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Blizzard of 2016

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by serhan, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Nobody posted yet so I start... We have so far 2 feet ~ 60cm and it is still coming...

    Earlier in the morning:
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    Post yours...
     
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  2. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Very nice - the images really convey the sense of being there, for one who grew up just South of Cleveland.
     
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  3. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    I've been using the Ricoh Theta M15 on my runs. Today, I snowshoed through town:

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    Downtown during Winter Storm Jonas
    by John Flores, on Flickr

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    Winter Storm Jonas
    by John Flores, on Flickr

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    This guy is shoveling with shorts on during Winter Storm Jonas
    by John Flores, on Flickr

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    My Good Deed for the day
    by John Flores, on Flickr

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    Running through downtown during Winter Storm Jonas
    by John Flores, on Flickr

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    Walking the dog during Winter Storm Jonas
    by John Flores, on Flickr

    You can click through to find a link to the 360 version of the above photos, although the image quality on Flickr is potato for some reason. You can also see them all here: Profile | RICOH THETA
     
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  4. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

    563
    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    Some great pictures there.

    Reading reports from afar, shovelling snow seems to be one of the big hazards in all this - at least five people in the New York area have died while shovelling or removing snow (with or without shorts).

    Have fun and stay safe,

    -R
     
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  5. The closest we get to snow in southern AZ. It comes from a machine into a bowl.
     

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  6. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Those series capture the atmosphere beautifully! A pleasure to look at. Not sure if it's a pleasure to be in though :)
     
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  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I didn't shoot anything DURING the blizzard. I did as instructed and planted my ass on the couch and barely moved it. There was a great Op-Ed in the NYT this morning (or maybe yesterday) about blizzards being the greatest of natural disasters because it rewarded those who do nothing. The people getting hurt and killed are those who go out in it and try to DO stuff - to go somewhere and get things done. Not us - we had to go out just enough to let our dog take care of her needs - otherwise, we were planted. And living in a condo, I didn't even have to shovel out today! Also, they're the one natural disaster that leaves everything looking MORE beautiful in the immediate aftermath!

    Here are a few with the DF and a 40+ year old MF 28mm f3.5, first of the most active thing I did yesterday (making espresso!), and then of the snow today, when it's already well on the ground:

    23958154243_709dcac66b_h. Blizzard!-7-Edit by Ray, on Flickr

    Our thoroughly buried front patio - under somewhere near 30" of the white stuff:

    24476642662_b0e33bfebc_h. Blizzard!-5-Edit by Ray, on Flickr

    Around town:

    24558786476_0e2033e9f1_h. Blizzard!-13-Edit by Ray, on Flickr

    24584952755_d93cb0af99_h. Blizzard!-17-Edit by Ray, on Flickr

    24558782316_7edd0dea63_h. Blizzard!-36-Edit by Ray, on Flickr

    My wife and our poor little dog, who's feet are burned by the salt on the sidewalks and who can't find her familiar smells from which to do what needs to be done!

    24476632592_d136a9d747_b. Blizzard!-40-Edit by Ray, on Flickr

    -Ray
     
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  8. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    The images really convey the sense of being there.
    Impressive during & after photos! Thanks Serhan, John & Ray for sharing these!
     
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  9. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Blizzards and earthquakes.
    1:30 AM this morning everything begin vibrating, enough to wake everyone, that wasn't already awake. Woke the wife, and she shouted, "what's going on?". I said "earthquake". The vibrating turned to sharp jerks, then long rolling motion, that slowly diminished and quit. Another after shock later did not wake us. A friend was on the 16th floor of a hotel in Anchorage, AK. She grabbed everything, ran down 16 flights of stairs, and drove home, 160 miles to here in Kenai.

    This photo is a re-post, from Fox News, showing results in our local grocery.
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  10. Those 360 degree cameras seem like a lot of fun. Stay warm out there.
     
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  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I haven't had any camera GAS in awhile, but that Theta...... that thing gives me some wicked GAS. EVeryone needs to make sure they click through to view John's photos on the Ricoh site to experience them in all of their 360 degree rotating glory. It really makes you feel like you're in the scene.
     
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  12. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

    563
    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    This makes me think of the old joke about the two snowmen in the glass ornament on the shelf - one says to the other "some climate this is, first an earthquake and then a blizzard"

    -R
     
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  13. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    John: The 360 with your snowshoes on is disorienting adding to the overall chaos and yet quiet of the mood there. I remember a blizzard a couple years ago here in the midwest and of course I went out. The next day everything was silent except for the scrape of shovels echoing down the block and the occasional snow blower that someone was able to get out of the garage. It took all of us here to shovel, then I went out where no man was going (except for unlucky merchants) to get salt. No one on the streets, had fun going for a slide in our truck. You had to keep going because if you dare stop you might not unstick.. so playing the slide was essential.

    Serhan: The haze of it snowing in your photos is great. How does it look now?

    Ray: You captured those snow mounds well. That is what blizzard means to me, the mountains after though I recall my mother's stories of living in Minnesota as a child. They would climb out an upper story window and jump into the snow from above it was so high. Not recommended by the way but somehow they all grew up!
     
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  14. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

    681
    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    I missed that link to the 360s the first time. Excellent! Especially the one with the dog gains a lot in it's 360 glory :-D
     
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  15. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    John & Ray, great images.

    I checked the 360 link too. John, how long does it take you to take one shot, esp when you are running?

    Thanks for the likes and comments. Today it was sunny beautiful, very similar to Ray's shots. I even went to work. They shut down the all roads/rail yesterday afternoon. So today the roads were in good shape with snow piles on the shoulders, but in the evening there was one accident after the wet location froze... Most probably there will more tomorrow morning as first regular workday...

    I lived in MN for 2 years but all I remember was 14" of snow in the middle of April and went to work as normal. It was a challenge to get out of the apartment complex with 2 wd car:)

     
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  16. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    This was from yesterday, snowboarding in Times Square:

     
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  17. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    You know you want to. As long as you're ok with the P&S image quality, the camera is a lot of fun. It really feels like a beta though - sharing is cumbersome, transferring to you computer is cumbersome, website offers no organization tools (folders, etc...). Despite that, it's cool and I look forward to seeing the technology evolve.

    The shot happens instantly, even mid-stride:

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    Trail Running with the Ricoh Theta M15
    by John Flores, on Flickr

    If you haven't seen the camera, it has a fisheye lens on either side of a short wand. When you press the shutter, it automagically takes two photos and stitches them together.
     
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  18. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    That video is freakin' awesome. There's a great video you can get to from the end of it about the making of it, which is also pretty entertaining and really interesting. The guy had the idea to try this on Friday, did it on Saturday, posted it early Sunday morning, and it had gone completely viral within a few hours. Pretty wild...

    -Ray
     
  19. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    That's Casey Niestat. He's got a huge YouTube channel. These kinds of stunts are his specialty. So the fact that it's gone viral is no surprise, really. This is the new new media.
     
  20. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Yeah, I remember his bike lanes in NYC video, after he got a ticket for not riding in the bike lane. That one came up on a cycling forum I used to hang out on a lot. Didn't realize he was a "thing" at that point - maybe he wasn't yet. That was quite a while ago...

    -Ray