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casil403
02-13-2010, 04:07 PM
Chapter 26 in the story of Lisa's Fish Creek adventures:
Today has her up at the crack of dawn heading with camera/lenses/tripod in hand to the creek. She is in search of the illusive winter frosted spider's web (really I was). She decides to avoid the nicely cleared pathways and makes a beeline for the creek. She notices X-country ski tracks and figures it would be a great idea to walk along the tracks...heck, she can walk the paved path on the way back. Walking along the tracks she sees many things. About 2.5 km form where she started from, she takes a step and all of a sudden her left foot sinks about 2 feet lower than her right.
Yes....:headslap: she is in about 2.5 feet of beautiful and cold Fish Creek water,,,the surprise sudden drop also caused her to actually fall into the creek on her left side. Fortunately camera does not follow left side in as well although tripod does. She gets out and realizes she has twisted her left ankle something fierce. :wall-an: She decides to hobble back (2.5km) to bus stop and call it a day. Limping on her good right foot and covered in ice from head to toe (water is now freezing to pants and jacket) She notices the elusive catch she had been looking for. :)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4354589790_76502b54de_o.jpg

Now she is back at home desperately wanting a glass of wine to ease the throbbing pain in her foot yet cannot walk to wine store. :sad:

Wicked Dark
02-13-2010, 04:18 PM
oh man. you need a wine store that delivers! congrats on getting the shot despite the pain and difficulty. Seems like there's a lot of it going around...I put one foot into the Pemigewasset river the other day during a shoot. no serious damage done, but massive bruising and soreness.

Bambi
02-13-2010, 04:35 PM
:eek::eek:

OMG Lisa. I hope you recover quickly! Yes it's a beautiful picture but I'd rather you be whole. :headslap:

Iguanasan
02-13-2010, 05:33 PM
I hope your ankle feels better but I'm glad to hear you had the presence of mind to take the shot when you saw it. Great capture.

casil403
02-13-2010, 06:13 PM
I'm just waiting on the ibuprophen to work their magic and hopefully I can get a quick walk to winestore in. :fingerscr Right now not happening...I can barely get form the kitchen to the chair.....lol! :wall-an:
Thanks for the kind words all.
I just hope it's okay for my photocation Banff in 3 days....:fingerscr

Wicked Dark
02-13-2010, 06:41 PM
I twisted my ankle something fierce a few years ago. I was in Ottawa ironically. If you can get to an orthopedist or a good med supply outlet an aircast might do wonders for you. I was in one for 3 months after my ankle incident. They stabilize and restict the movement of the joint and thereby speed healing. That and frequent icings (20 mins max per session) will reduce swelling along w/the advils.

casil403
02-13-2010, 08:10 PM
Cool thanks WD...advil kicked in and I was able to walk to wine store. :clap:

Wicked Dark
02-13-2010, 09:14 PM
Wine helps everything. Am enjoying a Paso Robles grenache myself.

casil403
02-13-2010, 09:28 PM
I like grenache...these days I'm into viogner.... :)

casil403
02-13-2010, 11:24 PM
The BW version....

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4354753655_94c8646eef_o.jpg

Mad Aussie
02-14-2010, 12:17 AM
You're going to Banff!!! :eek: I'm convinced that's one of the prettiest places in the whole world!

I hope that foot heals ok. Yours also WickedD.

Frosted spiders webs! Amazing.

casil403
02-14-2010, 07:31 AM
You're going to Banff!!! :eek: I'm convinced that's one of the prettiest places in the whole world!

I hope that foot heals ok. Yours also WickedD.

Frosted spiders webs! Amazing.

Thanks MA...Yes...I am going to Banff for 2 days...maybe 3 if I feel like it. I hired a guide photographer to take me out for the morning to the mountains and give me some shooting lessons. :clap: I hope I come back with a mess of decent shots. :fingerscr I also have another friend who had his own touring company who gave me a whack of tips on interesting places to visit within town also. :)

Greg_Nuspel
02-14-2010, 07:52 AM
Have fun in Banff, who did you hire?

So know we know that you just fall into your photo subjects :headslap:

You story also stresses the importance of a wine collection :p

Hope you feel better real soon.

MA Banff is 1 hour away then we'll take you up to Jasper (http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/jasper/index_e.asp) along the Icefields Parkway (http://www.icefieldsparkway.ca/). After a week there we'll visit Waterton (http://www.watertonpark.com/) less tourists and some excellent hikes. A quick trip into the US and we'll drive the Going to the Sun Highway for a nice view. All of this within a few hours drive from Calgary. Wow I guess I do live in a wonderful place.

casil403
02-14-2010, 08:01 AM
Have fun in Banff, who did you hire?


MA Banff is 1 hour away then we'll take you up to Jasper (http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/jasper/index_e.asp) along the Icefields Parkway (http://www.icefieldsparkway.ca/). After a week there we'll visit Waterton (http://www.watertonpark.com/) less tourists and some excellent hikes. A quick trip into the US and we'll drive the Going to the Sun Highway for a nice view. All of this within a few hours drive from Calgary. Wow I guess I do live in a wonderful place.

