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your scariest photography moment?
« on: March 10, 2013, 09:45:23 PM »
I accidently formated the memory card on my 5Dmk2 mid wedding on the weekend,... after the ceremony  :o
luckily transcend recover x got all the files back but it was a pretty stressfull experience  :-[
must have had the menu item still on format and somehow managed to bump the menu button, then ok then the wheel 1 notch to the right then ok again!
lucky i realised before i shot any more frames on the card so i just swapped cards out immediately and stashed the card in my bag to see if i could recover later.

what silly thing have you done?
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your scariest photography moment?
« on: March 10, 2013, 09:45:23 PM »

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Re: your scariest photography moment?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013, 10:34:27 PM »
I was a dummy who left his tripod bag in his car unlocked 2 days before a shooting trip to Hawaii.  Sure enough, it was gone the next morning.  Maybe not as bad, but for an amateur like me who can't just shell out another $500 for a setup it was a hard pill to swallow.
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2013, 10:53:58 PM »
The stylist who won the runway competition at a local hair show had hired me to photograph his 10 models. I mixed up my cards, reinserted card 1, formatted and shot over it. Lost photos of 8 of the 10 models. Gave him video of entire event and surviving photos, no charge. He has not hired me again, and I don't blame him one bit.

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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2013, 10:57:44 PM »
Well, those moments are scary but here's what happened to me.  I was out hiking by myself on a remote trail in the wilderness of southern Arizona, close to the Mexican border, looking for birds to photograph.  I rounded a bend in the trail and saw seven men in front of me, one of whom was armed with a rifle, marching single file up a steep side trail, headed north.  Each of these men was carrying a gigantic backpack.  No, I didn't pause to take a photo of these folks ;D

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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2013, 11:00:26 PM »
Well, those moments are scary but here's what happened to me.  I was out hiking by myself on a remote trail in the wilderness of southern Arizona, close to the Mexican border, looking for birds to photograph.  I rounded a bend in the trail and saw seven men in front of me, one of whom was armed with a rifle, marching single file up a steep side trail, headed north.  Each of these men was carrying a gigantic backpack.  No, I didn't pause to take a photo of these folks ;D

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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2013, 11:03:35 PM »
My hard drive died last weekend. My local backups turned out were not working.  Crashplan, despite sending me regular emails stating that backups were successful, missed my last year of photos.

So I was faced with the prospect of using one year of my work - including trips to Dubai and Tuscany.

Luckily I was able to take the drive somewhere where they managed to pull the data off and place it on an external HD for me.
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2013, 11:15:59 PM »
I rent an apt. on the beach in N.J. And stayed there to take photos when Hurricane Sandy made landfall.
Everyone else in the town evacuated...mandatory.  I stayed... So I got my shots:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_2ny649j2Ys/UObXeBrtvpI/AAAAAAAAAFM/za_i4r7hBW8/w480-h480/Sandy%2BOG%2BPier%2B1.jpg
..and then the fun began...it got dark....all power went down...the railings on the porches blew off...the dormer roof blew off...and there were waves going down both side streets on either side of the house as the ocean breeched the boardwalk and charged across Ocean Ave. toward the house, at the peak if the storm....It backed off just before the house was destroyed....oh...but what a RUSH!!! :-)
In the morning the pier was completely washed away. ....but I'd have to say I'd do it again in a heartbeat...and the prints are selling like hot cakes!
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2013, 11:22:46 PM »
I was photographing lightening,had the camera and the umbrella in the same hand and just as I was switching the camera (putting another one on the tripod)  a gust of wind pulled my hand and I hit myself with the 7d's hotshoe right in the face and broke my nose








That wasn't the scary part,2 seconds later lightening stuck the neighbouring building literally 20 ft away
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2013, 11:47:43 PM »
I rent an apt. on the beach in N.J. And stayed there to take photos when Hurricane Sandy made landfall.
Everyone else in the town evacuated...mandatory.  I stayed... So I got my shots:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_2ny649j2Ys/UObXeBrtvpI/AAAAAAAAAFM/za_i4r7hBW8/w480-h480/Sandy%2BOG%2BPier%2B1.jpg
..and then the fun began...it got dark....all power went down...the railings on the porches blew off...the dormer roof blew off...and there were waves going down both side streets on either side of the house as the ocean breeched the boardwalk and charged across Ocean Ave. toward the house, at the peak if the storm....It backed off just before the house was destroyed....oh...but what a RUSH!!! :-)
In the morning the pier was completely washed away. ....but I'd have to say I'd do it again in a heartbeat...and the prints are selling like hot cakes!
That IS impressive and you are officially mad :D
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Re: your scariest photography moment?
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2013, 11:49:07 PM »
Was out hiking taking photos in northern Arizona, out of cell range in the winter.  After climbing a nasty canyon wall I took two steps on the flat caprock and managed to roll my ankle in a tiny cupped depression.  I narrowly avoided falling off a 50 ft cliff by leaning into my turning ankle.  Ligaments torn, cartilage shredded, ankle big and black, I could not support any weight on it.  It took 5.5 hours to crawl back to the car with vultures circling overhead. Crawling with a photo backpack on is no fun. I reached the truck as the sun set and it started getting really cold.  My truck has a manual transmission, and I had to slam shift/use the other foot on the clutch. Oh, and it was a hard core 4x4 road with lots of steep slopes.  I had several gates to open and had to get out and crawl to each gate to open/close.
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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2013, 11:58:10 PM »
From wikidwombat:
"That IS impressive and you are officially mad!"
Yes....I have heard a lot of that...but I am just an old surfer dude...and could not have missed the opportunity of a lifetime....at least I came home with the goods! Phew! LOL! (Wait...I was at home?)
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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2013, 11:59:14 PM »
So, I figured I was in a safe position, a couple of hundred yards from these moose and on the other side of the road. Then, the three bulls start getting amorous and are chasing the cow. She makes a right turn and starts straight for me - not quite a gallop but a pretty fast trot, which believe me, is very fast when they're headed straight at you and you're standing in two feet of snow and sagebrush with a 500mm lens.
There was no way I was going to run anywhere so I just stood there shooting and sh*tting.
Fortunately, the cow went to the side and the bulls followed.

 I thought the dewlaps flopping back and forth was pretty cool.

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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2013, 12:06:36 AM »
WHOA..Jackson Bill...um....mooses are NOT small animals!!!
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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2013, 12:38:35 AM »
I've had a couple moose encounters in Montana and Wyoming. They can be aggressive and deadly! A moose is a HUGE animal!
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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2013, 12:47:24 AM »
I have posted this before, but it fits in here well  :)

Me getting hit by a tiger, he didn't like the lens pointing at him, it was a 16-35 f2.8.

LOL see if canon made a damn 16-35 IS that would have been a sharp shot! :P

but more seriously that would surely have needed an underwear change!
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