For those of you suffering through Arctic Vortex 2 (like me)

Discussion in 'Olympus Forum' started by swandy, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. swandy

    swandy SC Regular

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    Nov 16, 2013
    For those of you suffering through Arctic Vortex 2 (like me), here are three shots taken this past weekend of the Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier in Florida (before we were stupid enough to return to NYC). Olympus Stylus 1. Two with Art Filters, (Grainy B&W and Dynamic Tone) third was RAW and processed through Olympus Viewer.
     
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  2. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    I'm loving the arctic/polar vortex. On Monday we walked down to the National Zoo where we were finally able to visit Bao Bao, the five month old panda cub. Monday was a nice day, and a holiday, so the queue to see her was 1.5 hours and even at the back of the queue there were lots of kids starting to complain. We decided to give it a miss.

    This morning I went down at 10am when the zoo opened. It was allegedly 16F, about -9C (though I don't believe weather forecasts in the US since they all seem to feel the need to exaggerate. Nonetheless, it was still quite chilly.) As I expected there was almost no-one there. In the thirty minutes I was there no more than seven or eight other people came by. Better yet, Bao Bao was out of her den and being sickeningly cute - something she does with considerable ease.

    I'm hoping for another couple of days of icy cold weather so I can go back with my camera and get some pictures of her. In the meantime you can see her on the panda cam.
     
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    we demand photos of baby Panda
     
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  4. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Yeah. Pics or it didn't happen.
     
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  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Swandy, thanks for these pictures - my favorite is the second, no matter how you achieved those color tones. Your title threw me...I thought to myself what "arctic vortex" in Florida?!?!

    Got up to zero yesterday...but we're in a warming trend, I think...instead of minus 12 F on my thermometer at 7:30AM, it was minus 8 today.:friends:

    ********

    olli, baby Panda, baby Panda, baby Panda Bao Bao pix - did he have his snowsuit on?
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    panda cam is a freaking great way to start one's day. Thanks for the link.
     
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  7. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    OK. For those who asked here is a picture of Bao Bao (the panda cub) taken this morning. Not the greatest pic in the world - shot through glass at 3200 ISO while being surrounded and jostled by hoards of over excited kiddies (and their over excited parents.) But cute none the less.

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  8. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Thank you for reminding me why I fled the Northeast 22 years ago. We have winter here -- but.....
     
  9. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    If I had a coat like Bao Bao, I probably wouldn't mine the cold either!

    She is awfully, adorably cute.
     
  10. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    How can you possibly like the polar vortex?! No one else was at the zoo that day because they were home protecting life and limb! :biggrin:

    The polar vortex is going to destroy life as we know it, turn our brains to frozen pudding -- a very nice ice cream flavor, but not a nice cerebral condition. Polar Bears are going to be wandering Central Park, and folks like you, who will go out into the cold to look are going to get eaten by them. :eek:

    No, I'm afraid the polar vortex is a very bad thing that is going to destroy the already frost-bitten remnants of civilization as we know it. It's a cryin' shame.
     
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  11. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    arctic/polar vortex

    My wife bought me one from Christmas

    Warmest fleece jacket that I have had, even though it is made in China - PRC of course!!
     
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  12. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Well, yeah, but OTHER than that, a bit of a cold spell can be rather refreshing... :cool:

    -Ray
     
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  13. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Well I'm from Northern climes originally so I prefer the cold - not that it ever got this cold.But having spent most of the last 8-9 years baking in South East Europe and sweating in the misery of Washington summers I find the razor sharp dry cold refreshingly brisk.

    I'm afraid I'd make a poor meal for a polar bear, but ending up as a polar bear snack isn't the worst thing in the world.
     
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