Bruce Tanas from Photo Adventures...he owns the camera store in Banff I believe.

Yes...we do live in an awesome place huh Greg...don't forget Kananaskis, the Ghost and all the cool stuff near Louise and Field...not to mention the Bow valley parkway road that goes to Radium! :highfive:
I so want to do Icefields Parkway this summer!!

Going to the sun Road
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6bpOtsNfIs

Wicked Dark
02-14-2010, 08:25 AM
have great fun and be safe. I hear it is spectacular there. can't wait to see what you come back with.

Oh and if you like viognier, try marsanne. many winemakers do blends with them adding a bit of rousanne as well.

Greg_Nuspel
02-14-2010, 08:41 AM
Oh and we'll drag his butt down to the Badlands (http://albertatravel.org/Badlands_Alberta2.htm) on our way to Cypress Hills (http://www.cypresshills.com/). I'm sure I can arrange some awe inspiring mountain biking in Fernie (http://www.fernie.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp). MAW (and you didn't know you volunteered) can take over for the Vancouver and coast section of the MA sees Western Canada Tour (Tee Shirts will be printed).:lightbulb

casil403
02-14-2010, 09:27 AM
Hmmm we gotta think of a name...Mad Aussie (already sounds like a cool rock band) The " _________ " Tour - 20??
:thumbup:
I can see it now.....

Greg_Nuspel
02-14-2010, 09:44 AM
Yes, but it can't be this year. Since Deb cancelled her run of the Boston Marathon due to an injury we have decided to cycle the Oregon Coast this year. So MA let us know when you are coming:clap::clap::goodvibes:clap::clap:

AcadieLibre
02-14-2010, 10:57 AM
Ouchhhhhhhh ....... Sorry to hear about that I do hope you recover quickly and take it easy for a while .... Nice capture, I think you got a great photo out of it anyway.

Bambi
02-14-2010, 11:23 AM
Yes, but it can't be this year. Since Deb cancelled her run of the Boston Marathon due to an injury we have decided to cycle the Oregon Coast this year. So MA let us know when you are coming:clap::clap::goodvibes:clap::clap:

There's NO WAY he's allowed to miss the east coast! Iggy and I can show him all sorts of things. :)

Greg_Nuspel
02-14-2010, 11:31 AM
OK it's the cross Canada tour now, better have a couple months planned for it MA. You'll have lots of free accommodations I am sure :grouphug:

Mad Aussie
02-14-2010, 03:39 PM
Trust me ... if there is a way to take you guys up on this offer ... it will happen! I can confidently say it won't happen for at least two more years though.

Greg_Nuspel
02-14-2010, 08:09 PM
The MA 2012 Cross Canada tour :highfive:

Mad Aussie
02-14-2010, 08:25 PM
MA Does Canada!

casil403
02-14-2010, 08:31 PM
We could house swap too!
That way both can have free accommodations in both countries! :highfive:

Mad Aussie
02-14-2010, 08:44 PM
We could house swap too!
That way both can have free accommodations in both countries! :highfive:
You just don't want to meet me! :laughing:

Bambi
02-14-2010, 08:45 PM
the Mad Aussie 2012 Canadian Tour!!!!!

:clap:

casil403
02-14-2010, 09:08 PM
You just don't want to meet me! :laughing:

Actually I'm looking for a cheap way to vacation in AUS! I'll leave you a set of wind briefs as a "Welcome to Canada" gift! :laughing:
LOL actually I just want to meet AntZ! ;) :laugh:

Mad Aussie
02-14-2010, 09:26 PM
LOL actually I just want to meet AntZ! ;) :laugh:
I've met him ... it's not that big a deal :rolleyes: :laughing:

Bambi
02-14-2010, 09:26 PM
Actually I'm looking for a cheap way to vacation in AUS! I'll leave you a set of wind briefs as a "Welcome to Canada" gift! :laughing:
LOL actually I just want to meet AntZ! ;) :laugh:

lol Casil, you could do both! My uncle lives just outside Brisbane and I'm sure he'd put you up (of course I'd have to go with you ;)).

Mad Aussie
02-14-2010, 09:26 PM
Congrats Canada on the Mogul mens gold! We almost got it again with our 'Canadian' import :)

Mad Aussie
02-14-2010, 09:27 PM
Your Uncle lives in a better spot than we do too!!

Bambi
02-14-2010, 09:30 PM
aw thanks MA. your guy did well too!!! It's a feel good story for our gold medal. :)

casil403
02-14-2010, 09:37 PM
lol Casil, you could do both! My uncle lives just outside Brisbane and I'm sure he'd put you up (of course I'd have to go with you ;)).

