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Date: 02/10/19 13:07
Last Pics From Shed 10 Walkabout
Author: BoilingMan

In the end Sierra Cement wins- it always does.  After #5 was by I started my trek out.  I knew I would surely meet the flanger and #6, and had hoped to get photos of both.  But by now I was running into what Sierra snow is all about: wet.  I had with me several soft clothes to keep my lens dry.  But by now they were all wet, and even worse- kept freezing!  I could thaw them, but as you can see, I could no longer keep the lens clean enough for a crisp image.  In the future I'll be packing far more clothes in water tight baggies!  BTW, a minor side issue in these conditions was auto-focus.  It struggles a bit as things deteriorate into a white-out. 
The 1st photo is the flanger, I didn't even try to get #6, and the 2nd is an EB that was trailing #6.
SR

FIN






Date: 02/10/19 13:45
Re: Last Pics From Shed 10 Walkabout
Author: SP4360

They're actually pretty cool (or cold) pics.



Date: 02/10/19 13:57
Re: Last Pics From Shed 10 Walkabout
Author: BoilingMan

Kinda dreamy, right?
SR

BTW:  A tip of the cap to Canon- this poor camera is taking a real beating and still ticking!  As advertised- but I'm still impressed.
(Canon 5D III)
 



Date: 02/10/19 14:21
Re: Last Pics From Shed 10 Walkabout
Author: Copy19

We should recognize BoilingMan with an honorary Snowshoe Thompson Award for his fearless forays into the High Sierras in the face of howling snow storms to bring us this exceptional railfan photography. This last post tells me he has earned a respite by a warm fire and an adult beverage.

Cheers.

JB - Omaha



Date: 02/10/19 15:12
Re: Last Pics From Shed 10 Walkabout
Author: callum_out

Your shots are starting to look like the CODOT cam shots from Cumbres Pass!! Salute for the excellent work.

Out 



Date: 02/10/19 16:20
Re: Last Pics From Shed 10 Walkabout
Author: mapboy

Back in film days, people paid good money for soft focus filters!  You saved some money, still looks decent.

mapboy



Date: 02/10/19 16:25
Re: Last Pics From Shed 10 Walkabout
Author: robj

Wow, how well is that trainl marked and what time of the day are you heading back.

Bob



Date: 02/10/19 16:33
Re: Last Pics From Shed 10 Walkabout
Author: CT97

We must ask Todd to Change your Screen Name to "Freezing Man"



Date: 02/10/19 18:49
Re: Last Pics From Shed 10 Walkabout
Author: TCnR

Great stuff. Regardless of any focus, camera or otherwise.

There are some interesting youtube Videos showing how to move your focus points around. Doesn't fix the fogged lens but always something to think about.



Date: 02/10/19 19:14
Re: Last Pics From Shed 10 Walkabout
Author: BoilingMan

TCnR Wrote:
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> Great stuff. Regardless of any focus, camera or
> otherwise.
>
> There are some interesting youtube Videos showing
> how to move your focus points around. Doesn't fix
> the fogged lens but always something to think
> about.

Thanks!
Yeah, I'll have to study the owners manual too.  Basically it needs a sharp edge of some kind, so I try and find a tree or something and then re-compose (there's a hold button for that- but I never seem to remember it in time. Practice practice practice, I guess.
SR



Date: 02/10/19 19:22
Re: Last Pics From Shed 10 Walkabout
Author: BoilingMan

Thanks, everyone.  The adventure of our hobby is always a work in progress and there's always a new way to explore it.  It aint all crap just yet!
SR



Date: 02/10/19 20:45
Re: Last Pics From Shed 10 Walkabout
Author: gonx

Very inspiring photos and worth the effort!



Date: 02/10/19 20:58
Re: Last Pics From Shed 10 Walkabout
Author: Copy19

BoilingMan Wrote:
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 It aint all crap just yet!
> SR

Amen, brother.

JB - Omaha  



Date: 02/10/19 21:32
Re: Last Pics From Shed 10 Walkabout
Author: weather

A+ for effort Boilman!



Date: 02/11/19 08:49
Re: Last Pics From Shed 10 Walkabout
Author: BoilingMan

weather Wrote:
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> A+ for effort Boilman!

Um, thanks Mike, really.  I know you're as familiar as anyone with Sierra conditions.
SR
 (but the "ing" part of Boilingman is probably best not left out...   )



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