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Old Mar 19, 2011, 3:52 PM   #1
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Well at -23C with no wind it was the perfect day to ditch the parka and try out the warmer weather gear. Snow boots, goose down parka, snowpants and winter gloves were traded for insulated hiking boots, goose down sweater, wind shell, UnderArmor long johns and Lowepro photographer's gloves. Also a perfect day to try out the K20D in the cold.

All shots were with the K20D combined with the DA 18-55mm WR lens. The flare resistance of this lens is quite remarkable for such a low cost item.

1 - Pingos in sun and snow
2 - Some local housing
3 - A typical street ("they all live in little boxes and they all look just the same" with apologies to the songwriter)
4 - Looks cold doesn't it?
5 - The "road" to the Northern Store, on the harbour ice.
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Old Mar 19, 2011, 4:04 PM   #2
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Here are a few more taken from today's trip to the Northern Store.

1 - Me, notice the frost on the zipper pull and strings (as well as the rather stiff mustache), beautiful sun.
2 - High and dry, a small barge.
3 - The lone walker.
4 - DEW line site and local lookout site
5 - A snow Inukshuk, not the usual stone variety, and Edmonton Oilers fan apparently.
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In search of spring! Love the Lowepro gloves.
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i really love pano shot #1, really shows off the wintery desolation well.
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Old Mar 19, 2011, 9:25 PM   #5
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Burrrrr!

#1 is really outstanding, and all of them are very interesting. I didn't realize Lowepro made gloves, I might have to check them out sometime. I usually use a pair of lined leather gloves that are fairly light and form-fitting for taking pictures and when it's really cold, I have a heavier pair that's bigger and will fit over the lighter ones. Works well for our weather - the lighter gloves wouldn't manage in your weather though.
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I don't think I could cope with that level of constant cold. You are a brave man and they are very hardy people. I love that last self portrait - superb !
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Great shots but this side of my computer is as close as I want to get to that climate, I like the shot with the snow covered boat. Interesting how low the TV dishes are pointing.

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G'day Ira from the lovely warm big land from downunder

You have done an excellent job of visually describing your world - wonderful images, so crisp & colourful ... even tho snow is supposed to always be white [according to the christmas cards I see]

Down here in Oz we only get snow in a very small patch of alpine country, and then it only lasts a few weeks before melting [all very luckily as far as I am concerned] and my winter gear is a woollen jumper when the temp gets below 10deg C

ps- I've tried to find you on my atlas w/o success. I can see a large 'NWT' zone north of Alberta, but not an 'NT' zone + lots of 'royal' islands ... ah well as far as the atlas is concerned, you're lost - keep mum happy & make sure you're home for christmas
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G'day Ira from the lovely warm big land from downunder

You have done an excellent job of visually describing your world - wonderful images, so crisp & colourful ... even tho snow is supposed to always be white [according to the christmas cards I see]

The white snow reflects blue from the sky, our brain tells us it is white but the camera tells on it.


Down here in Oz we only get snow in a very small patch of alpine country, and then it only lasts a few weeks before melting [all very luckily as far as I am concerned] and my winter gear is a woollen jumper when the temp gets below 10deg C

ps- I've tried to find you on my atlas w/o success. I can see a large 'NWT' zone north of Alberta, but not an 'NT' zone + lots of 'royal' islands ... ah well as far as the atlas is concerned, you're lost - keep mum happy & make sure you're home for christmas
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Phil, NWT is correct, NT is the standard Canadian Government two letter system. I will change the Signature to show what maps would show. We are near the mouth of the MacKenzie River.
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Great illustrations of your cold, bright corner of the world. Hard to choose a favorite, but that is some wonderful light on the next-to-last one!
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