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Greg Chappell Jul 26, 2011 7:23 AM

The Big Drop..
 
Tom Petty's song "Free Fallin" seems appropriate here.

E-PL2 and 75-300 M. Zuiko..

http://gmchappell.smugmug.com/Other/...7250464-X2.jpg

zig-123 Jul 26, 2011 8:39 AM

If I ever went on one of those, and I would NEVER do that, I would definitely want to be in the first car. I figure there have been numerous instances of people vomiting. I wouldn't want to be in the back catching all that flak:eek::eek:

Zig

Green Eyed Stranger Jul 26, 2011 9:01 AM

Awesome, I wanna go! Zig, I don't know how often it happens, but I was on one (SeaWorld I think) where some poor girl lost her cell phone at the top of the hill. She was about 3 cars ahead of me and I watched it just kind of hang in the air before plunging to the ground. (Nobody was hurt, it landed on some sort of metal awning, probably put there for that reason :) )

Greg Chappell Jul 26, 2011 9:49 AM

This particular ride at Six Flags over Texas, called The Titan, is a pretty cool coaster. My girlfriend refuses to ride. That first drop is quite extreme. Some day I need to get back there with the Pen, 20/1.7 and no finder so I can keep it in my pocket, pull it out and shoot while riding this and others. Several years ago, before they stopped letting people take bigger cameras on the coasters, I shot a couple of really neat sets with a Nikon F3 fitted with the MD4 motor drive. Thinking back today, if that thing had ever slipped out of my hands, it could have killed someone.

zig-123 Jul 26, 2011 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg Chappell (Post 1244076)
This particular ride at Six Flags over Texas, called The Titan, is a pretty cool coaster. My girlfriend refuses to ride. That first drop is quite extreme. Some day I need to get back there with the Pen, 20/1.7 and no finder so I can keep it in my pocket, pull it out and shoot while riding this and others. Several years ago, before they stopped letting people take bigger cameras on the coasters, I shot a couple of really neat sets with a Nikon F3 fitted with the MD4 motor drive. Thinking back today, if that thing had ever slipped out of my hands, it could have killed someone.

Your girlfriend is a smart woman!!

As far as taking the Pen, that would be a very cool photograph to take - IF, I could get my hands off the locking bar.

Zig


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