What is Your Worst Photo Op Position?

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  1. chrisburke

    chrisburke TPF Noob!

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    just wondering what some of the crazy things are people have done to get that perfect photo?

    today, I was literally waist deep in snow wearing jeans and runners to get "the perfect photo"

    what kinds of things have you guys done?
     
  2. Jaszek

    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    laying in coney island beach in jeans and my North face on a windy and cold day at the end of december. lol. that's the only one I can think of right now. :p
     
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    Hmmm... let's see: Laying on my stomach in Lombard St (The 'crookedest street in the world', San Francisco, CA) to get "that" shot, walking through the slums of Chennai, India with $5000+ in gear for human interest shots... Standing on the open deck of a ship in hurricane-force winds to get wave captures probably ranks right up there too...
     
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    Because I'm so new to photography I can't answer the question.

    I do, however, like the topic---it can be very interesting. The only thing that is missing so far are the PHOTOS. People have shared "their worst photo op position", can we see the photos?
     
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    My son's football game, 80 km/hr wind, and raining so hard that you couldn't see with your wipers on at 7 degrees celcius laying in a mud puddle (the whole area was basically one big mud puddle) to get "that" shot......boy was I glad the season was almost over. Sadly "that" shot was lost on my last pc because it died the next day and I hadn't had a chance to back it up :gah:
     
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    Never done anything too risky-- though the other day I got crashed into by some basketball players. Sadly I didn't have a wide angle lens on to capture the crash :(

    Here's a photo from the game, though

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    I was shoulder deep in water once getting close to winter and a mile away from the car ... I was sick for almost a month after that one.

    I also did some closeup shots of a copperhead with a 55mm lens once .. I avoided getting bit but came close a few times before I was made to stop shooting.

    Then I lost my balance once at the top of a 10+ foot muddy creek bed and slid down on my back .. had the camera in my hands so I couldnt stop myself .. just had to twist so that I hit on my back and slid down holding the camera against my chest into the freezing cold creek water .. camera was saved :mrgreen: but my feet were frozen by the time I got back to the car.
     
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    Nothing major, I drove about 3 miles down this road.....

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    Of which there is trees on the left and a river right beside the road on the right. I drove down to take a photo from across the river of this.....

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    Of which I could not see through the brush along the river for a good shot, unfortunately (that shot is from the bike trail on the other side of the river.)

    Then I realized, there was no where to turn around, so I had to drive in reverse for 3 miles to get back to civilization, which is this direction....

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    Couldn't turn around because it is way too soft on the sides and too deep for my junk SUVwannabee.
     
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    I hung my camera and leaned over a waterfall with shallow water at the bottem.... needless to say the photo didnt turn out to well
     
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    well worst thing i can think of is laying in the snow to get this shot. O and i was only wearing boxers. I was in my backyard, home alone and I was to lazy to put on clothes and just walked outside to take pictures. I can only imagine what the neighbors thought if they saw that.
     
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    Ha ha! what an awesome thread. I would love to hear more.
     
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    cheated a little too close to the sideline and got smoked in the face when an official backpedaled into my camera at a football game

    crawling through various sorts of muck and undergrowth doing animal photography
     

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