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Old Jan 26, 2011, 5:42 PM   #11
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Oh man, you guys have really been dumped on this year. Stay inside and keep warm.
I have friends calling us to see if they can crash here, because we're closer to where they work than where they live. Gotta put some wine in the fridge - could be a fun evening.

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I have friends calling us to see if they can crash here, because we're closer to where they work than where they live. Gotta put some wine in the fridge - could be a fun evening.

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Well, that's a good idea. But why spoil it by trying to go to work tomorrow? Telling the boss that you can't go to work because the roads are impassable, is a lot easier than trying to explain that you have a headache from too much wine the night before. LOL

Put a log on the fireplace and stay warm.
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Well, that's a good idea. But why spoil it by trying to go to work tomorrow? Telling the boss that you can't go to work because the roads are impassable, is a lot easier than trying to explain that you have a headache from too much wine the night before. LOL

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Well most of the DC metro area lost power Wed evening - we got ours back after midnight this morning. Comcast is still out so I don't have IP access at home.

There is a highway out of downtown DC to the beltway, called the George Washington Parkway. Parkway means it's very scenic and has few exits, and this one has none until the beltway. So folks got on it when the snowstorm started (huge mistake, huge) and an uphill stretch of it iced up from spinning tires, so there ended up being several miles of cars stuck in place for 13 hours Wed night into yesterday morning. Fortunately there were enough cars with enough fuel to stay running all night, that no one froze to death. Apparently there were Republicans and Democrats who survived being together all night.

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We've been concerned for everyone out there facing the storm. Glad you go your power back. I'm sure springtime will be welcomed by everyone.

I wonder if Zig got hit hard out there on Martha's Vineyard?

(P.S. -thanks to Dan for letting us hijack his thread.)
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Hi Dan,

Great series showing how beautiful freshly fallen snow can be. You did a great job controlling the white balance. It is not too blue, as is so often the case.


We have own snow to contend with and , while it's not nearly as attractive is your scenes- we sure have enough of it.

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@Zig: I wonder if a polarizer could help me out in snowy landscapes:
http://www.henrys.ca/3238-TIFFEN-58MM-POLARIZER.aspx

The Filter Thread Mount is 58mm on my 14-42mm...
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Calgary got a 20cm ( 8 " ) snow dump last hight.
Not as bad as the East coast.
This is a far as I will go out today. ( The Bird feeder )
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Calgary got a 20cm ( 8 " ) snow dump last hight.
Not as bad as the East coast.
This is a far as I will go out today. ( The Bird feeder )
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Looks like a fluffy snow. I'm sure the birds appreciate the birdfeeder in that kind of weather.

I'm sure you must keep your RoadRunner garaged in the wintertime.
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Too dark to bring out the E today... plus it was snowing slightly.

I don't think I understand this snowshoeing though. I got recent paddles but yet sink 6-8 while walking in powder... LOL

Good walk out there today.
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@Zig: I wonder if a polarizer could help me out in snowy landscapes:
http://www.henrys.ca/3238-TIFFEN-58MM-POLARIZER.aspx

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Hi Dan,

Sorry for not having seen your question & responding sooner. I'm probably the last guy you might want to ask as I don't generally use filters-although I should.
The circular polarizing filter such as the one you're looking at @ Henry's would be a good choice, IMO, for landscapes as well as shots involving snow since it would reduce glare. By reducing glare, you would be able to bring out the detail in the snow as well as bringing back more of the blue in the sky. You can control the amount of reduction (thus the color and detail) by turning the filter.

I have one CPF on my 70-300mm lens. I'll try and take a few shots when the sun is out and post later in the day.

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