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Too cold!

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by jo45800, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. jo45800

    jo45800 Mu-43 Veteran

    265
    Aug 23, 2013
    Montreal
    Please somebody tell me that I am not the only one who is sick of this long winter, we are in march and here in montreal it's -15 c ( 5 F) and it will be the same for the next two weeks..:( I have bought so many lens during the winter, I can't even test them it's a shame...

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  2. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    Detroit's 2nd snowiest winter on record and we have an outside shot of getting to number one. Several days/nights have set new low temperature records.

    Currently -14C (6F) going to -17C (0F). The local 'big box' home store is out of rock salt. For the season. Sunday I spent using the snow blower on the neighbor's walks and drives - a couple are elderly (I'm retired, not elderly. Elderly is always 5 years older than I am. :biggrin: ) and a couple are new residents of the U.S. who "assumed" that snow shovels would be enough hardware.

    I'm not an inclement weather shooter; even driving to a local museum to shoot indoors doesn't do much for me - the drive/park/walk to the museum is miserable. I've spent quite about of time culling photo files, learning a bit more about post processing, and updating equipment.

    Just this evening I glued some lens end caps together so as to be able to have lenses "back to back" in the bag, facilitating faster lens changes and avoiding having the lenses bang in together in the Domke bag. It's not shooting, but it's hobby related, anyway.

    Last major snowfall here is traditionally around St. Patrick's Day (March 17th). Decent weather for shooting generally starts around May 1 (April is wet, windy, and chilly). This year I'm figuring maybe June :eek:.

    Regards,

    Jim
     
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  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    I'll trade ya' triple digit summer temps.....:smile:
     
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  4. jo45800

    jo45800 Mu-43 Veteran

    265
    Aug 23, 2013
    Montreal
    Ahah yeah june will be fine, ( I hope) usually in march/april the weather here is fool, one day it's snowing and it's freezing, and two day later you can do a bbq outside.... 2 year ago I made my first bbq of the year, it was the st patrick's day around 20 degree c:O

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  5. audiodrive

    audiodrive Mu-43 Veteran

    455
    Apr 9, 2013
    Prairies
    jef
    Hey don't worry! You're not the only one. Its -20C here now. It's March already, so, spring is just around the corner :)
     
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  6. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    I had a former employer from Texas who absolutely hated warm weather. He always said "You can always put on another coat!" :biggrin:

    I'm a hot weather guy and would live in Arizona if not for family concerns - the desert is much more amenable to me than the Great Lakes area (although it is nice to always have plenty of fresh water!). The only time I've been in Texas was when my oldest kid graduated from A&M - and there was an ice storm!!! Only half an inch or so but it shut down College Station.

    I'll take the triple digit summer temps with a side order of swimmin' hole. :drinks:.

    Regards,

    Jim
     
  7. jo45800

    jo45800 Mu-43 Veteran

    265
    Aug 23, 2013
    Montreal
    But here in Canada we are never happt anyway about the weather, too cold on the winter, too hot in the summer and... wet:( we have only may and september :D

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  8. Web-Betty

    Web-Betty Mu-43 Veteran

    337
    Jun 16, 2013
    Denver
    MJ
    I'm so over winter, and ready for spring. Thank God for the E-M5 IS. Me + cold = camera shake :wink:
     
  9. jo45800

    jo45800 Mu-43 Veteran

    265
    Aug 23, 2013
    Montreal
    What about your frozen fingers^^

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  10. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    Here in Detroit it is said that we have two seasons: Winter and Road Construction :biggrin:.

    Regards,

    Jim
     
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  11. walter_j

    walter_j Mu-43 Veteran

    364
    Sep 10, 2013
    Hagwilget, B.C., Canada
    Walter
    -15 C is ok as long as wind isn't blowing. One thing I like about cold is the skies are completely clear. -27 is when I got one of my best shots: the air is so clear. Dawn at that temp is great. The only problem mid-day is the glare off the snow. It's hard on the eyes. I have a 4x4, so the roads have to get pretty bad to worry me.
     
  12. jo45800

    jo45800 Mu-43 Veteran

    265
    Aug 23, 2013
    Montreal
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  13. jo45800

    jo45800 Mu-43 Veteran

    265
    Aug 23, 2013
    Montreal
    That is the problem here:( we the wind it's always worse. Now it's -22c ; (

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  14. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    813
    Jan 9, 2011
    Canada
    I'd gladly tolerate -15 Celsius, here in Alberta it's been -35 to -45 Celsius for the last week and I've been able to shoot. Let me know when you want to know what cold is.lol
     
  15. jo45800

    jo45800 Mu-43 Veteran

    265
    Aug 23, 2013
    Montreal
    Don't worry, we had this weather too this winter, you know when you have ice on your windows, inside!!:D

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  16. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    34 today. Celsius. Positive. Sunnies on.

    :boohoo:
     
  17. Kilauea

    Kilauea Mu-43 Regular

    110
    Jun 9, 2012
    Canada
    Nicolas
    Yes its cold, but go outside and shoot, I'm also in Montreal area.

    This was taken yesterday in mont St-Hilaire.
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    This was taken today in cap St-Jacques, but I admit that today, it was freezing cold.
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  18. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    Two beautiful shots.