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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Hoppies USA adventures 1
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Wed Dec 17 19:50:02 2008
References: <6F47E4E2386F40A4BF8DFA0F8441EBAE@BronPC>

Hi Geoff,

I heard a reference to the Las Vegas area snow on the Weather Channel, and 
commented to my wife, wondering if you were still in the area.  Have fun, 
but be careful.  At least you were able to find a little color among the 
rocks in the first photo.  No comments on the second.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geoff Hopkinson" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 9:23 PM
Subject: [Leica] IMG: Hoppies USA adventures 1

> 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.
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