Bridge Demolition Blast Destroys $15,000 camera with Pics

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  1. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    Take a look at the hi-res pics(1200 x 800)

    Though it wasn't too smart of him to be that close to the blast site.
     
  2. iJon macrumors 604

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    wow, i think i will make that my new desktop pattern. real cool stuff. i wonder if he will buy another camera though.

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  3. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    as did i. btw, repost
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    wow - I love the pic of the camera getting torn to shreds....

    as for the demolition - amateurs. You don't just use dynamite, you use shaped charges that implode. If someone had known what they were doing there wouldn't have been any major flying debris. People have been killed by not rigging the demolition correctly. They're really lucky only cameras were destroyed.

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  5. iLikeMyiMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like they were trying to get it to implode but didn't get it right. You can trust MODOT to do the job right. :rolleyes:
     
  6. stoid macrumors 601

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    That reminds me. When I first had a digital camera on loan from a friend, it was for a family vacation to Baltimore. My older brother and I walked around the Orioles stadium taking many many pictures. At one point we realized that the 64MB Compact Flash card (expensive for being 5 years ago) was missing. Not only did it have a bunch of pictures of our trip, but I didn't want to have to pay to replace it. We retraced our steps, and as luck would have it, we found the card. Unfortunately, being a ball park, it had already been the target of spilled beer and peanut shells. After cleaning the thing off, we popped it into the camera, and to great relief, it still worked perfectly!

    Which is why, when it came to making a camera purchase of my own last year, I only considered cameras that used CF cards. They are some really durable little devices.
     
  7. stoid macrumors 601

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    HAHA! YES! It all makes sense now. MODOT must be run by complete morons. Ever notice that the highway paint in Missouri is less reflective in the rain and at night and in other poor driving conditions than the highway paint used by any other state? Yeah, there's a GREAT way to cut back on budget spending! :rolleyes: :mad:
     
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I also seem to remember another Department of Transportation trying to blow up a whale....Oregon, wasn't it? Well, that video was more entertaining in the stupidity and rotting whale chunks falling from the sky, crushing cars. But I think the same mentality.

    Its what happens when people who don't know what they're doing get to blow things up.

    For the record, I've been around and photo'd explosions. I know a little about it so I'm not talking out my arse :p

    Here's one of many :D

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  9. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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    What is the red stuff .... Camera bleeding? :)
     
  10. iLikeMyiMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I'm only 17 so I've only logged about 2 hours total on non-Missouri highways but I have noticed it and sometimes it gets really hard to see the lanes which can be a little dangerous.
     
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  12. takao macrumors 68040

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    wow absolutly amazing picture...

    if you stand that close to an explosion you shouldn't be surprised by it ;)
     
  13. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    The tank was 1" thick steel, 5' dia, 7' tall filled with water, about 14 Tons total. The explosion's rebound lifted the tank 6" in the air - and that was the rebound :D

    As for what was being shot off, aluminum, water and high voltage - impressive stuff. And that was a small shot, we had one that went 10' over the top of the building. :D

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    Enjoy....
     
  15. iLikeMyiMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats a lot of water. :eek:
    Why did you do all this? Was it for fun or some sort of drunken chemistry experiment? :D
     
  16. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    This is on my top ten list of internet classics :D

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  17. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Those are awesome pictures, thank you for the link. I hope that he was able to sell the picture for enough to pay for the camera. Or at least that he had enough insurance to cover the loss.
     
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    its called electrothermal technology - something from work :D

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    that even beats the call of the lady calling up enterprise to complain there was a turd in the backseat of her car!
     
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    I think he'll be able to make enough from that picture to cover the costs ;)
    But I've been wondering... Nikon? Canon? Fuji? Kodak? What kind of camera was it? ;)
     
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    That picture is ridiculously cool. That guy was lucky to not get hit by a few of those really nasty-looking chunks in the picture.

    100th post! woo!
     
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    WOW!!!!!!!! That's an awesome picture! I bet SanDisk has bought the guy a new camera.... great publicity for there "indestructible" flash cards!
     
  23. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    Just from what I can make out about the lens, it looks like it's a Nikon. That's the 17-35 f2.8 lens (which is HUGE) probably attached to a D100. Maybe a D1. Regardless, that's a camera and lens I wouldn't mind having.

    Sucks that it's in camera heaven right now. :)

    heh
     
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    Probably, because it's certainly not a Canon L lens (no red ring):)
     

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