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Subject: [Leica] IMGs: Day Trip Ending on the Coast
From: rgacpa at (Bob Adler)
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2011 21:40:21 -0700 (PDT)
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Always good to have a doctor as a cell mate!
Cracked me up, Steve, but I guess I got you in deep this time :-)
 Bob Adler
Palo Alto, CA

From: Steve Barbour <steve.barbour at>
To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
Sent: Sat, April 23, 2011 8:11:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] IMGs: Day Trip Ending on the Coast

On Apr 23, 2011, at 7:37 PM, Bob Adler wrote:

> Went out Friday just to practice and hoping to get some wildflowers in the 
> San 

> Miguel hills. Woke up at 4am and left the house at 5. Then I drove south 
> on 
> Highway 101 for about 3 hours and headed east to look at what I thought 
> would 
> hills covered in wildflowers. None, nada, zip...
> So at about 10:30 I headed west to Fort Hunter Liggett, an old Army 
> Reserve 
> base. I've been shooting there the past 5 or 6 years with no problem. I'd 
> even 

> gone off road following fresh tank tracks looking for venues. Steve 
> Barbour has 
> a photo of mine, Bass Lake, that was taken while off roading on the base.

now you've gone and done it Bob....!  mentionning me by name in association 
contraband, the product of illegal photography, 

that dead tree right there next to my bed,

should have known it was illegal, it's in bw....


> So 
> I've been waiting for the oak fields to spring forth with wildflowers, I 
> knew 
> this was my year! Sure enough, there were glorious patches that would make 
> fine 
> photographs. 
> So I parked on the side of the road, grabbed the Hassy and walked about 20 
> into the field. As I'm futzing and setting up the shot, I hear something 
> that I 
> thought was a bull frog, as the filed was a bit mushy. I looked around for 
> the 

> frog nearby and didn't see one, so I went back to my camera. Then louder, 
> and I turn around. Parked on the road was a Police car with a trooper, in 
> dark 

> glasses of course, who then told me to come out of the field. Long story 
> short, 
> I was "detained" for about a half an hour at the main gate and told photos 
> were 
> never allowed at the fort. Rather than get in an argument with a heavily 
> armed 

> man (who had 3 as heavily armed men standing nearby), I chatted him up and 
> if he know where, off base, there might be some wildflowers. The guy then 
> proceeded to tell me every hill and dale within a 50 mile radius. Another 
> 20 
> minutes has now passed.
> I thank the gentleman very much, and just head down the to the coast. I 
> was 
> fuming. Really sapped the joy right out of the day. I'd been dreaming 
> about 
> those flowers in the filed with the mountains and puffy clouds for years 
> and 
> finally the time had arrived. Not...
> So here are the pics from the day, and not many wild flowers. I did manage 
> to 
> grab a shot of the scene I was trying to shoot before I was "disciplined."
> Thanks for looking. C&C always appreciated,
> Bob
> Bob Adler
> Palo Alto, CA
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