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 Post subject: Shooting at -35 C
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:01 pm 
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Few shots from last weekend Dec 7-8th. Temperature was -27 C, windchill factor -38 C. To be honest with you, with proper gear it is possible to pull this off and enjoy it at the same time. Just make sure you have at least 2 batteries for the camera. One to warm up close to your body while other one is in use. I had to swap them about every 15-20 min. Good winter clothing and boots, some hand warmers (essential here in central Canada), chair, hot tea and some good will. Almost every article about night photography that I read said "bring your Ipod". By the way I never listen to the music while shooting at night, nature has much better sounds. This was all shot after moonset.

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Valhalla Beach Aurora by Nelepl, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting at -35 C
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:16 pm 
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Looks amazing, although I'm not too sure about the cold! Something I hope to do myself some time...

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting at -35 C
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An amazing series, the guy with the torch is a good feature, is that you? Here people feel cool when it drops below 22 c. We could never survive up there :wink:


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Superb aurora captures!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Shooting at -35 C
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Thanks guys, And yes that is me wit the torch.

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting at -35 C
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love your work!

funny -36 F is the same as -38 C!

At that temperature, it doesn't matter what scale you use.

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You produce very inspiring work, my friend!

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting at -35 C
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Love the pictures!! I've been watching for the northern lights here, but unlucky so far this winter. Maybe I need to move north! I don't mind the cold either. When you have the right clothes and have a reason to be out, the cold isn't that big of a factor (at least for me.) Thanks for the tip with the batteries. I was out a few weeks ago here, and kept running into the battery issue, although they worked just fine when I got back inside and they warmed back up.


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