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    Williamsburg's Grand Illumination

    Just a reminder for those that are going to the Grand Illumination this Sunday. OC/CC is fine and get there early to park.


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    Will you be attending? I didn't know this was going on. Sounds like a lot of fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowesmobile View Post
    Will you be attending? I didn't know this was going on. Sounds like a lot of fun!
    Yep...every year!
    We get there mid morning and set up the tripods and lawn chairs across from the Powder Magazine. that's my favorite spot for the fireworks.
    Then make a day out of it. Toward evening there will be 10,000 or so people BEHIND me and I'll have another video in the collection.

    The only comment I've ever heard about my gun was last year. I had it strapped on my camera bag and heard an obvious northern accent say..."He's gotta gun". I guess they ran away because that was it.

    Looking at the forecast, this will be the first year I don't freeze my butt off.

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    Hey thats great! I'll see if I can talk to the misses and get the kids out there. I didn't know they had this. But it looks like a fun tradition!

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    One of my friends was growling about all the visitors messing around with her door wreath - said they'd have it torn up before the judging this weekend.

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    All packed and ready to leave:

    9 cameras
    5 Tripods
    44 Mag
    Taser
    ASP
    2 carts
    2 lawn chairs
    Big Thermos of coffee
    4 shotgun Mics
    2 H4N's
    1 shoulder rig
    1 Headlamp
    Ham
    Last edited by peter nap; 12-02-2012 at 09:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    All packed and ready to leave:

    9 cameras
    5 Tripods
    44 Mag
    Taser
    ASP
    2 carts
    2 lawn chairs
    Big Thermos of coffee
    4 shotgun Mics
    2 H4N's
    1 shoulder rig
    1 Headlamp
    Ham
    +1 very supportive and effective "nap keeper" w/o whom none of this would be possible.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    All packed and ready to leave:

    9 cameras
    5 Tripods
    44 Mag
    Taser
    ASP
    2 carts
    2 lawn chairs
    Big Thermos of coffee
    4 shotgun Mics
    2 H4N's
    1 shoulder rig
    1 Headlamp
    Ham
    Hey! No discussing open carry of long gun equipment!



    Seriously, though, have a good time!


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    Quote Originally Posted by DrMark View Post
    Hey! No discussing open carry of long gun equipment!



    Seriously, though, have a good time!

    The crowd seemed smaller, there were uniformed police patrolling and a plane flew over (No Fly Zone)

    Frame grabs from the f camera facing crowd.




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