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    Re: Nearly hit by bottle while shooting...!?!

    I once had some dumb ass bounce a beer bottle off my helmet when cycling, but never more than some odd looks when out with the wood and glass. Then again, I never work close to the road - I've seen how people drive these days and have little desire to become a meat waffle.

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    Re: Nearly hit by bottle while shooting...!?!

    I always wear a chest-mounted dirty bomb in case I run in to that type of scenario. Guns are too primitive and finicky. If you're going to carry a weapon, do it right.

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Kadillak View Post
    Even at 6'2" and 225# I carry some tactical protection for specifically these types of situations because you just never know what you may find yourself unintentionally in the middle of. I know some folks that carry very lethal grizzly bear pepper spray and others that do not mess around and carry a locked and cocked .45 auto.

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    Re: Nearly hit by bottle while shooting...!?!

    I often have drunk idiots yell at me from passing cars while walking with my dog. I guess there are people out there whose only idea of fun is to get drunk, get into the car and yell and scream or throw stuff at anything that moves. Or doesn't - everything moves from their perspective, even lamp posts, after all.

    I think you're lucky they haven't shot at you - I have seen road signs riddled with bullet holes. Somebody either aimed at a road-side photographer and missed or they aimed at the sign and hit it...

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    Re: Nearly hit by bottle while shooting...!?!

    that happened to me at india point park in providence.
    minding my own business and some guy chucked a beer bottle at me.
    lucky for me, a cop was nearby and he confronted the guy ( who worked
    at the outdoor advertising co. around the corner from where i was standing ) ...
    seems this guy had a history for doing that, and was "spoken to" by the same
    policeman, a day or 2 before for the same thing.

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    Re: Nearly hit by bottle while shooting...!?!

    Christopher,

    Glad you weren' t hurt and that the photo gear was either undamaged or minimially damaged.

    Rich
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    Re: Nearly hit by bottle while shooting...!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by naturephoto1 View Post
    Christopher,

    Glad you weren' t hurt and that the photo gear was either undamaged or minimially damaged.

    Rich
    Yeah, I came away form it just really pissed off. Nothing was damaged. For the record, feisol CF tripods can withstand beer bottle attacks.

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    Where do you people live? Free country? OMG.

    Definitely some people do not understand what freedom is...
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    Re: Nearly hit by bottle while shooting...!?!

    Sounds like the 21st century version of the d___heads who thought they were being clever by yelling "fore!" in the middle of my swing as they drove by the golf course. Glad you weren't hurt, too bad you couldn't get a license number. I never really think about something like that happening and it never has. My concern in urban areas is someone grabbing my backpack while I'm under the darkcloth.
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    a mile away and you'll have their shoes.

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    Re: Nearly hit by bottle while shooting...!?!

    My friend and I solved that problem by handcuffing the LF baby buggy to the ankle when under the dark cloth!

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    Re: Nearly hit by bottle while shooting...!?!

    > The moral of the story is, never photograph alone. Always have someone around to watch your back.

    Not many of us have that luxury. What is grizzly bear pepper spray? The 45 is more familiar, living in a carry state. (But, so far, I have resisted the temptation to get a gun. Mostly I try to blend in and look like just another red neck.)

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