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 21:51:00 2008
References: <6F47E4E2386F40A4BF8DFA0F8441EBAE@BronPC>

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.

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....

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Replies: Reply from kididdoc at (Steve Barbour) ([Leica] IMG: Hoppies USA adventures 1)
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