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« on: November 09, 2019, 03:54:01 AM »

Today I took a drive up to Eklutna Lake, a lake in the Chugach Mountains northeast of Anchorage. It is the principle source of fresh water for Anchorage. Eklutna Lake sits 10 miles off mile 26 of the Glenn Hwy. Itís quite a beautiful place, and while I was disappointed that it was in the shade, the tops of the mountains were in the sun and the water was almost perfectly calm, showing wonderful reflections. Hereís a couple taken with my Sony RX100 M7. No editing, SOOC. Best quality is in download









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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2019, 04:01:25 AM »

Sadly, yes it is. :(

PS: Stunning pictures!
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2019, 04:04:59 AM »

Sadly, yes it is. :(

PS: Stunning pictures!

Thank you.  The light up there was very nice. I had good time.  I am really impressed with this Sony RX100 VII camera.
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2019, 07:28:51 AM »

Great shots, Greg.
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2019, 03:25:25 PM »

Great pictures.  Seems we didn't really have a fall here this year. Yesterday was 18 degrees when we woke up.  Today's high is going to be 57... Monday snow.

We did finally have a nice sunrise last week.  I normally love our fall sunrises but this year they haven't been good.

This is needed no filter or photoshopping. 



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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2019, 08:32:48 PM »

Very nice sunrise shot.  What I like about sunrises is that the light is soft, yet there is a subdued intensity about it.  Sunsets, on the other hand, are more fiery and very intense, and in the winter, both can be very dramatic.  Hereís one I took a few years ago with another camera, up at Hatcher Pass.  To give an idea of how low the sun gets in the winter, this is what a sunset can look like on December 30.  Not red, but rather dramatic.  Oh, and thatís looking more to the SW than the west.



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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2019, 05:04:01 PM »

For those who aren't adjusting their "frame of reference", you might add some times.  On 12/30 there, isn't sunrise a bit after 10am, and sunset a bit before 4pm?  So, by the clock, one could get a sunrise pic, have a leisurely lunch, and then get a sunset pic.

For those who don't live there, or haven't visited, it's kind of a different world (on many levels). [I'm just in the visitor class, and loved it]
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2019, 06:54:25 PM »

For those who aren't adjusting their "frame of reference", you might add some times.  On 12/30 there, isn't sunrise a bit after 10am, and sunset a bit before 4pm?  So, by the clock, one could get a sunrise pic, have a leisurely lunch, and then get a sunset pic.

For those who don't live there, or haven't visited, it's kind of a different world (on many levels). [I'm just in the visitor class, and loved it]

Thatís a fairly accurate time frame.  Actually, that time of year we have around 5 hours of actual daylight. I donít recall what time I was up there and took that picture, but it was around2 or 3 in the afternoon.  I love the concept of sunrise, lunch, then sunset!  Good one.

Then thereís the reverse.  In the summer, during June and the first part of July, thereís virtually no actual ďdarknessĒ where the sky is all black.  Weíll have about 19 and a half hours of daylight and the rest is, at best, dusk.  If you go far enough north, you can take time sequence photos of the Midnight sun and watch its track as it dips toward the horizon then starts going back up again before actually dropping below the horizon!!  Now thatís different.  Up on the Arctic coast, during the summer it never does get dark, and at the end of December, there is just a couple hours of daylight/dusk.  We love the extended daylight hours in the summer, and when itís time for bed, we merely pull down the light blocking window shades and hit the pillow.

So that previous sunset shot was made around 3PM, possibly a bit earlier.  By contrast, hereís one I took in mid July, I think, at around 11pm.



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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2019, 07:05:22 PM »

We got some of that summer never-dark when we were in Scotland. Weird.
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2019, 07:24:34 PM »


... when itís time for bed, we merely pull down the light blocking window shades and hit the pillow.


Before our visit folks warned us we'd have trouble adjusting and sleeping ... never happened.  But we did take notice of the heavy curtains in the places we stayed - good for insulation and blocking light.

Love that summer shot.
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2019, 03:59:23 AM »

Weather report this morning said a "light dusting" of show today.
We got a mini winter storm instead.
3" of snow and sleet with driving winds and super slick roads.
I'm still wondering what the qualifications are to be a weather guy on TV.
A background in horseshoes or hand grenades?
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2019, 03:38:44 PM »

One of my neighbors works for MoDot.  He said they had the day off for Veterans Day.  I said you are not going in for the storm? He said no just a skeleton crew as their advisors said he was not that big of a deal.

I said everything I'm reading is light snow, then sleet then icing and snow again in afternoon.  Pete said, you are wrong Chester says not going to be like that.

So how is it that little ole me sitting on the internet can forecast a storm better than MoDot or a meteorologist?

