Hazards of the job...

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  1. RMThompson

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    This weekend, while on an outdoor family portrait shot that I charged $150.00 for, I broke my foot and sprained my ankle!

    I was coming down from a tree where I got this shot:

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    Needless to say, this shot wasn't worth what I am eventually going to have to pay... but dammit, It was a cool shot!
     
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    Think yourself lucky. You got the shot :) you could have gotten a lot less for your troubles!
     
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    It's a shame you got hurt, but you did end up with a lovely shot :)
     
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    I broke my foot last summer and all I got was a damaged car and a 400 dollar deductable... consider yourself luck:lol:

    but really, that does suck. Foot fractures are not fun at all. Time to double up on your calcium. Best of luck to you.
     
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    And glucosamine!! I love that shot, I hope her family does too. Any other worthwhile shots from the adventure?
     
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    It's a wonderful shot! I hope the family appreciates what you went through to get this special image! :lol: So sorry you had to suffer like that though, really.

    Now, you can tell us the truth - were you more worried about yourself (personal injury) as you went down, or your camera (knowing you'd just captured such a good one)? ;)
     
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    ha ha ha, I was slightly worred about my camera, but knew in the back of my mind if I broke it, my eventual DSLR purchase would have to come MUCH faster, so in a way - I sort of hoped for it! lol

    As far as other worthwhile shots, yes I got some more:

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    I also have some more of the damn tree, but I haven't PP'd them yet... because I hate that tree!!!
     
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    RMT - ouch. I feel your pain.

    Good luck with your recovery.

    Stupid itchy tree.

    You got some wonderful shots though, congrats.
     
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    Look at it this way...a sprained foot is temporary but that photo is forever ;)
    Sorry to sound so flip! But that is a really good shot and I bet the girls parents love it. Hope your foot gets better soon!
     
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    that must've freaked the girl out. (guy hops out of tree) -CRACK- "AAAAHHHHH FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!"........"Mr. You ok?" ........"AHHH OH **** OH **** OH **** AHHH!!!!!!!"
     
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    LOL I did have to bite my tounge on the language I used, but since I was about a half mile from my car, I had to hobble back a good ways. Eventually my client offered to go get my car, which I agreed to!

    The little girl in the tree picture offered to sit with me so I wouldn't be alone... she was very sweet.
     

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