Nearly lost my D10 today (and nearly drown too)

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  1. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    ...so I was at Whatipu and the tide was really high, but I was good 10 meters away from the crashing waves. I started wading in the tidal stream to get some really wicked shots when this rogue wave comes up from behind an wallops me legs. I lose my balance, I fall forward...

    only to realise the tidal stream is about 7 feet deep now!

    With me last ounce of super-kiwi-strength raise my arm with the d10. As the last bubbles of oxygen rose from my nose and as the super salinated water burned me eyes, I saw my small frail fingertips just above the water with the d10 perfectly balanced upon them.

    The sand below was like quicksand, but i manage to project the last bit of my fading energy to burst to the surface and lunge to the bank. My arm was tensely clenched like the lady liberty holding up the torch; only my hand held the life giving d-10.

    I reach in my pocket to get my mobile phone, but i need the rosetta stone to translate the hieroglyphics on the lcd panel. A few seconds later the phone gives up the ghost.

    My D-10 however was poised, serene and dry as if it was divine providence that it should live through the ordeal. It was a bloody close call.

    But the pictures are bloody excellent!!!
     
  2. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    :shock:

    I'm glad you're ok, Mark!! :hug:
     
  3. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    Hey, how common is the Nagy name? Hungarian photog names Tamas Nagy is showing at my gallery this month. I of course immediately thought of you!
     
  4. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    thanks! I am still trying to get the water out of my ears

    Nagy's are a dime a dozen in Hungary. Pretty common there, but not elsewhere in world :D
     
  5. Canon Fan

    Canon Fan TPF Noob!

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    wow what a story! glad to hear you and the Nik are doing well! Might have to get'er some fresh batteries and a warm USB port tonigh to calm you both down eh?! Can't wait to see the pics!
     
  6. havoc

    havoc Jedi something or other

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    Man, i am just glad the camera is alright. How could you risk such a fate to your trusty steed! I wouldn't be suprised if that camera ran away to find a more responsible owner. I think i heard it say it wanted a nice owner who never left the studio. It wants to take pictures of naked women all day. I swear i heard you 10D say that to me.
    I am just glad its alright.....

    Oh i guess i am somewhat relieved to hear your OK too.... ;)
     
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    wow...nice story :)

    lets see the pics now :)
     
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    Ehh, would've just been a good excuse to switch to Canon like the real photographers!

    :shock: :greenpbl: :greenpbl: :green to:
     
  9. voodoocat

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    I thought Mark already shot with a 10D?


    Glad to hear your camera's alright..... and that you didn't drown. :D
     
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    Sharkbait TPF Noob!

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    oh duh. IT was wayyyy too early when I read that...read d70 and thought nikon.

    Me dumb.
     
  11. Geronimo

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    Well once, I dropped my camera bag but the camera was not in it.

    Glad things turned out for the best.
     
  12. Darfion

    Darfion Soapbox guru...

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    Glad you're ok. Pics please :lol:
     

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