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A funny thing happened on the way.......
Lens: Tamron 90mm macro Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Nantahala NF 
Posted By: slowpez, 05-02-2013, 07:31 AM

Some of you may already know that my husband tends to lose camera parts so often that I suspect people are going to start following him around just so they can collect them. He outdid himself this time, we had just finished hiking a short trail in the Nantahala Forest when he stopped to chat with another couple (he is good at that ). We finally took our leave and headed to a waterfall about five miles away. When we got there, Ray discovered he didn't have his tripod and must have left it at the last trailhead. We raced back on a one lane gravel back and there sat his tripod in the middle of the parking area with his CAMERA still attached. He didn't even know he left the camera on the tripod. Honestly, sometimes you could just kill the guy. The weather continues to be a dull grey and the trail was flooded, muddy and we had to crawl under so many rhododendron bushes that I may never be able to stand up again.
After all that here are a few shots I managed to salvage from the day. Hope you enjoy them. The painted trillium were really stunning and look so fresh.

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05-02-2013, 07:33 AM   #2
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there sat his tripod in the middle of the parking area with his CAMERA still attached
He was doing a time lapse shoot, didn't he tell you that.
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He was doing a time lapse shoot, didn't he tell you that.
Ha. I'll tell him that and I'm sure he will be using that excuse in the future.
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First one is nice, but I'd punch up the contrast a bit and maybe the brightness.

As for your husband, for each memory card he uses in the camera, wipe the card, take a photo of him with a sign that says "If found, this camera belongs to me" and the lock the image against future deletion.

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Nice shots Susan and you did luck out retrieving your gear.--charliezap
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First one is nice, but I'd punch up the contrast a bit and maybe the brightness.

As for your husband, for each memory card he uses in the camera, wipe the card, take a photo of him with a sign that says "If found, this camera belongs to me" and the lock the image against future deletion.
Thanks for the tip on upping the contrast. It looks a little too bright to me though but I will try increasing that also. These are pretty much out of camera, converted to JPG and left alone. I got lazy.
As for the husband, his memory card has already been erased. Oh, you meant the SD card.

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Nice shots Susan and you did luck out retrieving your gear.--charliezap
Thanks Charlie. Next time I will leave the old guy behind.
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Susan, are the rhododendron bushes in bloom, I remember them growing in the wild in Oregon and Washington. Ray looses camera gear, Terri looses money or anything else she keeps in her purse.
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Nice shots Susan. Great colors, good detail.

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Nice colorful series Susan - and that was just some extra exercise is all - I never lose stuff and have never once walked around with keys in my hand looking for keys either.
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Susan, are the rhododendron bushes in bloom, I remember them growing in the wild in Oregon and Washington. Ray looses camera gear, Terri looses money or anything else she keeps in her purse.
The rhoddies are budding out Bob but not quite in bloom as yet.

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Nice shots Susan. Great colors, good detail.
Thanks bluestringer. Appreciate the nice comment.

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Nice colorful series Susan - and that was just some extra exercise is all - I never lose stuff and have never once walked around with keys in my hand looking for keys either.
Maybe someday Ray will be perfect just like you Dave. After 48 years I have given up.
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Ha. Great story. Images too.
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Ha. Great story. Images too.
Thanks Den.
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A great series here Susan.
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slowpez;2372846<snip> Maybe someday Ray will be perfect just like you Dave. After 48 years I have given up.
perfect like me leaves quite a bit of room for improvement , now where are my glasses ?
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YIKES! I think I would do that one time and learn my lesson. On the other hand, let me know when you guys are going out next time. I can always use the spare gear.

Terrific series! Particularly, the last one. What IS that?
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