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Old February 15th, 2006, 04:26 PM   #1
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Greetings from the Frozen Paradise of the North

I'm in rural Minnesota, land of 10,000 (currently frozen solid) lakes.

It can be a challenge to hold a camera steady when you're shivering.

:)
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Old February 15th, 2006, 04:28 PM   #2
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I'd be real interested to meet other folks shooting HDV in the frozen tundra.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 04:38 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard!~

You know I always thought if you just stayed put long enough in the cold Minnesota weather, you'd become a perfectly stable platform for camcorders, microphones, bird feeders etc.

Betcha you can get some great dolly shots across that ice!
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Old February 16th, 2006, 12:17 AM   #4
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I should go get some shots of ice-skating babes with my HD10U. That's a good subject to shoot at as high a shutter speed setting as it takes to force the aperture to wide open without getting a blown-out image (and overcome the challenge JVC tossed down with the inability to control both shutter and aperture at the same time!), and I just love the sight of babes on skates! Of course, I'll have to wait until it warms up a little. We're going into one of those infamous Minnesota cold snaps that makes it downright dangerous to go outside for extended periods of time.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 10:27 AM   #5
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Wow, and I was checking into to the fishing scene in Northwest Ontario. I imagine they are even colder.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 01:52 PM   #6
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Haha, it's -46C with the wind chill here in Saskatoon today.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 03:26 PM   #7
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The forecast is for -47F windchills here tonight. Brandy sippin weather.
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Old February 21st, 2006, 08:10 AM   #8
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There is an old joke about Canada.


"Ten months of winter, two months of poor skating."


-Best I could do at 0900 in the morning.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 01:26 PM   #9
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Hello Robert:

To me Minnesota is the deep south, if I headed straight south by jet it would be a 4 hour flight. Hell Winnipeg is considered south in my books.

Beleve me I know the deal, if it wasn't for steady shot there would be no shot LOL.

Right now its -27 F and with the Wind chill it's -54F and this my friend is a nice day with very little wind.

Keep warm

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Old February 22nd, 2006, 08:52 PM   #10
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Must be global warming...when I was a kid 35 years ago in the International Falls, MN area, I walked my 2-mile paper route at -53F (that's not wind chill).

;-)

Hey Brian, where do you live, exactly? (Add it to your profile so we all know!). Far enough North to get some shots of polar bears?

Oh, our lame weather jokes "way back when" were:
There's two seasons: winter and the Fourth of July.
There's two seasons: winter and road construction.

Of course, that's back when we had to walk 10 miles to school in snow drifts up to our necks, uphill both ways. I don't think I'd like to go back to the bitter North to live again, but I must say I find the sweltering summers in Houston even less pleasant than the cold, dark winters of the North. My wife is from S. Carolina and has NEVER seen the auroras with her own eyes...so that's on our To Do list.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 09:08 PM   #11
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Hello Peter:

The line we use up here is 10 months of winter and two of poor skidooing. My home town is Rankin Inlet it's located on the north west coast of Hudson Bay in the newest Territory of Canada called Nunavut....in the local language it means "our land". Yes I'm in polar bear country and have had the pleasure and not so pleasant opportunity to see them.

The local joke about the polar bear is "you don't have to out run the bear just the person your with".

The truth is our first snow fall will come in October and the last of it melts in July....and that's the truth, winter I understand but summer well it's sort of strange LOL

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Old February 24th, 2006, 10:12 AM   #12
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Hey Robert!
I'm shooting in Toronto Canada, which tends to be warmer than MN, but can still be pretty cold. I used to live in Winnipeg Manitoba which is pretty similar to MN weather-wise and I wouldn't have brought a camera outside for fear my tape would freeze :)
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Old February 24th, 2006, 01:57 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert M Wright
I'm in rural Minnesota, land of 10,000 (currently frozen solid) lakes.

It can be a challenge to hold a camera steady when you're shivering.

:)
Where's Watkins located at?
I'm from Coleraine (by Grand Rapids), and now living happier and warmer in the Atlanta area.

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Old February 24th, 2006, 01:59 PM   #14
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from saint john and halifax depending on the time of year.. this winters been unusually milder... and yes.. some days it is extremely hard to hold a camera..
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