · #23
And it's ALMOST as funny as it was in person!

Okay, I'm going to hide now... :D
07/20/2009 09:59:58 PM · #24
Originally posted by Blue Moon:

Originally posted by The_Tourist:



Wow. Better to laugh than cry...
I wonder how water sealed is a 40D?


um, from experience, not very. A glass of water (freshwater thankfully) spilled on my camera 2 days after I got it. The only means I had to get the water out was to suck it out myself. Very effective, but it tastes terrible XP
It recovered an hour later though :)


I had the opposite experience. I was up in Boundary Waters canoeing 2 years ago. I had my 10D with me and at one point we had a choice of a portage or wading through some shallow water towing the canoes behind us. Since it was easier to drag the canoes than to carry them up over the hilly area, we dragged them. I had my camera around my neck as we walked through knee high water, until I stepped into a deeper pool, caught my foot on an underwater branch and pitched forward into the water, plunging my camera into the crisp cold water of the lake. I was horrified. The lens was worse off than the camera though - it was foggy for a week, then it dried out, but the camera was fine - when I switched to use a different lens, everthing was great. woo hoo! Go Canon!
07/20/2009 10:30:29 PM · #25
well try not to have a huge computer power surge thing and lose them!!
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