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Dec 9, 2012, 5:17:40 AM
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Big Cottonwood Canyon- Winter by tourofnature Big Cottonwood Canyon- Winter by tourofnature
I donned the waders and walked into the freezing water's of Big Cottonwood Canyon for some photography. I was being extra careful not to slip in the rapids walking on the slick rocks underneath.

I was doing great until I tried a new angle on the top of the rock in the foreground. As I was holding my 3SS GND filter in front of my lens, both boots grip gave out in a flash and I fell face-first. I slammed my cheek on the tripod, dropped my GND into the rapids in an attempt to save from falling all the way under. I managed to get hold but kept sliding down the smooth rock until my camera bag was submerged with my other lens and gear! After a quick dip, I gained purchase and was able to stand up and walk to shallower waters, angry, now wet and even more cold. My cheek was bumping, my hands freezing, and I knew I had just lost my filter. After I calmed down I kept shooting, and let the sound of the river help get me back to some equilibrium. :)

Altogether it turned out to be another good night of shooting.


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Artire Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
nice! :wow:
:floating:
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onejumpjohnny Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
great photo, great story. thanks for sharing.
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
I hope you're okay! It's a lovely shot though.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Damned dangerous ... sucks to lose equipment that way... but lucky nothing worse occurred. eh!. Do you see the animal faces in the rocks along the right side.. I see an otter face..
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It could have been worse for sure Dave. I rely pretty heavily on the tripod for support when walking on those slick rocks. I see the face you're talking about, it would be looking right at the camera, with ice on it's right side?
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats the one =D
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
absolute beautiful
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!!
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:iconalembic-lynx:
Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
sure thing
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exposureunlimited Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Photographer
Looks like something right out of a Christmas fairy tale. It's BEAUTIFUL
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