Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Wildlife Photos

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Feb 7, 2007, 2:33 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
WackyRoger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chama, New Mexico
Posts: 6,206
Default

STUCK, dark, snow & a flat = "Try new flash"

Pentax K10D, Tamron 24 -135 - Pentax Af-540FGZ flash

I had seen some elk track across a valley with my binoculars so I asked my wife if she wanted to ride with me out to that area and all I planned on doing was checking out the track and waiting until dark to see if any elk were coming out in the area. Filled the thermos with coffee grabbed the camera bag and out to Ponderosa Valley we went. Right after dark I started to head back home after about a mile a lady pulling a horse trailer was in the middle of the road going real slow so I pulled off to the side to let her get by. Yup when they had plowed they covered over a ditch. When the right side of the camera wagon got to the side of the road it sunk.

When the lady gets by with the horse trailer its is time to get back on the way home. I stuck it in gear and the wheels were just spinning, not a problem put in in 4 low. When I got to neutral we heard a air sound. Got out to look and Yup the back left tire was going flat real fast so I look closer and sure enough a piece of steel about 1/4 inch around and 1 1/2 inches long was in the tire.

What to do now????? get back in the camera wagon pour a cup of coffee scratch my head and come up with a brilliant plan. First thing first!!!!! This is a good time to try out my new flash with my K10D and my Tamron 24-135.

Here is a view from the front. It was so dark I had to turn on the dome light to get the camera to focus on anything. Barbara is getting out the manual so I can find the tire changing stuff.



From the back you can see it was a pretty deep ditch.



Yup!! after only a few sips of coffee the tire is flat.


It is obvious I need to practice using my flash. It is good to know it does work.

TOTALLY WACKY roger

Bottom Line Is: IMHO when you are going out to get some photos don't forget to take a flash with you.





WackyRoger is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Feb 7, 2007, 7:20 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
fishguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,424
Default

Rog, glad you made it back. Cheers, Dan
fishguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 7, 2007, 7:52 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Buzzsaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,274
Default

:shock::shock::shock:
Buzzsaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 7, 2007, 8:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
WackyRoger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chama, New Mexico
Posts: 6,206
Default

fishguy wrote:
Quote:
Rog, glad you made it back. Cheers, Dan
Thanks for the nice comment Dan.

TOTALLY WACKY roger
WackyRoger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 7, 2007, 8:01 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
WackyRoger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chama, New Mexico
Posts: 6,206
Default

Buzzsaw wrote:
Quote:
:shock::shock::shock:
Your post made me laugh, thanks Buzzsaw.

TOTALLY WACKY roger
WackyRoger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 7, 2007, 10:24 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
bmullen@comcast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,435
Default

Glad the flat wasn't on the other side
bmullen@comcast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 8, 2007, 8:55 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
WackyRoger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chama, New Mexico
Posts: 6,206
Default

[email protected] wrote:
Quote:
Glad the flat wasn't on the other side
You are right. If it had been it probably would of made dinner at least 1/2 hour later.

TOTALLY WACKY roger

WackyRoger is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:49 PM.