Sometimes you just have to ask. Let me explain. Greg, Linda and I were at Sailor Bar, a popular boat launch area on the American River in Sacramento County. We arrived late afternoon to shoot and catch the sunset. Greg, who enjoys meeting and talking with people, was talking with a man who offered Greg a free monopod. Not liking monopods, Greg graciously declined.

I thought, “That’s what I get for not being outgoing and striking up conversations!” They talked some more and again the question about the monopod came up. I then decided to act upon my need for one.

I walked over and said to the gentleman, “Did I hear you offer a free monopod? I could use one.” The guy was happy to go back to his house and bring it back to me. All it needed was a ball head and it was a Manfrotto. Great, I have a Manfrotto ball head on my extra tripod. This monopod, without ball head, is worth $200. What a gift! The sunset wasn’t much, but getting that monopod was something, and all I had to do was ask!

 

 

5 thoughts on “An unexpected gift: Sailor Bar, American River, Sacramento

  1. Beautiful. The geese closeups are great! Those flying birds are pretty. I wonder what they are. That’s do great about the monopod, congratulations. I like things I don’t use to go to people who will use them.

    1. Thanks Nicci. I also like to recycle stuff. The guy had a monopod that he liked better. He was generous since he could have sold it. It’s nice to pay it forward. Now it’s my turn.

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