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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2019, 06:31:39 PM »

Got some of the never dark and seeming always dark while in Scotland. In summer, especially while in dry dock, could get lots of topside work done, then in winter, adjust the other way. And in a weather related note, if you didn’t care for the current weather, wait till later in the day.... Still and all one of the prettiest places I’ve ever been.
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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2019, 07:57:30 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2019, 08:26:40 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2019, 03:22:36 AM »

They whine about ďclimate changeĒ and ďglobal warming,Ē then immediately severe winter weather ensues, with extremely cold conditions.  Someone is confused about this.  I think the confusion started with Al Gore.
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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2019, 07:20:12 AM »

They whine about “climate change” and “global warming,” then immediately severe winter wether ensues, with extremely cold conditions.  Someone is confused about this.  I think the confusion started with Al Gore.

Back in the 70's they tried to sell Global Freezing but, apparently, the papers wouldn't go along. Now, with social media, the $€$€$€ just keep rolling in to fuel to mania.
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« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2019, 07:54:59 PM »

They whine about “climate change” and “global warming,” then immediately severe winter wether ensues, with extremely cold conditions.  Someone is confused about this.  I think the confusion started with Al Gore.


Back in the 70's they tried to sell Global Freezing but, apparently, the papers wouldn't go along. Now, with social media, the $€$€$€ just keep rolling in to fuel to mania.

Yup.  The media spreading global hysteria, and a lot of folks are drinking the Kool-Aid.
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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2019, 01:33:05 AM »

We got just a dusting of light snow here in SE. Michigan just before midnight on Halloween. Monday, the forecast was for 1 to 5
inches of the white stuff for Tuesday. I didn't trust those numbers since the late October snow was a bad omen. What we got was
more like 9 or 10 inches of snow then followed by single digit temperatures over night. To the east of me near Lake St. Clair they
got closer to a foot of it.

I want to move south and maybe a little west from here... but that just might put me right smack into hurricane and/or tornado  territory...

I guess there is no winning when paradise is not to be found anywhere near here.
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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2019, 03:19:50 AM »

YUck, Mike!
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« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2019, 04:53:21 AM »

We had a couple of nights around 20 degrees and even a little snow here in Alabama early this week.  Last weekend it was mid 50s and I went riding.



It's supposed to be mid fifties this coming weekend and 60s next week.  I guess I'll be going riding!
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« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2019, 05:24:58 AM »

I dunno..I got to Fla. on Monday-it was 83*. Spent Tuesday(sunny 86*) at the pool, then went for a ride on the Majesty. Wednesday winter came-it only got up to 68*, but I still got a good ride in. 
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« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2019, 02:56:43 PM »

:-)  Enjoy, you guys deserve all the sunshine!! 

Just SW of you towards Dade City is a nice ride with actually elevation changes.  (Stop at Webster Flea Market some time, they have awesome produce on the weekends.)

https://www.2uptouring.com/Motorcycle-Rides/Florida-Motorcycle-Roads-Green-Swamp-Encounter.aspx
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« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2019, 01:35:25 AM »

:-)  Enjoy, you guys deserve all the sunshine!! 

Just SW of you towards Dade City is a nice ride with actually elevation changes.  (Stop at Webster Flea Market some time, they have awesome produce on the weekends.)

https://www.2uptouring.com/Motorcycle-Rides/Florida-Motorcycle-Roads-Green-Swamp-Encounter.aspx

Maggie, I thought the only elevations in Florida were the freeway overpasses.
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« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2019, 03:30:52 PM »

:-)  Enjoy, you guys deserve all the sunshine!! 

Just SW of you towards Dade City is a nice ride with actually elevation changes.  (Stop at Webster Flea Market some time, they have awesome produce on the weekends.)

https://www.2uptouring.com/Motorcycle-Rides/Florida-Motorcycle-Roads-Green-Swamp-Encounter.aspx

Maggie, I thought the only elevations in Florida were the freeway overpasses.

Well the highest Mountain in Fl is Space Mountain :-)

LOL everything is relative when I say Fl elevation changes I mean not farmland flat, maybe 20 feet ;)
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« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2019, 07:25:45 PM »

:-)  Enjoy, you guys deserve all the sunshine!! 

Just SW of you towards Dade City is a nice ride with actually elevation changes.  (Stop at Webster Flea Market some time, they have awesome produce on the weekends.)

https://www.2uptouring.com/Motorcycle-Rides/Florida-Motorcycle-Roads-Green-Swamp-Encounter.aspx

Maggie, I thought the only elevations in Florida were the freeway overpasses.

Well the highest Mountain in Fl is Space Mountain :-)

LOL everything is relative when I say Fl elevation changes I mean not farmland flat, maybe 20 feet ;)


Well, at least it’s not quite as flat a table top.  LOL.
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