FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Winter is Coming ....

Page  12>
Author
DWardCA View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 24 May 2012
Country: Canada
Location: Edmonton
Status: Offline
Posts: 194
Post Options Post Options   Quote DWardCA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Winter is Coming ....
    Posted: 01 October 2012 at 16:06
Not a reference to Game of Thrones... its actually coming.

Its my favourite season and I've been thinking of all the photos I want to take when it arrives.   This will be my first winter with a proper camera!

The fall to winter transition is so beautiful. What kind of things does everyone else look forward to photographing in this wonderful season of white.

-Snow Flakes!
-Frost on the plants and trees
-Ice Flows in the river
-Colourful scarfs and Toques
-The razor thin ice membranes on puddles
-Tracks in fresh snow
-Skiing!
-Breath "Fog"


... and that's just the beginning. Imagine all the wonderful things to photograph when we plunge into the minus 30s and 40s.
SLT-A65V | Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 | Sony 35mm f/1.8 | Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 | Minolta 70-210mm f/4
 



Back to Top
gouldina View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 10 August 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Posts: 2267
Post Options Post Options   Quote gouldina Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2012 at 16:11
Having never heard the word "toque" before, I looked it up on wikipedia:

"A toque ( /ˈtoʊk/ or /ˈtɒk/) is a type of hat with a narrow brim or no brim at all. They were popular from the 13th to the 16th century in Europe, especially France. Now, it is primarily known as the traditional headgear for professional cooks."

Is that really what you wear in Canada?   
Back to Top
Rusty View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 18 September 2008
Country: Canada
Location: Ottawa
Status: Offline
Posts: 3351
Post Options Post Options   Quote Rusty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2012 at 16:27
I don't always wear 16th century headgear, but when I do, I wear I this.
a850 | MinO 35-70/4 | MinO 28-85 | MinO 100/2.8 Macro | Tamron 70-300USD
Fuji X-Pro1 | X-E2 | 10-24 | 18-55 | 55-200 | 35/1.4

Rusty's Photostream
Back to Top
magicman841 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 02 August 2012
Country: Canada
Location: Montreal, QC
Status: Offline
Posts: 355
Post Options Post Options   Quote magicman841 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2012 at 16:27
The word "toque" is used by English Canadians after the French Canadian "tuque", which is basically a "knit cap" or a "beanie hat".

It's pronounced "tük".

I wear one all the time.
Mathieu
Back to Top
Rusty View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 18 September 2008
Country: Canada
Location: Ottawa
Status: Offline
Posts: 3351
Post Options Post Options   Quote Rusty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2012 at 16:29
^^
Un vrai Québécois porte sa tuque 12 mois par année !
a850 | MinO 35-70/4 | MinO 28-85 | MinO 100/2.8 Macro | Tamron 70-300USD
Fuji X-Pro1 | X-E2 | 10-24 | 18-55 | 55-200 | 35/1.4

Rusty's Photostream
Back to Top
gouldina View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 10 August 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Posts: 2267
Post Options Post Options   Quote gouldina Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2012 at 16:34
Originally posted by Rusty Rusty wrote:

I don't always wear 16th century headgear, but when I do, I wear I this.


Aha. I'm now slightly disappointed that you don't all dress like Blackadder in the winter.
 



Back to Top
magicman841 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 02 August 2012
Country: Canada
Location: Montreal, QC
Status: Offline
Posts: 355
Post Options Post Options   Quote magicman841 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2012 at 16:42
Originally posted by Rusty Rusty wrote:

^^
Un vrai Québécois porte sa tuque 12 mois par année !


That's what I meant by "all the time".   
Mathieu
Back to Top
DWardCA View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 24 May 2012
Country: Canada
Location: Edmonton
Status: Offline
Posts: 194
Post Options Post Options   Quote DWardCA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2012 at 19:23
Oh how you all digress... :)

You can see here for the complete etymology of the word.



SLT-A65V | Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 | Sony 35mm f/1.8 | Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 | Minolta 70-210mm f/4
Back to Top
KoprivaMedia View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 22 May 2009
Country: United States
Location: Tacoma, WA
Status: Offline
Posts: 1796
Post Options Post Options   Quote KoprivaMedia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2012 at 19:48
I just wanted to add that it was my hope of a Game of Thrones reference that brought me here... I was not disappointed.

It also seems that I've gained some knowledge of winter headwear!
Back to Top
DWardCA View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 24 May 2012
Country: Canada
Location: Edmonton
Status: Offline
Posts: 194
Post Options Post Options   Quote DWardCA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2012 at 20:04
That's okay. I bet most people probably thought it was a joke post. And they are reading this post and saying to themselves .. "oh he was serious ... what kind of guy loves winter" LOL
SLT-A65V | Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 | Sony 35mm f/1.8 | Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 | Minolta 70-210mm f/4
Back to Top
glassesofwater View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 25 March 2011
Country: Brazil
Status: Offline
Posts: 484
Post Options Post Options   Quote glassesofwater Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2012 at 20:23
You guys are lucky to have snow - I never saw it in my entire life. Here in the south we will probably be on a 35oC summer. Although it does have some unique photographic opportunities - Christmas in the summer is an unique experience.
a99 and a7r
http://www.flickr.com/photos/coposdeagua/
Back to Top
Rusty View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 18 September 2008
Country: Canada
Location: Ottawa
Status: Offline
Posts: 3351
Post Options Post Options   Quote Rusty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2012 at 20:27
Originally posted by glassesofwater glassesofwater wrote:

You guys are lucky to have snow - I never saw it in my entire life. Here in the south we will probably be on a 35oC summer. Although it does have some unique photographic opportunities - Christmas in the summer is an unique experience.


I suppose everything is relative, weather included ! I would count you lucky to have 35 degree weather year-round       

Trade houses for the season ?   
a850 | MinO 35-70/4 | MinO 28-85 | MinO 100/2.8 Macro | Tamron 70-300USD
Fuji X-Pro1 | X-E2 | 10-24 | 18-55 | 55-200 | 35/1.4

Rusty's Photostream
Back to Top
glassesofwater View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 25 March 2011
Country: Brazil
Status: Offline
Posts: 484
Post Options Post Options   Quote glassesofwater Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2012 at 20:35
Originally posted by Rusty Rusty wrote:

Originally posted by glassesofwater glassesofwater wrote:

You guys are lucky to have snow - I never saw it in my entire life. Here in the south we will probably be on a 35oC summer. Although it does have some unique photographic opportunities - Christmas in the summer is an unique experience.


I suppose everything is relative, weather included ! I would count you lucky to have 35 degree weather year-round       

Trade houses for the season ?   

It's not for the season, really. In Sao Paulo, it's 32oC during all the year - in the summer, it gets to 35oC or more. Heat will kill you during all the year.
a99 and a7r
http://www.flickr.com/photos/coposdeagua/
Back to Top
Kilkry View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 06 August 2008
Country: Sweden
Location: ISO1600
Status: Offline
Posts: 2438
Post Options Post Options   Quote Kilkry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2012 at 20:58
It's kind of funny how the Irish tend to go "Ooh,noooh, rather rain than snow for certain!" when all you wish for is for the temp to drop by 3C so that it goes subzero and things become drier. +2C and rain is the saddest state of affairs there is.

Then again, snow on the roads in a country that usually doesn't get it makes traffic interesting. It's certainly understandable. But still, +2C and rain..

Edited by Kilkry - 01 October 2012 at 21:01
-
Back to Top
Dyxum main page >  Forum Home > Dyxum Community > Open Talk Page  12>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.078 seconds.

Monitor calibration strip

Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer

In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania

Feel free to contact us if needed.