Almost arrested by the police..

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by littleMT, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
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    Lucille Sanchez
    I was doing a nightshoot under the stars a few weeks back.

    Shooting in Mariposa, which is a upscale community in the desert, many areas undeveloped and secluded, and away from city lights...

    we shoot here to avoid the light contamination from city lights...

    anyways, while doing a shoot of a corvette, a police car with the lights flashing can be seen in the distance...getting closer...closer....

    then BAM!'

    he is on us, pops out of his car, hand on his weapon....

    I am thinking this isn't good, as I was strapped with my Glock 23 and also my little Smith & Wesson bodyguard .380...

    He demands to know what is going on....

    "Nothing officer, just taking pictures"

    he couldn't believe it....

    afterall, whom in there right mind would take pictures of a car, in pitch darkness at 1am in the morning???

    "A likely story indeed"

    so what do you think happened?????

    he jumped in on the set:

    shot with the Sony A65


    shot with the e-pl1 and 20mm

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  2. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    Great story..:)! And the second shot especially is quite spectacular!
  3. ptolemyx

    ptolemyx Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 19, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
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    I'm guessing this was the real point of the anecdote?
  4. Mr Moo

    Mr Moo Rocket builder, collector of vintage air guitars

    Sep 17, 2012
    SE Virginia
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    Both good photos, but the second one is stunning!:2thumbs:
  5. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
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    Lucille Sanchez
    the real point of the anecdote???

    I don't understand what that means daddy-o...

    we do alot of night time shooting,
    also we drive around the whole State of New Mexico, shooting ruins, junked cars, abandoned buildings....

    my girls come with me....

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  6. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
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    Hilarious ending. Thanks so much for sharing!
  7. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
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    On similar lines...

    So there is a greenway north of the city next to a small "mountain"(really a large hill, but anyways) that is under darker skies than where I live at my apartment. I went there a few years ago to see the Persieds meteor shower since I couldn't see it from home. There is a parking lot to the greenway so we parked there and just watched. A few months later I took my telescope up there since it was darker skies. About an hour into my viewing session a police officer pulled up and said the greenway was closed at dark. he was curious as to what I was doing. He said lots of drunks like to park there to "sleep" it off or young kids go up there to party. At any rate I packed it up and went home.
  8. RonSmith

    RonSmith Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 7, 2010
    Good for you, Lucille. Take care of yourself.

    Great shots too!
  9. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    :smile: Lucille, those are some good looking "girls" you have. :smile:
  10. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Beautiful pictures, 2nd one is better.
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  11. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
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    I shoot alone, so I'm a bit apprehensive of going into areas where there's no civilization nearby. Going out at night makes me nervous too. I guess I should take a course in firearms and get myself a license to carry. I sure would like to feel safe enough to shoot most anywhere I like whenever I like. :smile:

    Lucille, those shots are great, and so is the story! The second shot is magnificent! :biggrin:
  12. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    I agree with you about the tiny 14.It seems to be the lens I always take for my OM-D.In fact, I may sell my PL 25(nice, but too large),and Oly 45 because I so rarely use them.I'm curious,MT, are these car shoots paid gigs?They look so professional and you obviously put a lot of time and effort into them.And you lose sleep!
    Btw, nothing sexier than a pistol packing mama!
  13. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
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    Lucille Sanchez

    Some of the places I shoot at, it isn't just the threat of humans, there are black bears, bobcats, coyotes...

    I love wildlife dearly, and would hope and pray to never have to use a firearm on one, but if ones life is in eminent danger....
  14. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I hope you're talking about shooting the cameras and not the guns. lol. :cool:

    I'm not a firearms guy but you wouldn't catch me dead without a good knife in this city. Wait, maybe you would catch me dead. :rofl:

    I'm actually talking tongue-in cheek on that point as well. Truth is, I'm a knife guy and won't be caught without one, but I don't use them for defense or as weapons. They are necessary tools for day-to-day living, but for self-defense I rely on my hands. They always react faster and diffuse the situation before I even have a chance to think or pull a weapon if I had one. Nonetheless, walking around these seedy neighborhoods I live in, I do feel more comfortable knowing I have something on me if the need arises.
  15. rnagoda

    rnagoda Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 12, 2012
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Cool shots, but what about the 'vette shots too? :smile:

    Personally, I can't stand it when the po-po shows up (hand on weapon, especially) while I'm out doing a perfectly legal thing. It happens pretty often to me out here (Pittsburgh) and I've lost all patience for it ... back when I lived in Southern Arizona it was a lot less common, but of course I could more easily get a lot further away from everything ...
  16. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
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    Lucille Sanchez

    Thank you honey, I haven't earned a dime for any of my images, I am just a
    newbie whom wanted a 'signiture style', and the nightshots did it for me..

    been doing it for about 6 months now....

    once I learned how to use manual mode, how ISO and shutter speed and Aperature all affect each other, and how compromises are made depending on a given setting, it became rather easy.

    to me, photography is simply capturing light.

    and I learned the three things that effect that capture of light.

    Shutter speed

    as a result of night shooting, I tend to always want to shoot wideopen, even during the day..

    my cameras capture light, and thier output are my images...

    and its a total blast daddy-o!
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  17. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
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    Lucille Sanchez

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  18. rnagoda

    rnagoda Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 12, 2012
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Nice! And thanks!
  19. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Great story and - as always - fantastic photos. Maybe next time wear a Mu-43 shirt so you can point to it as evidence that you are in a photography group on assignment :smile:.
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  20. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
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    Well you should! :tongue:
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