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Old Aug 27, 2010, 4:14 PM   #1
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Well I have arrived in Tuktoyaktuk, North West Territories, Canada. I will be posting images now that I have an internet connection so here is one to get things started.

I have to post from school for now so I may not be commenting on other posts for a while till I get my DSL at home.

This is a pingo, Google it to find out how this permafrost feature develops. There are about 1400 pingos in the Tuktoyaktuk (Tuk from now on) area and it is a Canadian National Landmark.
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Old Aug 27, 2010, 4:20 PM   #2
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BTW the Prime Minister arrived just two days after I did, he must have heard that I was here.

I am seriously considering a KX as the most cost efficient way of getting better low light performance. I did not use any noise reduction on these images.
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Old Aug 27, 2010, 6:04 PM   #3
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Looks like Steve (Prime Minister to non Canadians) was happy to see you.

I will be interested in seeing pix from Tuk. Isn't this the land of the midnight sun ?
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Horizon is sliding downhill in the first one?
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Old Aug 27, 2010, 6:14 PM   #5
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Hello! Nice shot of the pingo.

I visited Tuk back in the late 1970's. Awesome place. Saw the locals butcher a beluga whale right on the beach in town!

More pics please.

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Very nice, Ira!
Good to know you are getting settled in. Can't wait to see what you can do with a KX.
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Well, so you finally got there! Looking forward to seeing more from you. The pingos are fascinating - like icy blisters on the tundra. Can't wait to see what else you can come up with.
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Glad you made it up there, I'm looking forward to what you can find to take pictures of up there. I wouldn't be surprised if a new Kx would do better than that old K10 - I'm sure it would focus more reliably with all of your lenses. And I'm sure there would be far less noise. You can always keep the K10 as a back-up camera.

Pingos sure look interesting! I had never heard of them before, I'll have to try that out on my other half.
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Well I have arrived in Tuktoyaktuk, North West Territories, Canada. I will be posting images now that I have an internet connection so here is one to get things started.

I have to post from school for now so I may not be commenting on other posts for a while till I get my DSL at home.

This is a pingo, Google it to find out how this permafrost feature develops. There are about 1400 pingos in the Tuktoyaktuk (Tuk from now on) area and it is a Canadian National Landmark.
Geez. That is real north. Oh man. 1,000 KM from Whitehorse. You will be there for the school year?
You may test out if Pentax gear can stand cold weather.

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Glad you made it safely and are settling in. I think you will have many more interesting pictures to share with us of life in this remote region of Canada. I like the first one, it's a fine introduction.

I look forward to seeing some Northern light pictures. A low noise camera like the KX should be just what you need to bring out the best in your new living area.

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