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Post Options Post Options   Quote magicman841 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2012 at 21:14
Originally posted by DWardCA DWardCA wrote:

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


Winter IS my favorite season. Seriously. I love snow. People think I'm weird. My mom says I'm special.
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Originally posted by magicman841 magicman841 wrote:

Winter IS my favorite season. Seriously. I love snow. People think I'm weird. My mom says I'm special.


Yeah people say I'm "special" all the time :)   Glad I'm not the only one.   I tell people I want take a summer vacation to the arctic and for some reason the word "special" always comes up.

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Happiness is two feet of snow, a locked transfer case and the power of a big V8
Unhappiness is stopping to fill up the fuel tank
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ifreedman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2012 at 04:54
Having lived in the northern U.S. for most of my life, I must admit that winter is not my favorite season. Words that come to mind include: cold, dark and snow shoveling. And I'm not much of a fan of photographing in the winter. Along with fewer daylight hours, I worry about shooting outside on cold days and condensation on the lens and inside the camera. As much as I like the idea of shooting in the snow, I'm afraid to use my A33 in cold and wet weather. Plus it's tricky to shoot snow and get colors and exposure right. My kids stay inside more often, so it's harder to photograph them, too.

Now there are some very nice things about winter, especially holidays and time off work. But I tend to prefer the other seasons.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote DWardCA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2012 at 05:49
Cold, dark and snow shoveling ...

Mosquitos, Sweating/Discomfort, and uh .. mosquitos (Will count them twice because they are twice as bad as anything you can come up with for winter) :)

I didn't think about the condensation on the lens ..   But in any case .. that wouldn't necessarily cause fungus would it? If I just throw it into a bag with some silica salt - all should be fine, no?
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Seems if you put them in a plastic bag BEFORE bringing them in - you won't get condensation - makes sense since the moisture is not outside, its inside.

http://www.canadiannaturephotographer.com/winterphotograpy.html
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rowivision Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2012 at 06:51
Here the difference between summer and winter is that the rain is colder in winter ;-)

Autumn is my favourite season, but I completey agree to the OP, that winter, especially when there is snow and ice, offers very unique photo opportunities! Looking forward to it...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tigertimb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2012 at 10:24
Originally posted by DWardCA DWardCA wrote:

Seems if you put them in a plastic bag BEFORE bringing them in - you won't get condensation - makes sense since the moisture is not outside, its inside.

http://www.canadiannaturephotographer.com/winterphotograpy.html


Normally good enough just to leave them inside the cold camera bag and let the whole lot come up to room temperature slowly - don't take the camera out of the bag the instant you're back in the house and don't put the bag near a radiator

And agree winter can be beautiful - with snow, frost and ice suddenly the most mundane of objects can become a little magical and get down to the macro level and sparkling crystals are everywhere
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Originally posted by gouldina gouldina wrote:

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?   


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Originally posted by DWardCA DWardCA wrote:

Originally posted by magicman841 magicman841 wrote:

Winter IS my favorite season. Seriously. I love snow. People think I'm weird. My mom says I'm special.


Yeah people say I'm "special" all the time :)   Glad I'm not the only one.   I tell people I want take a summer vacation to the arctic and for some reason the word "special" always comes up.



I experience the same with my facination towards trains and the former Eastern Bloc. I guess that why we have mothers; to tell us that we are special when we actually are kind of weird.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tezzating Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2012 at 14:23
Last winter I made a post on Dyxum asking if it was safe to use my A35 in -25c; as I'd been out using it in -25c for the last few weeks and was concerned about the longevity.

The general response from members was "Thanks for testing ! Its great to know our camera's wont freeze solid at -25"..

And just FYI, a toque is knitted woolen brimless cap; AKA beenie.
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Toque, Touque, Tuque (however you want to spell it).

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