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Subject: [Leica] Sarah Moon and Willy Ronis
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 10:05:48 -0700

Nathan offered: :-) 

Subject: Re: [Leica] Sarah Moon and Willy Ronis


Cool! Photography is evidently a healthy profession, as long as you  

don't walk around war zones...


Hi Nathan,

That's true given the number of people over the years who've told me "you
are lucky being a photographer you can do it until you're a 100! And
obviously stay out of war zones. :-)


How about a couple of these that could shorten the shooting life span?

1/Hit by a flying wheel off a stock car during a race. First question when I
came to in the ambulance?  "How are my cameras?" 

2/ Shooting from inside stock cars during a race as a passenger
photographer. Several times including one good crash.

3/ Covering a CFL football game and end up lying on your back after being
hit by three defensive players and the ball carrier!

4/ During a parachute jump?

5/ A hockey game shooting from the unscreened area of the penalty box and
hit by a puck. That one really hurt! :-(

6/ Thrown over board on a tourism shoot when the driver put full throttle
on, made a hard turn! Me and cameras OOPS! Gone!

7/ Calgary stampede being knocked flying by a bucking horse and rider. "How
are my cameras once again?" 


However my goal is to be doing it until I'm 100. Should be easy as long as I
use auto everything cameras and the one good eye still works! :-)



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