LOL...OMG It's the Bambi and Casil do AUS tour! :clap::thumbup::highfive:
Hey Greg...you in???

casil403
02-14-2010, 09:38 PM
aw thanks MA. your guy did well too!!! It's a feel good story for our gold medal. :)

I was on the phone with Mum when Dad yelled out the news!! :laugh:

Bambi
02-14-2010, 09:40 PM
LOL...OMG It's the Bambi and Casil do AUS tour! :clap::thumbup::highfive:
Hey Greg...you in???

now that would be fun!!! Are they ready for us though? :cool:

casil403
02-14-2010, 09:51 PM
I can see it now...every winery tour in AUS and photo shoots on the way. :thumbup:

Bambi
02-14-2010, 10:00 PM
lol, so in the suitcase:
sun screen
hat
tripod (camera in carry on)
corkscrew
advil

that should do it. :)

casil403
02-14-2010, 10:12 PM
lol, so in the suitcase:
sun screen
hat
tripod (camera in carry on)
corkscrew
advil

that should do it. :)

OMG I'm so there...were we identical twins in another life???? :confused:

Iguanasan
02-14-2010, 10:20 PM
Congrats Canada on the Mogul mens gold! We almost got it again with our 'Canadian' import :)

Thanks! Sorry you guys ended up with such a curmudgeon. That fellow seems to have no personality whatsoever. He wins silver and he looks like he lost his best friend. Captive audience here... I was watching Star Trek in the bedroom but my wife made me come out and keep her company while she watched hour 36 of the Olympics. Hopefully, I can go back to watching Star Trek soon.

Mad Aussie
02-14-2010, 11:20 PM
I can see it now...every winery tour in AUS and photo shoots on the way. :thumbup:
a) you will need to come here for several years
b) you will need to spend very little time in Qld!

Greg_Nuspel
02-15-2010, 07:25 AM
LOL...OMG It's the Bambi and Casil do AUS tour! :clap::thumbup::highfive:
Hey Greg...you in???

Yes :grouphug:

Greg_Nuspel
02-15-2010, 07:26 AM
lol, so in the suitcase:
sun screen
hat
tripod (camera in carry on)
corkscrew
advil

that should do it. :)

I didn't know this was a nudist thing but when in Rome....

AntZ
02-15-2010, 07:36 AM
Actually I'm looking for a cheap way to vacation in AUS! I'll leave you a set of wind briefs as a "Welcome to Canada" gift! :laughing:
LOL actually I just want to meet AntZ! ;) :laugh:

I've been missing all of this :)

Canada is on my list of places to see. Has been for many years. My wife even mentioned going, while watching the Olympics the other night with a friend who was in Whistler early last year and loved it. I'm sure its a case of the grass is also greener, but sitting here in 30+degrees at 8pm the snow looks soooo nice.

Greg_Nuspel
02-15-2010, 08:16 AM
Advantage is if you come here in the summer it will still feel nice and cool for you.

casil403
02-15-2010, 10:10 AM
I've been missing all of this :)
I'm sure its a case of the grass is also greener, but sitting here in 30+degrees at 8pm the snow looks soooo nice.

Yes...especially when you guys are at +30 and we are at -30! -30 without a windchill! :eek: I dunno about anybody else but I'll take +30 over -30 any day of the week!!! :thumbup:
Mind you right now it is +1.

Bambi
02-15-2010, 10:50 AM
I've been missing all of this :)

Canada is on my list of places to see. Has been for many years. My wife even mentioned going, while watching the Olympics the other night with a friend who was in Whistler early last year and loved it. I'm sure its a case of the grass is also greener, but sitting here in 30+degrees at 8pm the snow looks soooo nice.

you should definitely come, but not just to the west coast. :thumbup:

Greg_Nuspel
02-15-2010, 11:32 AM
Yes...especially when you guys are at +30 and we are at -30! -30 without a windchill! :eek: I dunno about anybody else but I'll take +30 over -30 any day of the week!!! :thumbup:
Mind you right now it is +1.

Well today it's just above freezing I know because it started to rain while I was out photographing Casil deer friends :wall-an:

casil403
02-15-2010, 10:37 PM
You lucky bum Greg_Nuspel! :sad: I just studied.... :wall-an:

casil403
02-15-2010, 10:38 PM
Make sure you come out for Stampede! YAHOO!!!!!
Mind you I'm not a Stampede person but I guess it's fun for tourists. :)
Plus another bonus...we don't get the humidity here like they do back east.It's hot, but not muggy drippy hot. :yuck:

Bambi
02-16-2010, 10:45 PM
Make sure you come out for Stampede! YAHOO!!!!!
Mind you I'm not a Stampede person but I guess it's fun for tourists. :)
Plus another bonus...we don't get the humidity here like they do back east.It's hot, but not muggy drippy hot. :yuck:

yeah, but we have the ocean to cool us off :)

Mad Aussie
02-16-2010, 11:09 PM
we don't get the humidity here like they do back east.It's hot, but not muggy drippy hot. :yuck:
Oh ... you mean Australia! :headslap:

Greg_Nuspel
02-17-2010, 07:24 AM
yeah, but we have the ocean to cool us off :)

As long as you like water just slightly above the freezing point:evil2:

Bambi
02-17-2010, 08:33 PM
As long as you like water just slightly above the freezing point:evil2:

well it IS refreshing!!
It also depends on which coast you go in. But hey, we have ocean so I'm not complaining. I love the power, beauty and all the wonderful colours of the atlantic.