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02/16/2009 02:13:05 PM · #1

Why not share some of your experiences of being out on a shoot for a DP Challenge with the rest of us.

For example ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' cytoxan picked up a ticket for his trouble.
Maybe you've been chased by an angry dog or even met your future wife or husband.

02/16/2009 02:23:25 PM · #2
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02/16/2009 02:25:01 PM · #3
I slipped down a steep muddy river going after this shot.

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Thought I'd NEVER get back to the top! We're talking deep, pull your boots off (that actually happened), kind of mud.
02/16/2009 03:27:09 PM · #4
I seem to recall ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' DrAchoo went swimming with his first 5D!
02/16/2009 03:29:39 PM · #5
Background check (I think as he wanted my ID and took him 15 mins for the checks) by a cop when I was taking some pics close to an airport.
02/16/2009 04:06:55 PM · #6
Originally posted by SaraR:

I seem to recall ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' DrAchoo went swimming with his first 5D!


I think that may have happened more than once! haha

achoo and water don't mix.
02/16/2009 04:22:14 PM · #7
Originally posted by karmat:

achoo and water don't mix.

Right ... ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/960/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_751614.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/960/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_751614.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
02/16/2009 04:26:05 PM · #8
posted this a while ago, my son is now four:

I have a lovely Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L lens, I've had it for quite a few years now and it goes everywhere with me.

We visited Edinburgh Zoo and I put the lens in the bottom of my sons buggy. I normally do this when we go out, he's over two years old and I've never had any problems.

Edinburgh Zoo is on a very steep hill so we normally get a little bus (well, it's a 4x4 pulling a 20 seater trailer) to the top then walk back down again. The driver of the little bus said he'd put the buggy onto the back of the bus, they've done this numerous times before and have little doors to open to put the buggies in.

However, today the new driver lifted the buggy up at a rather silly angle and everything fell out of the buggy. I heard a horrible thud, the lovely L lens was lying on the concrete floor (about a 6-8 foot drop) and my heart sank!

I picked the lens up and noticed the metal cover of the metal connectors at the bottom of the lens was broken. I looked at the glass and it all seemed OK, the tracks that hold the nels hood on are a little damaged (but can be fixed with a little file so that I can get the hood on)

I've taken quite a few images and I've just had a look through them and they all seem fine...

The manager of the zoo has apologised and said that he shouldn't have lifted the buggy at all.

---------

The lens was snt off to Canon who fixed it, cleaned it and sent me a bill for £80 something which the zoo paid :-)
02/16/2009 04:34:32 PM · #9
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' sempermarine once got stuck up in a tree by the seat of his pants. See, he was being a good friend and helping me out in the Hanging By a Thread challenge by attaching a carabiner to his back belt loop and hanging from a hunter's nail in a tree. Turns out that his pants were a little too baggy and they gave him a ultra mega wedgie that was actually so painful he couldn't really breathe... Help Me! Help me! I can't breathe! I can't breathe!... Ah... I remember like it was yesterday... GOOD TIMES! GOOD TIMES!

I would have taken a picture but I was too busy crying because I was laughing so hard... and I eventually had to help him get down.

Oh yeah, he once hit a blind man with his car, but that's a WHOLE different story...

02/16/2009 04:35:56 PM · #10
The lens was snt off to Canon who fixed it, cleaned it and sent me a bill for £80 something which the zoo paid :-)

Hey it's really nice to hear a story like that where those at fault didn't try to hide behind some small print

Message edited by author 2009-02-16 16:36:32.
02/16/2009 04:38:37 PM · #11
Originally posted by toddhead:


Oh yeah, he once hit a blind man with his car, but that's a WHOLE different story...


OMG!!!
02/16/2009 04:44:42 PM · #12
I was out trying to capture something for the "A single tree II" at the middle of the night. Me and a friend was making our way through very deep snow with camera equipment and a big shovel (did I spell that right?) to get the snow away. This was all right next to the mainroad where I live. First a police car stopped. Trouble we thought. But they asked us if we had seen a deer who got hit by a car. No, we had not. Then another car stopped, asked us if we had seen a deer. No, still no deer... So we started with out photoshoot; I was running around with a flash, flashing off like crazy around this tree to get some darn light on it. First the police car came back, slowing down (probably because of the flash), then it turned and went back the way it came, followed by two other police cars. Shortly after we gave up and drove home, the same direction as all those cars, but we did not see anything. Strange night it was...
02/16/2009 04:45:42 PM · #13
At the Mexico City airport on my way home from a visit (without my camera), the lighting was just so fantastic and the shapes so intriguing, I just had to capture them, even if it meant I had to use my lowly camera phone.

