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  1. #1
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    Red face Weather ... or not?

    I have to tell you ... it is more than a little weird, here, in the Chicago-area, to go from one-foot of snow to, for all intents and purposes, nada!

    Looking outside is just ... well, like nothing I have ever experienced in the history of living here. This kind of melt off is just hard to believe. Usually takes a week, not one day!

    I'm going for pictures!
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  2. #2
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    It is 69 degrees here in New Jersey. Last week it was in the teens. Go figure!! But I am not complaining.
    Frank
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  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    It is 69 degrees here in New Jersey. Last week it was in the teens. Go figure!! But I am not complaining.
    Frank
    You guys that won't get with the program.....forget Farenheit....move with the times...it's Celcius now.

    It must really annoy the crap out of you that all camera lenses are referred to in "mm" for their focal length

    (and by the way....while we're at it, learn to drive on the left)
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  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    I have to tell you ... it is more than a little weird, here, in the Chicago-area, to go from one-foot of snow to, for all intents and purposes, nada!

    Looking outside is just ... well, like nothing I have ever experienced in the history of living here. This kind of melt off is just hard to believe. Usually takes a week, not one day!

    I'm going for pictures!
    I hear you Don....Christmas here in Australia should be hot but Chrissy day was a bit on the cool side. My trees in the front yard don't know what season it is.
    Canon 5D MKlll & Canon 50D
    Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L USM | Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM | Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM | Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro | Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM | Canon 50mm f/1.8 | Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 | Canon 430EX Flash | Lowepro Mini Trekker AW | Lowepro Toploader 65 AW | Lowepro Slingshot 200AW | Kata 3n1-10

    Panasonic Lumix FZ200
    Panasonic Lumix TZ7 (aka ZS3)
    Panasonic Lumix FT3 (aka TS3)

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  5. #5
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    about time we got some relief here...had 15" before winter even started

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    Honest, you have a room for me down under with you. I can learn the metric system fast and drive on the left side of the road. LOL I am packing my bags as we speak( type )
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  7. #7
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    Red face Weird weather ...

    Well ... the snow is history for the moment ... this is just amazing. The backyard flooding, from the night before,

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    has soaked right in, also. That could have been a mess, had it frozen over.

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    Last edited by DonSchap; 12-28-2008 at 08:50 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  8. #8
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    Don, it looks like you need to cut the grass,LOL
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  9. #9
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    Yeah ... if it wasn't for the bare trees, you'd think I was living south of the Mason-Dixon. It freezes over tomorrow!
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  10. #10
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    They are calling for 48 tomorrow. I am still not complaining. I will take the high 40's (that's Fahrenheit )till March.LOL
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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