Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/17

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Hoppies USA adventures 1
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Wed Dec 17 21:40:39 2008
References: <6F47E4E2386F40A4BF8DFA0F8441EBAE@BronPC> <>

On Dec 17, 2008, at 10:32 PM, Steve Barbour wrote:

> On Dec 17, 2008, at 8:23 PM, Geoff Hopkinson wrote:
>> Folks a quick photo post for your entertainment. Today we went on a  
>> tour in a four wheel drive vehicle out of Las Vegas to Red Rock  
>> Canyon. Snow fell ever more thickly which was pretty amazing for  
>> the desert and Las Vegas. We ended up stuck in a snow drift on an  
>> off road track which was rather more amazing. I got out to take  
>> photos, of course, while the tour operator extricated our vehicle.  
>> The first shot following was in mid snow desert. The next was taken  
>> unexpectedly by my M8 as I fell heavily in the ice and snow (my  
>> third fall in the snow!). My M8 swung sideways around my neck as I  
>> landed and struck the side of my head. Luckily my head cushioned  
>> the impact. Presumably the Tom A soft release hit my temple as I  
>> landed. Not as bruised as Tina but very nearly as sore. Anyway  
>> maybe a LUG worthy story. I'll tell you about other M8 toughness,  
>> and UV/IR filter properties another time.
>> <>
>> cheers
>> Battered Hoppy of the desert snow drifts.

ouch....take it easy my friend,

be thankful the rattlesnakes are hibernating,

> I'm sorry Geoff this is not going as anticipated,  but I hope you  
> are OK, and will get some wonderful (different) experiences,  
> stories, and photos...and no more bruises....
> Steve
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In reply to: Message from hoppyman at (Geoff Hopkinson) ([Leica] IMG: Hoppies USA adventures 1)
Message from kididdoc at (Steve Barbour) ([Leica] IMG: Hoppies USA adventures 1)