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After several minutes of oblivious snapping away, a uniformed guard approached me and sternly said "We've been watching you for a while now. No photos allowed..."
02/16/2009 04:50:44 PM · #14
Originally posted by SaraR:

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' JulietNN should win this hands down ;¬)


Mannnnnnnnnnnnn I am always getting picked on!!!

hehehhe

Good idea, but maybe easier if you all came down to my house and just followed me for a week!
02/16/2009 05:04:37 PM · #15
My husband got bucked off a horse once while holding my camera. It put a little chip in my 28-135mm lens, but I still use that lens all the time and you can't see the chip in the photos. Oh, and my husband survived too. :)
02/16/2009 05:11:15 PM · #16
Originally posted by Wenders11:

My husband got bucked off a horse once while holding my camera. It put a little chip in my 28-135mm lens, but I still use that lens all the time and you can't see the chip in the photos. Oh, and my husband survived too. :)


Haha, btw'ish... My husband survived. Funny =)

Remember a new one starring my poor, clumsy dog. I was shooting sunset over an icy water. Little dog went out on the thin ice. I took photos... Then, understanding he would not make this on his own, I had to break all the ice between me and my poor dog to rescue him. That was cold.
02/16/2009 05:16:24 PM · #17
Originally posted by karmat:

Originally posted by SaraR:

I seem to recall ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' DrAchoo went swimming with his first 5D!


I think that may have happened more than once! haha

achoo and water don't mix.


(blushes) Ya, it was two. But the first one only needed some repair. The second was toast, but is now a great prop!

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I wrote up some fun stories involved with a few shots:
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Message edited by author 2009-02-16 17:19:33.
02/16/2009 05:22:13 PM · #18
Cue ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' hotpasta with his Williamstown Disaster story.
02/16/2009 05:26:59 PM · #19
about 18 months ago I just ducked out for a few minutes to get a shot of a great church up the road for whatever the challenge was at the time. When in the street I realised I was going away from the church so pulled into a driveway to turn around. As I came out I saw a car coming so I stopped assuming the driver would see me and go around.

Unfortunately he was looking at the other side of the road and just drove straight into me. He was in a little old japanese car that looked a mess and was able to drive away after the accident, mine was Nissan Pathfinder 4wd with hardly a scratch on it as he he was much lower and just hit my front tyre area. But he still managed to bend the frame and the insurance wrote off the vehicle and paid me out.

I never got the image:)
02/16/2009 05:34:19 PM · #20
Originally posted by vlado:

Cue ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' hotpasta with his Williamstown Disaster story.


That is a scary experience
02/17/2009 11:40:18 AM · #21
I can't find the forum thread or remember who it was. My vote would go to the DPC member and freelance photographer that was shooting the October 2007 San Diego wildfires a few miles from here. He was suddenly surrounded by fire when the wind shifted. Expecting it to be the end he buried his CF card so that even if he didn't make it his pictures would. Fortunately he was rescued by passing firefighters. That's dedication to your work!
02/17/2009 02:29:31 PM · #22
Originally posted by boyd2000:

I can't find the forum thread or remember who it was. My vote would go to the DPC member and freelance photographer that was shooting the October 2007 San Diego wildfires a few miles from here. He was suddenly surrounded by fire when the wind shifted. Expecting it to be the end he buried his CF card so that even if he didn't make it his pictures would. Fortunately he was rescued by passing firefighters. That's dedication to your work!


I was convinced you were going to say, but the CF card remains buried lol
02/17/2009 02:53:44 PM · #23
Originally posted by SaraR:

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' JulietNN should win this hands down ;¬)


Was it ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' JulietNN that crashed through the ice while taking a frozen waterfall picture???

If not, then THAT was a great story.
02/17/2009 03:00:11 PM · #24
Originally posted by dassilem:

Originally posted by SaraR:

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' JulietNN should win this hands down ;¬)


Was it ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' JulietNN that crashed through the ice while taking a frozen waterfall picture???

If not, then THAT was a great story.


I do believe that was shutterpug
02/17/2009 03:03:50 PM · #25
NO I think that was Dk.

I was held as a Terrorist though once.

Was doing a photo shoot with 3 cars for my Dad's company.

I thought, brilliant, lets take them down onto the beach. Great lighting, crashing waves, gorgeous, brought the lot, Lights, cameras action. 3 Bug vans all on the beach.

Police in armored cars come up, Guns drawn in each flipping hand. Sniffer dogs, followed up by SWAT. Bomb dogs, followed, along with a whole bunch of bomb sniffing electronics.

We are held for an hour whilst they search the cars, cameras, lights, us. Scared poopless to say the least.

Moral of the story:

Do NOT do a photo-shoot next to Two Nuclear Power Stations.

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