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2019 July Prime Weeks - Talk Thread - Event Date: 01 July 2019 - 31 July 2019

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2019 at 12:32
Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Sounds horrendous. Was this an act of exuberant spontaneous 'fun' in the heat of summer, or pure accident, something far more sinister?
Anyway, it seems everyone ended up OK but for the camera gear.

She was afraid the stroller (and my camera gear) would sink, therefore she jumped into the canal.
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This story gets, hmmm ... better and better, I wanted to say but that is not the right choice of words obviously. Many questions arise!

Somewhere in this tale the baby was swapped for the camerabag it seems. We know what happened to the bag, but where was the baby in this chain of events?
And did the intrepid mother feel responsible for this mishap, did she perhaps gave the stroller a push that set the stroller in motion, with the disastrous consequence? How deep is the canal?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2019 at 15:20
What I want to know is whether you got photos of the event Dopol? And, of course, whether the gear survived. Hope all is sorted ASAP.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2019 at 15:42
Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Sounds horrendous. Was this an act of exuberant spontaneous 'fun' in the heat of summer, or pure accident, something far more sinister?
Anyway, it seems everyone ended up OK but for the camera gear.

She was afraid the stroller (and my camera gear) would sink, therefore she jumped into the canal.
Ah, but how did the stroller get into the canal in the first place? You know how to create a nail biting cliffhanger
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Ok. The whole story.
We were walking around taking pictures here and there in the picturesque city of Haarlem.
We arrived at a footbridge. The couple decided to stand on the bridge for some pictures. They took their son, and I kept the stroller and put my camera bag on it because I wanted to change to a longer lens.
I threw the 85mm in the bag without front or back caps.
Then I walked towards the bridge but stopped close to it for a last shot.
I parked the stroller and took that photo.
Then the mother shouted that the stroller started rolling down the slope. I didn't park it well apparently .
Before I could stop it, it drove into the canal.
Mam rushed downslope, got rid of some cloth, and jumped in the canal.
The stroller was floating to the middle of the canal, and she pulled it to the bridge. In the meantime, everything was underwater. It is a deep canal.
Together we pulled her, the pram and bags aside.
Son was with dad all the time. People passing by offered help because they thought a kid was still in the stroller.
Opening the camera bag, I had a good view on the water running out of the 85mm, while the other lenses, with front and back cap, had stayed reasonably dry.
Removed the battery from the A9 and that was it.
We were soaked, but it was sunny, and we were able to get home by public transport after staying in the sun for some time.

I know from disasters in the past that one never has pictures of them. At the moment taking pictures somehow doesn't feel like the good thing to do. Later you regret that.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2019 at 18:41
Wow, that could have happened to me. I am glad it did not happen to me
Mum is a hero

Thank you for a great story, to bad it really happened.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote minolta_mutley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2019 at 19:01
Domien, what a story.
Mine with the pink laptop was a cullprit compared to your story. This is worse than the heaviest horror-movie one can imagine.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2019 at 22:03
what HORROR!!!!! sincerely hope all will miraculously survive!!! one way or another. clever to remove the battery.
ga keihard voor je duimen! best of luck!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote minolta_mutley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2019 at 22:57
Well today my converter for the flash died - broke into pieces (lucky me it wasn't a sony - just a chinese clone of 15).

Today Sammy Moore (the singer in the postings) - was very/extremely active in fact. He moved thru the public, but i knew that from an earlier event. So i had to bump the ISO's a little bit up.

It's the 2nd time i did concert photography - and it went very well - there was lots of interaction between me and the singer too! (that's always nice).

Tomorrow there'll even be "better" (brazillian dancers - earlier to - so more light ).

I still do have 3 converters left (2 sony's and one clone for my remotes - so i'll take the 2nd chinese clone - and when it dies it dies).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote minolta_mutley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2019 at 22:50
I promised you brazillian dancers... I had to go thru 457 images - to select one. It was for such a small event top fun - also for me (it was lots of fun to shoot - less fun to select the image).
And yes - i lost a battery (well only a duracell - so +/- 40 for a replacement - and i assume i putted it somewhere so silly i cannot remember it).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 11:56
Dopol; hope things work out without to much headache. Still have a body + lens left to finish the July Prime Challenge?

Next up. week 3. Think I'll take out the Takumar SMC2.4/135mm I haven't used some 2 years
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 12:28
Originally I wanted to use the Sigma 35/1.4 on my A99m2 for week three. But I picked up a A6400 for a good price, I will go for the Sony 35/1.8 OSS on the A6400 next week.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 12:44
Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

Ok. The whole story.


Thanks Domien! Any new developments? Have you tried any of the submerged stuff?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 12:47
Originally posted by bigsi bigsi wrote:


Darosa- Very inventive use of the wide angle, with a good mix of subject matter. I like the way you have managed to get an interesting abstract of rolled fencing, great geometric lines and well seen waves in the Hobie Cat (I used to race them btw, an absolute thrill) and a super sunset and silhoette with the beachbeasts (fascinating machines, hopefully we can learn from them)


Thanks Simon! The beachbeasts are unique. I have yet to see them 'walking' in the real world, must be spectacular!
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