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rosewood_ltd Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Sep 2008Fri 25-Oct-13 04:59 PM
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"The most expensive picture I ever took"


Akron, US
          

Shot on O'ahu near the Lanai Overlook, off Kalanianaole Highway (Rte 72), near Hanauma Bay.

Nikkor 16 mm @ f5.6, D800. Five shot bracket ISO 2000 1/500-1/8000th.
Post processed with HDR Efex Pro 2, Lightroom 5.

Shortly after this picture, I had a freak accident and fell. Result - cracked rib, sprained wrist and severe elbow contusion. The D800 was a total loss. Thank goodness for insurance!




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jdroach Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded. John exhibits true Nikonian spirit by frequently posting images and requesting comments and critique, which he graciously accepts. He is an inspiration to all of us through constant improvement in his own work, keen observations and excellent commentary on images posted by others. Nikonian since 21st Mar 2009Fri 25-Oct-13 05:25 PM
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Sorry to hear about your misfortune. But, wow a very beautiful image.

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rosewood_ltd Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Sep 2008Fri 25-Oct-13 05:41 PM
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Fri 25-Oct-13 06:05 PM by rosewood_ltd

Akron, US
          

Thanks, jd.
I was fortunate that the only really serious damage was to the camera. I was sore for a while, but am pretty much up to full speed now. It's still a bit of a blur as to how it happened, but I was on familiar ground and well aware of local hazards. Just goes to show that life is uncertain.
I got the settlement check on the camera yesterday and will probably be getting the replacement next week some time.
I have re-examined my usual routine for being out and about taking pictures now and have made some definite changes about how I schlep my gear around, I can assure you! I have also decided that I will now be eating dessert first.

Oh, and thanks for the compliment!

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mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006Fri 25-Oct-13 05:37 PM
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Spectacular shot!

Hope you heal quickly.

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rosewood_ltd Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Sep 2008Fri 25-Oct-13 05:43 PM
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Akron, US
          

Thanks, Mick!

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Sorry to hear, but a very beautiful image.

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Berwyn Heights, US
          

Beautiful image. Sorry about your bad fall. The last time I fell, it wasn't that bad but I tripped on a low lying chain I was stepping over. I hurt my back, but my wife couldn't help but laugh because I fell holding up my camera so it wouldn't be damaged.

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Great shot, better story. You'll enjoy the re-telling forever.

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Sorry to hear about your accident, but that is a beautiful picture.

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rosewood_ltd Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Sep 2008Sat 26-Oct-13 12:32 AM
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Thanks, guys. For a couple days afterwards, I was in a bit of a funk and didn't do much. Getting the flash card out and processing what I was able to take did help a bit, though . I try to get in a session at this spot at least once whenever I'm in Honolulu and I've been going now for about 6 years. Persistence pays off, I guess, but the gods of photography did extract a price from me.

It's kind of ironic, because I know this particular place well and have always been careful when working there. It's not intrinsically dangerous, but it is rough, uneven terrain in places, so I've always been cautious.

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Yowza!!! and ouch! But it's a great photo : )

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Fantastic photo.

Hope you're recovering well.

I suppose lugging around the likes of tripods, heavy camera & lenses put us at risk of accidents no matter how familiar we are with the location.

  

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rosewood_ltd Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Sep 2008Sun 27-Oct-13 02:25 AM
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Akron, US
          

Thanks, Steve, professorune.

I am doing fine now. It took about three weeks to get to the point where I didn't dread coughing or sneezing, but I seem to have bounced back okay.

It's absolutely true about the gear, though. We take it for granted that it's no big deal to be holding 5 or 6 pounds of gear (or more) in one hand while moving around to set up for a shot. That extra weight though, it can affect your balance just enough...

Thanks for the compliments.

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ehall Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Nov 2012Sun 27-Oct-13 06:39 AM
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This is a great shot, glad to hear you are mending well.


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So Russell, what are you going to do? Replace the D800? Get a different one? And how about lens?



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rosewood_ltd Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Sep 2008Sun 27-Oct-13 11:24 PM
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Akron, US
          

Got my check from the insurance co. mid-week and got the new D800 body on Friday.
The lens that was on the camera at the time (my brand new 80-400) was very fortunately not damaged (whew!)
When I fell, I had an L-bracket on the camera, the corner of which took the brunt of the impact. Quite a bit of force was transmitted through that, which ended up cracking the body.
In any event, I sent the body to Nikon and a couple days later they sent it back, saying it was beyond economical repair.

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umdaman1 Gold Member Awarded for his outstanding contributions in our Critique forum. His positive and helpful critiques give members a better understanding of the process of making great photographs. Nikonian since 11th Mar 2011Mon 28-Oct-13 12:59 AM
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Lexington, US
          

Absolutely stunning image, Russell! Your accident is less freakish than you think. I slipped on rocks and basically destroyed my 17-55 f2.8 earlier this year. Unfortunately for me I didn't have insurance. I was able to get it repaired but it was painful to the hip pocket! Just a few weeks ago while shooting Elakala Falls in Blackwater Falls state park in WV, I saw a fellow fall and completely dunk his Nikon body and lens in a pool below the falls. Where does one get insurance such as yours?

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rosewood_ltd Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Sep 2008Mon 28-Oct-13 01:22 AM
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Akron, US
          

Thanks, Scottie.
I have a rider on my homeowner's policy that covers my camera equipment and musical gear. It covers replacement cost for the camera stuff. I think I pay maybe $10 or $12 a month for the rider.
It's now paid for itself

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Hudson, US
          

Russell,

FYI, my insurance agent sold me a separate policy for my cameras. The reason she gave was a claim for a lost or broken camera will not result in a claim history impact on my home owners premium. It has no deductible, is all risk but costs about 1.5% of the insured value per year.

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rosewood_ltd Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Sep 2008Mon 28-Oct-13 03:42 PM
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Akron, US
          

You raise a good point that I hadn't considered before, Jim. You are absolutely right about now having a claims history. I think I may need to make some changes along those lines also.

Thanks!

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Vantaa, FI
          

I'm also sorry to hear about your accident. But what doesn't kill you will make you stronger. Happy healing.

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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

Great shot of a lovely scene.
I'm sure you'll cringe every time you view it. (Keep it anyway).
I hope you are healing well.....Scotty.

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rosewood_ltd Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Sep 2008Mon 28-Oct-13 10:04 PM
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Akron, US
          

Thanks, Antero (or was it Herr Nietzsche?), Scotty.
The pain that comes with looking at the picture has faded considerably, now that I have my new body and healed body. I'm hoping to get out in the next couple of days to start breaking both in, hopefully to get a few last dregs of fall.

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Great shot and a better story. Thank you for helping.

  

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