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

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Hoppies USA adventures 1
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Wed Dec 17 21:04:34 2008
References: <6F47E4E2386F40A4BF8DFA0F8441EBAE@BronPC>

lovely scene
by holy ouch!

Fond regards,

On Dec 17, 2008, at 9:23 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.
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