The ol' Scarriest Moment Thread.

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    Inspired by Overread's "You think you're dedicated to the art?" thread featuring the incomparable Greg du Toit I Photographic Safaris I Wildlife Galleries

    The question is what is the scarriest moment or experience in your photo life?

    I have had a couple of instances of being hit and or threatened. Scarriest moment has to be when I first started photographing horses. I jumped the fence that I was shooting through and was imediately sourrouded by 7 horses. I did a lot of fast talking and slowly made it to the other side of the fence. I quickly learned how to hold my own around them mostly because I know a lot of horse owners. I guess I should have consulted them before venturing out on my own.

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    Well I do Combat Camera so I have had too many o crap I could have died moments. I hate IEDs and random rocket attacks, nuff said.
     
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    Whoa! Hard to beat that.

    Are you a Marine? I only ask because I work with Marines everyday and occasionally drive past Combat Camera on Camp Pendelton.

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    Nope, good ole Air Force. We specailize and become experts at our jobs rather than the Marines and Army who are grunts first than their job is secondary.
     
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    The world needs ditch diggers too.

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    Photo wise, I caused it myself and not really a life threat but one to my nearly new equipment.

    Walking up the Virgin river in Zion NP with my nearly new Nikon F100 and a bag full of the same nearly new f/2.8 lenses. The water was high and moving a little quicker than normal. Footing was very slick in some places. Nearly fell in half a dozen times. And no I did not have anything in a water tight bag! Was a nice but nerve racking hike.
     
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    When I woke up next to this girl and had no idea of what city I was even in...
     
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    Now that's livin'

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    On A hike in Teton National Park I was Shooting what you will see is the first shot (which I never got right) and I hear this sound behind me that sound like a pounding sound. I freeze and look over my shoulder to see a Bear Beating the hell out of a down log trying to get what ever was inside of it for a snack. I did not know if it knew I was right there, but it came right down on the trail and then Walked in the opposite direction... Hungry bears in September can be interesting encounters, they get pretty bold!

    I was too shaky to get any really good shots... So Shaky that my VR at say 50mm was not really clear! LOL

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    I was shooting through the clearing on the other side of those trees..
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    Very cool! I used to live in Jackson. I am familiar with the area.

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    Not to get off topic, but where have you been? I'd be interested in seeing some of your work. I was in Baghdad in 07-08. Feel free to pm me to keep the thread from getting cluttered with side chatter.

    God damn right.
     
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    That is a great story and photos to back it up. If the bear did come towards you, where/what would you have done?

    Also, did you hike up to that elevation?
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    Were you able to drive up and hike around?

    Love the photos!
     

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