I did a photo and video shoot at the abandoned six flags theme park in New Orleans this past weekend. See here for pics from the park (not my pics):
We actually had a permit to shoot there (we are shooting a movie there in a week) so we weren't trespassing at all. On location were myself, my assistant, the movie director, and three model mayhem models.
We did the shoot, had a great time, explored the park a bit, then wrapped up after dark. The sun was way down and there was no light except my flashlight as we packed my truck up. After packing, we drove back to basecamp, relaxed, looked at the great video we shot, congratulated ourselves, then unloaded the gear.
I quickly found one thing missing.... the lens case containing the 35L, 85L, 135L, 70-200L, and a bunch of B+W filters!
My assistant and I sped back to the location in total silence and found our trusty Pelican 1610 sitting there untouched. It sat there unguarded for over two hours.
I told my assistant that's the only lucky break we are ever going to get and double dummy checks are mandatory for now on.