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No Use Crying Over Spilled Milk but you do have to make that call home….

Uh honey, ya know how I drive that truck for a job? Well I won’t be doing that anymore.


Isn’t it annoying when you go around a turn to fast and your milk truck flips over. Not only do you spill thousands of gallons of milk but you piss off hundreds of drivers, cause the cows to have to work overtime, and have to stand around for hours while they figure how to upright your truck.

This happened in one of those traffic circles just outside the neighborhood where we live. To see my other pics click on the small thumbs on the right, it takes you to my flickr page. Also, my email is ferrellmc [at]

Think about how much you would charge to upright this truck, then triple it. What’s the number? 4 guys, 2 trucks, 1 hour = $9000.00.  I know what you’re thinking……..we’re both in the wrong business.


  • Jim - March 2, 2008 - 10:54 am

    Looks like you stayed to see them upright the truck. What a mess. I haven’t had a chance yet to read in detail your hdr tutorial. Looks cool,but I could see where I’d get obsessed with trying to get the most even best shot possible. What techniques did you use on these shots?ReplyCancel

  • beforethecoffee - March 2, 2008 - 12:59 pm

    Yes, the accident was at 2 and they didn’t get it upright till 6pm. The first two tow trucks couldn’t do it because they didn’t get close enough and ended up dragging the semi rather than tipping it. Notice here the booms are over the tanker, wasn’t before.

    These are processed with Photomatix – HDR then some repairs done in PS to blend out problem areas. If you decide to get Photomatix use beforethecoffee in the coupon box for 15% off.ReplyCancel

  • Barb - March 9, 2008 - 10:45 am

    Great shots.ReplyCancel

  • Constantin - April 29, 2008 - 1:26 pm

    So you didn’t bracket on these picture, did you ?ReplyCancel

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